City: Bern, Switzerland
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
11thCrazy Blues 2019
Crazy Blues 2019
City: Montecatini Terme, Italy
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
18thBrickyard Blues 2019
Brickyard Blues 2019
City: Atlanta, GA, USA
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
18thCalifornia Balboa Classic 2019
Newport Beach, CABalboa
California Balboa Classic 2019
City: Newport Beach, CA, USA
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
18thKind of a Big Deal Weekend
Kind of a Big Deal Weekend
City: Boston, USA
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.
18thSydney Swing Festival 2019
Sydney Swing Festival 2019
City: Sydney, Australia
Sydney Swing Festival is back in 2019! Join us from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th January 2019 for a big weekend of workshops, social dancing and all manner of fun!
Featuring Lisa Clarke and Fabien Vrillon from France, and Anna van Dijk and Chris Sutton from Melbourne, SSF brings you two levels of workshop content across the weekend, air-conditioned venues, and of course a plethora of parties and solid, swinging tunes for your dancing enjoyment.
Teachers: Lisa Clarke, Fabien Vrillon, Anna van Dijk, Chris Sutton
Bands: The Squeezebox Trio, Darlington Jazz
25thBreizh Blues Invasion 2019
Breizh Blues Invasion 2019
City: Rennes, France
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!!!
Teachers: Cedric Clerc / Caroline Flaivre (France)
Dmitrij Ivanov / Olga Podoliakina (Lithuania/Belarus)
Nicolas Naman / Virginie Walker (France)
Dexter Santos (USA)
Alina Vysotskaya (Belarus)
25thLollies and Lemonade
Lollies and Lemonade
City: Auburn, AL, USA
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
25thSitting at the Foot of the Blues
Sitting at the Foot of the Blues
City: London, United Kingdom
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
1stBalboa Dayz 2019
Balboa Dayz 2019
City: Dresden, Germany
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
Bands: Heart of Dixie, Appen Dixie
1stBlack Label Blues
Black Label Blues
City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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.
Teachers: Damon Stone
1stFusion Project 5.0
1stRuth & Mike in Stockholm 2019
Ruth & Mike in Stockholm 2019
City: Stockholm, Sweden
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
8thBlack Coffee Blues Exchange 2019
Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2019
City: Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
City: Huntsville, AL, USA
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
15thGrey & Nathaniel Blues Workshop
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Grey & Nathaniel Blues Workshop
City: San Luis Obispo, USA
Join Drop Dead Blues for their annual Winter Blues Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California! Enjoy 2 nights of dancing (Fri/Sat) and 2 days of lessons (Sat/Sun) with Grey and Nathaniel!
Teachers: Grey Armstrong, Nathaniel Abrea
15thIn Love With Blues 2019
In Love With Blues 2019
City: Tours, France
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.
Teachers: Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg, France), Melanie Mas & Albert Roca Vila (La Garriga, Spain), Dawa Jung & Youngdon Kown (Seoul, Korea)
21stDouble Shot Valencia Blues & Fusion
Double Shot Valencia Blues & Fusion
City: Valencia, Spain
Double Shot Blues is considered one of the best and most important blues and fusion festival in Europe.
This 4th edition is from the 21 to the 24th of february in the beautiful and mediterranean city of Valencia, in Spain.
Four days with parties and masterclasses with the best international teachers such Jenny Sowden, Ruth&Mike, Xandy Liberato and much more.
Double shot parties are indescribable.
An international and tolerant atmosphere with the best live music bands and dj's. Amazing venues and the most important...the good vibes result of lots of work with love.
Teachers: Judit Triguero & Xandy Liberato, Mike & Dan Legenthal, Jenny Sowden, Ruth & Mike, Julie Brown
Bands: Dan Nash, David Keogh, The Revolution Band, Eby, Stefano Ronchi & more...
22ndDiversion 20th Anniversary: Where Swing & Blues Meet
DenverBlues, Lindy, Other
Diversion 20th Anniversary: Where Swing & Blues Meet
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!
