City: Chicago, USA
13thAll Balboa Weekend
All Balboa Weekend
City: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The 2019 All Balboa Weekend will take place at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio from the early evening of Thursday, June 13th until very, very late on Sunday, June 16th. Some may even call that Monday morning. ;) Competitions: American Classic Balboa Championships (ACBC), Mix & Match, Pro-Am, Intergalactic Balboa Championship.
Teachers: Sylvia Sykes, Marty Lau, Andreas Olsson, Olga Marina, Mickey Fortenasce, Kelly Arsenault
Bands: Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Orchestra
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.
14thThe Slow Down 2019
The Slow Down 2019
City: Brno, Czech Republic
Hey guys, we are organizing a new event in Brno. It combines a slow swing & blues.
3 nights, 4 bands, chill out picnic and barbecues, history talks, couple and solo classes with international teachers! And, of course, crazy Saturday night in legendary world war II bunker! Come to visit us in Brno :)
Teachers: Sep Vermeersch, Els Houttequiet
Bands: Miss Mikey May and The Organ Grinders, Prime Minister Benny & his Clumsy Fingers, House Band, ...
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
28thBlues Summer Moscow Echange
Blues Summer Moscow Echange
City: Moscow, Russia
The Summer is closer than it seems and we are welcoming you to the 1st Moscow Blues Exchange! See Moscow in its best mood, weather and find out how warm is the blues scene here!
What to expect?
3 parties and a preparty with the best Moscow live bands
Special guest Stefano Ronchi
Venues with great atmosphere every day
Amazing tours around Moscow that will make you fall in love with the city!
==Support with visa issues - just ask!==
Meet the new and old blues friends from all over the world here!
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Stefano Ronchi etc
28thQueen City Shuffle 2019
Charlotte, NC Balboa
Queen City Shuffle 2019
City: Charlotte, NC , USA
Charlotte's first all Balboa workshop weekend with 6 hours of Balboa classes with Abigail Browning and Adam Speen and 3 nights of dancing!
Teachers: Abigail Browning and Adam Speen will be the instructors for the weekend!
Bands: Ethan Uslan will be performing for us on Saturday night!
4thPortland Blues Experience
Portland Blues Experience
City: Portland, Oregon, USA
Four days of dancing and competitions at the Portland Waterfront Blues Fest, plus late-night dances and a blues dance cruise
Teachers: Brenda Russell
Bands: Shemekia Copeland, Trombone Shorty, California Honeydrops, and about 80 more
5thBlues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
Blues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
City: Minsk, Belarus
This is a story of light and darkness, the story of pain and joy, of a body and a soul. This is a story of the Blues Spirit.
Chapter 1. The Origin.
◾ A deep insight into American Blues history
◾ A way to get closer to the Blues Ethos
◾ A new format of classes from a US instructor of authentic blues dance
◾ A rare chance to feel the vibe of a Juke Joint
Agenda of the weekend:
6 hours of classes with a legend of blues
2 big parties with live music
1 secret after-party
and other surprises...
We are waiting for all, who wants to feel the spirit of blues!
== Free-Visa travel in Belarus! ==
Teachers: Dexter Santos (US)
Bands: information coming soon...
5thRiver City Mess Around
St Louis, MOLindy, Balboa, Shag
River City Mess Around
City: St Louis, MO, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Shag
St. Louis‘ annual summer dance weekend returns July 5-7, 2019!
RCMA is back and bigger than ever with new contests, exciting performances, and the best live swing jazz the city has to offer.
Evening, afternoon, and late night events will showcase a variety of jazz styles in unique venues across the city. On Saturday night we'll host a Short Showcase Contest and Jazz Battle!
Bands: The Sidemen, The Gaslight Square, Miss Jubilee, Sweetie & The Toothaches, The Arcadia Dance Orchestra, Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing
5thScotland Invades Inverness
Scotland Invades Inverness
City: Inverness, United Kingdom
Scotland's favourite travelling Blues Dance event is back! And this time its heading North!
Inverness' Highland Swing are super-excited to host this 6th outing of Scotland Invades.
What is Scotland Invades? - A series of events aiming to foster connections within and celebrate Scotland's Blues dance scene.
At each event Scotland's Blues Dance community invade (in a friendly way) a host city for a weekend of dance revelry. We aim to make this event as affordable and accessible as possible.
