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** Jingle Bell Ball and Full Swing Riot Workshops

Sat 24th November enjoy a chocabloc day of dancing – with workshops from visiting teachers (and an aerials class from locals!), followed by our annual Jungle Bell Ball, we’ve got your spring into summer sorted!

Join us for the Jingle Bell Ball (there’s a FREE taster class if you’re new to dance!) and if you’re keen, spend the day improving your dance through a bunch of fun workshops.

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.