22ndSwingin' at the Savoy 2019
Oakland, CALindy, Solo Jazz
Swingin' at the Savoy 2019
City: Oakland, CA, USA
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
Swingin’ At The Savoy is an event to celebrate Lindy Hop & Jazz, the joy of the dance and the music, their heritage and history. It takes place every year in February to follow on in the foot steps of the tradition established by the Northern California Lindy Society (NCLS) with the Frankie Manning weekends.
The event is open to dancers of all ages and promotes Lindy Hop & Jazz dance and music education, open-mindedness, playfulness, and creativity. Its goal is to help build and strengthen the Lindy Hop community.
Teachers: Norma Miller, Chazz Young, Chester Whitmore,
Sylvia Sykes, Skye Humphries, Adam Brozowski, Joshua McLean, Noami Uyama, Peter Strom, Alice Meï,Rémy Kouakou Kouamé, Jo Hoffberg, and Kevin St Laurent
Bands: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band,
Naomi and Her Handsome Devils
22ndThis Jawn is My Jam
This Jawn is My Jam
City: Philadelphia, USA
Powerhoues Blues's idiom focused dance weekend with added Philly flavor!
Come for a weekend of cozy dancing and learning in the city of brotherly love. This is our second year and we can't wait to announce what's in store.
Teachers: Sarah Lokay, Ross Blythe, Miryam Coppersmith, Genevieve Senechal
Bands: Live Music TBA
1stAustin Blues Party 12
Austin Blues Party 12
City: Austin, USA
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
Ann ArborBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz
City: Ann Arbor, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz
Pirate Swing celebrates 10 years!
8thBackdoor to Blues VII
Backdoor to Blues VII
City: Paris, France
Dances: Blues, Lindy
4 levels in Lindy-hop / 4 levels in Blues / 1 level in Swing teaching / 1 level in Blues teaching / 2 orchestra parties
Teachers: Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg, France),
Chloé Boucard & Peter Wishart (Rennes, France), Susana Bernal Sanchez (Toulouse, France) & Fabien Vrillon (Grenoble, France), Rija Ridz (Paris, France) & Lisa Clarke (Grenoble, France),
Bands: The Rhythm Sketches
City: Lisboa, Portugal
Lisbon Blues • Lisbon - Portugal
8th to 10th March 2019
A long standing dream of doing a Blues Exchange in Lisbon is finally coming to fruition, from the 8th to the 10th of March ,Lisbon will be dancing Blues.
And what an emotion, to be able to dance in the city of the seven hills with it's old world atmosphere and a light that makes the happiness of photographers and filmmakers.
With an international vibe but still a little town feel Lisbon has an enchanting alure that invites us to enjoy life.
By the way, Lisbon Blues is organized by Swing Station (the organizer of Atlantic Blues), so you'll only get the chance to enjoy our Blues Exchange every two years as in the other year we'll be organizing Atlantic Blues.
Friday night, 8th March:
Saturday night, 9th March:
Sunday night, 10th March:
Daytime Activities: TBA
8thMess Around 2019 - Berlin Swing Festival
BerlinLindy, Solo Jazz
Mess Around 2019 - Berlin Swing Festival
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)
📌 The bands
✔️ Hot Swing Sextet (FR)
✔️ Peters Peppers (DE)
✔️ More tba
8thOrlando Lindy Exchange - Turn It Up to 11
Orlando Lindy Exchange - Turn It Up to 11
City: Orlando, USA
You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
TURN IT UP TO 11.
Orlando Lindy Exchange 11 - Turn It Up To 11
Come join us in the beautiful sunny state of Florida for the return of the Orlando Lindy Exchange on March 8-11, 2019.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW AT https://orlx.org/sign-up/
Bands: Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders
14thBlues workshop with Leigh and Daire
14thCocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona
Cocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona
City: Barcelona, Spain
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! :-)
14thCruisin' for a Bluesin'
Cruisin' for a Bluesin'
City: Los Angeles, USA
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
Port Fees & Taxes
Dance Your Aft Off!
15thAires de Blues 2019
Aires de Blues 2019
City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aires de Blues 2019
The 4th edition of the Argentinean blues dance festival.
