Trocadero Dance Palace. 'The Troc' was a dance hall that opened in the '30s and was the place to catch the best big bands, or dance with the finest dance partners in Sydney. This year, Sydney Festival re-created the Dance Palace in the Town Hall with an amazing all female big band - Sirens - some incredible dancers and spectacular aerial performers. It was an amazing show. There is a cheesy, but cute video about it here.
EDIT - just found another great video here with some footage of the original Trocadero.
I decided to embrace the Sydney summer vibe and go floral. This dress is not vintage - but the cool cotton was very much appreciated on the dance floor. I pin-curled my hair - in fact, I wore my pin-curls under a scarf to the gym that morning and got a few funny looks! They came out really well! I followed this tutorial and found it helpful.
We had such a good time - even though we could only remember two or three of our swing-steps (we are now REALLY good at those few!). Now I just wish it were a more regular event!