Spring’s swing fling

Augusta Margaret River Times - - TIME OUT -

Swing danc­ing will be flavour of the month across the re­gion next week­end.

South West Swing holds its se­cond an­nual Boo­gie Down South dance fes­ti­val from Oc­to­ber 4-7 in Mar­garet River and Cowaramup fea­tur­ing lo­cal en­thu­si­asts, some of the re­gion’s best jazz mu­si­cians, and work­shops with Swedish in­ter­na­tional dancers Felix Berghall and Maja Hell­sten.

Or­gan­iser Na­dia Haskell en­cour­aged res­i­dents to get in on the ac­tion.

“Felix and Maja are soughtafter all over the world, and we’re supremely ex­cited for their first visit to Aus­tralia to be to the State’s South West,” she said.

The main event will be the Root Stomp Hop at Xanadu Wines on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6, with tick­ets still avail­able.

“It’s a great chance for the pub­lic to come and take a look at the lo­cal swing danc­ing scene, and to see one of the Mar­garet River re­gion’s great un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated trea­sures, lo­cal band Doxy in ex­panded, seven-piece for­mat,” Ms Haskell sad.

“It’s also a great chance for peo­ple to grab a glass of top-drawer lo­cal wine, see about the best jazz band in town, and see what swing danc­ing is all about.” Cowaramup Hall will host day­time work­shops dur­ing the week­end, and venues in­clud­ing Fair Har­vest, the Mar­garet River Dis­tillery, and Good­fel­las will fea­ture in the fes­ti­val.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit boo­giedown­south.com.au.

Swing dancer Me­gan Sil­ver­thorne will be among those in the thick of the ac­tion at Boo­gie Down South.

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