Little Big Weekend


We take evening dances very seriously at the Little Big Weekend. So you can be sure of having serious fun. The bands are the best you'll find in Australia, and the program is designed to have you swinging out. Sydney dancers are known for turning up at parties on time and dancing hardcore. We invite you to join us, and bring your A-game.

Pick up a Party Pass in wave two of Registration, Monday 18th April - Sunday 1st May.

Friday 13 May



Friday 13 May, 9.00pm-late, Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Band at Harlem, at Amera's Palace, level2, 314 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville (MAP), $30.

Harlem is held twice a month in Sydney, after increasing its popularity in 2015 encouraged an increase in its regularity. In other words, this is a good party, so we run it a lot. It's also been home to some of the best live band dance gigs in Sydney in the past few years. This is one party where you can guarantee very good swinging jazz, played by DJs and bands who know their busienss.

Harlem will be home to the Harlem Spoon, first Little Big Weekend lindy hop contest. One category, one winner, all lindy hop. With live music from the Blue Rhythm Band.

Andrew brings his original Blue Rhythm Band to the opening night of the Little Big Weekend. This is the group that delighted dancers at Jazz with Ramona in February, and the Little Big Weekend in 2015. Four solid musicians bringing you the best of swinging small group jazz. It's tight like that.

Dress to be comfortable, BYO, buses stop on Marrickville Road, Marrickville train station is near by, and there's off-street and on-street parking. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area, so you can make a night of it with dinner before dancing.

This party is included in the Party Pass, and the Everything Pass. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Saturday 14 May

Little Big Weekend Big Dance

The LBW Dance

Saturday 14 May, 8.00pm-late, Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm Orchestra at The LBW Dance, at the Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe (MAP), $35.

The last Little Big Weekend experimented with a Small Ball. Now we take it bigger. Andrew Dickeson will expand his Blue Rhythm Band to become an orchestra in Count Basie's tradition: a solid rhythm section, with strong soloists and lots of swinging brass. The Glebe Town Hall is a sensitively restored historic building, its ballroom has a beautiful floor and stunning interior.

Dress to impress, the Glebe Town Hall is near Parammatta Road buses, and is surrounded by on-road parking. Nearby Glebe Point Rd is home to some of the best restaurants in the area.

This party is included in the Party Pass, and the Everything Pass. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sunday 15 May

Swinging at the PBC

Swinging at the PBC

Sunday 15 May, 6.00pm-late, Andrew Dickeson's Blue Rhythm at Swinging at the PBC, at the Petersham Bowls Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham (MAP), $20.

Andrew pares back his band to its bare rhythm bones. A barrelhouse band perfect for a venue known for its barrels of local beers. This venue is small, but it will be packed tightly with good music, good food, good conversation and of course, very good dancing.

Dress casually, come prepared to dance and talk, and enjoy the final moments of the weekend. The PBC is a short walk from the Petersham train station, and has off and on-street parking.

This party is included in the Party Pass, and the Everything Pass. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Please note...

Sydney bottle shops do not sell alcohol after 10pm. Our Friday and Saturday venues are BYO, but our Sunday venue, the Petersham Bowls Club has a full bar and bistro. As noted in our Alcohol Policy, supply of alcohol to minors (under 18s) is illegal in NSW.

We are serious about safety at all our events. If you need a ride to or from an event, are concerned about the behaviour or safety of another dancer (or yourself), or would like to draw our attention to a safety hazard, do not hesitate to contact a person at the door.