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Bal-Ast Off! Huntsville
Bal-Ast Off! 8/5/2016 City: Huntsville, USA Dances: Balboa A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

It was a dark time for Balboa in the south. The Eastern Balboa Championships had just proclaimed they would not return to fight for the alliance.

But then, from a small space port known as Huntsville Alabama, a call went out to gather the remaining forces and prepare for Bal-Ast Off! into the fray.

And from far and wide dancers have come, answering the call and preparing for the launch that can save the south and her people and restore freedom to the galaxy....

Errr... umm... in other words we're a weekend Balboa workshop in Huntsville Alabama, home of NASA's Sapce Camp and Rocket City USA, dedicated to the preservation of the vintage swing dance known as Balboa.

We think that Balboa is just about the best thing since the Jetsons and our goal is to help spread our joy for the dance, to infinity, and beyond!
Teachers: David Rehm & Kate Hedin
Bobby White & Shani Brown
Corey Manke & Susan Manke
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Herräng Dance Camp week 5 Herräng
Herräng Dance Camp week 5 7/30/2016 City: Herräng, Sweden Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other The Unique World of Herräng - With the roots in Lindy Hop, the Swing era, Harlem and New York we build a community for the participants toenjoy high quality Dance, Music and Entertainment in a welcoming setting where just about anything can happen. In the Unique World of Herräng all building blocks are important, it's a friendly and respectful community where we integrate and inspire each other to creativity and participation. We remember and cherish Frankie Manning and his words: If the whole world did the Lindy Hop, there would be no wars. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
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Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week Port Barcares
Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week 7/30/2016 City: Port Barcares, France Dances: Blues, Other 7 parties all night long,
2 concerts a day, some specialized DJs,theme parties, animations,
j&J, cabaret, games...and all of that on the beach :)
Teachers: Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo,
Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke,
Anne-Helene & Bernard Cavasa,
Catherine Palmier,
Joyss JC Zambo
Bands: The little Hot Gang, Mister tchang quintet, The Blue Stompers, Sebastopol, Sam & Syl, The French Blues Explosion, Steve Big Man Clayton quartet
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bristol Shag Fiesta - First International Collegiate Shag Exchange 8/5/2016 City: Bristol, United Kingdom Dances: Shag The shaggers of Bristol cordially invite you to visit our vibrant and buzzing city for a fun packed weekend where there will be a lot of shaggin', world class DJs, live bands, and tons of social activities. Come find our why Bristol is repeatedly ranked as the UK's best city to live in (check out this video https://youtu.be/khM7tjui86Q)? This weekend is going to rock your socks off!

*** DJs ***
Aila Floyd (AKA Queen Bee)
Peter Ayres
Jim from Swingbytes
Dai Rowland (AKA Reverend Dai Hep)

*** TOURS ***
Street Art Tour: A "must-do" cultural experience when visiting Bristol. Does Banksy ring a bell?

Walking Tour: Fall in love with Bristol as you see many of the landmarks, buildings and open spaces and hear about the events, people and animals that made her the city she is today.

Cider Guide: Learn all about and sample some of Bristol's finests ciders and perries.

Boat Tour (optional): Explore Bristol’s unique Floating Harbour by taking in the sights and sounds of our vibrant city centre.

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Shag & Jill (newbies and pros), Jedi Shag, and the Thunderdome.
Bands: The Rhythm Pencils, The Schmoozenbergs, DJ
 
 
 
 
DJX + Dance Alchemy Fusion Weekend 8/5/2016 City: Toronto, Canada Dances: Fusion DJX + Dance Alchemy Fusion Weekend
August 5 - 7, 2016. Toronto!!!


We’ll be bringing top instructors to teach over 3 days. Instructors include:

Mark Carpenter
Originally from California, Mark began dancing lindy and blues in 2005 and started teaching shortly thereafter, exploring various other dance styles from tango to contact improv along the way. In recent years he has dedicated his study to the emerging forms and conventions of “fusion” dance and is eager to explore and advance that movement through quality teaching throughout the world. His constant goal is to make the impossible easy and the easy look impossible.

Emiliano Estevez
Emiliano has a background in Lindy Hop, Blues, Hip-Hop, House, Tango, and a host of movements from many other genres. He has been dancing since late 2000 and continues to add new ideas and movements to his style. Emilio teaches weekly classes in Lancaster, PA, taught at national events such as the Fusion Exchange and Blues Recess. He DJs locally and nationally, providing a groovy flavor of Blues, Lindy, and Fusion music. He also runs the fusion event DJ Experiment.

Laura Boddorff
Laura was a classical dancer all her life, until, in 2004, she began ballroom dancing because of a boy. Laura has studied over 25 styles of dance, and teaches Ballroom. She has taught hundreds of beginners the basics they need to be confident on the dance floor, in scenes across the country. She will help you find that just-perfect connection with everyone you dance with, and challenge you with new stylings and patterns to diversify your dancing!

Dale Arsenault
Dale is a self taught freestyle dancer. He started dancing as early as 3 years old, in breakdancing and hip hop. He learned to mix breaking, hip hop and house with jazzier inspired steps to form his unique style. With his acute ties to music, he is passionate to share his knowledge of movement and love of dance with everyone. Dale has crafted a formula for dancers to develop their own styles of dance with exercises for creativity and enhancing the connectivity between music and dance.


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The possibility to expand your dance will be endless with 3 full nights of social dancing with dancers from all over Canada, the states and beyond.


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Music is a fundamental component to the fusion experience. DJX (The DJ experiment), based out of Philadelphia, has been running fusion events for several years with the purpose of pushing musical boundaries with partnered dancing. They have an excellent reputation for selecting the best DJs from around North America.

Friday and Saturday nights will feature live music including fusion mainstay David Keogh and upcoming Canadian talent Bad Willow.

David Keogh is an electronic fusion act from Seattle, Washington. As a dancer and musician in the fusion scene for many years, his unique sound has inspired dancers across the world. His music features downtempo beats layered over lush piano, violin, and electronics with an emphasis on rhythm, tempo and musicality for that magical blend of dance-forms we call fusion.

Bad Willow is a Toronto based electronic music duo who combines raw lyrics and haunting melodies with infectious beats and ambient electronic waves to create an eerily harmonious new sound.

Now accepting DJ applications! Come rock the house with us :)
Application deadline: 11:59pm on Sat July 2nd
Accepted DJs will be notified: Sun July 10th
http://goo.gl/forms/JSWxrtXt58


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Yes :) It’s near ready and we are excited to share it with you once the details are confirmed.

Venue Website: http://gearylane.com/

For more information, including housing, schedules, and volunteer opportunities, and more, please visit:
http://djexperiment.org/events/djx-dance-alchemy-fusion-weekend
Teachers: Mark Carpenter, Emiliano Estevez, Laura Boddorff Bands: David Keogh, Bad Willow
 
 
 
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Lindy on the Rocks Denver, Colorado
Lindy on the Rocks 8/4/2016 City: Denver, Colorado, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend at a hotel outside Denver.
 
 
 
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Sweet Molasses Blues Weeekend Boston, MA
Sweet Molasses Blues Weeekend 8/4/2016 City: Boston, MA, USA Dances: Blues 3 nights of dancing, 2 days of instruction, in the Sweetest City for Blues Dancing on the East Coast!
 
 
 
 
 
Tobacco Road Blues Exchange 8/5/2016 City: Durham, NC, USA Dances: Blues 3 days and 3 nights of dancing. Nationally recognized live music and DJs. Beach and BBQ. And the best of all, the friendliest dancers around!
 
