Spring’s swing fling
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.