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Elm City Exchange New Haven
Elm City Exchange 11/3/2018 City: New Haven, USA Dances: Fusion Hosted by Yale Swing Blues Fusion (YSBF) - our annual swing/blues/fusion exchange!
 
 
 
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Nevermore Jazz Ball Saint Louis, MO
Nevermore Jazz Ball 11/1/2018 City: Saint Louis, MO, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Nevermore Jazz Ball is a one-of-a-kind celebration of dancing, music, and the ways they bring us together, whether it's in the street, the dance floor, or the neighborhood bar. As much a love letter to St. Louis and its people as to swing dancing and jazz music, Nevermore shines a spotlight on what makes our home city so special. We invite you! Teachers: Dee Daniels Locke,Laura Keat,Adam Brozowski,Joshua Mclean Bands: The Arcadia Dance Orchestra,Miss Jubilee,Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders,Jonathan Doyle,Emily Asher
 
 
 
 
Rocky Balberna 2018 11/2/2018 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Balboa Save the date!
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ECX New Haven
Elm City Exchange 11/3/2018 City: New Haven, USA Dances: Fusion Hosted by Yale Swing Blues Fusion (YSBF) - our annual swing/blues/fusion exchange!
 
 
 
 
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1st Annual Japan Blues Practice & Party Nagoya
1st Annual Japan Blues Practice & Party 11/10/2018 City: Nagoya, Japan Dances: Blues Blues dancers in Japan from different cities decided to gather for 1 weekend of Blues at practice studios (and possibly Karaoke rooms as well!) Details are still being decided but the date appears decided.
 
 
 
 
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DJ Experiment Philadelphia
DJ Experiment 11/9/2018 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Fusion DJ Experiment was created as a safe space for DJs to experiment with new music, for dancers to express dance in new ways, and for musicians to push their boundaries. We started to experiment in March of 2010.
DJ Experiment continues to push the boundaries of "danceable" music and the range of styles employed. In addition, DJX has become a starting place for music lovers hoping to become DJs with encouragement from our growing community and advice from our established local DJs.
Teachers: Greg Avakian & Laurie Zimmerman, Emilio Estevez Bands: Janxx
 
 
 
 
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Fog City Stomp San Francisco
Fog City Stomp 11/9/2018 City: San Francisco, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz The biggest crossover event of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz in America! Four levels of Lindy Hop classes, a full schedule of solo jazz classes, and parties with world class musicians every night, including Jonathan Stout, Jen Hodge, and Clint Baker! Teachers: Laura Keat and Jeremy Otth, Anaïs Sékiné and Aleix Prats Ferrer, Felix Berghäll, LaTasha “Tasha” Barnes Bands: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander, Clint Baker’s Golden Gate Swing Band, the Jen Hodge All Stars
 
 
 
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Holy City Blues IX Charleston, SC
Holy City Blues IX 11/8/2018 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues Join us in charming Charleston, South Carolina, Nov 8-11, 2018 and share in our love for the great American music and dance tradition: The Blues!
 
 
 
 
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Moonshine Lindy & Blues Festival Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Moonshine Lindy & Blues Festival 11/9/2018 City: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Dances: Fusion Register here: https://www.moonshinevintagefestivals.com/lindyandbluesregistrations

Please join us for the 3rd annual Moonshine Lindy & Blues Festival in the stunning Scottish countryside!

Core tracks: Lindy Hop, Blues & Solo Jazz

Teachers confirmed:
Gaby Cook (USA) & Adam Brozowski (USA)
Jenny Sowden (USA) & Daniel Repsch (USA)
Joshua McLean (USA)

As well as core classes, we'll have our usual line up of traditional taster classes in Lindy, Blues & Jazz concepts in addition to an eclectic mix of other styles on offer with a selection of UK-based teachers TBA.

This unique residential takes place all on-site at the beautiful vintage spa hotel, Peebles Hydro, which boasts a heated pool, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi. There's also lots of exploring to do in and around the village of Peebles including hill walks, castles & more. We're looking forward to welcoming you!

Please see our website for further details: www.moonshinevintagefestivals.com
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Nagoya Blues Weekend Nagoya
Nagoya Blues Weekend 11/10/2018 City: Nagoya, Japan Dances: Blues Blues dancers in Japan from different cities decided to gather for 1 weekend of Blues at practice studios (and possibly Karaoke rooms as well!)
 