 
 
 
 
 
WJC Middleburg, Virginia
Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 1 8/7/2016 City: Middleburg, Virginia, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other A week long music AND dance camp, combining jazz music education alongside traditional jazz dance and lindy hop education.
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Swing Fling Washington, DC
Swing Fling 8/11/2016 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: West Coast Teachers: Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco Catano
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Kris Swearingen & Rebecca Ludwick
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckmann
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
Jason & Annmarie Marker
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
Tybaldt & Hazel Ulrich
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Dean & Dawn Garrish
Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse
John Lindo, Deborah Székely
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Arjay Centeno, Kellese Key
Robin Smith, Robert Cordoba
Debbie Tuttle, Stephanie Risser
Lori Rousar, Lara Deni
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALX Reykjavik & Isafjordur
Arctic Lindy Exchange 8/14/2016 City: Reykjavik & Isafjordur, Iceland Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz 7 nights of dancing and sightseeing around Iceland Bands: Stebbi Ó. Swingsextett
 
 
 
 
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Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 Amsterdam
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 8/12/2016 City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dances: Fusion Ceuvel Swing Camp is a unique event with a special concept. We've created our own ideal learning environment: personal attention combined with a lot of dance hours and cross-over inspiration from other disciplines.

Personal attention means: EVERYBODY GETS PRIVATE CLASSES. Every single participant can get half an hour of private attention from a teacher of choice on their own. Or two times half an hour if you take the class with a partner, or four times half an hour if you take the class with 4 people, etc.

For two days, all day long, there are four rooms where private classes are going on. In the mean time, for when it's not your turn for private attention, you can take classes of all sorts in the big party room, with among other things: Lindy-Hop at three levels, fusion, tango, yoga, solo jazz or a teacher's training.
Teachers: Audun Kveberg, Ida Pontén, Judith Rosenberg, Kibble White, Kamilė Pundziūtė, Pieter Aart Schouten, Ellen Maassen, Anika Kopfüber Bands: Bigband houten
 
 
 
 
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CincyHop Cincinnati
CincyHop 8/12/2016 City: Cincinnati, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Following the official conclusion of the Cincinnati Lindy Exchange in 2015, CincyHop continues Cincinnati’s lindy tradition with new energy. You can expect hours of dancing, great bands, historic venues (such as the classic Cincinnati Club and Urban Artifact Brewery), and a weekend of fun in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bands: Boilermaker Jazz Band, Blue Sky 5, and more live music announcements to come!
 
 
 
 
 
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Festival Alan Swing Alan
Festival Alan Swing 8/13/2016 City: Alan, France Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, West Coast Notre-Dame de Lorette, built on a hill, towers over the surrounding undulating landscape.
The monument faces the very pretty village of ALAN and its Bishops’Palace at the crossroads of 3 departments of Haute-Garonne, Gers and Ariège, 70kms South of Toulouse (South-West of France).
The building came into existence in 1735, thanks to a bishop of 'Saint Bertrand de Comminges'. Directly on a 12th century old vault, it served as an hospital until 1920.
It was ignored until 1985, when Christophe FERRY, a man of passion and a carpenter, bought the complex and began the restoration of the former hospital which became today a place of cultural where visitors are welcomed.

It is in this unique place that you will dance during one week!
Teachers: Jenny Thomas
Michael Jagger
Emelie & Rebecka, The DecaVitas
Saint-Louis Rhino
Thierry Bancal
Mélanie Fradet et Thomas Béranger
 
 
 
 
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Seattle Lindy Exchange Seattle, WA
Seattle Lindy Exchange 8/12/2016 City: Seattle, WA, USA Dances: Lindy Save the Date!!!!!! This year the Seattle Lindy Exchange will be held August 12-14th!!! We at Savoy Swing Club have lots of lovely things in store for you, and will be unveiling them soon, but in the meantime mark your calendars and invite your friends!!!
 
 
 
 
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Sweet Georgia Blues 2016 Atlanta, GA
Sweet Georgia Blues 2016 8/12/2016 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues, Other Atlanta's Blues and Soul weekend featuring Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal, Instructors TBA Teachers: TBA Bands: Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal
 
 
 
 
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The Loco Chihuahua Lindy Challenge Mexico City
The Loco Chihuahua Lindy Challenge 8/12/2016 City: Mexico City, Mexico Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz A one of a kind 48 hour swing dance experience with several concerts, battle of the bands Swing vs Mariachi, great DJs, 9 meals - breakfast lunch dinner and late night included, cabaret, circus, costume theme parties, karaoke, incredible tacos and much much more... Bands: Swing México Jazz Band, Calacas Jazz Band, Magnolia México Jazz Band, Sandra Cuevas Swingtet & more
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Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 1 Middleburg, Virginia
Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 1 8/7/2016 City: Middleburg, Virginia, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other A week long music AND dance camp, combining jazz music education alongside traditional jazz dance and lindy hop education.
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Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 8/19/2016 City: Albany, NY, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
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Arctic Lindy Exchange Reykjavik & Isafjordur
Arctic Lindy Exchange 8/14/2016 City: Reykjavik & Isafjordur, Iceland Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz 7 nights of dancing and sightseeing around Iceland Bands: Stebbi Ó. Swingsextett
 
 
 
 
Great Lakes Balboa Escape 8/19/2016 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Balboa The weekend will include unique balboa class tracks with lots of personal attention including Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor, and Balboa Teacher Training. Contests will include a balboa Jack and Jill and Balboa Strictly. Top-notch instructors. Great live music. Teachers: Adam Speen, Nelle Cherry, Bobby White, Jen Barnett, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Matt Mitchell, Desiree Roffers Bands: Jake Sanders Band
 
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Blues Cracow
Hummingbird Blues 8/19/2016 City: Cracow, Poland Dances: Blues Second edition and first anniversary of the Hummingbird Day. Join us for 2 days and 3 nights of blues dancing and more! Great venues, live music, rockin' DJs, lots of daily activities... what else would one need?... we know, but won't tell yet ;)
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Festival Alan Swing Alan
Festival Alan Swing 8/13/2016 City: Alan, France Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, West Coast Notre-Dame de Lorette, built on a hill, towers over the surrounding undulating landscape.
The monument faces the very pretty village of ALAN and its Bishops’Palace at the crossroads of 3 departments of Haute-Garonne, Gers and Ariège, 70kms South of Toulouse (South-West of France).
The building came into existence in 1735, thanks to a bishop of 'Saint Bertrand de Comminges'. Directly on a 12th century old vault, it served as an hospital until 1920.
It was ignored until 1985, when Christophe FERRY, a man of passion and a carpenter, bought the complex and began the restoration of the former hospital which became today a place of cultural where visitors are welcomed.

It is in this unique place that you will dance during one week!
Teachers: Jenny Thomas
Michael Jagger
Emelie & Rebecka, The DecaVitas
Saint-Louis Rhino
Thierry Bancal
Mélanie Fradet et Thomas Béranger
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! San Francisco, CA
Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! 8/20/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop event in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in the entire state of California!), is turning 20!


To make this anniversary extra special, we have added a special live music swing dance on the Saturday before our traditional anniversary dance/potluck on Sunday:

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
Free outdoor swing dance at the Golden Gate Park Band Shell (the original LitP location) featuring
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sunday, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm Lindy in the Park free outdoor swing dance/potluck at our current JFK Drive location, also in Golden Gate Park (behind the de Young Museum)
Bands: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
 
 
 
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Northwest Alt-Blues Recess Bellingham
Northwest Alt-Blues Recess 8/18/2016 City: Bellingham, USA Dances: Fusion Northwest, our favorite Recess! Or thats just what they say about all of them... As usual, the inspiring Lookout Arts Quarry plays our host: a magical setting of an 86 acre rock quarry turned circus community south of Bellingham, WA. The days will be filled with swimming and cliff-jumping in the flooded quarry pits and hiking in the thousands of acres of surrounding national forest! The nights will be filled with dancing in the circus warehouse, the Recess Bus, as well as the legendary floating dance floor that Recess helped custom built four years ago. This, all alongside the usual hallmarks of Recess: boundary-pushing Alt, Fusion, and Blues music bumping until well past sunrise and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire.
 