Where is Inverness? - Up North. But its not as far as you think. There are roads, and public transport and electricity. We promise.
What is Blues Dancing? - Blues dancing is a family of historic African-American dances that developed alongside Blues music. It is a partner dance with strong emphasis on improvisation, rhythm and poly-rhythms and solo movement.
Who is this event aimed at? - Everyone. Whether you've never danced blues before or are a blues addict we would love to see you there. There will be beginner friendly classes during the weekend, so this is the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
Classes - Five hours of beginner -friendly Blues Dance classes, taught by some of Glasgow's finest Ewa and Malcolm. Ewa and Malcolm regularly teach Blues dancing in Glasgow. In their classes they like to emphasise strong fundamentals, switching lead and following and fun!
Classes will be taught 'switch' allowing you to learn both the lead and follow role in the same lesson, and therefore dance with everyone!
Parties - Get your dance shoes ready and your party pants on cos we are going to PAR-TAY!
On Friday night we'll have a welcome party to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. On Saturday we'll have some more bluesy goodness and live music, and then will be taking the fun into the wee small hours with a fusion afterparty. On Sunday we'll be seeing the weekend out in style with a cake-fuelled tea dance.
Plus other Invernessian activities in store - including dancing on the shores of Loch Ness!
Where do I sign up? - Tickets £22 for the entire weekend, lessons and parties. Available below at https://highlandswing.dancecloud.com/dance/23274
Teachers: Ewa Wanat; Malcolm White
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
11thSeravezza Blues Camp
Seravezza Blues Camp
City: Seravezza (LU), Italy
Musicians and dancers together.
The most authentic Blues culture offering in Europe.
This will be a unique and special event to enable self-improvement and development in your understanding of Blues dancing and music. The original pioneers of Blues music were born and raised in close proximity within the confines of close-knit communities. It can be of great educational and spiritual value when we, as blues dancers and musicians, start from this principle to express ourselves in our best light, namely to learn about and experience the Blues together.
The event is focused on
-group experience and learning
-gaining a deeper appreciation of different styles
-creating and developing a dialogue between musicians and dancers
We will dig deeply into the correlation between dance and music, between figures and harmony, between movement and rhythm.
Brenda Jean Russell (USA): dance
Dante Zapata (USA): dance
Daniel Nash (UK): acoustic guitar
Valentina Bartoli (IT): Hammond organ & piano
Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (IT): guitar
Carlo Romagnoli (IT): bass
Davide Malito Lenti (IT): drums
Tom Blacksmith (DE): harmonica
Stefano Zenni: conference "Jazz & dance".
Thursday (free): introduction, teachers performances, open class, party with live music.
Friday: From Spiritual to R&B
Saturday: Muddy Waters and Chess Records
Sunday: Boogie and Boogaloo
MUSICALITY CLASS: all the students together are introduced to the topic of the day with listening and discussing about different styles and blues forms
The next are specific STYLE CLASSES or ensemble music for separated musicians and dancers
The combo jam is the heart of the workshop, when musicians and dancers play and create the blues together and learn together how to play and dance better and enjoy more
PARTY: The late night parties are with professional live bands playing the music of the day’s topics.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Dante Zapata
Bands: Dan Nash, Soul On Fire, Magic Bones
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.
City: Girona (Catalunya), Spain
3 days with Blues Dance Classes, live music, swimming pool, Jams, accommodation, and meals included
Teachers: Melanie Mas
Bands: The Blues Prisoners
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
12thSan Diego Balboa and Lindy Exchange
San DiegoLindy, Balboa
San Diego Balboa and Lindy Exchange
City: San Diego, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
A fun filled 3 days and evenings of Balboa and Lindy Hop this July in San Diego! Join us for fun in the sun while dancing on the beach and for some famous San Diego craft brews while dancing at a brewery. We'll have live bands and some pretty awesome DJs playing for you over three evenings of dancing with people from around the country. Don't miss out on what may be one of the most memorable summer weekends in your dancing life!
Bands: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander, Jonathan Stout and the Grand Slam Sextet, the Madhat Hucksters
City: York, USA
Weekend-long retreat (Thursday night to Sunday afternoon) including dance and empowerment classes, chilling and board games, and fusion dancing.
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
19thRebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
Rebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
City: Cork, Ireland
The little workshop with the big heart goes international for 2019.
Pack your bags next summer and explore Ireland's second city, Cork, with its unique character, vibrant live music scene, and friendly inhabitants.
