Cape Town Swing is a non-profit organisation run by local dancers, with a view to grow swing dancing in Cape Town – by organising regular socials and parties, building a community that is accessible beyond the city centre, and nurturing an appreciation for swing music, dancing and its history.

Our scene was started towards the end of 2011 by Jeannie Elliott, a dancer and teacher from Texas. The Cape Underground Swing Syndicate (CUSS) was formed by the original classmates and over the next few years, the swing dancing community grew in Cape Town. By 2014, the group had grown and was formalised as “Cape Town Swing”.

Our events are all about dancing socially and having a good time. We like to keep things goofy and not overly serious. If you stand near the dance floor, you’ll be asked to dance! We’re serious about inclusivity, fun, and safety: please read our Code of Conduct (which includes Dance Floor Etiquette and our Harassment Policy).

We’re actively looking for ways to make our dance accessible to the greater Cape Town population, and as the tip of Africa is far from the rest of the swing world, connecting with travelling dancers is just the best! If you love to dance, you’ve come to the right place. Head over to our Contact page to get in touch!