 
 
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Northwest Recess 2016 Bellingham, WA
Northwest Recess 2016 8/18/2016 City: Bellingham, WA, USA Dances: Fusion The inspiring Lookout Arts Quarry plays our host: a magical setting of an 86 acre rock quarry, home of amazing circus community, south of Bellingham, WA. The days will be filled with swimming and cliff-jumping in the flooded quarry and hiking in the thousands of acres of surrounding national forest! The nights will be filled with dancing in the circus warehouse, the Recess Bus, as well as the legendary floating dance floor that Recess helped custom build four years ago. This, all alongside the usual hallmarks of Recess: artistically-driven parties with Alt, Fusion, and Blues music bumping until well past sunrise and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire.
 
 
 
 
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Twilight Blues & Fusion Delft
Twilight Blues & Fusion 8/19/2016 City: Delft, Netherlands Dances: Fusion A lovely fusion weekend in the cute old Dutch town Delft. Parties with live blues musician, fusion musician, and fusion DJ's. Classes from tango and contemporary teachers. One day hanging out and dancing at the lake!
 
 
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Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 2 Middleburg, Virginia
Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 2 8/17/2016 City: Middleburg, Virginia, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other A week long music AND dance camp, combining jazz music education alongside traditional jazz dance and lindy hop education.
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International Lindy Hop Championships 8/25/2016 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Weekend of dancing, workshops, performances, and competitions between the best dancers in the world! Bands: The Boilermakers, Jonathan Stout, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
 
 
 
 
 
LexSwing Dance Fall Workshop 8/27/2016 City: Lexington , USA Dances: Lindy Two track Workshop (Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced) is from 1:00 - 5:00 PM with a live big band dance from 8:00 - Midnight. Teachers: Advance track:Mark Calkins and Shannon Varner Beginner Track: LexSwing Dance instructors Bands: Swingtime Big Band
 
 
 
 
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Summer Hummer Framingham, Massachusetts
Summer Hummer 8/25/2016 City: Framingham, Massachusetts, USA Dances: West Coast West Coast swing workshop weekend at the Sheraton hotel. Teachers: Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann
Robert & Nicola Royston
Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe
Stephen & Sonya White
 
 
 
 
 
Swinging August Nights Denver, CO
Swinging August Nights 8/27/2016 City: Denver, CO, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa Get ready to twist, twirl and dance the night away this Saturday at Denver Union Station. Swinging August Nights is a free 1940's Jazz themed outdoor music and dance event at the historic Denver Union Station. Bands: Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! San Francisco, CA
Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! 8/20/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop event in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in the entire state of California!), is turning 20!


To make this anniversary extra special, we have added a special live music swing dance on the Saturday before our traditional anniversary dance/potluck on Sunday:

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
Free outdoor swing dance at the Golden Gate Park Band Shell (the original LitP location) featuring
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sunday, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm Lindy in the Park free outdoor swing dance/potluck at our current JFK Drive location, also in Golden Gate Park (behind the de Young Museum)
Bands: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Northwest Alt-Blues Recess 8/18/2016 City: Bellingham, USA Dances: Fusion Northwest, our favorite Recess! Or thats just what they say about all of them... As usual, the inspiring Lookout Arts Quarry plays our host: a magical setting of an 86 acre rock quarry turned circus community south of Bellingham, WA. The days will be filled with swimming and cliff-jumping in the flooded quarry pits and hiking in the thousands of acres of surrounding national forest! The nights will be filled with dancing in the circus warehouse, the Recess Bus, as well as the legendary floating dance floor that Recess helped custom built four years ago. This, all alongside the usual hallmarks of Recess: boundary-pushing Alt, Fusion, and Blues music bumping until well past sunrise and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 2 Middleburg, Virginia
Wellbourne Jazz Camp Week 2 8/17/2016 City: Middleburg, Virginia, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other A week long music AND dance camp, combining jazz music education alongside traditional jazz dance and lindy hop education.
 
 
 
 
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Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! San Francisco, CA
Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! 8/20/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop event in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in the entire state of California!), is turning 20!


To make this anniversary extra special, we have added a special live music swing dance on the Saturday before our traditional anniversary dance/potluck on Sunday:

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
Free outdoor swing dance at the Golden Gate Park Band Shell (the original LitP location) featuring
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sunday, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm Lindy in the Park free outdoor swing dance/potluck at our current JFK Drive location, also in Golden Gate Park (behind the de Young Museum)
Bands: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
 
 
 
 
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Swing Out New Hampshire Hebron, NH
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
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1st Open Blues Near Wrocław
1st Open Blues 9/1/2016 City: Near Wrocław, Poland Dances: Fusion ○ inclusive ○ experimental ○ party ○ open ○ nature ○ music ○ laboratory ○ skills exchange ○ bonfire ○ retreat ○ lake ○ focus ○ affordable ○ communal ○ cooking ○ contact improv ○ Poland ○ magical ○ forest ○ volunteer ○ equality ○ somatics ○ palais ○ live music ○ love ○
 
 
 
 
 
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I Heart Balboa Richmond
I Heart Balboa 9/2/2016 City: Richmond, USA Dances: Balboa Bands: Mint Julep Jazz Band
 
 
 
 
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Octoblues Stuttgart
Octoblues 9/2/2016 City: Stuttgart, Germany Dances: Blues With a unique flair and many things to do, this place is worth an extended visit.
However, mostly we hope you will enjoy the gorgeous venue we found for you and get to dance with the local bluesers as well as some familiar faces from the Octoblues teaching history...

This year, we want to encourage our attendees to get even more active, and not just on the dance floor but on stage - if you play an instrument, this is the event for you to jam and shine.
Teachers: to be announced Bands: to be announced
 
 
 
 
Pensacola Blues Exchange 9/2/2016 City: Pensacola, USA Dances: Blues Come join us for PenBEx 6! We will have live music and a pair of top notch instructors this year in our beautiful beach-side city!
 
 
 
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Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! San Francisco, CA
Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! 8/20/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop event in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in the entire state of California!), is turning 20!


To make this anniversary extra special, we have added a special live music swing dance on the Saturday before our traditional anniversary dance/potluck on Sunday:

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
Free outdoor swing dance at the Golden Gate Park Band Shell (the original LitP location) featuring
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sunday, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm Lindy in the Park free outdoor swing dance/potluck at our current JFK Drive location, also in Golden Gate Park (behind the de Young Museum)
Bands: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
 
 
 
 
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SwingIN Indianapolis
SwingIN 9/2/2016 City: Indianapolis, USA Dances: Lindy t's only THE biggest swing dance event in the state.
SwingIN 2016! Join us over Labor Day Weekend for a packed workshop of swing lessons taught by internationally known instructors, dances with live music from some of the best bands, and fun with Naptown Stomp!
There are 4 level tracks for lessons, ensuring you're grouped with similarly experienced dancers and will bring a challenge to your steps.

Registration officially opens Sunday, June 19th, at 8:30PM
Register early for discounts!
Teachers: Andy Reid, Mia Halloran, Michael Darigol, Brittany Johnson, Gustav Jakobsson, Laia Puig
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Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
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bay area micro fusion Oakland
bay area micro fusion 9/9/2016 City: Oakland, USA Dances: Fusion Workshops during the day, dances in the evening, until the early morning hours. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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Blues Yourself Boston
Blues Yourself 9/9/2016 City: Boston, USA Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Mark your calendars, invite your friends, here comes a dance weekend you will not want to miss!
Ruth Evelyn, Meghan Lisi and team are thrilled to bring you a weekend of solo blues workshops, social dancing, and live music!
Our instructor lineup:
Julie Brown
Mike Grosser
Rachel Stirling
Ruth Evelyn
Meghan Lisi
Mike Legenthal
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Save the date!
September 9-11 2016
Boston, MA
 
 
 
 
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Cowtown Jamborama Omaha, Nebraska
Cowtown Jamborama 9/9/2016 City: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend
 
 
 
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Dirt Cheap Blues 2016 Virginia Beach, VA
Dirt Cheap Blues 2016 9/8/2016 City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA Dances: Blues It's a Bluesin' Vacation in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. 4 Days, Da Beach, Da Blues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! San Francisco, CA
Lindy In The Park 20th Anniversary! 8/20/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop event in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in the entire state of California!), is turning 20!