 
 
 
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Signifyin' Blues 2018 LOS ANGELES
Signifyin' Blues 2018 11/9/2018 City: LOS ANGELES, USA Dances: Blues Honoring the Origins of Blues


Teachers: Damon & Kelsy Stone, Laney Barhaugh, Kenneth Shipp, Heidi Fite, Whitton Frank, & More. Bands: Barbara Morrison, Missy Andersen, Brother Yusef, Weapon of Choice, Blaux Bros, & many more!
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Austin Lindy Exchange Austin
Austin Lindy Exchange 11/15/2018 City: Austin, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag It's bigger and better! Join us for a nonstop weekend of dancing and making friends in Austin. Bands: Jonathan Stout Orchestra, Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander, Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, Jonathan Doyle Swingtet, Hal Smith's Swing Central, Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp, Waller Creek Vipers
 
 
 
 
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Blues MOON Tours
Blues MOON 11/16/2018 City: Tours, France Dances: Blues The very first edition of "Blues Moon" Festival will take place in Tours (FR) in November. We invite you in Tours, Loire Valley (Unesco listed) to join a full Blues dance week-end with 3 parties and 5 hours of classes per level with 2 teachers couples :
Elise & Rija (Paris)
Aurélia & Jay (Tours/Toulouse)

From 8pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday, come to enjoy a cosmic atmosphere with live music and great DJ sets. On Sunday we plan a goodbye party from 6pm to 10pm.
Teachers: Aurelia & Jay
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European Micro Fantasia Coppenhageen
European Micro Fantasia 11/16/2018 City: Coppenhageen, Denmark Dances: Fusion This event is the first european event dedicated to micro dancing! It will be a weekend full of classes, dancing and connexions! Teachers: Telind Bench, Hazel Crimmins, Tristan Brightman
 
 
 
 
Hepcats' Fever - International Lindy Hop Festival 11/16/2018 City: São Paulo, Brazil Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz The fourth edition of The Festival will be more Fever than ever. It will be 3 nights of dancing parties, all of then with live bands playing. Also there will be 6 hours of classes in 2 days (3 hours each day for each level). Come to discover the amazing nightlife in São Paulo and make this edition awesome and more Fever than ever! Teachers: Mikey Pedroza, Nikki Marvin, Felix Berghäll, Katja Završnik, Adam Brozowski
 
 
 
 
Korea Balboa Weekend 11/16/2018 City: Seoul, Korea South Dances: Balboa Korea Balboa Weekend is most biggest and oldest classic balboa event in Asia. Teachers: Nick Williams, Kate Hedin, Jacob Wigger, Valerie Salstrom
 
 
 
 
MiniVan 2018: A Vancouver Micro Odessey 11/16/2018 City: Vancouver, Canada Dances: Fusion Vancouver's yearly Micro Fusion weekend is back for a second year, with more events, more classes, and more teeny tiny dances. We're thrilled to be inviting renowned California fusion dancer Jeannie Lin, as well as Seattle's Lessa Lamb, to teach along with local Karen Lani. Join us for a full weekend of workshops and dances, and explore the magical world of micro.

2 days of workshops!
Fri night dance at Bearcat Blues!
Sat night houseparty!
Sun night dance at Coalescence!
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North meets South Stockholm
North meets South 11/16/2018 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues Welcome to our weekend workshop North meets South on the 16:th to 18:th of November! This is a new concept where we invite teachers from different blues scenes in Sweden – because they inspire us and because we want to create stronger connections between our various Swedish scenes.
From Gothenburg, Sandra and Niclas will challenge and inspire us. From Umeå, Sweden’s northernmost blues teacher couple, Nina and Tobias are probably familiar to many of you. Together they will bring you on a journey all the way from southern latin blues rhythms to northern Chicago shuffles.
Teachers: Sandra and Niclas
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PittStop Lindy Hop Pittsburgh
PittStop Lindy Hop 11/16/2018 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Social dance all weekend, no comps or classes to interfere with the pure joy of dancing! Live swing bands in the afternoons and evenings and live blues for the late night!
 
