Swing Dance Community Picnic

Dates: Sunday 15, October 2023

Times: 11am-12pm - swing dance workshop
12-3pm - social swing dancing to live music and DJ sets, swing dance performances and community picnic.

Location: Wetlands Amphitheatre, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E15 on the map, Google Maps link here)

Tickets: This event is free but registration is encouraged.


Dancing, music and smiles amongst the greenery of the Adelaide Botanic Garden… delightful!

Join friends and family for a day of swing dancing, live music and a community picnic.

Put your dancing shoes on, learn some dance moves, and join the Swing Dance Adelaide community in dancing to the tunes of a live band - the appropriately named Garden Animals.

Music and garden loving non-dancers also welcome. Vintage or botanically themed attire encouraged.

The workshop, presented by Matty from Swing Out Adelaide, is suitable for all ages - no swing dance experience or partner required (but registrations encouraged).

This event is made possible with thanks to the generous support of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia, the Nature Festival, and Swing Dance Adelaide, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organisation.

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