Welcome to Australia’s only slow swing, blues and slow balboa event! A unique and innovative event in the Australian swing dance calendar, Slowdown brings together the Lindy Hop, Blues and Balboa community in an inspirational weekend of slow dance. Slowdown is a well-loved event that has been running since 2015, and we, like many other event organisers, had planned to party in 2020 and 2021. Given the many lockdowns many of our friends, teachers and dancers have endured (and are still enduring) in 2021, we have made the tough but wise decision to put Slowdown on hold. There are too many uncertainties to plan too far ahead at this stage. But never fear, we will of course be back in touch when we know it is safe to run the event that we and so many love! Thank you to all of you reading this for your interest and support of Slowdown! Be safe. 

For those unfamiliar about the concept of this wonderful festival, Slowdown features workshops by some of Australia’s finest teachers across all styles, each will bring their unique and diverse perspectives on slow dancing and provide second to none expertise and creativity. Whatever your style, there will be workshops and music tailored to you. Artists will be announced in the coming few months.

What are the best things about Slowdown?

“The overwhelming joy coming from every dancer, knowing there are so many ways to dance slow, and knowing we all have that freedom.”

“The whole weekend was brilliant, I couldn’t choose just one standout moment. It was such a special event and I really hope Slowdown becomes a regular feature on the Australian swing calendar.”

~ Dancers who attended the inaugural Slowdown in 2015.

Photography by Greg Stoodley.


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