Rock 'n' Roll and Swing Dance Festival

Swing Dancing Townsville continues their Rock 'n' Roll & Swing Dance Festival themed events providing a night of laughter, entertainment and the opportunity to learn something new through dance.

There will be Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly and Lindy Hop workshops taught by local teachers and interstate teacher Justin Di Paola from the Sydney Swing Katz and a fabulous Saturday Night live music event featuring us.. 45 RPM!

Detailed event information and tickets will be available online through Townsville Tickets, details to be provided at http://townsvilletickets.com.au when available.

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Justin Di Paola is a choreographer for professional troupe Sydney Swing Katz & the manager of Blue Suede Shoes Dance School.
He holds the 1996 - 1999 Australasian Titles for Open Freestyle, Open Slow Swing, Open 1940's Jitterbug, Open 50s Style Rock and Roll and Open Invitational Rock and Roll; as well as numerous wins since in other indivdual and team Championship titles.
Justin has been dancing ever since he could walk. His 'rubber legs' quality allows him to perform spectacular stunts on the dance floor. His passion for dancing and keeping the original forms of Rock'n'Roll and Swing dancing alive continues with his teaching career. His flair is speed and styling along with fancy footwork.

Bettina Naughton runs Swing Dancing Townsville.
She began swing dancing in Europe, and had success at a range of competitions as a member of the Swiss National Team. Bettina recently won four medals at the 2015 NSW Swing & Rock'n'Roll Titles in Sydney.
A versatile dancer across many genres, Bettina has previously taught contemporary West Coast Swing, and is keen and excited to broaden the Swing and 50s Rock'n'Roll scene in the Far North of Australia.