To make this anniversary extra special, we have added a special live music swing dance on the Saturday before our traditional anniversary dance/potluck on Sunday:

Saturday, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
Free outdoor swing dance at the Golden Gate Park Band Shell (the original LitP location) featuring
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Sunday, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm Lindy in the Park free outdoor swing dance/potluck at our current JFK Drive location, also in Golden Gate Park (behind the de Young Museum)
Bands: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
 
 
 
SwingIN Indianapolis
SwingIN 9/2/2016 City: Indianapolis, USA Dances: Lindy t's only THE biggest swing dance event in the state.
SwingIN 2016! Join us over Labor Day Weekend for a packed workshop of swing lessons taught by internationally known instructors, dances with live music from some of the best bands, and fun with Naptown Stomp!
There are 4 level tracks for lessons, ensuring you're grouped with similarly experienced dancers and will bring a challenge to your steps.

Registration officially opens Sunday, June 19th, at 8:30PM
Register early for discounts!
Teachers: Andy Reid, Mia Halloran, Michael Darigol, Brittany Johnson, Gustav Jakobsson, Laia Puig
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Classic City Swing Athens, GA
Classic City Swing 9/16/2016 City: Athens, GA, USA Dances: Lindy Classic City Swing is an annual weekend event hosted by Athens Swing Night and the UGA Swing Club.

Classic City Swing is excited to return in 2016 with some new and exciting things up our sleeve.

Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with announcements!
 
 
 
 
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Edinburgh Lindy Exchange Edinburgh
Edinburgh Lindy Exchange 9/16/2016 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa A weekend packed with dancing in Scotland's capital. Over 24 hours of dancing. 5 live bands. The fantastic view of historic Edinburgh.
High Sierra Recess Massive 9/12/2016 City: Lake Tahoe, USA Dances: Fusion Everything you love about Recess, this time in a longer, more massive format!
It will be a stunningly beautiful location
There will be enough beds for EVERYONE who wants one.
It will be a weekend event, with a Monday - Thursday pre party for anyone that wants to make it a week-long event.
There will be workshops during the day.
 
 
 
 
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North Star Blues Minneapolis
North Star Blues 9/16/2016 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues North Star Blues is an exchange weekend designed to highlight all the things the Midwest has to offer - amazing fall weather, great bands, great DJs, and of course, great people!
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Recess Massive: High Sierras Edition South of Lake Tahoe
Recess Massive: High Sierras Edition 9/12/2016 City: South of Lake Tahoe, USA Dances: Fusion The High Sierra Recess Massive is the 2016 incarnation of Recess's sometimes annual event, Massive. Massive is a workshop intensive weeked event, and has a week-long pre party option starting Monday.

This year Massive will be held in the granite-lined ridges of the High Sierra Nevadas, tucked into the region termed as the "High Sierras," between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. The 320 acre mountain property is where we will be playing, dancing, creating, and celebrating on has beautiful swimming holes on the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, dense healthy forests, and direct trail access to high alpine terrain. Recess is always in beautiful locations.... but the site for Massive this year is seriously beautiful!

*Enough beds for EVERYONE who wants one!
*Need-blind scholarships available.
 
 
 
 
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Rhythm Shuffle Buffalo, New York
Rhythm Shuffle 9/16/2016 City: Buffalo, New York, USA Dances: Balboa Balboa workshop weekend. Teachers: Nick Williams
Sylvia Sykes
David Rehm
Valerie Salstrom
 
 
 
 
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Xpress Your Swing Montpellier
Xpress Your Swing 9/16/2016 City: Montpellier, France Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
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Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 9/23/2016 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Fusion For its third edition, come and discover the beautiful city of Toulouse, and dance the whole weekend. 3 parties with 3 bands on 3 venues. Fun activities, dance and endless parties. Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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Cotton City Blues 2016 Manchester
Cotton City Blues 2016 9/23/2016 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Two days of dual-stream workshops, four parties and two late-nighters. Teachers: Vicci & Adamo; Ruth & Mike.
 
 
 
 
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Dance St. Lou Blue 2016 St. Louis
Dance St. Lou Blue 2016 9/23/2016 City: St. Louis, USA Dances: Blues Blues workshop in a blues city! Teachers: Joe Demers and Mike the Girl
Jenny Sowden and Dan Repsch
Jeff Meyer and Sara Lapan
 
 
 
 
 
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Lindyworks Toronto, Ontario
Lindyworks 9/23/2016 City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dances: Lindy Workshop weekend.
 
 
 
 
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PSDS Sweet 16 Workshop Greensboro, NC
PSDS Sweet 16 Workshop 9/23/2016 City: Greensboro, NC, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy and East Coast Swing workshop. Teachers: Daryl Begin and Jennifer Stout Bands: Public Dance, Saturday Night, Band TBA.
 
 
 
Seattle Fusion Festival 9/22/2016 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Fusion 2 rooms of late night dancing, and even more styles to choose from in the daytime workshops!
 
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Balboa on the River 2016 Brisbane
Balboa on the River 2016 9/29/2016 City: Brisbane, Australia Dances: Balboa Sep 29- Oct 2 Balboa on the River 2016 - BOTR - Brisbane, QLD
This is the weekend AFTER Riverfire and Monday 3 October is a public holiday in QLD and some other States and Territories
More info to come
www.balboaaustralia.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Balboa-on-the-River/144301268976000
 
 
CCB 2016 Manchester
Cotton City Blues 2016 9/23/2016 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Two days of dual-stream workshops, four parties and two late-nighters. Teachers: Vicci & Adamo; Ruth & Mike.
 
 
 
Blues n Soul 4 Orlando
Blues n Soul 4 9/30/2016 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Blues n Soul is BACK!! A passion for great music, awesome dancing, and inspired creativity on the dance floor is what Blues n Soul 4 is all about! Swing and Blues dancing to Soul, Blues, Funk, Motown, and songs that make you want to groove out all weekend long. Dance inside, on top of, or all around the box. Share your Soul in Orlando Sept. 30th - Oct 2nd 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
CSC Copenhagen
Copenhagen Swing Challenge 9/30/2016 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend Teachers: - William Mauvais & Maéva Truntzer (FRA)
- Benjamin Cook & Nancy Hitzig (UK)
- Michał Oblaciński & Kasia Dybowska (PL)
Bands: - Gordon Webster band (USA)
- Chris Tanner & His Wacky Groovers (DK)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lonestar Strut Austin
Lonestar Strut 9/30/2016 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Brought to you by the team behind Austin Blues Party... Lonestar Strut! The first ever full weekend of tracked classes, dances, and competitions devoted to struttin', a one-step blues idiom dance originating in Memphis, TN. Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Grace Jones-Taylor, Nick DeWitt, Ross Blythe, Laura Cheiko Bands: Kathy and the Kilowatts, Eddy and the Everreadies
 
 
 
 
 