 
 
 
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Sara Franklin Pittsburgh
Sara Franklin 11/16/2018 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Lindy PittStop is a dance weekend that specializes in Lindy Hop, which is one of the original styles of swing dance. We strive to put on a great weekend and our priority is to have excellent live music with our favorite swing bands that are making music today. PittStop has been held annually since 2001 and every year hundreds of people travel from many states and several countries to join the hundreds more local dancers to enjoy this event. Bands: Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five
Miss Freddye's Blues Band
Gordon Webster (Nine Piece Band)
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Take My Hand Blues: Gospel Washington, DC
Take My Hand Blues: Gospel 11/16/2018 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Blues, Other Take My Hand Blues is an effort to find the heart of blues dancing by exploring adjacent communities, adjacent dance, and a little of the core. Our first event, Gospel Blues in a Church will start with a live Jazz concert, then urban dance classes that draw on inheritances from Blues. The Saturday will see gospel blues classes from world renowned Blues dance teachers Damon and Kelsy Stone, Adam and Krystal Wilkerson, Grey Armstrong Ruffin, Dom Hanna, Amos Rose, and Jordie Ashely followed by a talk and then a dance with Memphis Gold. Sunday will see Memphis Gold play the morning service, then we have classes on DC Hand Dancing, a pre-swing revival living swing dance, followed by a DJ’d hand dance. We finish out the weekend departing the church for a club, grooving out to the tunes of Sam “The Man” Burns, an early House DJ and DC institution. Teachers: Damon Stone; Kelsy Stone; Grey Armstrong Ruffin; Adam Wilkerson; Krystal Wilkerson; Dom Hanna; Jordie Ashley; Amos Rose; Love2 Dance2 (eleven Hand Dance teachers) Bands: Memphis Gold, Sam “The Man” Burns
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Blues in the Hudd Huddersfield
Blues in the Hudd 11/23/2018 City: Huddersfield, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Returning for it 3rd year!
One of only 2 all blues events in the UK this year!

Awesome classes, brilliant bands, ace DJs, great venues & lovely people!

Europe's only switch & match comp, affordable pricing, 10+ hours of classes plus 2 taster classes!
Teachers: Ruth & Mike, Leigh & Daire Bands: The David Broad Band, The Niffi Osiyemi Trio, Paolo Fuschi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bluesy Christmas 2018 11/30/2018 City: Rennes, France Dances: Fusion It's never too early for Christmas! The second edition of the workshop in Rennes (France) with 4 hours of classes for 3 levels. Teachers: Alex Pierre & Marion Boudeville (Rennes), Arnaud Romien & Mélodie Romien Cadot (Tours)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SnowBound Blues 11/30/2018 City: Rochester, NY, USA Dances: Blues 7th and final year with two full days of classes and three nights of live music parties. Teachers: Julie Brown, Mike and Dan Legenthal, Grey Ruffin and Nathaniel Abrea, Joy Arico, Finn and more. Guest lectures with Doug Curry and Brother Yusef. Bands: Brother Yusef. Gordon Webster Blues Band featuring Brianna Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windy City Fusion Workshop 11/30/2018 City: Chicago, IL, USA Dances: Fusion Windy City Fusion in Chicago, IL will be hosting our first ever Fusion Dance Workshop November 30 - December 2, 2018 featuring 8 hours of instruction, along with 10 hours of DJed open dance, four hours of practica time, and an open discussion of dance etiquette, all focused on letting you improve your fusion dance game. Teachers: Flouer Evelyn
 
 
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Bluesy Christmas 2018 Rennes
Bluesy Christmas 2018 11/30/2018 City: Rennes, France Dances: Fusion It's never too early for Christmas! The second edition of the workshop in Rennes (France) with 4 hours of classes for 3 levels. Teachers: Alex Pierre & Marion Boudeville (Rennes), Arnaud Romien & Mélodie Romien Cadot (Tours)
 
 
 
 
 
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SnowBound Blues Rochester, NY
SnowBound Blues 11/30/2018 City: Rochester, NY, USA Dances: Blues 7th and final year with two full days of classes and three nights of live music parties. Teachers: Julie Brown, Mike and Dan Legenthal, Grey Ruffin and Nathaniel Abrea, Joy Arico, Finn and more. Guest lectures with Doug Curry and Brother Yusef. Bands: Brother Yusef. Gordon Webster Blues Band featuring Brianna Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
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Windy City Fusion Workshop Chicago, IL
Windy City Fusion Workshop 11/30/2018 City: Chicago, IL, USA Dances: Fusion Windy City Fusion in Chicago, IL will be hosting our first ever Fusion Dance Workshop November 30 - December 2, 2018 featuring 8 hours of instruction, along with 10 hours of DJed open dance, four hours of practica time, and an open discussion of dance etiquette, all focused on letting you improve your fusion dance game. Teachers: Flouer Evelyn
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Jingle Bal Cincinnati
Jingle Bal 12/7/2018 City: Cincinnati, USA Dances: Balboa Come-Around to the Queen City for Jingle Bal! Featuring UN-BELIEVA-BAL instructors, LIVE MUSIC, and Incre-di-bal DJs to inspire you to get your shuffle on. Teachers: Joe & Kadie Pangburn
Corey & Susan Manke
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Winter Wonderland Blues 12/14/2018 City: Nuremberg, Germany Dances: Blues Enjoy an amazing, festive Blues dance event with Jenny Sowden, Annette Kühnle and Hamed Jenabi. High level of classes, German christmas markets and a Saturday christmas dinner give you the opportunity to celebrate this lovely season with your blues dance friends.
2 tracks (Intermediate and Advanced) 3 parties with live music and lots of mulled wine and bisquits.
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When Tango'es Lindy 12/28/2018 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Lindy, Tango Hello beautiful dancers out there!

Do you have any plans for the end of december? If not - Join us in Bern!!
This will be an extraordinary event with a special combination of Lindy hop and Tango, something you can't miss!

We have an amazing organisation team and a great teacher lineup waiting for you in Bern.

You will be able to hear the tango and lindy music play down the streets of Bern as we dance our way through the cold
It will be a small cozy event filled with the joy of dance and friendship
Come with your friends or make new ones!

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Fusionizers 19 Bern
Fusionizers 19 1/4/2019 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Fusion Visit the beautiful Unesco Heritage town. Three days of Fusion dancing with Friday evening classes in HipHop, House Dance, Locking and Top Rocks, Workshop with Flouer Evelyn and Michael Wälti, Contemporary Dance Warm Up with Chris Lechner. Plus three awesome parties Fr - Su with live-music from "Pamela Mendez" on Saturday and only the best Fusion DJs of Bern. Teachers: Flouer Evelyn, Michael Wälti, Bounce Urban, Chris Lechner Bands: Pamela Mendez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Crazy Blues 2019 Montecatini Terme
Crazy Blues 2019 1/11/2019 City: Montecatini Terme, Italy Dances: Blues A full immersion weekend dedicated to the Blues dance and the Blues live music in a "All inclusive" formula (accommodation + classes + parties).
The festival is located in the middle of beautiful, charming Tuscany in Italy, and more precisely in Montecatini Terme, a suburb of Pistoia famous for its thermal water and the Liberty style.
Teachers: Ruth & Mike (USA); Ilaria & Nick (UK); Leanna Peled Rozen (Germany) Bands: Stefano Ronchi, Bob Jay & the Blues Band; more has to be added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brickyard Blues 2019 Atlanta, GA
Brickyard Blues 2019 1/18/2019 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues Blues dancers from 17 states streamed into Atlanta during March 2018 for Brickyard Blues. For our inaugural year, we went big with live music in classes, three nights of live blues music, two days of classes, multiple historic venues, and fantastic instructors from across the US.

For 2019 we will be adding more class tracks while keeping our commitment to awesome live music, world class instructors, and great venues.

Join us as we build an already great event into something epic.
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California Balboa Classic 2019 Newport Beach, CA
California Balboa Classic 2019 1/18/2019 City: Newport Beach, CA, USA Dances: Balboa Now in beautiful Newport Beach, California, just minutes from the site of the original Rendezvous Ballroom--the birthplace of Balboa!

Three amazing nights of dancing to live music lead by Jonathan Stout and late nights DJed by a crack staff of national DJs. New, larger ballroom!

Three days of workshops with world-class and champion instructors. Even more classes in 2019!

Competitions featuring the world's top Balboa dancers!

Come dance in the birthplace of Balboa!
Teachers: Shani Brown, Mickey Fortanasce, Mia Halloran, Kate Hedin, Laura Keat, Jeremy Otth, David Rehm, Sylvia Sykes, Bobby White, Nick Williams, more TBD
 
 
 
 
Kind of a Big Deal Weekend 1/18/2019 City: Boston, USA Dances: Lindy Lindy Hop workshop and competition weekend which asks the question: Are you Kind of a Big Deal? If so, you'll want to come to Boston in January 2019.
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Brickyard Blues 2019 Atlanta, GA
Brickyard Blues 2019 1/18/2019 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues Blues dancers from 17 states streamed into Atlanta during March 2018 for Brickyard Blues. For our inaugural year, we went big with live music in classes, three nights of live blues music, two days of classes, multiple historic venues, and fantastic instructors from across the US.

For 2019 we will be adding more class tracks while keeping our commitment to awesome live music, world class instructors, and great venues.

Join us as we build an already great event into something epic.
Bands: Atlanta blues bands that tour nationally and internationally
 
 
 
Breizh Blues Invasion 2019 1/25/2019 City: Rennes, France Dances: Blues Welcome to a friendly event in a midieval city of France!

This year we prepare for you:
- 2 parties with 2 live bands;
- 7 hours of classes of coupled and solo blues;
- 8 international teacher;
- french spirit and good memories of cource!!!

A bientot!
Teachers: Cedric Clerc / Caroline Flaivre (France)
Dmitrij Ivanov / Olga Podoliakina (Lithuania/Belarus)
Nicolas Naman / Virginie Walker (France)
Dexter Santos (USA)
Alina Vysotskaya (Belarus)
CalBal'19 Newport Beach, CA
California Balboa Classic 2019 1/18/2019 City: Newport Beach, CA, USA Dances: Balboa Now in beautiful Newport Beach, California, just minutes from the site of the original Rendezvous Ballroom--the birthplace of Balboa!

Three amazing nights of dancing to live music lead by Jonathan Stout and late nights DJed by a crack staff of national DJs. New, larger ballroom!

Three days of workshops with world-class and champion instructors. Even more classes in 2019!

Competitions featuring the world's top Balboa dancers!

Come dance in the birthplace of Balboa!
Teachers: Shani Brown, Mickey Fortanasce, Mia Halloran, Kate Hedin, Laura Keat, Jeremy Otth, David Rehm, Sylvia Sykes, Bobby White, Nick Williams, more TBD
 
 
 
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Lollies and Lemonade Auburn, AL
Lollies and Lemonade 1/25/2019 City: Auburn, AL, USA Dances: Balboa Lollies and Lemonade is back for a refill with a sweet lineup of national instructors and live music! This year we are offering three levels of balboa classes and a St. Louis Shag elective add-on. Come dance with us! Teachers: David Rehm, Kate Hedin, Matt Mitchell, Jen Barnett, Robert David Jemian, Cari Westbrook Bands: Megan and Her Goody Goodies
 
 
 
 
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Sitting at the Foot of the Blues London
Sitting at the Foot of the Blues 1/25/2019 City: London, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Join us in London for a new type of blues dance festival!

Let's delve deep into the blues, exploring the dances, music, and history of the people who originated this culture.

We’ve got San Francisco's Damon Stone, London's Trisha Sewell, and London's resident American Jae Wilson to get you movin’ and groovin’. They’ll be joined by musician / lecturer from Leeds Arts University Tom Attah and some expert community members to get you thinking and hmmm-ing. And cocoa. We’ll also have lots of cocoa.

Your ticket includes 8+ hours of classes and 3 parties with traditional music from Tom Attah, Stefano Ronchi, and more!

The last Friday night of every month is Blues At The Ritzy - and this January is no different! A ticket for London’s longest-running monthly dance has been incorporated into your ticket, lucky you. 8pm - 2am, act TBA.

Saturday we’ve teamed up with London’s other premier blues night, Merchant Moonshine with Blues Revolution. 8pm - 12am+ with music from Stefano Ronchi at one of the coziest cocktail bars in the city.

Sunday we’ll be running an early evening dance after workshops with live music from Tom Attah.

