Duo swings into High­wic

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By CATHER­INE HEALY

When work started to take over their lives, Nata­sya Yu­soff and Si­mon Glas­gow took up swing danc­ing as a fun ac­tiv­ity they could do as a cou­ple.

Six years later they’re teach­ing 60 to 100 peo­ple a week and reg­u­larly com­pete. They’ve just re­turned from a swing danc­ing trip to Malaysia.

Their busi­ness Swing Out Cen­tral is two years old. They teach three nights a week in St He­liers, Free­mans Bay and Pon­sonby.

‘‘It’s a hobby that got out of con­trol,’’ Mr Glas­gow says.

The for­mer Welling­to­ni­ans thought dance would be a good way to meet peo­ple when they moved to Auck­land.

Even­tu­ally their hobby started cost­ing the cou­ple money when they be­gan trav­el­ling over­seas for dance ex­hi­bi­tions.

They took up dance teach­ing as a way of pay­ing their ex­penses.

Miss Yu­soff is also an ac­tor and jew­ellery maker and Mr Glas­gow is a fran­chise man­ager.

They’ll show off their moves at High­wic, the his­toric house in Newmarket, on April 7 as part of Art Deco Day.

They’ll demon­strate some dances of the 20s and 30s and give oth­ers a chance to have a go too.

The event will also fea­ture live jazz, spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and vin­tage cars. A hair and makeup artist will be of­fer­ing vin­tage makeovers on the day.

En­try to the grounds is free, en­try to High­wic is $7 per adult. The event is from 1pm to 6pm. Call 524 5729 to book a space to dis­play a clas­sic car.

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