5 international instructors, 3 levels to choose from & 3 parties.
Teachers: Adamo Ciarallo, Vicci Moore, Leigh Anderson, Niclas Palmér, Sandra Thörn
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!
27thStudio Hop Summer Camp
Studio Hop Summer Camp
City: Mont Dore, France
One Week of holidays an Blues dancing in the middle of France, Live music every party, pool party, sauna, hammam, Jaccuzzis, french food, chees & wine :) in the middle beautifull french volcanoes
Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Alba & Gas, Lisa & Fabien, Anne-Helene & Bernard, more to come
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Mister Tchang Trio, The Raggedy Junkers sextet, The Blues & Bones
1stBalast Off! 2019
Balast Off! 2019
City: Huntsville, USA
THE CALL HAS BEEN SOUNDED! LET THE COUNTDOWN SEQUENCE COMMENCE.....
Balast Off! has returned for mission number 6 on August 1st-4th 2019 in Huntsville Alabama!
Featuring 4 NIGHTS of dancing, 3 FULL DAYS of classes and 6 FULL mission tracks to choose from, will you answer the call?
More mission details to come at www.balastoff.com !
Teachers: Kate Hedin, David Rehm, Nick Williams, Shani Brown, Bobby White, Annabel Truesdell Quisao, Susan Manke, Corey Manke... and more TBA!
Bands: The Rhythm Serenaders
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/
3rdRoaring Twenties Lawn Party
BostonLindy, Solo Jazz
Roaring Twenties Lawn Party
City: Boston, USA
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is an outdoor picnic featuring live music, vintage fair, dance lessons and performances, antique automobiles and much more on the beautiful Crane Estate on the Atlantic ocean.
Bands: Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia,
Baby Soda Jazz Band,
Cassidy's Orleans Kids,
Amy K & the Four-String Serenaders
4thMountain Blues Camp
Mountain Blues Camp
City: Volterra, Italy
Mountain Blues Camp 2019
August 4th-10th 2019
* 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* Picturesque location in Tuscany
Variety of blues music at the parties: the quartet, the duo with the washboard, the blues piano solo, guitar & upright bass, etc..
Teachers: Catherine Palmier
Bands: Pablo Micha
Stefano Ronchi Quartet
9thTake My Hand: Slow Drag
Take My Hand: Slow Drag
City: Washington, USA
A weekend of Slow Drag, from the late 1880s to the 1960s. Dive deep into this simple dance to engage with history, musicality, quality of motion, and proprioception at a level more advanced than you would achieve in a weekend where you did all the things.
Teachers: TBA, but get excited
15thCeuvel Swing Camp 2019
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2019
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Get ready for the five year anniversary of Ceuvel Swing Camp - long weekend of swing dance parties and classes in the North of Amsterdam. Also this year: every participant gets a private class; lindy hop group classes (with a focus on switching roles) and taster classes; everything within walking distance; a separate blues room; a Switch Mix&Match competition; and of course a very welcoming and cosy atmosphere.
Teachers: Katie Kobalt, Audun Kveberg, Kibble White, Jason Hsu, Jeff Tong
15thDirt Cheap Blues 2019
Virginia Beach, VABlues
Dirt Cheap Blues 2019
City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
15th Annual Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. August 15-18, 2019 - Not Just an Exchange, It Is A Bluesin' Vacation!
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
23rdDirty Water Lindy Exchange
Dirty Water Lindy Exchange
City: Boston, USA
Boston invites you to our weekend of swing dancing. Most of it outdoors this year including our Saturday night dance on the docks of Community Boating on the Charles River in Boston.
Bands: Toni Lynn Washington
23rdSonia & Hector Weekend
DresdenLindy, Solo Jazz
Sonia & Hector Weekend
City: Dresden, Germany
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
Have a fantastic Lindy Hop Weekend with Sonia and Hector in Dresden. They aim on helping you to develop and train your feel in solo & couple dancing for medium & fast swing music. We offer perfect learning conditions:: max. of 15 couples in each class, inside of a great dance studio, we also plan on some social activities. Get inspired, and enjoy the time dancing with us ♪♫
Teachers: Sonia Ortega, Hector Artal
Bands: A SteamBoatRide is planned with live swing music :)
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!
