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Joel Plys, the world’s top swing dancer and teacher, arrives in Bangalow on Monday all the way from San Diego, California.

Joel is in Australia hosting Swing Camp Oz in Adelaide, one of Australia’s biggest lindy hop / swing dance weeks.

As part of his visit to Australia he will be coming to Bangalow to teach lindy hop at The Jive Lounge on Wednesday, January 30 at the Moller Pavilion in Bangalow. He will also be conducting a teach-the-teacher workshop in Byron Bay.

Joel has taught all over the US (32 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Caledonia, Scotland and Sweden. In 2011, Joel was inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame.

Joel is a big supporter of communities and promoters working together to help each scene prosper and grow.

‘We are so privileged to have Joel with us’, says Jive Lounge owner Reilly Scholtens. ‘It is a very rare treat to have a teacher and dancer of this calibre in Australia let alone in our little part of the world. Joel is such a gracious, humble man and his enthusiasm for swing dance and the era is completely infectious!’

No partner is required to attend this special event; Joel makes sure all the lads and ladies rotate so everyone picks up some dance moves to use later in the night when The Rock Hounds band takes to the stage alongside the Jive Lounge Singers.

Those with two left feet are also sure to have a great night lounging and enjoying the live band, food and drink. Come and dine, drink and dance with Joel Plys.

As usual the Jive Lounge will be donating part of their profits to the Bangalow Community

Children’s Centre.

For further information Contact Reilly Scholtens on 0435 256 546.


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