 
MJW Moscow
Moscow Jazz Weekend 9/30/2016 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend Teachers: Ramona Staffeld, Nathan Bugh Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
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The World Jam Madrid
The World Jam 9/29/2016 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz 4 Full days dedicated to music: a Global Battle of the Bands (with Hot Sugar Band to defend the title!), Musicality workshops with Live Music, International Teachers and tons of Lindy Hopping. Teachers: Max Pitruzzella
Thomas Blacharz
Katja Hrastar
Vincenzo Fesi
Gastón Fernández
Alba Mengual
Bands: Hot Sugar Band (Paris)
Adrian Cunningham (New York)
Carling Family (Stockholm)
Dancing Pepa Swing Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
TinkerBal Boston, Massachusetts
TinkerBal 9/30/2016 City: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Balboa Balboa workshop weekend
 
 
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Balboa on the River 2016 9/29/2016 City: Brisbane, Australia Dances: Balboa Sep 29- Oct 2 Balboa on the River 2016 - BOTR - Brisbane, QLD
This is the weekend AFTER Riverfire and Monday 3 October is a public holiday in QLD and some other States and Territories
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www.balboaaustralia.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Balboa-on-the-River/144301268976000
 
 
 
 
 
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Blues n Soul 4 Orlando
Blues n Soul 4 9/30/2016 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Blues n Soul is BACK!! A passion for great music, awesome dancing, and inspired creativity on the dance floor is what Blues n Soul 4 is all about! Swing and Blues dancing to Soul, Blues, Funk, Motown, and songs that make you want to groove out all weekend long. Dance inside, on top of, or all around the box. Share your Soul in Orlando Sept. 30th - Oct 2nd 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Copenhagen Swing Challenge Copenhagen
Copenhagen Swing Challenge 9/30/2016 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend Teachers: - William Mauvais & Maéva Truntzer (FRA)
- Benjamin Cook & Nancy Hitzig (UK)
- Michał Oblaciński & Kasia Dybowska (PL)
Bands: - Gordon Webster band (USA)
- Chris Tanner & His Wacky Groovers (DK)
 
 
 
 
 
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Lonestar Strut Austin
Lonestar Strut 9/30/2016 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Brought to you by the team behind Austin Blues Party... Lonestar Strut! The first ever full weekend of tracked classes, dances, and competitions devoted to struttin', a one-step blues idiom dance originating in Memphis, TN. Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Grace Jones-Taylor, Nick DeWitt, Ross Blythe, Laura Cheiko Bands: Kathy and the Kilowatts, Eddy and the Everreadies
 
 
 
 
 
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Moscow Jazz Weekend Moscow
Moscow Jazz Weekend 9/30/2016 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend Teachers: Ramona Staffeld, Nathan Bugh Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
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The World Jam Madrid
The World Jam 9/29/2016 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz 4 Full days dedicated to music: a Global Battle of the Bands (with Hot Sugar Band to defend the title!), Musicality workshops with Live Music, International Teachers and tons of Lindy Hopping. Teachers: Max Pitruzzella
Thomas Blacharz
Katja Hrastar
Vincenzo Fesi
Gastón Fernández
Alba Mengual
Bands: Hot Sugar Band (Paris)
Adrian Cunningham (New York)
Carling Family (Stockholm)
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TinkerBal Boston, Massachusetts
TinkerBal 9/30/2016 City: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Balboa Balboa workshop weekend
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Bring Your Own Blues Experience 10/7/2016 City: Lansing, MI, USA Dances: Blues Bring Your Own Blues is about choice... choice in venues, music, and dance styles. We're offering two four hour progressive workshops in different styles in different venues, and nightly choices of live music and DJed favorites in two venues 300 feet from each other. Teachers: Jeff Meyer, Sara Lapan, Ross Blythe, Sarah Lokay
 
 
 
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Mallorca Lindy Festival Palma de Mallorca
Mallorca Lindy Festival 10/6/2016 City: Palma de Mallorca, Spain Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Teachers: - JAMIN JACKSON
- THOMAS BLACHARZ
- SONIA ORTEGA
- HECTOR ARTAL
- EGLÈ NEMICKAITÉ
- NICOLAS DENIAU
- MIKAELLA HELLSTEN
- SIMON BRESSANELLI
- HELENA VERHEYEN
- EDU & SILVIA
- JOANA & VICENÇ
Bands: - HOT SUGAR BAND
- LE DANCING PEPA SWING BAND
- MONKEY DOO
- SILVIA AND THE HIGH HEELS
 
 
 
 
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Mean Old Blues San Francisco
Mean Old Blues 10/7/2016 City: San Francisco, USA Dances: Blues Mean Old Blues is a brand spankin' new blues exchange and workshop weekend in San Francisco, California. We invite you to share in our deep love for the roots of blues through two days of fantastic classes and three nights of dancing to live blues music.
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Balboa Cologne Cologne
Balboa Cologne 10/14/2016 City: Cologne, Germany Dances: Balboa Workshop weekend Teachers: Olga and Andreas
Sanna and Adam
Anni and Gasper
Shani Brown (US) and Christian Bossert (CH
Bands: Hot Sugar Band
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Berlin Blues Immersion – A DanceMode Experience 10/11/2016 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Blues and Jazz are African American Cultural Art Forms that are expressed through music and dance in America still today.
Brenda Russell, Movement Educator and Dance Instructor leads Immersive retreats that offer the experience of movement based lifestyle, sensual living, and cultural encounters with African and African American music and dance.
Daily living during immersions includes body awareness practices, breath work, mindfulness, self-care, conditioning, massage, writing, rhythm training, dance classes, social time, rest, and more.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier Bands: Dan Nash, Janos Cercelius
 
 
 
 
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Jammin' on the James Richmond
Jammin' on the James 10/14/2016 City: Richmond, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa 14th annual workshop/dance weekend with live bands, late night, and our famous Jick and Jall comp. Teachers: TBD Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
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Nitty Gritty Blues Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Nitty Gritty Blues 10/14/2016 City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Blues In this intimate weekender we will be getting down to the nitty-gritty of traditional blues. Then dance yourself happy at the parties with live music and fabulous DJs.

Nitty Gritty Blues is designed to be a great learning environment. We’ve limited the numbers attending the workshop, the classes are designed for experienced dancers who want to challenge themselves and, as we are all following the same track, this gives us a really good opportunity to develop a cohesive and progressive program of learning. It also allows us to bond as a group as we will be learning, hanging out, eating and dancing together.
Teachers: Vivien Nivesse: Philippa Svensson (http://viviennivesse.com/) Bands: To Be confirmed
 
 
 
 
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Slow Dance Soirée Rochester, New York
Slow Dance Soirée 10/14/2016 City: Rochester, New York, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Slow jazz dancing workshops Teachers: Evita Arce, Michael Jagger, Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Aleix Prats Ferrer, and Anaïs Sékiné. Bands: Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
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Slowdown Canberra
Slowdown 10/14/2016 City: Canberra, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy Oct 14-16 Slowdown - Canberra, ACT
Welcome to Slowdown, the 2nd year of this event, where snails set the pace and the soul is filled with the sweetness of slow swing, blues and balboa all at the same time
http://slowdownweekend.com.au
www.facebook.com/SlowdownWeekend
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Blues Muse 2016 Philadelphia
Blues Muse 2016 10/21/2016 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues Blues Muse is a workshop which focuses on the dynamics between leaders and followers. What makes a blues dance magical? A great song, an inspiring follow, and a collaborative lead. Blues Muse is a workshop weekend dedicated to bringing out the muse in every follow, and teaching leads to appreciate and collaborate with their partner. This weekend includes two full days of instruction, a blues Jack & Jill competition, an invitational Jill competition, and three nights of social dancing to nationally hailed blues bands and DJs, complete with late-night dances. Teachers: Julie Brown, Shawn Hershey, Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarollo, Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal Bands: TBA
 
 
 
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Drag the blues 16 Barcelona
Drag the blues 16 10/20/2016 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Fusion The biggest blues festival of southern europe. With more than 9 bands, live music most of time.
Two rooms, classic an fusion. Best international teachers.
Come and join us at the end of summer in Barcelona perfect weather.
Teachers: Dexter Santos, Fabian & Lisa, Mike & Ruth, Anne-Helene & Bermard, Ilaria Parisi, Noemí Castell, Ferran Puig Bands: More than 9 live blues bands
 
 
 
 
Knoxville Lindy Exchange 16th Annual!! 10/21/2016 City: Knoxville, TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz One of the longest running lindy exchanges in the US that prides itself in quality LIVE music and a welcoming dance and local community. Bands: Michael Gamble and the Vanguard Serenaders, Old City Buskers
 
 
 
 
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout 10/21/2016 City: Denver, USA Dances: Balboa Join us October 21-23rd, 2016, in Denver, Colorado for the
10th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout.