30thLadybug Blues Weekend
Ladybug Blues Weekend
City: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Big mama, Ladybug Blues returns in 2019 to continue building the blues dance community in Eindhoven. While lil’Ladybug blues&fusion exchange focuses on having lot’s of dance and fun Ladybug Blues weekend is about expanding our horizons and learning more. This weekend includes workshops with Lucky Skillen en other local and international heroes as well as great live music.
Teachers: Brian Lucky Skillen, Taryn & Ollie, Jonne & Gregor
Bands: Van Tastik
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: Bern, Switzerland
The annual international Blues Dance Workshop in Bern
Teachers: Flouer Evelyn, Jenny Sowden any many more
Bands: Stefano Ronchi, Sam Mr. Tchang and more
13thEmerald City Blues Festival
Emerald City Blues Festival
City: Seattle, USA
After an 8 year hiatus, Emerald City Blues Festival is coming back to Seattle in September, 2019! 3 nights of dancing with both live music and DJ'd music, 2 days of workshops taught by local and nationally renowned instructors, and 3 different competitions.
ECBF was once one of the largest and well respected social blues dance events. We are bringing it back under new leadership but with the same values of professional instruction, world-class music, and organized competitions. We're excited to bring you the best in blues from all over the world.
News and information about the event will be posted on this event page and on the website at www.emeraldcityblues.com.
Teachers: Ruth and Mike
John Lozano and Brooke Filsinger
Dexter Santos and Heidi Fite
13thHot Night Fusion Weekend
Hot Night Fusion Weekend
City: Denver, USA
At Hot Night Fusion Weekend, we celebrate combination, flow, and new dimensions of music where we individually teach and study pure dance forms and then find ways to integrate them. This event supports these dance concoctions by providing 20 hours of classes throughout the weekend with top instructors from several different dance styles. Some genres will be progressive so you can choose a style to study in depth and other styles will be taught as electives to open the door to new opportunities in your dancing.Hot Night Fusion Weekend runs concurrently with Lindy on the Rocks with classes in the same venue and a pass gets you access to all three rooms of dancing (all-access or dance only) and over 20 hours of classes (all-access pass). Save the date September 13-15, 2019!!
Teachers: Nathaniel Abrea, Joe Demers, Juan Villafane, Latasha Barnes, and more...
13thLindy on the Rocks
DenverLindy, Solo Jazz, Other
Lindy on the Rocks
City: Denver, USA
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other
CMDance presents it's annual three festivals in one, Lindy on the Rocks + Hot Night Fusion Weekend + Denver Jazz Festival.
September 13-15th. Denver, CO. Live Music. Great Teachers. Battle On The Rocks. Classes that inspire and allow for exploration. We hope to see you there!
Teachers: Jon Tigert, Jenna Applegarth, Anthony Chen, Irina Amzashvili, Juan Villafane, Mariel Gastriena, Nathaniel Abrea, Joe Demers, Shauna Marble, and more...
Bands: Jonathan Stout and his Campus 5 ft. Hilary Alexander, Stout's Rhythm Busters, Candy Jackets, Denver Youth All Stars, The Count Basie Tribute Big Band, and more...
14thPSDS Member Workshop
PSDS Member Workshop
City: Greensboro, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
A day starting with Bal and then several classes on Lindy. Evening Dance with live band.
Teachers: Diana Smith, Gary Holland, Anita Isley, David Camp, Sean & Marlana Kirk
19thNorth Star Blues 2019
North Star Blues 2019
City: Minneapolis, USA
The coziest year yet...North Star Blues is the friendliest blues dance exchange in the U.S.
4 nights of dancing
3+ live bands
2 social events (past: BBQ, mini-golf, rooftop party, bakery dancing...)
1 cozy Thursday house party.
You betcha we want you to come eat hotdish and dance with us!
Bands: Joyann Parker and more!
20thBlues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019
City: Toulouse, France
3 days, 3 venues, 3 parties, 3 live bands, and more to come. Afternoon outdoor dancing, picnic and other activities. Come and dance with us! ♥
Bands: To be announced...
City: carrollton, USA
TexFX is a fusion workshop and exchange weekend event highlighting talented instructors and DJs from multiple disciplines across the Great State of Texas!
27thHearken the Blues 2019
Hearken the Blues 2019
City: Goulburn, Australia
Hearken the Blues is unabashedly and unapologetically a blues dance event that celebrates our love and respect for blues music, dance and culture. Our vision is to bring together members of the Australian community to celebrate what we love about blues, to learn together and to get inspired.