If you want to learn more about where blues dance came from, as well as being part of a community celebration of that culture, bring it on in.

We’re still finalising workshop and talk ideas so fill out a survey and let us know what excites you: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2J2G8H5

REGISTRATION is live Saturday 29 September at 12pm.
Early bird price is only £95. Yeah, really.
£95 if you register by Sat 13 Oct, £110 thereafter.
Payment options will be available inc staged payments. Any questions then message us or message us anyways as we like to chat :)
Teachers: Damon Stone, London's Trisha Sewell, and London's resident American Jae Wilson Bands: Tom Attah and Stefano Ronchi
 
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Balboa Dayz 2019 Dresden
Balboa Dayz 2019 2/1/2019 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Balboa Take your chance to enjoy with us the cozy-fun & hot Balboa-atmosphere of this beautiful dance floor and the Dresden-Hellerau location.

From February 1st-3rd • • 8h of classes + shows + 3x nights of dancing.
Teachers: Andreas Olsson (SWE), Olga Marina(RUS), Gio Olla (SWE) & Moe Sakan (UK), Albert Ferran & Neus
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Black Label Blues Edinburgh
Black Label Blues 2/1/2019 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Fusion Black Label Blues returns in 2019 to continue building the blues dance community. This time we are featuring:

- Foundations and General level workshops with Damon Stone
- Classes with some of our blues community heroes
- 3 parties!
- An optional teacher training programme with Damon Stone
- Limited numbers to keep that friendly community vibe
- All in a boutique hotel in Edinburgh - limited residential passes will be available.
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Fusion Project 5.0 Vancouver, BC
Fusion Project 5.0 2/1/2019 City: Vancouver, BC, Canada Dances: Fusion
 
 
 
 
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Ruth & Mike in Stockholm 2019 Stockholm
Ruth & Mike in Stockholm 2019 2/1/2019 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues For the second time, by public demand, we bring you Ruth and Mike for a small & intimate Workshop in Stockholm. Teachers: Ruth and Mike Bands: Dan Nash
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Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2019 2/8/2019 City: Tel Aviv, Israel Dances: Blues You might call it winter, but in Tel Aviv spring will have arrived!

Three nights and four parties in amazing venues as well as a pre-party and after party is what we like to call value for money. Those of you who have been here before know that we put music first and will have outstanding live music and DJ's that will have you dancing until the early hours. This year we are also adding a series of lectures about blues music and history to go together with the parties.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Backwater Blues Huntsville, AL
Backwater Blues 2/15/2019 City: Huntsville, AL, USA Dances: Blues Backwater Blues is focused specifically on the education and preservation of the sub genre of vintage blues idiom dances known as Ballroomin' Blues. Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Julie Brown, Laney Barhaugh Bands: Taryn Newborne and The K-Night Owls
 
 
 
 
In Love With Blues 2019 2/15/2019 City: Tours, France Dances: Fusion In Love With Blues second edition!
6h of classes (4 levels) with 3 couples of teachers from all over the world.
2 parties, 1 tea party.
Live music, DJ Eric and DJ Su.
J&J competition.
Teachers: Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg, France), Melanie Mas & Albert Roca Vila (La Garriga, Spain), Dawa Jung & Youngdon Kown (Seoul, Korea)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Diversion 20th Anniversary: Where Swing & Blues Meet 2/22/2019 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Other Previously known as Lindy Diversion. Diversion is dedicated to the pure enjoyment of dancing. Our event comprises instruction in Lindy, Blues, and solo movement, superb live music, hard-hitting performances, and a lot of incredible social dancing. This promises to be the perfect diversion for you this February!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Austin Blues Party 12 3/1/2019 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues The 12th iteration of our big damn blues party. Tons of instructors, DJs, bands, competitions and party. Come on home to Texas, y'all. Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Heidi Fite, Dexter Santos, Grace Jones-Taylor, Kara Fabina, Kenneth Shop, Laney Barhaugh, Gray Ruffin, Nathaniel Abrea Bands: Eastside Kings, more TBA
 
 
 
 
Big Red Swing Workshop Weekend 2019 3/1/2019 City: Bloomington, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag Amazing annual event in Btown. Come see IU's beautiful campus.
 