Registration is now open! This year we are in the Double Tree Castle Events Center and Hotel in Thornton Colorado. All events in one convenient location, hotel rooms as low as $109/night including breakfast.

Shuttles to/from the airport to the DoubleTree in Northglenn are available for groups of 3-5 people. Shuttle fee is $48 per trip. Sedans (3 people) and SUV’s (5 people) are available. Please call Farhan to schedule your shuttle (720) 394-1682 (must call to schedule, and must be scheduled before October 18th).

Featuring instructors:
Mickey and Kelly, Nick and Sylvia, Andreas Olsson, Moe Sakan, Heather Ballew, Bobby White, Kate Hedin, David Rehm, and More TBA!

We'll have two nights of live music with Jonathan Stout & The Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander.

Hotel Room Rates- Stay right at the same hotel the event is being held at, the Doubletree by Hilton Northglenn.
Rates:
$109/night for 1 king bed, breakfast for 2 included
$114/night for 2 queen beds, breakfast for up to 4 included.
Book now at:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DENTNDT-RMB-20161020/index.jhtml

Get registered now at www.balboablowout.com/registration
Teachers: Mickey and Kelly, Nick and Sylvia, Andreas Olsson, Moe Sakan, Heather Ballew, Bobby White, Kate Hedin, David Rehm, and More TBA! Bands: Jonathon Stout and His Campus Five
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2016 Championships Detroit
2016 Championships 10/28/2016 City: Detroit, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other This year there are classes in Lindy, Balboa, Tap, Jazz; Films, Talks, Contests and Performances. There's Saturday night dinner show featuring Norma Miller followed by general dancing, contests & live music. Sunday screen films while you have breakfast with Norma followed by a Q&A. There's a 2-hour a special a Hip Hop Workshop connecting vintage movement to what we think of as hip hop on Sunday afternoon. Bands play on Friday and Saturday nights. Teachers: Carla Heiney, Zack Richard, Minn Vo, Chester Whitmore, Moncell Durden, Burnie Gipson, Paulette Brockington, Samuel Coleman, Norma Miller Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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2o LINDYFEST CHILE 2016 Santiago
2o LINDYFEST CHILE 2016 10/28/2016 City: Santiago, Chile Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag A whole weekend full of dance and and parties with live music, and classes with five of the most important and famous dancers of the world of swing!
And for those who will love to keep dancing, there are two other swing dance events on Monday Oct 31st and Tuesday Nov 1st, in which all the international teachers will also participate.
So, there is going to be a five-day long weekend, full of swing dance and music!
UNMISSABLE!!!!
Registrations are open!
Teachers: Jenna Applegarth, Jon Tigert, Nina Gilkenson, Michael "Falty"Faltesek, Joshua Mclean Bands: Bandastic, Caravana Trio
 
 
 
 
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Atlanta Varsity Showdown 2016 Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Varsity Showdown 2016 10/28/2016 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Atlanta Varsity Showdown is a workshop and competition weekend in Atlanta, GA that takes place over Halloween weekend. It will feature three bands, nine hours of classes, two lunch lectures, and five competitions. This is a fun-filled weekend grounded in education and driven by community love and a love for dancing. Teachers: Ryan Calloway, Stacia Martin, Michael "Mickey" Brafford, Dee Daniels Locke, Dan Repsch, Jenny Sowden, LaTasha "Tasha" Barnes Bands: Michael Gamble and the Carolina Footwarmers featuring Laura Windley, Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband, Taryn & the Real Deal
 
 
 
 
Barcelona Shag Festival 10/28/2016 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Shag Teachers: Stephen & Chanzie
Marcus & Barbl
Arnas & Egle
Peter & Aila
Pol & Sara
Michal & Katarzyna
Patrick & Gosia
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Lindy Shock University Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

Get into perfect flow with embracing Danube, smooth organization, cozy boats, magnifique city, inspiring swing music and great teachers!

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
 
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Swing Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Swing Pittsburgh 10/27/2016 City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Dances: West Coast West coast swing workshop weekend. Teachers: Lori Rousar and Ryan Dobbins ~ OH
Faith Musko and Corey Flowers ~ PA., OH
Jeff Lemier and Angela McCoy ~ PA
Frank Blakemore and Victoria Andromalos-Dale ~ PA
Jim and Dale Hern ~ WV
Lee and Cathy Goans ~ PA
Brad and Sarah Wheeler ~ DC
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LSU Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

Get into perfect flow with embracing Danube, smooth organization, cozy boats, magnifique city, inspiring swing music and great teachers!

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Capital City Swing Jam Sacramento, ca
Capital City Swing Jam 11/4/2016 City: Sacramento, ca, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Live music, workshops & master track. Lindy Hop aopen, Balboa Open, Collegiate Shag Open
Classes:Lindy hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston, Solo Jazz
Teachers: David Fritos & Kim Cleaver; Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat Bands: Westend Stompers,
Peter Petty and his Titans of Terpsichore
 
 
 
 
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Phoenix Lindy Exchange 16 Phoenix,AZ
Phoenix Lindy Exchange 16 11/4/2016 City: Phoenix,AZ, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag The 16th annual Phoenix Lindy Exchange

10+ LIVE Bands, band breaks mini dance lessons during night dances, vintage venues, and FUN!
 
 
 
 
 
ROCkabilly Hop II Rochester, NY
ROCkabilly Hop II 11/5/2016 City: Rochester, NY, USA Dances: Boogie Woogie, Other ROCkabilly Hop is a one day event focusing on dance styles connected to Rockabilly and early Rock and Roll. Rockabilly Jive, Boogie Woogie and other swing variations. The day of workshops at the Tango Cafe in the historic Jonathan Child house in Rochester is capped off with a dance with one of Rochester's top rockabilly bands, vendors, and a classic 50's menu served up by Tango Cafe. Teachers: TBD Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
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Sicily Swing Fest Catania
Sicily Swing Fest 11/3/2016 City: Catania, Italy Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend organized by Vincenso Fesi
 
LSU Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

Get into perfect flow with embracing Danube, smooth organization, cozy boats, magnifique city, inspiring swing music and great teachers!

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
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Swing Aus Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Swing Aus 11/4/2016 City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Dances: Lindy
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DJX November Workshop Weekend 11/11/2016 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Fusion 4th Annual Fusion Weekend! Two live bands, intensive lessons including Advanced level lessons. Teachers: Ruth Evelyn, Emily Webb Bands: David Keogh, Joshua Fialkoff
 
 
 
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Holy City Blues VII Charleston, SC
Holy City Blues VII 11/10/2016 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues Aw snap, the Blues is back! Join us in beautiful Charleston, SC as we celebrate the joy of Blues. We are happy to bring together musicians, dancers, and friends from across the Southeast to commence a weekend of hot, fierce, soul shakin' music! Come on down, and join the party y'all!
 
 
 
 
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Lindy Hop on the Plains 4 Auburn, AL
Lindy Hop on the Plains 4 11/11/2016 City: Auburn, AL, USA Dances: Lindy Join us for the fourth annual beginner/intermediate focused workshop in the lovely Auburn, AL. We'll have live music and unique venues for dancers of all skill levels.
 