A weekend full of blues with 3 nights of dancing to live music and 2 days of workshop with local and international teachers.
Teachers: Alma Applegate
Eugenia Della Latta
Bands: Cesar Valdomir blues band
Daniel De Vita blues trio
Gabriel Gratzer & the big tequilas
Nico Smoljan & his southern jukes
Xime Monzón blues band
22ndAnthony And Irina Swing 2 KL
Anthony And Irina Swing 2 KL
City: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Swing 2 Places is excited to present Anthony & Irina Swing 2 KL: Workshop Edition! Both Anthony and Irina are versatile dancers, amazing competitors and performers, and most importantly, exhibit their passion for the dance fully on the social dance floor. We'll be having two days of workshops and 3 nights of social dancers to regional DJs. We are excited to bring them to Malaysia and are looking forward to welcoming you as well!
Teachers: Anthony Chen, Irina Amzashvili
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Blues festival with classes, 3 parties and live music every night
Teachers: Ruth & Mike + Kenneth & Laney
Bands: Stefano Ronchi +more
22ndVienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 2019
Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 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)
City: Leiden, Netherlands
Dances: Lindy, Shag
Teachers: Scott Cupit & Arrianne O’Shea
Marco Dietz & Victoria Kreiner
Claire Remy & Marcello Caio
Bands: Dimitris Koutantos Jazz band
29thMotley Hue Fusion
New York CityFusion
Motley Hue Fusion
City: New York City, USA
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.
29thRoma Balboa Weekend
Roma Balboa Weekend
City: Rome, Italy
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
City: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Join us for a weekend of blues with classes for experienced dancers and parties for all.
5thGood Fellow Blues
Good Fellow Blues
City: Paris, France
We propose an innovative program for the classes: classes of Traditional Blue dance with Agnieszka and Konrad (Poland) (your dance sharing will never be the same again), and "Tango for Blues" with Yannick and Sandrine (France) (your ochos will never be the same again;-)). The Good Fellow Blues 2019 : 4 hours of 2 level classes, 3 parties with 2 Traditional Blues lives, a mix of traditional Blues and fusion for the DJ sets, amazing venues and time to visit Paris. Registration will open on Sunday 2th December. Fr-Sat pass: 70€. Full pass: 80€.
A cosy, friendly event to share fellow spirit and technique.
Teachers: Agnieszka and Konrad : Poland
Yannick and Sandrine : France
Bands: Little Tom : France
René Miller & Dédé Macchabee : France
11thFleur de Lindy
New OrleansLindy, Balboa
Fleur de Lindy
City: New Orleans, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
FLEUR DE LINDY is no ordinary Lindy Exchange. How could it be? New Orleans is no ordinary city! You are invited to experience the beauty and culture of the birthplace of Jazz.
12thESpanish Blues Festival
ESpanish Blues Festival
City: Madrid, Spain
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
City: Washington, DC, USA
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.
26thSpring Stomp 2019
CorkLindy, Solo Jazz
Spring Stomp 2019
City: Cork, Ireland
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Spring Stomp, 26-28 of April 2019. This year we hope to bring you a weekend of social dancing, workshops in Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Charleston, and even some Tap – All in Cork City, Ireland!
Teachers: Diana Geisler, Andrew Hsi, Barbora “Bára” Hřebačková
26thWillow Blues Exchange 2019
Willow Blues Exchange 2019
City: Łódź, Poland
For now we can promise you that the event will be as cozy as it was in the previous years, with a lot of our local magic and warmth. We'll show you our favourite places, introduce our favourite musicians and feed you with the best food. The non-blues workshops are our tradition, too. And hugs, of course, unlimitted.
30thMenorca Lindy Exchange 2019
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Menorca Lindy Exchange 2019
City: Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain
This year more than a weekend, open air dances, tourism, culture, food, night parties.
Bands: Meschiya Lake, Madrid Hot Jazz Band, Shakin'all, Swingcat Street Band, The Swing Crusaders, Topsy, Mercadal Big Band
2ndPorto Blues Exchange
Porto Blues Exchange
City: Porto, Portugal
Community based Blues exchange in the beautiful city of Porto.
