Welcome to Swing Out Central



We are the largest Swing and Blues dance school in Auckland specializing in vintage dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Swing dance is a group of dances that developed through the late '20s through to the early '40s along side the swing style of jazz music that was being played at the time. The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that originated in Harlem. Other dances we love dancing include Balboa, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Collegiate Shag and St Louis Shag.

Blues dancing is a dance than evolved in juke joints and rent parties in the early part of the 20th century and has found a new home in the new millennium, it continues to evolved and change as more new dance enthusiasts find this beautifully connected partner dance.

We offer swing dance lessons in Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, 20s Charleston, 30s Charleston, Solo Jazz, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Blues.


Your first lesson is FREE


Check out our class schedule for start dates and to find a swing dance class nearest to you.


If you're not sure if swing dancing is for you visit our FAQ page to find answers to some questions you may have.

You can keep up to date on all the latest events around town and find great places to dance, by checking out our Gig Guide  which is updated all the time.

Or you can subscribe to our  newsletter to get all the latest information on classes and events.


We post weekly class reviews on our new SwingOut Central Youtube channel so you can practice what you have learnt in the comfort of your living room.

Visit our old channel SimonAndTash for even more clips

You can also visit us on our Facebook page