In addition to dance, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend classes in history, DJing, organising, teaching and more. These classes will be facilitated by our international instructors Kelsy Stone and Damon Stone, and familiar faces in the Australian blues scene.
Teachers: Kelsy Stone; Damon Stone
4thSecond City Swingout
Second City Swingout
City: Chicago, IL, USA
Teachers: Laura Glaess, Peter Strom, Latasha Barnes, Bobby White, Irina Amzashvili, Todd Yannacone, Mandy Hogan, Jon Tigert
Bands: Jake Sanders
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
City: Seattle, WA, USA
Seattle's newest Fusion event, bringing high-fidelity dance, music, instruction, intention, and integrity like you've never seen before. You absolutely don't want to miss this.
Teachers: Email us to apply!
Bands: Josh Gronner, David Keogh
11thRhythm Is Our Business
Nashville, TNLindy, Balboa
Rhythm Is Our Business
City: Nashville, TN, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
Mark your calendars for year two of Rhythm Is Our Business, a workshop weekend just outside of Nashville, TN! Featuring two nights of live music, two full days of classes, world-class instructors, bamboo floors, 9 tons of air conditioning, and more - stay tuned on facebook and on our page to follow along!
City: Athens, Greece
We welcome you to the sunny city of Athens for a wondrous Blues Dance Festival!
Last year left everyone raving about the first edition so we're back!
☛ Inspiring Classes
☛ Parties in Astounding Venues
☛ Amazing Music by international and local bands & Djs
We are keeping everything that you liked (friendly atmosphere, great music, fascinating venues) and fine-tuning all the details to make the second edition even better!
Teachers: Vicci Moore,Adamo Ciarallo,Gas Fernandez,Alba Mengual,Alex Palamidis,Ioanna Panagopoulou,Mariangela Salichou,Albert Roca Vila,Melanie Mas,Bibi (Beatrice Elespini),Leigh Anderson,Dáire Mac An Bháird
Bands: Stefano Ronchi,Storyville Ragtimers,Blues Fathers
17thDrag the Blues 2019
Drag the Blues 2019
City: Barcelona, Spain
Drag the blues is doing some changes this year! We change friday venue and we add a Blues Dinner. Very easy and in the same place and with a concert just after dinning, to begin to play and dance. Get ready for blues surprises that night. But we still being having best international teachers. Plenty of different bands, 6 confirmed and 2 more to be confirmed. If you like live blues you have to come. Moreover, enjoy Barcelona at the end of summer, perfect weather to be here, just warm, not too hot, not too cold :D Check our web for more details! Great offers for groups. Drag the Blues Where the blues happens Dance it alive
Teachers: Jenny Sowden & Jae Wilson, Fabien & Lisa, Lucky Skillen & Noemí Blue, Trisha Sewell
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
City: Lancaster, PA, USA
4th Annual Event with 8 hours of classes and 3 dances!
Teachers: Annabel & Michael Quisao; TBD
25thWhy Not Aarhus Lindy Exchange 2019
Why Not Aarhus Lindy Exchange 2019
City: Aarhus, Denmark
Come join us for a weekend full of dancing with local and international bands and DJs, taster classes and social events. We guarantee a great & cozy weekend full of happy, chill people, in the charming city of Aarhus and with a lot of lovely dancing lindy hop!
Tickets include: taster classes, 2 late night parties and 1 cool down party with live bands and DJs.
7thSignifyin' Blues 2019
Signifyin' Blues 2019
City: Los Angeles, USA
A 4 day Blues music and dance festival in Los Angeles, CA benefitting Barbara Morrison's CA Jazz & Blues Museum!
Teachers: TBA (the best of the best)
Bands: 3x Grammy nominee Barbara Morrison & about a dozen other Grammy winning and nominated blues/jazz/funk bands
15thKorea Balboa Weekend
Korea Balboa Weekend
City: Seoul, Korea South
Balboa Event of Seoul, Korea since 2008. Korea Balboa Weekend is the oldest and biggest balboa event in Asia. We pursue the classic balboa.
Teachers: Andreas Olsson, Olga Marina, Javier Johnson, Heather Ballew.
21stAustin Lindy Exchange
Austin, TXLindy, Balboa, Shag
Austin Lindy Exchange
City: Austin, TX, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Shag
We are Roaring into Our 20's! with this year's Austin Lindy Exchange. Come Celebrate our 20th Anniversary with amazing bands and non-stop dancing. This ALX is gonna be BIG!