Bands: TJ Jazz, Rhythm & Booze, Smokestackers
3rdFallin' In Blues
Fallin' In Blues
City: Grenoble, France
A full immersion weekend dedicated to the Blues dance and the Blues live music, with couple and solo classes, in the French Alps capital!
3 parties, 7 hours classes, J&J and solo competitions
Teachers: Lisa Clarke(UK) and Dan Repsch (USA), Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (F), Ilaria Parisi & Nick Shirbini (UK, It)
Bands: Dan Nash & Ray Wallen (UK), Barefoot Iano (AUS) & Cincinnati Slim (USA)
City: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Teachers: Andrew Smith, Isabelle Mugai, Agnieszka Burza, Becky Norris
3rdPlenty Hot 2019
DresdenLindy, Solo Jazz
Plenty Hot 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
City: Nashville, USA
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.
Teachers: To Be Announced
Bands: To Be Announced
16thCharleston Lindy Exchange
Charleston Lindy Exchange
City: Charleston , USA
Charleston Lindy Exchange is a 4 day event started with a potluck picnic Thursday afternoon with dancing and dancing Friday through Sunday. Friday through Sunday will consist of dances at several locations with a late night for Friday and Saturday. There will be a blues room at each late night.
Bands: Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five
24thBlossom Blues 2019
Blossom Blues 2019
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Blossom Blues is back next year! Save the date: May 24th-26th, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland!
Blossom Blues Highlights:
* 2 days of workshop
* 3 nights of parties with 5 live bands
* You design your own workshop adventure in blues idiom dances and blues music styles
* Traditional blues music at parties
* And as always, live music in classes
**Registration opens January 24th, 2019**
24thRed Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
City: Washington, DC, USA
Some warm, toasty, delicious information for you, dance friends! Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019 has a finalized date. Mark your calendars for May 24-27, 2019, for the sizzling, soulful event you know and love.
With blues dancing, live music, great DJs, afternoon BBQs, food competitions, laying in the sunshine, community, and love, its the ultimate start of summer! We can’t wait to see you in our nation’s capital: sunny, crawfish-tastic Washington, DC.
All our love,
24thRevival of the Revival
New York CityLindy
Revival of the Revival
City: New York City, USA
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
30thStockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
Stockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
City: Stockholm, Sweden
A warm WELCOME to the annual Stockholm Blues Fest! This year is the 10th jubilee! We’re looking forward to see both old and new friends joining us for this celebration!
Expect a long weekend of inspiring workshops with international blues teachers, late night blues parties, and plenty of time for connection on and off the dance floor!
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Jean-Charles Joyss
Bands: Queen Josephine and The Blues Trail, more TBD
14thThe Dance Thing at the Lodge
The Dance Thing at the Lodge
City: Mariposa, CA, USA
The Dance Thing at the Lodge is a summertime fusion weekend just outside of Mariposa, California. Spend your days relaxing in nature and participating in workshops -- or even running your own! At night, you’ll be dancing to your favorite live and DJ’d music until the wee hours of the morning.
20thMile High Blues 2019
Mile High Blues 2019
City: Denver, CO, USA
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
5thSwing in Corsica ** Balboa & Jazz Roots **
CargeseBalboa, Solo Jazz
Swing in Corsica ** Balboa & Jazz Roots **
City: Cargese, France
Dances: Balboa, Solo Jazz
SWING festival with Balboa & Jazz roots.
6h balboa Workshops / 2 levels (inter / Adv)
3h jazz roots workshops
3 apero & parties
Dance floors outside & inside
Wonderful Teachers, Nejc & Oksana, Solen & Laurent
2 Bands & DJ
Around the festival : Snorkeling, paddle, hiking, yoga, corsican Wine degustation ...!
Full pass with all acomodations available soon on our website
Ready to book your Swing trip in Corsica ?! :)
Teachers: Solen Le BIHAN and Laurent WALLET
Oksana Shkiray and Nejc ZUPAN
12thBay Area micro Fusion
Bay Area micro Fusion
City: Oakland, USA
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.
