Sunday, July 25, 2010

Taipei Swing lives on!

Yes, there IS swing dancing in Taipei! However, this blog is no longer being maintained. For current, up-to-date information on lessons, socials and events, please go to or email JC Cheng at

Dance happy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Workshops and upcoming session

Taipei Swing is happy to announce a season of fresh starts! We've got new 8-count workshops planned for our dancers ready to upgrade, a special beginner workshop for those interested in coming to check out what swing is all about, and a new session starting at the end of May. Here are all of the details:

Intermediate (8-count) Workshop
Sunday, May 16, 3.30-5.30pm

Beginner Workshop
Sunday, May 23, 3.30-5.30pm

Beginner Class (6-count, 6-week session)
Thursdays 8-9pm, May 27-July 1

All classes held at:
Danswell, 293 ZhongXiao East Rd., Sec. 4, 9th floor
MRT: Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall, exit 1

1. Completely new students receive a trial 3-class card for only NT$150
(not applicable to special beginner workshops)
2. 4-class: NT$1000
3. 8-class: NT$1800
4. 12-class card: NT$2400
5. walk-in students: NT$300

Validity of cards from date of purchase:
3-class card: valid for 3 weeks
4-class card: valid for 6 weeks
8-class card: valid for 11 weeks
12-class card: valid for 16 weeks

Monday, April 05, 2010

New Session Begins April 8 + new Intermediate Workshop!

Hey Taipei Swing people,

Great job to everyone who stayed with us this past session! We learned a lot, but that doesn't mean we learned it all. Continue with us for our next session to increase your swing vocabulary even more.

And, calling all newcomers - now is the time to join! We are beginning our next sessionthis Thursday, April 8, which will run through May 13.

Also, for those of you ready to take your dancing to the next level, we're also offering an intermediate workshop. Come join us to see what all this buzz about 8-count is about. See below for details.


What: Beginner class
When: Thursday 8-9pm
This session we are doing Cycle C. Even if you've taken beginner class before, remember that each cycle features a different sequence of moves, so there's something for everyone. We suggest taking the beginner class for 3-4 sessions before moving up to intermediate.
Where: Danswell, 293 ZhongXiao East Rd, Section 4, 9th floor
MRT: Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall, exit 1

What: Intermediate workshop
When: Sunday, April 25
This special class will run for 2 hours and will introduce you to the basics of 8-count (aka Lindy Hop). Students must have completed at least one beginner cycle in order to participate. More details on exact time and location coming soon.

**Please remember to carry your dance shoes with you - the studios do not allow people to enter in their street shoes.

***Followers are advised to wear shoes with flat, smooth soles to allow for easier turning.

As always, please inform us 24 hours in advance if you will be unable to make class. Otherwise, the class will still be counted on your membership card. Please contact either myself (0961.321.694) or JC (0988.556.606) if you will be unable to come.


Friday nights are Swing Nights at Capone's!
BoPoMoFo plays live from 9-11pm
Swing offers an introductory class in between sets.
DJ music after the band.
Capone's is just off of ZhongXiao East Rd., Section 4. MRT: Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall, exit 2 (look for Capone's immediately to the left as you come out of the exit)


Ninjammerz Korea 2010
April 16-18
(some of us from Taipei are going - join us for a fantastic weekend of dance in Korea!)

Great Wall Swing Out
April 16-18

Dance happy!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Special Beginner Workshop and Swing Party

If you've heard about swing or been thinking about taking classes, then Taipei Swing has a special event just for you!

What: Special Beginner Workshop and Swing Party
When: Sunday, January 10
Time: 3.30-5.30pm
Where: Siris Lounge & Bar, 157 AnHe Road, Section 2
(just across from Carnegie's)
Price: NT200 (includes lesson and a drink)

No experience or partner necessary. Come join us and invite your friends for an active, fun afternoon!

Just fyi, flat, smooth soled shoes work best. Ladies, please avoid wearing open-backed shoes or high heels.

Dance happy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year from Taipei Swing!

Happy Holidays!

We had a great time dancing our way through Christmas, but now it's time to give ourselves a bit of a rest for New Year's. Therefore, classes are canceled this week, both Beginner on Dec. 31 and Intermediate on Jan. 1. In addition, our usual Friday social at Capone's is also canceled. All activities will resume again according to our regular schedule beginning January 6.

I hope you all take this time to ring in the New Year with family, friends and loved ones. Best wishes to all for a joyous, healthy, safe and prosperous 2010!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Charleston workshops this weekend!

What better way to shake off these rainy Taipei winter blues than to warm up with some Charlestons?

Charlestons are not only a predecessor to what is considered Lindy Hop today, but are also a still very alive and integral part of swing dancing and a great way to keep up with faster music. Expand your dance vocabulary and come join us!

What: Charleston Workshops with Angela Hong
When: December 19th & 20th, 4-5.30pm
practice 5.30-6pm
Where: Danswell, 293 ZhongXiao East Rd., Section 4, 9th floor
MRT: Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall, exit 1

Workshop Pricing
Option 1: use your Taipei Swing Card - 2 classes per workshop
Option 2: 1 workshop, $300; 2 workshops $500.

**Please remember to carry your dance shoes with you - the studios do not allow people to enter in their street shoes.

***Followers are advised to wear shoes with flat, smooth soles to allow for easier turning.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Retro Dress Up Night @ Capone's

This upcoming Friday, September 25, is a special RETRO DRESS UP NIGHT at Capone's. Choose your own swinging decade, but whether it's the 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s, come dressed to impress!