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!

**NEW** Beginner Blitz

Learn to swing dance in a day with our Beginner Blitz workshop & social dance on Saturday 1st September! No previous experience required (just a tonne of enthusiasm!) join us for a day of workshops then strut your stuff at the evening “Meet our scene” social dance where you can dance the night away!

Click here to register and get more details!

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.

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. Back in February 2019 with Vicci & Adamo!

Check out the Kartiane Blues Festival website here.