The Wentworth Cabaret at Blue Mountains YHA
The Roaring 20s Festival is swinging into Katoomba, so get your toes tapping at our free event on Saturday 18 February then stay the night (with a discount!) at our beautifully restored art deco hostel.
Lace up your dancing shoes and lindy-hop your way to Katoomba this February for the ‘Roaring 20s and all that Jazz’ Festival, a month-long tribute to a golden age for the Blue Mountains, when a tourism boom ushered in an era of extravagant art, music, entertainment, and art deco architecture still present today.
One of the most stylish surviving examples of that classic design is the beautifully restored Blue Mountains YHA, which plays host to an afternoon of dancing and revelry at the Wentworth Cabaret on Saturday 18 February.
Australia’s premier swing dance troupe, the Sydney Swing Katz, hosts a free swing dancing lesson for beginners at 3pm before taking to the floor for a flamboyant routine of their own, then you can practise your moves when the Katoomba Jazz Quartet belts out their swing classics at 4pm.
Blue Mountains YHA resurrected the Wentworth Cabaret last year more than 80 years after the tradition was established. The Homesdale guesthouse, established 1918, began the cabaret in 1934 by installing a sprung timber dance floor perfect for jiving beneath a grand stage where the house band would throw legendary parties and concerts until 1969, when Homesdale closed its doors.
The building was diligently restored in the original art deco style in 2001 to become the Blue Mountains YHA, retaining its vintage 1920s and ‘30s character . . . including the famous ballroom, which will again be filled with music and dancing just like the good ol’ days this February during the Roaring 20s Festival.
Less than two hours from Sydney by car or train, the heritage-listed hostel is offering a 20 per cent discount on multi-share and private twin/double rooms to visitors to the Wentworth Cabaret, meaning you can book a private room for less than $100 a night . . . that’s almost 1920s prices!
Simply enter the promo code DNSW20 at the time of booking on our website. The offer is subject to availability, non-refundable, and available until 21 February 2017.