 
 
 
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The Revival Malmö
The Revival 11/11/2016 City: Malmö, Sweden Dances: Balboa, Shag The Revival is about bringing back a time when people went out social dancing and enjoyed the company of others with the same appreciation in music.

We invite everyone to come enjoy our ideas about music and dancing. The classes focus on the original Balboa, Bal-Swing, in addition to other Jazz era social dances. The evening parties all feature live music and offer close to twenty hours of social dancing time.

This year we will also have a 50% Shag / 50% Balboa track, with Jeremy & Laura and Peter & Katja as the Shag teachers. You need to have taken at least a shag beginners class to enter. This track offers half the classes in Shag and the other classes with the regular Balboa levels. So you will be dancing your normal Balboa level and meet with your Shag dancing friends when it is time to Shag.
Teachers: Mia Halloran (USA), Peter Winqvist Loggins (USA/Sweden), Laura Keat (USA), Jeremy Otth (USA), Katja Hrastar Završnik (Slovenia), Andy Reid (USA), Anni Skoglund (Sweden), Gašper Hrovat (Slovenia/Sweden)
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17th Annual Austin Lindy Exchange Austin, TX
17th Annual Austin Lindy Exchange 11/17/2016 City: Austin, TX, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag, West Coast Swing out in the heart of Texas- our own state capitol of Austin. This year we’ve blown our weekend into 4 days instead of 3. We’ll start Thursday, November 17th, and end Sunday the 20th. To fill in all that time, we've collected 10 local and national live bands. We’ll dance for hours, pause to eat and mingle with the locals, then dance for hours again.

Soak in the flavors of Austin, TX. Dance the soles off your shoes (maybe literally!). Sway to the beat of some of the best bands not just in Texas, but in the entire USA.

Join us! Tickets go on sale July 6th!
Bands: Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders, Craig Gildner's Big Band, Donovan Keith & The Funky Feet, The Waller Creek Vipers, Floyd Domino and Friends, Swingin' Bats with Dan Levinson, Thrift Set Orchestra with Jonathan Doyle, Devan Jones and The Uptown Stomp, The Sahara Swingtet, Michael Gamble, Russ Wilson, Hal Smith, Laura Windley, Scott Silbert
 
 
 
 
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Floor Divided 2016 Tallahassee, FL
Floor Divided 2016 11/18/2016 City: Tallahassee, FL, USA Dances: Lindy Teachers: Nick Williams
 
 
 
 
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MMMBlues Exchange Montreal
MMMBlues Exchange 11/18/2016 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues A journey back to the good old days of exchanges. A celebration of what made us fall in love with blues: the music, the dance, and friends. No comps. No workshops. Just dancing.
 
 
 
 
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PittStop Lindy Hop 16 Pittsburgh, PA
PittStop Lindy Hop 16 11/18/2016 City: Pittsburgh, PA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy PittStop Lindy Hop celebrates its Sweet Sixteen; come join the party! Bands: The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Miss Freddye's Blues Band, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five
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Snowbound Blues Rochester, New York
Snowbound Blues 12/2/2016 City: Rochester, New York, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Midnight in Paris Winter Formal Eugene, OR
Midnight in Paris Winter Formal 12/8/2016 City: Eugene, OR, USA Dances: Fusion Eugene, Oregon Winter Formal exchange and workshop weekend hosted by Crossroads Blues/Fusion.

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City In Motion San Diego San Diego, CA
City In Motion San Diego 1/6/2017 City: San Diego, CA, USA Dances: Fusion City In Motion
Like Nothing Else
Celebrating 10 years of fusion

No Experience required

Escape the winter in sunny San Diego!

Enjoy sleeping, love eating? Classes start after lunch each day!

Learn Blues, Tango, and West Coast Swing during the day with amazing instructors. Also try Tai Chi, belly dancing, and Capoeira.

Dance all night to some of the west coast's best bands and great DJs.

Join our mailing list at the bottom of our website and watch this event to stay updated! ---> http://eepurl.com/ZLs95
Teachers: Moti Buchboot, Timothy O'Neill, Julie Brown, Jamie-Lynn Figure, Alfredo Melendez, Dexter Santos, Flouer Courtney Evelyn, Will Shaver, Shaheed Qaasim, Sabrina Fox, CC Wagner Bands: Silver Kings, Danny Maika, David Keogh
 
 
 
 
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Hülly Hop Swing Farm 2017 Drochtersen-Hüll (near Hamburg)
Hülly Hop Swing Farm 2017 1/6/2017 City: Drochtersen-Hüll (near Hamburg), Germany Dances: Lindy Cozy all-in-one under one roof event close to Hamburg. We can host a maximum number of 84 people, and we will have 2 or 3 tracks, depending on number of registrations. We focus on intermediate and advanced dancers.
Available packages will include 6 hours of classes, 2 out of 4 additional tasters, 2 parties, full board, and 2 nights accommodation.
Teachers: Cat Foley (UK) & Cam Mitchell (AUS/UK)
Gosia Wolska (DK) & Kuno Rasmussen (DK)

both couples confirmed.
Bands: DJ Miss Skyla Belle, DJ Swingy the Kid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Balboa Dayz 2017 Dresden
Balboa Dayz 2017 1/27/2017 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Balboa Welcome to Balboa Dayz 2017 and the amazing Ballroom in Dresden-Hellerau. We celebrate 3 nights filled with balboa music, live bands within a relaxing atmosphere and much fun between all dancers. The wooden floor is perfect for the dancing, I think it's not exaggerated to assume that you will love it. Teachers: Heather and Javier (USA), Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa (France), Andreas and Olga (Sweden) Bands: Heart of Dixie (Brno), Ales Vinariko Orchestra (Prague)
 
 
 
 
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Hot Rhythm Holiday Austin
Hot Rhythm Holiday 1/27/2017 City: Austin, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Shag A full weekend of dance and music classes with three nights of live jazz. We’re hiring internationally renowned instructors to teach classes in Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and Lindy Hop. The schedule is arranged in such a way that dance students can either alternate between classes in different dance styles each hour or stick to classes for a particular style the entire day. …We've also hired some of the best jazz musician in the U.S. to teach music for us. Our musician’s track will be expanded in 2017 (details forthcoming). And those taking music lessons will have the opportunity to perform with their instructors in a Sunday night concert. …For our *dance competitions* we will have amateur level J&Js, advanced level J&Js, advanced strictly's, and then invitational J&Js. We will also be bringing back the “Triple Threat Competition” (open strictly), where couples dance all three styles (Lindy, Collegiate Shag, and Balboa) for a $600 cash prize. Teachers: Laura Keat
Nick Williams
Irina Amzashvili
Jeremy Otth
Kelly Arsenault
Matt Mitchell
'Sailor' Mike Mizgalski
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Bands: Thrift Set Orchestra. More to be announced.
 
 
 
 
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L.A. Blues 2017 Los Angeles
L.A. Blues 2017 1/27/2017 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues L.A. Blues..because blues dancing makes you happy!

Dancers (new, novice and experienced) from far and wide are invited to come together for a fantastic blues dancing workshop weekend in sunny SoCal.

That's right! L.A. Blues is back, 2017 edition!

Highlights include live music from Brother Yusef, afternoon classes with Boston-based Mike "the Girl" Legenthal and musical sets crafted by some of the best DJs in the area.

We can't wait to see you!

