Get into the spirit of swing

February 27, 2020 BY

Seaside Swing teachers Sean Loughran and Rochelle Harding.

Looking to try a new hobby, up your exercise routine and meet likeminded people? Look no further than Seaside Swing.

After a busy 2019, the local dance group is back and ready to host its first workshop of the year.

Local teachers Sean Loughran and Rochelle Harding are offering an afternoon of classes for beginners and thrill seekers this Saturday, February 29.

The pair have been teaching together since 2017.

A drummer and music teacher, Sean has been dancing for more than 15 years while Rochelle took up dancing in 2015.

Sean said swing dancing helps make a repetitive exercise regime fun.

“Swing dancing – or Lindy Hop – is the perfect way to meet different people, learn how to connect and move with a partner and dance to amazing music,” he said.
“It’s energising, and such a fun way to stay active.”

Seaside Swing committee member Christine Flowers said the purpose of the group was to keep swing dancing alive in the region.

“We love the chance to introduce this fun, creative activity to new people,” she said.

“It’s an open and welcoming community, and we’re thrilled to be offering classes in Torquay and Geelong for 2020.”

The first Torquay workshops of the year will take place this Saturday, February 29 from 1-5pm and are open to people of all ages and genders (no partner is required).

Workshops will take place at Torquay Senior Citizens Hall (16 Price Street, Torquay).

Participants can choose to take place in either both workshops ($35) or one ($25). Both options include a guided practice session.

To register, head to

If you’re new to swing dancing and would like more information, head to or follow Seaside Swing on Facebook and Instagram.

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