 
 
 
 
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Pirate Swing Ann Arbor
Pirate Swing 3/1/2019 City: Ann Arbor, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Pirate Swing celebrates 10 years!
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Mess Around 2019 - Berlin Swing Festival 3/8/2019 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Welcome for the first edition of Mess Around Festival in Berlin ♥ International teachers, live music all night long with 2 bands each night, Showcases & Competitions, ...! Join us for an awesome swing week-end in one of the best city in the world!

👉 More information coming soon !
👉 Registration starts on October 1st !
Teachers: 📌 The teachers
✔️ Skye (US) & Marie (SE)
✔️ Gabriella & Anders (SE)
✔️ Kamile (LT) & Vincenzo (IT)
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📌 The bands
✔️ Hot Swing Sextet (FR)
✔️ Peters Peppers (DE)
✔️ More tba
 
 
 
 
O-Town Showdown VI 3/8/2019 City: Ottawa, Canada Dances: Lindy Competitions, Social Dancing and Classes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona 3/14/2019 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Fusion Two passions put together, good music and chocolate in the heart of Barcelona. 4th Edition of this Exchange with 4 nights with live music, historical venues, a gastronomical day-trip, competitions, chocolate and loads of fun! :-)
 
 
 
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 3/14/2019 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues BLUES CRUISE!!

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

Long Beach, CA to Ensenada and back!
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
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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Steel City Blues Festival 3/15/2019 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Blues Come out for the best instructors, DJs, and bands here in the beautiful Steel City (aka Pittsburgh)!
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HyggeBlues Copenhagen
HyggeBlues 3/22/2019 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues Blues festival with classes, 3 parties and live music every night Teachers: Ruth & Mike + Kenneth & Laney Bands: Stefano Ronchi +more
 
 
 
 
Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 2019 3/22/2019 City: Vienna, Austria Dances: Balboa, Other In 2019, join us for our 7th edition of the Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience!
This is going to be a splendid and familiar week-end of Balboa, Laminu and Slow Balboa – with classical and different class formats.
In addition, we’re having 3 levels of Balboa classes – including total beginner level, 2 levels of Laminu classes, 1 level of Slow Balboa.
Teachers: Dan & Gemma Guest (UK), Mickey Fortanasce (USA) & Masha Krohina (RU), Axel Schwarz & Sandra Hartbach (AT) Bands: Gadjo Manouche (HR), Diknu Schneeberger Trio (AT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Motley Hue Fusion New York City
Motley Hue Fusion 3/29/2019 City: New York City, USA Dances: Fusion Motley Hue is a Fusion Partner Dance event, built on the idea of endless creativity fueled by strong dance technique.
We prioritize opening new movement possibilities through our positive learning environment, excellent world-class instructors, and ending each night with amazing parties in beautiful NYC venues.
 
 
 
 
Roma Balboa Weekend 3/29/2019 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Balboa The Italian biggest Balboa Weekend celebrates its 3rd Anniversary!
We'll be dancing in astonishing locations, we'll have toe-tapping bands, breath-taking competitions, inspiring classes and never-ending parties!
This 3rd edition includes:
- four levels workshop with 6 hours classes + concept classes + taster classes+ invitational class
- 3 parties + a pre-party on Thursday
- Historical Venues: Palazzo Brancaccio & Salotto Palatino
- Top quality Live Music
- International Competitions
and much more!
Teachers: Mickey Fortanasce & Masha Krohina
Andreas Olson & Olga Marina
Vincenzo Fesi & Moe Sakan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Belta Blues Newcastle
Belta Blues 4/5/2019 City: Newcastle, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Join us for a weekend of blues with classes for experienced dancers and parties for all.
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bluesSHOUT! 2019 4/4/2019 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ESpanish Blues Festival 4/12/2019 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues Teachers: Adamo and Vicci
Alba and Gas
Nathaniel and Grey
Nick and Ilaria
Konrad and Agnieszka
Bands: Dan Nash, Joshua Fialkoff, Revolution Recess Band, and more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DCLX 2019 Washington, DC
DCLX 2019 4/26/2019 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Lindy DCLX, the USA’s premier Lindy hop exchange, offers the nation’s best live traditional jazz music, drawing musicians and dancers from across the world, April 26-28, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Good Fellow Blues 5/3/2019 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues A cosy Blues week-end, with classes on Saturday on traditional Blues, and related disciplines. Social dancing on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. And the unique pleasure of Paris in May !
 