For more information, visit www.labluesdance.com
Teachers: Mike "the Girl" Legenthal Bands: Brother Yusef
 
 
 
 
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Lollies and Lemonade Auburn, Alabama
Lollies and Lemonade 1/27/2017 City: Auburn, Alabama, USA Dances: Balboa AUSDA is proud to annouce its first balboa workshop!
Come join us January 27-29 in Auburn, AL for an exciting lineup of regional instructors and live music. Lollies and Lemonade will be oriented towards beginner and intermediate balboa dancers. Squeeze into your cars and head to Auburn for a refreshingly good time.
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Salsa and Bachata Dance Cruise 2017 Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Salsa and Bachata Dance Cruise 2017 2/4/2017 City: Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA Dances: Other REVISED ITINERARY! Please see my website for details.
Come celebrate with us. In honor of my business anniversary, we will be celebrating February birthdays and anniversaries. Hey everybody, check out my brand new website
I’ve just published my website, check it out at http://poshdestinationservices.com via GoDaddy http://x.co/1GvAH
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ATLANTIC BLUES Porto
ATLANTIC BLUES 2/9/2017 City: Porto, Portugal Dances: Blues Blues must be felt and experienced, and it requires the soul to transmit that feeling. Here on the edge of Europe, with one ear on the minor key of the Atlantic waves crashing against a rugged coast, Portugal has that soul. Pining for a loved one, yearning for what might have been, feeling nostalgic for the past, dreaming of a better future - Portugal gets this and even has its own form of the Blues, known as Fado. Come find the nostalgia, the romance, and the dreaminess of Blues in the quaint and cozy city of Porto. Feel the music and the dance - against the haunting background of this romantic city on the sea. Teachers: T.B.A. Bands: T.B.A.
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Salsa and Bachata Dance Cruise 2017 Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Salsa and Bachata Dance Cruise 2017 2/4/2017 City: Departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA Dances: Other REVISED ITINERARY! Please see my website for details.
Come celebrate with us. In honor of my business anniversary, we will be celebrating February birthdays and anniversaries. Hey everybody, check out my brand new website
I’ve just published my website, check it out at http://poshdestinationservices.com via GoDaddy http://x.co/1GvAH
HTTP://POSHDESTINATIONSERVICES.COM
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Mo' Better Blues 2017 Nashville, TN
Mo' Better Blues 2017 2/17/2017 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues Mo Better Blues returns for it's third year!! Check back in the coming months for more details on our wonderful event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Austin Blues Party X 3/3/2017 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Since 2007, Austin Blues Party has been the Central Texas resource for blues. A full weekend of workshops, live music and DJs draws folks to the heart of Texas, where we dance until we drop! Our tenth edition promises to bring the high quality music, instruction, and dancing you've come to expect from the biggest damn blues party in Texas. Teachers: Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Ruth Evelyn, Mike Grosser, Julie Brown, Tim O'Neill, Grace Jones-Taylor, Tommy Schwegmann, Dexter Santos, Campbell Miller, Laney Barhaugh Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
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Brown ALe Blues 2017 Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Brown ALe Blues 2017 3/3/2017 City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Fusion A weekend of blues and fusion.

The workshop has been specially formulated to reach a broad level of students simultaneously; allowing us to improve your dancing whether you’ve never danced before or you’re an experienced teacher. There will be a mix of all level and higher level classes.

Then there’s the parties! Three nights of parties with fantastic DJ and great live music.
Teachers: Lucas Weismann: Jeannie Lin: Tristan Brightman: Leigh Anderson: Shell Davies
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Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2017 3/9/2017 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Fusion Thursday, March 9th - Sunday March 12th, 2017

BOAT, "IMAGINATION"
WATERSLIDES!
24 HOUR PIZZA and ICE CREAM!


Long Beach, CA to Ensenada and back again!
All Inclusive - 4 days and 3 nights of Mayhem!
All the Food You Can Eat!
24 hr Pizza Bar and Soft Serve Ice Cream!
Group Rates and Perks (Prices and Availability Subject to Change)
3 Part Payment Plan
Room and Board
Game & Craft Room in the Afternoons
Meet and Greet Session
Private Lessons Available
Blues Dancing every night on the Lido Deck & Indoor Lounge
Live Blues Music with Sean Morse and DJ's Galore!
Private Cocktail Party
Cruise Entertainment
Casinos
Port Fees & Taxes
Fuel Charge
Documentation Fees

Dance Your Aft Off!
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Swing Break Mexico 2017 San Pancho
Swing Break Mexico 2017 3/6/2017 City: San Pancho, Mexico Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Get Ready for an unforgettable Lindy adventure at one of the most beautifull beach communities in Mexico.

Tacos: Mexican food of the gods. It’s cheap, it’s delicious and it’s satisfying. Eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get special treatment if you dress like one.

Tequila: The little extra that makes Mexican Jazz Culture unique. Whether you consume or not, it represents that jitterbug spirit that is inside all of us.

Triple Steps - You know you love them. So do we. Dancing is what brings us all together.
Teachers: Kevin St Laurent & Jo hoffber
Shesha & Nikki Marvin
Tim Collins and Ruchi Aviles
Bands: Swing Mexico Jazz Band & special guest
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Come Around Montreal Montreal
Come Around Montreal 3/17/2017 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Balboa Come Around Montreal for a weekend of Balboa greatness !!!

J&J
Strictly
Balboa Team competitions
Workshops
And so much more !!
Teachers: Marty Klempner
Teni Lopez Cardenas

Andreas Olsson
Jennifer Lee
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Steel City Blues Festival 3/17/2017 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Blues Famous for its friendly atmosphere and well-oiled organization, the Steel City Blues Festival features multiple tracks of workshops, social dancing 'til 5AM, live music, competitions, and its hallmark blues clinic! Now in its 10th year, Steel City has grown like crazy – come and see why! March 17-19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more at www.SteelCityBluesFestival.com and stay in touch at facebook.com/SteelCityBlues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Roma Balboa Weekend 3/31/2017 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Balboa Welcome to the first edition of the Roma Balboa Weekend!
Our Association Swing&Pulse would like to help expand the love for Balboa and related culture by providing quality teaching and stunning venues for international dancers and Balboa lovers
We are delighted to have such a superb line-up of the very best international teachers !
Three days & nights of dancing - pre-party on Thursday - hot bands - live music - 3 class tracks - spacious dance floors in one of the most beautiful cities!
In addition to the Balboa classes, we will have a shag taster class
Registration open in December
Teachers: Teachers confirmed:
Katja and Vincenzo,
Olga and Andreas,
Masha and Albert,
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Roma Balboa Weekend Rome
Roma Balboa Weekend 3/31/2017 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Balboa Welcome to the first edition of the Roma Balboa Weekend!
Our Association Swing&Pulse would like to help expand the love for Balboa and related culture by providing quality teaching and stunning venues for international dancers and Balboa lovers
We are delighted to have such a superb line-up of the very best international teachers !
Three days & nights of dancing - pre-party on Thursday - hot bands - live music - 3 class tracks - spacious dance floors in one of the most beautiful cities!
In addition to the Balboa classes, we will have a shag taster class
Registration open in December
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Katja and Vincenzo,
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Down South Camp Meeting 2017 4/14/2017 City: Atlanta, USA Dances: Lindy, Other Save your soul with some divine Lindy Hop, Collegiate and St. Louis Shag, Hop Shops and more! Teachers: Andy Reid, Nina Gilkenson, Jenna Applegarth, Jon Tigert Bands: Taryn Newborne & the Real Deal, others TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Minor Swing Gothenburg
Minor Swing 4/28/2017 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Balboa Welcome to Minor Swing and the 2017 theme which will be “The Art of Social Dancing”.
Band bookings are underway so stay tuned!
Registration will open 1st of February at 6pm. Four levels of Full workshop passes and Party-passes will be available.
Teachers: Peter Flahiff & Lauren Smith
Nick Williams & Shani Brown
Sanna Leinonen & Adam LaMontagne
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BluesQuake Oakland
BluesQuake 5/19/2017 City: Oakland, USA Dances: Blues Two days of classes!
Three evenings of live bands!
One awesome, bluesy weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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