Duo swings into Highwic
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.