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
Knoxville, TNLindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
City: Knoxville, TN, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Hard Knox is returning for its 6th year to provide a place to learn, dance, throw down, inspire, and have fun with dancers from across the Midwest and Southeast in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. That includes a free team showcase, 13-piece big band, strictly any-swing goes competition (new this year), electives such as solo jazz, Balboa, Shag, vernacular dances, etc. in addition to Lindy Hop audition tracks, and classes from uncommon instructor pairs.
Teachers: Sylvia Sykes, Todd Yannacone, Kelly Arsenault, Peter Strom, Jon Tigert, and Mia Goldsmith Halloran
Bands: Michael Gamble & his Rhythm Serenaders Orchestra, Michael Gamble & his Rhythm Serenaders
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
12thFloor Divided 2019
Floor Divided 2019
City: Tallahassee, fL, USA
“One time at swing camp....” Floor Divided is BACK and all of the counselors from the Swing Dance Club at Florida State are so excited for another great weekend of instruction, dances, and competition! Align yourself with the red, yellow, green, or blue team and dance your way to victory!
Teachers: Dee Daniels Locke and Joshua Mclean
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.
City: Greenville, SC, USA
Balboa, Tea, and Board Games. 5 dances with 4 hours of class.
Teachers: Kadie and Joe Pangburn
Bands: The Side Porch Swings
Oklahoma CityLindy, Balboa
City: Oklahoma City, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa
Hosted by Swingout OKC, Scissortail Swing is Oklahoma City's first Lindy hop workshop and dance weekend!
For our first-ever event, we're bringing the fun! With 6 nationally recognized instructors, 3 live bands, 2 days of instruction, 3 social dances, fierce (and some secret) competitions, AND a jazz brunch, there's plenty to get hyped for!
Whether you have already gotten to know us or haven't met us yet, come to OKC and let us share our community with yours!
Teachers: Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith
Samantha and Alex Gaw
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
26thSwing into Spring
Dallas, TXLindy, Balboa, Shag
Swing into Spring
City: Dallas, TX, USA
Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Shag
We will have classes in Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Sunset Shuffle, Authentic Jazz and Tap.
Teachers: Peter Strom, Grace Durant, Ryan Martin, Kiera Hansen, Ursula Hicks, Spencer Lovelace, Elaine Hewlett, Alex Zahabizadeh, Veronica Adams, Misty Owens
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
Ciutadella de MenorcaLindy
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
3rdCrossover Istanbul Festival 2019
IstanbulLindy, Solo Jazz
Crossover Istanbul Festival 2019
City: Istanbul, Turkey
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
On 3-5 May, we will be expecting you for Crossover Istanbul 2019! Teachers: Rico Lim & Chloe Hong (Korea) Nicolas Deniau & Mikaela Hellsten (France - Sweden) Arnas Razgunas & Egle Nemickaite (Lithuania) Registration for Crossover Istanbul 2019 is open! Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Track 8 hours of classes 3 nights of amazing parties at great venues. Competitions of Open and Advanced Mix and Match and Strictly Divisions, 30 Second Showcase and Solo Jazz. Don't miss this crazy event!
Teachers: Rico Lim & Chloe Hong (Korea)
Nicolas Deniau & Mikaela Hellsten (France - Sweden)
Arnas Razgunas & Egle Nemickaite (Lithuania)
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
City: Montreal, Canada
This year, we proudly bring you
EL Heriberto & THE Tybaldt!
We’re excited as ever to gather social dancers from all horizons in a swirl of happy feet, open arms & dancing hearts.
Teachers: Heriberto Perez & Tybaldt Ulrich
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
17thCanadian Swing Championships 2019
SherbrookeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
Canadian Swing Championships 2019
City: Sherbrooke, Canada
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
The Canadian Swing Championships is an annual weekend of mayhem for all types of Swing dance. 4 days of incredible competitions, workshops with international dancers and teachers, live bands and more!
17thFrankie BA Festival 2019
Buenos AiresLindy, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie
Frankie BA Festival 2019
City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie
Frankie BA was established as an event on the agenda of lindy hop porteño and was repeated every year. This year our teachers for the festival are Rasmus & Mona, and we are having Lindy-hop, Boogie and Shag classes plus three parties and competitions.
