An association of enthusiastic dancers, promoting West Coast Swing in Australia.


Swing Dance Downunder is a not-for-profit association incorporated in New South Wales, Australia. Acting independently of dance schools, its mission is to promote the West Coast Swing style in Australia and provide information for dance opportunities within the World Swing Dance Council.

Swing Dance Downunder has an enthusiastic and growing membership, with dancers from Australia and New Zealand. Please join our Facebook group OR use our Contact Us page to join our Gmail distribution list for current information on events.


Our mission


Organise not-for-profit socials to ensure a regular opportunity to dance West Coast Swing socially

Share and promote

Share information about and promote West Coast Swing classes, workshops, competitions and other events

Support and develop

West Coast Swing dancers and fostering emerging teachers and talent.


Our goals

Offer opportunities to dance West Coast Swing

Improve the profile and level of West Coast Swing in Australia

Welcome national and international dancers and dance instructors

Be not-for-profit and independent of dance schools


Our committee


The association is managed by a committee of seven members, elected to their positions annually at the Annual General Meeting. The current composition of the committee is shown below.



Paul Chapman


Paul Flemons


Tunde Frisnyak



Mohini Eswaren


Danny Nowlan


Michael Flores





Honorary committee members
Deborah Szekely & Robert Cordoba
Multiple U.S. Open Swing Dance Champions





Gerry Morris -  Founding member and President  2007-2008, 
Nathan Toussaint - Founding member and Treasurer 2007-2008,
Paul Chapman -  Founding member 2007-2008, President 2016-2017
Camille Formston -  Founding member 2007-2008, 
Dave Pinn -  Founding member and Secretary 2007-2009.



Clayton Tubbs

Vanessa Mason
Founding member and Treasurer 2007-2010

Robyn Everingham
Founding member and President 2009-2010

Stella Saava
Committee member 2009-2010

Nicole Bevan
Committee member 2009-2010

Danny Nowlan
Secretary 2009-2010
Committee Member 2010-2016and DJ!

Raeleen Hollier
Founding member 2006-2010
President 2010-11
President 2011-12

Robyn (Red) Barber
Founding member 2006-11
Vice president 2011-12

Nat Dupavillon
Committee member 2010-12

Garry Temple
President 2012 to 2016

Debra Brierling
Committee member 2012-16

Therese Rowley
Secretary 2012-2016

Greg  Dugan
Committee member 2014-2016