Social events

We have a bunch of great social dancing opportunities that pop up through the year. As well as the events listed below, one-off gigs are listed on our Facebook page. All are welcome – join us for a chat and have a dance!


  • Jazz in the Pocket – teeny tiny dance floor, huge live jazz. Each week the Dog With Two Tails shows off the local talent from 8pm, with a house band and then musicians’ jam. Keep an eye on what style is being showcased (swing, blues, latin, funk) and head along to catch up with the local music scene.


  • Lazy Sunday Blues – just what you need at the end of a hard week. Kick back and enjoy some great tunes and sweet dancing at Dog with Two Tails on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Check Facebook or the calendar for details.
  • End of Block/Meet the Scene Social Dance – reward all that hard work you’ve put in and bust out your new moves at our end of block parties! Bringing together all levels, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know more dancers in Dunedin while having great fun using your new skills to dance the night away. These are held the last Tuesday of the month. Keep an eye out for event details on Facebook as they come up!

The Jingle Bell Ball – 2019 Edition

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We like to end the year with a bang, and this year is no different. The Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra will be swinging your socks off all night, at the Sargood Centre (40 Logan Park Drive).

Doors open, 7:30pm. Door sales only – $20.

To add to the excitement, we will be joined for the evening by a busload of Australian dancers! Fifty-something dancers will be travelling all over the South Island in the last week of November, and it’ll be our turn to host them at the Christmas party. So please come along, make them feel welcome – and take the opportunity to swing out with a new face (or fifty).

Vintage and festive attire enthusiastically encouraged!

Check out the facebook event here!

If you’re a local then join our social group on Facebook to keep up-to-date.