 
 
 
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Plenty Hot 2019 Dresden
Plenty Hot 2019 5/3/2019 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz Lets slide and jam on the perfect wooden floor at the of Börse Ballroom in Coswig by Dresden. Sweeten & refresh your repertoire, meet great dancers and Lindy Hoppers from all over Europe. Teachers: Nils Andren & Bianca Locatelli (SWE), Jamin Jackson (USA) & Ariadna Beltran (CAT), Anders Sihlberg & Mimmi Gunnarsson (SWE), Alina Sokulska & Fedor Nedotko (RUS). Bands: Heart of Dixie, Appen Dixie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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BluesGeek 2019 Nashville
BluesGeek 2019 5/10/2019 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues Last year's nerdiest blues weekend returns with a new date, an extra day of instruction, nightly musical acts focused on different blues genres, and more content for you to geek over. Be on the look out for updates in the coming months.

#geekswillunite #bluesgeek2019
Teachers: To Be Announced Bands: To Be Announced
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blossom Blues 2019 5/24/2019 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues Blossom Blues is coming back next year!

As always, a lot of live music at parties and in classes, wonderful teachers at the workshop and more surprises to come!

Last weekend of May in Zurich.

SAVE THE DATE! May 24-26 2019!

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Revival of the Revival New York City
Revival of the Revival 5/24/2019 City: New York City, USA Dances: Lindy MAY 24-26, 2019 – NEW YORK CITY

This May will be the 35 year anniversary since three Swedes, Anders Lind, Henning Sörensen, and Lennart Westerlund, came to New York for the first time looking for the roots of the Lindy Hop. It will also mark Frankie Manning’s 105th birthday.

To celebrate this “second revival” event will include:

*Traditional workshops with Swedish teachers dedicated to the New York old-school tradition

*Lectures, interviews, film shows, panel discussions on the historical context of the Jazz Era Harlem Lindy Hop

*Performances and demonstrations
Teachers: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mile High Blues 2019 Denver, CO
Mile High Blues 2019 6/20/2019 City: Denver, CO, USA Dances: Blues Save the date for Mile High Blues 2019
Celebrating 10 years!!

Featuring a Gala Thursday night
THREE days of Workshops - Friday, Saturday AND Sunday
Events for the whole family
Live music like you've never seen before
 
 
 
 
Summer Ambi Swing Showdown 2019 6/21/2019 City: Detroit, USA Dances: Lindy The Summer Ambi Swing Showdown is back for its fourth year with music, dancing, classes, and the Jo & Jo competition! Mark your calendar now, and prepare to get SASSy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bay Area micro Fusion 7/12/2019 City: Oakland, USA Dances: Fusion The original micro weekend is back for its 4th year and better than ever!

Micro is an evolving vernacular dance style that emphasizes small, precise movements, connection, and musicality.

3 nights of dancing, 2 days of workshops, live bands, and more surprises. Come join us and find out what the big deal is about tiny dances.
 
 
 
 
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Bull City Swingout Durham
Bull City Swingout 7/12/2019 City: Durham, USA Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz More details will be available soon Bands: Mint Julep Jazz Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bluesila 2019 Vilnius
Bluesila 2019 8/16/2019 City: Vilnius, Lithuania Dances: Blues Live music, classes, full accommodation and meals, Competitions - all of this in the middle of beautiful Lithuanian forest on the crystal clean lake shore! More info TBA Teachers: Bernard Cavasa and Anne-Helene Carvasa, Nicolas Naman and Alina Vysotskaya, Alina Sokulska, more TBA Bands: Hot Engines Band, A.Belkin Band, Christine & The Blue Drags
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Throwdown St. Louis, MO
The Throwdown 8/23/2019 City: St. Louis, MO, USA Dances: Blues Prepare to Throwdown next August as St. Louis hosts one of the biggest blues competition weekends ever!!

We'll be showcasing STL's best blues bands, multiple comp levels and variations, and cold hard cash for our winners. Check back for more details in the coming months!!

Presented by the BluesGeek Foundation
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