jazz with ramona

Jazz with Ramona

5-6 Feb. 2016 Sydney

A day of solo jazz workshops with Ramona Staffeld, social dancing with live music and DJs, and plenty of fun.

Friday 5th February
7.00-8.00pm Intermediate lindy hop with Ramona.
8.00-9.00pm Beginner lindy hop with Ramona.
9.00pm-late Social dancing at Harlem with the Splendid Six.

Saturday 6th February
12.00-4.15pm 3 solo jazz workshops with Ramona.
8.00pm Small Ball with Andrew Dickeson's Swingtet.

Jazz with Ramona


Friday 5 Feb.

7-9pm, Swing Time Studios, 24-26 Cook Rd, Marrickville.

7.00-8.00pm Intermediate lindy hop with Ramona.
8.00-9.00pm Beginner lindy hop with Ramona.
[classes $15 each, pay at the door]

Saturday 6 Feb.

12-3.30pm, Swing Time Studios, 24-26 Cook Rd, Marrickville.

Ramona teaches 3 all-levels workshops which focus on: developing your own personal 'style'; preserving historic moves and choreography; understanding (and enjoying!) music and the concepts of rhythm and timing.

Buy passes for individual workshops, or buy a pass for all 3 Saturday workshops.

12.00-1.15pm Workshop 1. $35
1.30-2.45pm Workshop 2. $35
3.00-4.15pm Workshop 3. $35

Saturday workshop pass $100



Friday 5 Feb. Harlem

9pm, Swing Time Studios, 24-26 Cook Rd, Marrickville (MAP). Casual dress, tickets $30 online and at the door.

Harlem is Swing Dance Sydney's regular party night, and in 2016 it moves to a new venue, and adds another night to its month. Take a lindy hop class with Ramona, then get serious on the dance floor with live music from The Splendid Six.

Saturday 6 Feb. Small Ball

8.00pm, Andrew Dickeson's Swingtet at the Annandale Town Hall in the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale (MAP). Dress a little nicer, tickets $30 online and at the door.

The first Small Ball at the Little Big Weekend warmed the cockles of jazznicks' hearts, with the band describing the vibe as "Feeling like family", out-of-town dancers exclaiming "Real food at a lindy event! It's so different!" and a band the notoriously selective Lennart Westerlund described as 'good'.

We recreate that night with Andrew Dickeson's Swingtet, the lovely (yet tiny) Annandale Town Hall, and plenty of social dancing.

Jazz with Ramona


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  • Full pass $160
    (all Harlem classes, Harlem party, all Saturday workshops, Saturday Small Ball)


  • Friday Harlem classes $15 each
    [Pay at the door - note numbers are strictly limited]
  • Saturday workshop pass $100
    (workshops 1, 2 and 3 on Saturday 6th Feb)
  • Saturday workshop 1 $35
  • Saturday workshop 2 $35
  • Saturday workshop 3 $35


  • Friday Harlem ticket $30
  • Saturday Small Ball ticket $30

Who is Ramona?

Ramona is one of the highest profile lindy hoppers and jazz dancers in the world, performing and teaching at all the major international events, including Herräng (Sweden), Swing Out New Hampshire (USA), SeaJam (Singapore), Authentic Jazz Weekend (Korea)....

She's placed in heaps of the biggest dance competitions in the world (ILHC, ILHC, ILHC), she's danced in big name troupes, (Silver Shadows anyone?), she taught with Frankie Manning, she taps, she solos, she lindy hops, she sings, she slow drags...
...and she likes Sydney because we have good bands and restaurants. She's also one of the friendliest, nicest people in lindy hop, and she just loves social dancing. More than anything. Make sure you ask her to dance.