Teachers: Rasmus & Mona
17thPHLeX: Philadelphia Lindy Hop Exchange
PHLeX: Philadelphia Lindy Hop Exchange
City: Philadelphia, USA
Registration opens January 3rd
Five Plus Dances
Bands: Joshua Fialkoff and the Oddfellows, Evan Corey Levine and Their Singular Band, Cecilia Ferneborg and the Big Time, Jack Saint Clair and his Saintly Stompers
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
24thSeaside Stomp 5
Pensacola, FLLindy, Other
Seaside Stomp 5
City: Pensacola, FL, USA
Dances: Lindy, Other
Come dance at the beach this summer in the gorgeous Pensacola, FL! Three full nights of dancing to three fantastic live bands, and 8 hours of instruction by the fabulous Gaby Cook!
24thSugarloaf Stomp 2019
Rio de JaneiroLindy
Sugarloaf Stomp 2019
City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Join us in celebrating Frankie 105 in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro! Two days of dance classes and three days of parties, caipirinhas, sunshine and more! The perfect excuse to make your trip to Brazil come true.
Teachers: Nils Nygård, Maja Hellsten
29thTOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
TOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
City: Toulouse, France
5 social nights
4 social afternoon
9 hours of classes (from 11am to 14:30)
non stop party from 15h30 until next breakfast saturday and sunday !!!
Teachers: Mike & Dan, Lisa & Fabien, Alba & Gas, Anne-Helene & Bernard
Bands: Dan Nash, Hot Engine Band, Mister Tchang Trio, Agathe Da Rama, The Blues & Bones, The Raggedy Junkers sextet
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
30thThe Unintentional Blues Event
The Unintentional Blues Event
City: Los Angeles, USA
A dream weekend for the blues addict!
For one weekend this spring, all of LA’s regular blues dances happen to line up back-to-back.
So get ready for The Unintentional Blues Event May 30th-June 2nd!
Come out and dance starting at:
LindyGroove – Thursday, May 30th;
Do Something Blue – Friday the 31st;
then for the LAST ever:
Blues Liberation Front – Saturday, June 1st.
Spread the word; this is gonna be one fun and full weekend of blues in LA.
We look forward to dancing with you
31stDJX Summertime 2019
DJX Summertime 2019
City: Port Matilda, USA
This year, DJX is teaming up with our friends at Centre Social Dance to bring you a new kind of Summertime event: we're going camping!
Join us for a relaxing weekend of hanging out and exploring this beautiful lodge and campground by day, and dancing the nights away to favorite fusion DJs.
31stLa Maliciosa Blues Fest
La Maliciosa Blues Fest
City: Madrid, Spain
There’s an adventure waiting for you from May the 31st to June the 2nd.A weekend festival where you can dance, listen to and enjoy blues in the countryside just under an hour away from Madrid!
Different levels of blues classes taught by national and international teachers, live music day and night… take a journey from the heart of traditional blues to the magic of fusion music. Outdoor activities and games, trips to fairy tale places and many other surprises.
Everything inside the magic of the Barranca’s valley, below La Maliciosa mountain, which gives us the name of our adventure and hides a wonderful legend. Are you ready to discover it with us?
Teachers: Leigh & Daire, Julia & John, Eva & Sergio
Bands: Sleepy Roosters, Óscar Linares & Víctor Barceló, T.J.
Rochester, NYLindy, Solo Jazz
City: Rochester, NY, USA
Dances: Lindy, Solo Jazz
Stompology, now in its fourteenth year, is the original dance weekend devoted entirely to authentic jazz, Charleston, and solo movement.
Back in 2006, Groove Juice Swing saw that many workshops and camps were beginning to add solo-style material to their curriculum, and figured a weekend dedicated to just that type of thing would be right up the alleys of Lindy Hoppers and any students of historical jazz dance.
And we were right... Stompology is still going strong! We're more excited than ever about this year's event and we're looking forward to having you join us.
Teachers: Anders Silhberg, Laura Glaess, Dee Daniels Locke, Joshua Mclean, Andrew Nemr
Bands: The Vintage Jazz Collective, Gordon Webster
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
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
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/
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
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
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...