The concept of Slowdown was born in 2015 with the desire to “dance all the dances” and bring many swing communities together who might normally attend different events.

We are also inspired by how much we can learn from and challenge each other, and how much incredible talent there is right here in Australia

The music for this event was always going to be a unique challenge but we have worked closely with our incredible musicians and DJs to make it possible for blues dancers, balboa dancers and lindy hoppers to share the same floor.

We have developed a Code of Conduct to ensure participants feel welcome and safe at all events and throughout the weekend.  Most of all, we hope that you’ll “Expand your horizons and open your minds” – and you’ll be sure to have a great weekend.


Featuring a line up of 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.


Be inspired by a stellar line up of live music from phenomenally talented vocalists, as well as Canberra’s own trumpet sensation Dan McLean. Plus, a hand picked crew of some of Australia’s most sought after DJs will spin tracks for your listening pleasure.
And all in beautiful Canberra during Springtime!
Now running for the 5th time, put 16-18 October 2020 in your diaries… the countdown is on!


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