12thBull City Swingout
DurhamLindy, Solo Jazz
Bull City Swingout
City: Durham, USA
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
More details will be available soon
Bands: Mint Julep Jazz Band
18thHamburg Balboa Exchange 2019
Hamburg Balboa Exchange 2019
City: Hamburg, Germany
Right in the heart of the city of Franzbrötchen, the famous red mile, a legendary fish market (Sundays 5am-9.30am) you will find a growing and alive Balboa scene! Of course, the town has a lot more to give and see! When you come to visit and dance at the end of July, you'll be quite surely welcomed by sunny weather. We will offer you a weekend with Parties and some activities, and additionally/optionally some fun Balboa classes with teachers from abroad.
Teachers: Javier Izquierdo & Lucía Galiana (VLC, Spain), 2nd teacher couple tba
Bands: several bands, tba
19thToulouse Fusion Week End
Toulouse Fusion Week End
City: toulouse, France
3 dancing nights until sunset, outdoors in the nicest places of Toulouse (south of france), city tour
DJs from Alternative Tango, Blues Fusion and Brazilian Zouk
Full pass: 40 €
26thSweet Molasses Blues
Sweet Molasses Blues
City: Boston, MA, USA
Sweet Molasses Blues returns to Boston July 26-28 2019!
What can you expect? I'm so glad you asked
- 2 full days of classes with top notch instructors (including some special guests)
- 3 nights of live Blues music
- Spectacular choreography and performances
- Sunday evening Soul Food dinner
- Sunday late night booty-shakin' after party!
Sounds pretty sweet, doncha think?
Want to know more? Learn in 3 easy steps!
1) Like the Sweet Molasses Blues page
2) Read the info on www.sweetmolassesblues.com
3) RSVP "yes" to the event and invite your friends!
CincinnatiBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
City: Cincinnati, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
Join us for our fouth annual swing dance exchange Aug 1-4 in Cincinnati OH. Four days of dancing in beautiful venues throughout Cincinnati. Awesome bands and DJs will keep you dancing all weekend. We can't wait to dance with you!
Bands: Visit website for details.
City: Portland, USA
Welcome to the first annual Summer Mixtape fusion weekend!
Enjoy summer in the PNW at this one of a kind Fusion event. Take full advantage of Portland's Oaks Amusement Park and pipe organ roller rink during the day and dance late into the night at the Historic Dance Pavillion.
More daytime activities, DJs and general information TBA early next year.
Save the date, invite your friends and we'll see you next summer!
Oaks Park: http://oakspark.com/site/
City: Vilnius, Lithuania
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
St. Louis, MOBlues
City: St. Louis, MO, USA
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
30thCamp Hollwood 2019
Los Angeles, CABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollwood 2019
City: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollywood is one of the largest and longest running swing dance camps in the world. Now in its 22nd year, we're proud to offer the finest selection of international dance instructors, live music and competitors which provide a fun-filled long weekend with something for everyone!
30thOpen Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
Open Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
City: Piotrowice Nyskie, Poland
THE FESTIVAL: 30th August - 1th September 2019
Open Blues is Poland's first blues dance camp. The festival is 4 days, 4 parties, dozens of peer-based workshops, and live music. The hangout is a lovely community hanging out.
The core principle of Open Blues revolves around peer-based exchange. It will all take place in an atmospheric raw palais. This space is perfect for both laboratory and experimental work as well as socialising and general merriment - bonfires, a lake, incredible nature, a bit of agritourism and many more during our weekend.
City: Philadelphia, USA
Blues Muse is a follower creativity and leader receptivity focused dance weekend!
Blues Muse 2019 will have live music, fantastic DJs who have dedicated time to the study of blues music, and inspiring instructors who have devoted themselves to these dances, and who have proven themselves to be excellent instructors, lovely dancers, and admirable community members.
25thMoonshine Blues Festival
North Berwick, ScotlandBlues
Moonshine Blues Festival
City: North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Join us at a luxury hotel on the sea shore for a weekend of social dancing, live music, workshops and teacher training!
Teachers: Damon Stone, Kelsy Stone, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarallo