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“Fleet of foot Damian Callinan has found that self-improvement and comedy can make strangely effective bedfellows.” – Herald Sun

Damo set himself one goal to achieve before he turned 50: learn to Swing Dance! Result – He owns professional dance shoes but still can’t swing dance. As far as unfulfilled life goals go, it’s no modern day tragedy but when you selectively narrow your life goals down to one thing and you don’t do it, it’s time for revision. What else has Damo left off his list of goals? Can he meet his revised target of learning to swing dance by 51? Are his dance shoes tax deductible? ‘Lindy hop’ on down to watch the three time Barry Award nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his mid-life ‘Boogie Woogie’ crisis.

Swing Man is a brand new show from multi award-winning comedian Damian Callinan. In his comedy dance show The Cave to the Rave, Callinan proved he had the moves, what will happen when he adds a partner to the mix?

Damian turns his unique brand of witty writing, physicality and observational humour to his personal version of a mid-life crisis.

Written and performed by Damian Callinan.

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Hey Boss

This show is handpicked to be in the FAC 2018 Season.

 Thanks to our 2018 partners

 FAC Partners 2018




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Swing Dance Workshop

Sunday 12 August, 5.30pm - 6.30pm | FREE with performance ticket

Learn to swing dance in this fun workshop, with the option of joining the performers on the stage at the finale of the show. The workshop will be led by swing dance champion Genevieve Wallis who is also Damian's dance partner in the show. 

Maximum 16 participants.


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The performance contains mild coarse language and adult content.  Recommended for ages 16+.

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