Festivals & Weekend Events

Swing Riot Dunedin runs some of the top national Swing and Blues dance events in New Zealand. We also run regular workshop weekends and events throughout the year, so keep an eye-out for something that suits you!

Spring Fling – Workshops and Social

We are running a one off weekend of workshops run by our local teachers, Kieran and Sibby. There are a range of classes for all levels and the evening event has a taster class for complete beginners.

Date: Saturday 19 October
Where: Workshops – Nga Maara Hall (North East Valley) | Ball – Petridish Function Room (8 stafford Street

Check out all the details on our facebook page here.

Dunedin Midwinter Swing Festival

Our annual dance exchange over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Featuring international instructors teaching workshops over three days, and top local musicians, this event is all you’ll need to keep you warm this winter! A Lindy Hop and Blues event with a great vibe, perfect for newer or more advanced dancers. In fact – registrations are open now for this amazing event.

Check out the Midwinter Swing Festival website here.

Karitane Blues Retreat

A wildly successful new initiative in 2018, the Karitane Blues Retreat brings together intermediate and advanced Blues dancers from around New Zealand to support and grow the national Blues dance scene.

Check out the Kartiane Blues Festival website here.