22ndPittStop Lindy Hop
PittStop Lindy Hop
City: Pittsburgh, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
PittStop is different from many other events in that it is solely focused on social dancing. No classes and no competitions, just dancing for the joy of it! This will be our 19th successful year and we can hardly wait until November!
Bands: Gordon Webster, The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five
29thPetit ESpanish Blues Festival
Petit ESpanish Blues Festival
City: Madrid, Spain
Here at The Big Mama Ballroom we run 2 annual blues dance festivals - ESpanish Blues Festival in April, and it's baby sister, Petit ESBF in December! Petit ESBF is a heart-warming weekend, where dancers and musicians get to work together and bond over the weekend, creating an intimate and connected experience on the dance floor.
Petit ESBF is a no-frills weekend for the social dance lover! No competitions, no shows, no interruptions... just great classes, incredible music, lots of social dancing and wonderful people!!
Teachers: Adamo & Vicci
Alba & Gas
Bands: Stefano Ronchi
City: Bern, Switzerland
The biggest Fusion Dance Workshop in Switzerland - three parties, live-music on Saturday and much more
Teachers: Flouer Evelyn, Michael Wälti, Mark & Kelly (to be confirmed)
17thSan Francisco Fusion Festival
San Francisco Fusion Festival
City: San Francisco, USA
Details to come.
24th1st Hülly Blues
1st Hülly Blues
City: Hüll, Germany
There will be Blues in the old farm house between Hamburg and Bremen, cows and sauna, some month after the 1st Balboa Swing Farm and the 6th Hülly Hop Swing Farm .
In the middle of nowhere but reachable by train (and free private shuttle), plane (Hamburg Airport) or car (90 minutes from Hamburg).
International blues dance teachers, live music, DJs, sauna, and nice carefree, all inclusive, all under one roof packages are waiting for you.
Teachers: Eric Nieland, Cédric Clerc, Caroline Faivre
Bands: The Sky is crying
27thDouble Shot Festival
Double Shot Festival
City: Valencia, Spain
8 hours of classes, the best international teachers, more than 600 dancers, amazing parties locations, international bands, 2 rooms...
Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Judit Triguero & Xandy Liberato, & more....
28thBig Red Swing Weekend Workshop
Bloomington, IN.Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Big Red Swing Weekend Workshop
City: Bloomington, IN., USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Indiana University's big annual workshop with great instructors and bands.
6thSnowMELT Blues Dance Festival 2020
SnowMELT Blues Dance Festival 2020
City: Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
Save the date for C-U's 2nd annual SnowMELT Blues Weekend:
March 6-8, 2020.
Live bands, multiple tracks for blues dance lessons, social dancing, and a great dance community! More info coming soon.
12thCocoa Blues & Fusion Exchange Barcelona
Cocoa Blues & Fusion Exchange Barcelona
City: Barcelona, Spain
Come to the 5 Edition of Cocoa Blues & Fusion Exchange! This exchange aims to combine two of our passions, good music and chocolate. Yes! This delicious duo is back this year and it’s about to get even sweeter! We’ve got blues to warm your spirit, fusion to make you travel somewhere out of this world, chocolate to sweeten things up, cultural activities to spark your interest and gastronomical events to knock your socks off! All along in the beginning of spring in the lovely and sunny city of Barcelona, don't miss it!!!
Bands: 6-7 local and international bands to be confirmed.
19thCruisin' for a Bluesin'
Cruisin' for a Bluesin'
City: Los Angeles, USA
Join Us For Our 12th Voyage!! (You keep sayin' you want to go...)
Thursday, March 19th - Sunday March 22nd, 2020!
We are CAPPING it at 175 dancers!
24 HOUR PIZZA and ICE CREAM!
Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico and back!
All Inclusive - 4 days and 3 nights of Mayhem!
Register Early + Pay in Full = FREE T-Shirt!
All the Food You Can Eat!
Room and Board
Gaming, Crafts and Dancing in the Afternoons
Meet and Greet Session
Blues Dancing every night on the Lido Deck & Indoor Lounges
Live Blues Music!
Formal Evening Dinner Friday Night!
Private Cocktail Party
Port Fees & Taxes
(Prices and Availability Subject to Change)
Dance Your Aft Off!
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