What we do
Cape Town Swing is a non-profit organisation that exists to nurture a regional appreciation for the music, dance styling, and history of swing. As a member of the global swing dance community, we aim to facilitate a passion for swing in South Africa by:
- Hosting an annual international Lindy Hop festival, Mother City Hop
- Organising regular workshops, parties, and social events
- Connecting people with local swing dance schools
- Preserving South African swing traditions
- Building an inclusive community that extends beyond the city centre
Our events are all about dancing socially and having a good time. We like to keep things goofy and not overly serious. But we are serious about inclusivity, fun, and safety. Please learn more about our Safer Spaces initiative and read our Code of Conduct (which includes tips on social dance floor etiquette and our harassment policy).
Who we are
Cape Town Swing is run by a team of local swing dancers who volunteer their time to make more swing happen in the Mother City.
Mother City Hop; DJ group
Echoes of Sophiatown
How to get involved
Come to an event
If you love to dance or would like to learn, you've come to the right place. Check out our events calendar or fill out our contact form to get more information about lessons, events, and CTS projects.
Volunteer with us
If you are interested in helping keep swing alive in the Mother City, we would love to have you volunteer with us. Our volunteer team consists of all kinds of dancers with different levels of experience, backgrounds, and skill sets - you don't need to be an expert dancer to get involved. Fill out the contact form to let us know what skills you have and how you would like to lend a hand.
Partner with us
We are actively looking for ways to make swing dance more accessible to the greater Cape Town population. This includes holding public socials at amazing venues, facilitating dance workshops with fabulous instructors, organizing live music events, and performing as entertainment for both public and private events. If you have an idea for how your organization can collaborate with CTS, let us know.