Lovers of dance and music rejoice!

A small number of extra seats have been released for this event. 

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Sundays are set to swing at RPAC with a three-hour blast of some of the world’s greatest swing tunes performed by the 13-piece titans of brass - Sweet Thunder Jazz Orchestra.

This polished and energetic orchestra is one of the best big band ensembles in south east Queensland. They will have you jumping and jiving your way through Sunday afternoons as they perform all your favourite big band tunes from the 1920s to the present day.

Their repertoire includes works by Ellington and Morton, and performances of the music of the great bands and their arrangers, such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Thad Jones and Neal Hefti. It also features some of today’s masters, such as John Clayton and Gordon Goodwin.

Gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes and join us for cold drinks and hot moves as RPAC comes alive with the glory of swing!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This is a new event and many of our regular patrons have had questions. Below are some of the frequently asked questions, but if you have questions in addition to this please don't hesitate to contact the RPAC Box Office via RPACBoxOffice@redland.qld.gov.au or call 3829 8131.

Q. Is this a dance event or a concert?
A. This is a dance event with a live band. 

Q. How many people can dance at one time?
A. In line with Queensland Health regulations dancing is allowed indoors and outdoors, but with a density of no more than 1 person per 2 square metres in the dancing area and reasonable measures in place to distribute people across the dancing area more info >
Please be mindful of other people on the dance floor and ensure you have adequate space to dance.

Q. Are facemasks required?
A. In line with Queensland Health regulations dancing is allowed indoors and outdoors and facemasks are no longer required. 

Q. Will there be seating?
A. Yes, there will be allocated seating for everyone within the Auditorium, however as this is primarily a dance event the seating is set back from the stage so that dancing can also take place. Your view of the band may therefore be interrupted by dancers. 

Additional seating will be available the foyer and outside in the courtyard area, with both of these areas looking into the event and able to hear the band. The Events Hall will also have extra seating and a live sound feed from the band.

Q. Do I have to dance?
A. No, you don't have to dance. You are welcome to watch the swing dancers who will be of all levels and enjoy the music, but we are sure once you get here you will want to get up and join in all of the action.
Please note, as this is primarily a dance event you may not always have a clear view of the band as there will be dancers on the dance floor, but you will definitely be able to hear the band.

Q. Will there be a professional dance demonstration or lessons?
A. No, there will be no professional dance demonstration or lesson at this event, but we may look at this for future Swing events. 

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Sunday 28 November - 2pm - JOIN WAIT LIST

Duration:     3hrs

Tickets

Ticket: $30.00

Ticket status

On Sale

Location

RPAC Auditorium

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Suitability:

Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances