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Hot Blues 2016 Toulouse
Hot Blues 2016 6/3/2016 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues - 4 levels for dancing couple
- 1 solo track

3 parties, 2 blues bands and DJ battle.
Teachers: Adamo & Vicci, Jered & Shirel, Ruth & Mike, Bernard & Anne-Helene, Catherine Palmier Bands: The Little Hot Gang, The Blue Stompers
 
 
 
 
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Mike & Joe Nova Blues Workshop Weekend Edmonton
Mike & Joe Nova Blues Workshop Weekend 6/3/2016 City: Edmonton, Canada Dances: Blues Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Joe DeMers
 
 
 
 
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Tango Meets the Blues Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tango Meets the Blues 6/3/2016 City: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Dances: Blues, Tango 2 days of classes in tango, blues and fusion technique and 3 nights of dancing at First Friday Fusion, Red Hot + Blue, The Blue Milonga, The Brunch Milonga, and BBQ Blues. Teachers: HERIBERTO PEREZ
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The Glasgow Getdown 2016 Glasgow
The Glasgow Getdown 2016 6/3/2016 City: Glasgow, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The Glasgow Getdown is a fantastic weekend overflowing with non-stop Lindy Hop and Blues.
Come and share in 2 days and 3 jam-packed nights of dancing, laughing, drinking and partying in one of the friendliest and most musical cities in the world.

Over the weekend of the 3rd-5th June 2016 you can Getdown to live music from authentic Jazz and Ragtime bands blasting out our favourite classics, as well as contemporary Scottish talent bringing you Blues and Swing with a twist. With events and activities all weekend, including Blues and Shag taster classes and a hearty dose of Balboa to whet your appetite, you’ll wonder why you never came to Glasgow sooner.

And if you can stay a bit longer, we’d love to show you some of the Scottish countryside on our amazing Monday day out!
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Chicago Underground Blues Experience 6/10/2016 City: Chicago, Illinois, USA Dances: Blues Occurs simultaneously with the Chicago Blues Festival which features artists all weekend from 10am-10pm on 5 different stages in Grant Park.
 
 
 
 
Paris Blues Exchange 2016 6/10/2016 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Fusion Second edition.

Trad & Fusion music. More info soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Southern Swing Challenge 6/12/2016 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Southern Swing Challenge is a community-based contest event, promoting the competitive spirit of swing dancing in the South East. Join us for year THREE, June 17-19 2016 in Nashville TN.
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Blues Battle Toronto
Blues Battle 6/17/2016 City: Toronto, Canada Dances: Blues We've got our 'Choose Your Blues' classes with the Hottest Instructors ready to push you to the limits, our DJ Heavyweights Battle, GameMaker Throwdowns and so much more! Dance 'til your feet ache, bust your brain learnin', party 'til the sun comes up, drink the house dry... It's yet another Blues Battle!
 
 
 
Delta Blues Festival 6/16/2016 City: Amposta, Spain Dances: Blues first edition of the Delta Blues Festival in Amposta, and where you will enjoyed concerts, blues clandestine parties and blues classes with some of the best blues teachers of Barcelona and Valencia.

The festival is organized by a group of people very passionate for their land and also for the music, who want to offer you the possibility of enjoying a small format festival for to admire the fantastic scenery that surrounds the city of Amposta, know its gastronomy, and dance without stop during all the weekend, always with the best blues ambient.
Bands: Suave catty, Undermoon Swing Band
 
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Southern Swing Challenge Nashville, TN
Southern Swing Challenge 6/12/2016 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Southern Swing Challenge is a community-based contest event, promoting the competitive spirit of swing dancing in the South East. Join us for year THREE, June 17-19 2016 in Nashville TN.
 
European Blues Invasion 6/16/2016 City: London, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion The 5 year anniversary of European Blues Invasion. More information to be released on the website very soon.
 
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Beantown Camp Beverly, Massachusetts
Beantown Camp 6/23/2016 City: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag A week of incredible classes and social dances at the beautiful Endicott College, 1 hour from Boston. Special events during the camp include Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Talent Show, Beantown Karaoke, Soul Party, as well as relaxation time at the beach and hanging with friends at the Pub.

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Mile High Blues 2016 6/24/2016 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues Dance the night away to live blues music all three nights plus world class instruction during the day. We also have an alt-dance room, high level comps and a few performances.
Come join us in the Mile High City!
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Tiny Blues Weekend 2016 6/24/2016 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Blues We present to you our 3rd Tiny Blues Weekend in Dresden.

Vicci and Adamo come back again and will help you to get a feel for the slow & fast tunes of Blues, and to develop your dancing skills.

Get inspired, and have great time dancing with us ♡♡♡
Teachers: Vicci Moore and Adamo Ciarallo Bands: Martin Chik and his Blues Band
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Beantown Camp Beverly, Massachusetts
Beantown Camp 6/23/2016 City: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag A week of incredible classes and social dances at the beautiful Endicott College, 1 hour from Boston. Special events during the camp include Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Talent Show, Beantown Karaoke, Soul Party, as well as relaxation time at the beach and hanging with friends at the Pub.

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The Spoonful Edinburgh
The Spoonful 6/30/2016 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues The Spoonful is a blues dancing festival in Scotland's capital Edinburgh.

The team return to bring you the second scoop 30th June - 2 July 2016.
4 Nights of parties and 3 days of workshops with top notch teachers all in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Spoonful is run by a team of local dancers Edinburgh’s blues dancing scene Leigh, Sigga and Shell
Teachers: Catherine and JoYSs, Annette, Vicci and Adamo, Dan and Julie Bands: The Blueswater, Joshua Fialkoff, The Black Diamond Express, Little Moaner and the Tantrums, Blues & Beyond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SWINGdepenDANCE Workshop Weekend Phoenix
SWINGdepenDANCE Workshop Weekend 7/1/2016 City: Phoenix, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag 4 days of dancing, pool party/BBQ, Arizona Swing Dance Championship Strictly Lindy with CASH PRIZE, internationally renowned instructors, AND MORE!! Teachers: Stephen Sayer, Chandrae Rietigg, Nick Peterson, Karen Vizzard, Howard and Gayl Zhao
 
 
 
 
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The Spoonful Edinburgh
The Spoonful 6/30/2016 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues The Spoonful is a blues dancing festival in Scotland's capital Edinburgh.

The team return to bring you the second scoop 30th June - 2 July 2016.
4 Nights of parties and 3 days of workshops with top notch teachers all in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Spoonful is run by a team of local dancers Edinburgh’s blues dancing scene Leigh, Sigga and Shell
Teachers: Catherine and JoYSs, Annette, Vicci and Adamo, Dan and Julie Bands: The Blueswater, Joshua Fialkoff, The Black Diamond Express, Little Moaner and the Tantrums, Blues & Beyond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SWINGdepenDANCE Workshop Weekend 7/1/2016 City: Phoenix, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag 4 days of dancing, pool party/BBQ, Arizona Swing Dance Championship Strictly Lindy with CASH PRIZE, internationally renowned instructors, AND MORE!! Teachers: Stephen Sayer, Chandrae Rietigg, Nick Peterson, Karen Vizzard, Howard and Gayl Zhao
 
 
 
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Blues in Pistoia Pistoia
Blues in Pistoia 7/8/2016 City: Pistoia, Italy Dances: Blues Three days full immersion in Blues Dance.
Dancing and musicality classes with international teachers and live music
Parties with DJ with vinyl and Live Bands
Teachers: Chris Harm, Leanna Rozen Bands: Dan Nash, Magic Bones
 
 
 
 
Dance Out Loud: Closer Encounters 7/8/2016 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Body+Language

In January of 2015, a novel format for workshop and festival design was attempted, City In Motion San Diego (CIMSD). A weekend focused on body movement, blending tradition with experimentation, mixing dance with martial arts, while connecting with and looking for inspiration in music, partners, and one's self.

Using the same core concepts, we have created Dance Out Loud: Closer Encounters. Where CIMSD is an all you can eat buffet of body movement exercises and activities, DOLCE is a highly focused workshop weekend that concentrates on body language.

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION
Ends Thursday July 7
$63 EARLY BIRD ALL ACCESS
(only 40 tickets at this price)
$83 ONLINE ALL ACCESS

$28 EARLY BIRD DANCE-ONLY PASS
(only 10 tickets at this price)
$33 ONLINE DANCE-ONLY PASS
Teachers: Rachel Cassandra, Angie Huang, Jamie-Lynn Figure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bristol Blues Exchange 7/15/2016 City: Bristol, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Load your boxes, pack your valise or stuff your duffle bag - from First Class to Steerage, a ship of dreams is coming!

The third year of Bristol Blues Exchange brings you live music from three countries and two continents, international DJs, daytime discussions and activities, and all at the same time as the annual excitement of Bristol Harbour Festival. bristolharbourfestival.co.uk

Boarding begins on Friday night, followed by a steerage shindig on Saturday and a First Class cocktail soirée on Sunday taking us into the small hours.

We invite you to dress accordingly if you wish, and immerse yourself in the experience of traversing the decks of an early 20th century transatlantic ship, from the third classes kept out of sight below, to those who grace the captain's table.

Look out for icebergs and prepare to dance like it's your last night afloat!

(Lifeboats guaranteed for all at the First Class soirée. Any references to 90s ship-based films are purely coincidental.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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KissME in Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
KissME in Ann Arbor 7/22/2016 City: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy We're back again for the 8th year! Highlights for this year include:

Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five
Joe Smith And The Spicy Pickles
The Royal Garden Trio
James Dapogny Jazz Band
The Rhythm Rapscallions
Wading in the waters of the Huron River
Lots of tasty food
Time to enjoy the Ann Arbor Art Fair
Bands: Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five, Joe Smith And The Spicy Pickles, The Royal Garden Trio, James Dapogny Jazz Band, The Rhythm Rapscallions
 
 
 
 
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Nocturne Blues New York, New York
Nocturne Blues 7/22/2016 City: New York, New York, USA Dances: Blues Blues dance workshop weekend.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Canberräng Canberra
Canberräng 7/28/2016 City: Canberra, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Join us for the 14th Canberräng - 10 social dancing events over four fun filled days and nights! We have some of Australia’s best bands and djs, performances, a ball where you can get your glam on, and more, all held in Canberra’s best venues.

Late night parties have separate lindy and blues rooms, and yummy catering is included. Hop on our well known 'singing bus' to one of Canberra's premier wineries for a sweet afternoon dance, and take the chance to taste some Australian wine.

If you fly into Sydney, catch the express bus straight to Canberra, or stop off to see the Sydney sights. Join our facebook group ‘Canberräng’ to receive regular updates and sneak peeks of what's in store.
 
 
 
 
 
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Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week Port Barcares
Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week 7/30/2016 City: Port Barcares, France Dances: Blues, Other 7 parties all night long,
2 concerts a day, some specialized DJs,theme parties, animations,
j&J, cabaret, games...and all of that on the beach :)
Teachers: Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo,
Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke,
Anne-Helene & Bernard Cavasa,
Catherine Palmier,
Joyss JC Zambo
Bands: The little Hot Gang, Mister tchang quintet, The Blue Stompers, Sebastopol, Sam & Syl, The French Blues Explosion, Steve Big Man Clayton quartet
 
 
 
 
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Sweet Molasses Blues Boston, MA
Sweet Molasses Blues 7/29/2016 City: Boston, MA, USA Dances: Blues Save the Date!!!

What's better than inspiring choreography, home-made barbecue, fabulous bands, outstanding DJs, and killer dancing?

Not a damn thing!

Put this on your calendar. Sweet Molasses Blues is not to be missed!
Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
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Tobacco Road Blues Exchange 8/5/2016 City: Durham, NC, USA Dances: Blues 3 days and 3 nights of dancing. Nationally recognized live music and DJs. Beach and BBQ. And the best of all, the friendliest dancers around!
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Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week Port Barcares
Studio Hop Summer Camp : Blues week 7/30/2016 City: Port Barcares, France Dances: Blues, Other 7 parties all night long,
2 concerts a day, some specialized DJs,theme parties, animations,
j&J, cabaret, games...and all of that on the beach :)
Teachers: Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo,
Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke,
Anne-Helene & Bernard Cavasa,
Catherine Palmier,
Joyss JC Zambo
Bands: The little Hot Gang, Mister tchang quintet, The Blue Stompers, Sebastopol, Sam & Syl, The French Blues Explosion, Steve Big Man Clayton quartet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 Amsterdam
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 8/12/2016 City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz Ceuvel Swing Camp is a unique event with a special concept. We've created our own ideal learning environment: personal attention combined with a lot of dance hours and cross-over inspiration from other disciplines.

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

For two days, all day long, there are four rooms where private classes are going on. In the mean time, for when it's not your turn for private attention, you can take classes of all sorts in the big party room, with among other things: Lindy-Hop at three levels, fusion, tango, yoga, solo jazz or a teacher's training.
Teachers: Audun Kveberg, Ida Pontén, Judith Rosenberg, Kibble White, Kamilė Pundziūtė, Pieter Aart Schouten, Ellen Maassen, Anika Kopfüber Bands: Bigband houten
 
 
 
 
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CincyHop Cincinnati
CincyHop 8/12/2016 City: Cincinnati, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Following the official conclusion of the Cincinnati Lindy Exchange in 2015, CincyHop continues Cincinnati’s lindy tradition with new energy. You can expect hours of dancing, great bands, historic venues (such as the classic Cincinnati Club and Urban Artifact Brewery), and a weekend of fun in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bands: Boilermaker Jazz Band, Blue Sky 5, and more live music announcements to come!
 
 
 
 
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Sweet Georgia Blues 2016 Atlanta, GA
Sweet Georgia Blues 2016 8/12/2016 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues, Other Atlanta's Blues and Soul weekend featuring Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal, Instructors TBA Teachers: TBA Bands: Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal
 
 
 
 
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The Loco Chihuahua Lindy Challenge Mexico City
The Loco Chihuahua Lindy Challenge 8/12/2016 City: Mexico City, Mexico Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz A one of a kind 48 hour swing dance experience with several concerts, battle of the bands Swing vs Mariachi, great DJs, 9 meals - breakfast lunch dinner and late night included, cabaret, circus, costume theme parties, karaoke, incredible tacos and much much more... Bands: Swing México Jazz Band, Calacas Jazz Band, Magnolia México Jazz Band, Sandra Cuevas Swingtet & more
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Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 8/19/2016 City: Albany, NY, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
 
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Blues Cracow
Hummingbird Blues 8/19/2016 City: Cracow, Poland Dances: Blues Second edition and first anniversary of the Hummingbird Day. Join us for 2 days and 3 nights of blues dancing and more! Great venues, live music, rockin' DJs, lots of daily activities... what else would one need?... we know, but won't tell yet ;)
 
 
 
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Northwest Recess 2016 Bellingham, WA
Northwest Recess 2016 8/18/2016 City: Bellingham, WA, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other The inspiring Lookout Arts Quarry plays our host: a magical setting of an 86 acre rock quarry, home of amazing circus community, south of Bellingham, WA. The days will be filled with swimming and cliff-jumping in the flooded quarry and hiking in the thousands of acres of surrounding national forest! The nights will be filled with dancing in the circus warehouse, the Recess Bus, as well as the legendary floating dance floor that Recess helped custom build four years ago. This, all alongside the usual hallmarks of Recess: artistically-driven parties with Alt, Fusion, and Blues music bumping until well past sunrise and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire.
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Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swing Out New Hampshire Hebron, NH
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
 
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Octoblues Stuttgart
Octoblues 9/2/2016 City: Stuttgart, Germany Dances: Blues With a unique flair and many things to do, this place is worth an extended visit.
However, mostly we hope you will enjoy the gorgeous venue we found for you and get to dance with the local bluesers as well as some familiar faces from the Octoblues teaching history...

This year, we want to encourage our attendees to get even more active, and not just on the dance floor but on stage - if you play an instrument, this is the event for you to jam and shine.
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Pensacola Blues Exchange 9/2/2016 City: Pensacola, USA Dances: Blues Come join us for PenBEx 6! We will have live music and a pair of top notch instructors this year in our beautiful beach-side city!
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Swing Out New Hampshire 8/31/2016 City: Hebron, NH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
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Blues Yourself Boston
Blues Yourself 9/9/2016 City: Boston, USA Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Mark your calendars, invite your friends, here comes a dance weekend you will not want to miss!
Ruth Evelyn, Meghan Lisi and team are thrilled to bring you a weekend of solo blues workshops, social dancing, and live music!
Our instructor lineup:
Julie Brown
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Rachel Stirling
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Save the date!
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Dirt Cheap Blues 2016 Virginia Beach, VA
Dirt Cheap Blues 2016 9/8/2016 City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA Dances: Blues It's a Bluesin' Vacation in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. 4 Days, Da Beach, Da Blues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Edinburgh Lindy Exchange Edinburgh
Edinburgh Lindy Exchange 9/16/2016 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa A weekend packed with dancing in Scotland's capital. Over 24 hours of dancing. 5 live bands. The fantastic view of historic Edinburgh.
 
 
 
 
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North Star Blues Minneapolis
North Star Blues 9/16/2016 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues North Star Blues is an exchange weekend designed to highlight all the things the Midwest has to offer - amazing fall weather, great bands, great DJs, and of course, great people!
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Recess Massive: High Sierras Edition South of Lake Tahoe
Recess Massive: High Sierras Edition 9/12/2016 City: South of Lake Tahoe, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other The High Sierra Recess Massive is the 2016 incarnation of Recess's sometimes annual event, Massive. Massive is a workshop intensive weeked event, and has a week-long pre party option starting Monday.

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

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*Need-blind scholarships available.
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Blues Exchange @ Toulouse Toulouse
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 9/23/2016 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Fusion For its third edition, come and discover the beautiful city of Toulouse, and dance the whole weekend. 3 parties with 3 bands on 3 venues. Fun activities, dance and endless parties. Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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Cotton City Blues 2016 Manchester
Cotton City Blues 2016 9/23/2016 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Two days of dual-stream workshops, four parties and two late-nighters. Teachers: Vicci & Adamo; Ruth & Mike.
 
 
 
 
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Dance St. Lou Blue 2016 St. Louis
Dance St. Lou Blue 2016 9/23/2016 City: St. Louis, USA Dances: Blues Blues workshop in a blues city! Teachers: Joe Demers and Mike the Girl
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Blues n Soul 4 Orlando
Blues n Soul 4 9/30/2016 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Blues n Soul is BACK!! A passion for great music, awesome dancing, and inspired creativity on the dance floor is what Blues n Soul 4 is all about! Swing and Blues dancing to Soul, Blues, Funk, Motown, and songs that make you want to groove out all weekend long. Dance inside, on top of, or all around the box. Share your Soul in Orlando Sept. 30th - Oct 2nd 2016
 
 
CCB 2016 Manchester
Cotton City Blues 2016 9/23/2016 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Two days of dual-stream workshops, four parties and two late-nighters. Teachers: Vicci & Adamo; Ruth & Mike.
 
 
 
Lonestar Strut Austin
Lonestar Strut 9/30/2016 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Brought to you by the team behind Austin Blues Party... Lonestar Strut! The first ever full weekend of tracked classes, dances, and competitions devoted to struttin', a one-step blues idiom dance originating in Memphis, TN. Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Grace Jones-Taylor, Nick DeWitt, Ross Blythe, Laura Cheiko Bands: Kathy and the Kilowatts, Eddy and the Everreadies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blues n Soul 4 Orlando
Blues n Soul 4 9/30/2016 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Blues n Soul is BACK!! A passion for great music, awesome dancing, and inspired creativity on the dance floor is what Blues n Soul 4 is all about! Swing and Blues dancing to Soul, Blues, Funk, Motown, and songs that make you want to groove out all weekend long. Dance inside, on top of, or all around the box. Share your Soul in Orlando Sept. 30th - Oct 2nd 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Lonestar Strut Austin
Lonestar Strut 9/30/2016 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Brought to you by the team behind Austin Blues Party... Lonestar Strut! The first ever full weekend of tracked classes, dances, and competitions devoted to struttin', a one-step blues idiom dance originating in Memphis, TN. Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Grace Jones-Taylor, Nick DeWitt, Ross Blythe, Laura Cheiko Bands: Kathy and the Kilowatts, Eddy and the Everreadies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bring Your Own Blues Experience 10/7/2016 City: Lansing, MI, USA Dances: Blues Bring Your Own Blues is about choice... choice in venues, music, and dance styles. We're offering two four hour progressive workshops in different styles in different venues, and nightly choices of live music and DJed favorites in two venues 300 feet from each other. Teachers: Jeff Meyer, Sara Lapan, Ross Blythe, Sarah Lokay
 
 
 
 
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Mean Old Blues San Francisco
Mean Old Blues 10/7/2016 City: San Francisco, USA Dances: Blues Mean Old Blues is a brand spankin' new blues exchange and workshop weekend in San Francisco, California. We invite you to share in our deep love for the roots of blues through two days of fantastic classes and three nights of dancing to live blues music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Berlin Blues Immersion – A DanceMode Experience 10/11/2016 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Blues and Jazz are African American Cultural Art Forms that are expressed through music and dance in America still today.
Brenda Russell, Movement Educator and Dance Instructor leads Immersive retreats that offer the experience of movement based lifestyle, sensual living, and cultural encounters with African and African American music and dance.
Daily living during immersions includes body awareness practices, breath work, mindfulness, self-care, conditioning, massage, writing, rhythm training, dance classes, social time, rest, and more.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier Bands: Dan Nash, Janos Cercelius
 
 
 
 
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Slow Dance Soirée Rochester, New York
Slow Dance Soirée 10/14/2016 City: Rochester, New York, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Slow jazz dancing workshops Teachers: Evita Arce, Michael Jagger, Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Aleix Prats Ferrer, and Anaïs Sékiné. Bands: Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
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Slowdown Canberra
Slowdown 10/14/2016 City: Canberra, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy Oct 14-16 Slowdown - Canberra, ACT
Welcome to Slowdown, the 2nd year of this event, where snails set the pace and the soul is filled with the sweetness of slow swing, blues and balboa all at the same time
http://slowdownweekend.com.au
www.facebook.com/SlowdownWeekend
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Blues Muse 2016 Philadelphia
Blues Muse 2016 10/21/2016 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues Blues Muse is a workshop which focuses on the dynamics between leaders and followers. What makes a blues dance magical? A great song, an inspiring follow, and a collaborative lead. Blues Muse is a workshop weekend dedicated to bringing out the muse in every follow, and teaching leads to appreciate and collaborate with their partner. This weekend includes two full days of instruction, a blues Jack & Jill competition, an invitational Jill competition, and three nights of social dancing to nationally hailed blues bands and DJs, complete with late-night dances. Teachers: Julie Brown, Shawn Hershey, Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarollo, Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal Bands: TBA
 
 
 
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Drag the blues 16 Barcelona
Drag the blues 16 10/20/2016 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Blues, Fusion The biggest blues festival of southern europe. With more than 9 bands, live music most of time.
Two rooms, classic an fusion. Best international teachers.
Come and join us at the end of summer in Barcelona perfect weather.
Teachers: Dexter Santos, Fabian & Lisa, Mike & Ruth, Anne-Helene & Bermard, Ilaria Parisi, Noemí Castell, Ferran Puig Bands: More than 9 live blues bands
 
 
 
 
Knoxville Lindy Exchange 16th Annual!! 10/21/2016 City: Knoxville, TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz One of the longest running lindy exchanges in the US that prides itself in quality LIVE music and a welcoming dance and local community. Bands: Michael Gamble and the Vanguard Serenaders, Old City Buskers
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2016 Championships Detroit
2016 Championships 10/28/2016 City: Detroit, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other This year there are classes in Lindy, Balboa, Tap, Jazz; Films, Talks, Contests and Performances. There's Saturday night dinner show featuring Norma Miller followed by general dancing, contests & live music. Sunday screen films while you have breakfast with Norma followed by a Q&A. There's a 2-hour a special a Hip Hop Workshop connecting vintage movement to what we think of as hip hop on Sunday afternoon. Bands play on Friday and Saturday nights. Teachers: Carla Heiney, Zack Richard, Minn Vo, Chester Whitmore, Moncell Durden, Burnie Gipson, Paulette Brockington, Samuel Coleman, Norma Miller Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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Lindy Shock University Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

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

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LSU Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

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

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Phoenix Lindy Exchange 16 Phoenix,AZ
Phoenix Lindy Exchange 16 11/4/2016 City: Phoenix,AZ, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag The 16th annual Phoenix Lindy Exchange

10+ LIVE Bands, band breaks mini dance lessons during night dances, vintage venues, and FUN!
 
LSU Budapest
Lindy Shock University 10/28/2016 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 10th edition!

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

Dance festival with one week of uninterrupted social dance:
- we love social dance! So we do our best to not stop it with performances & competitions. There will be a room with social dance even during the rare occasians of performances or competitions!
- parties are from 21 till 06-08 in the morning!
- we have 3-4 rooms so you will always find a tempo and style you like!
Teachers: - Ali & Katja
- Cam & Cat
- Dax & Sarah
- Kevin & Jo
- Michael & Evita
- Peter & Katja
- Peter & Naomi
- Sep & Bára
- Skye & Frida
- William & Maéva
Bands: - Gordon Webster Band
- Gramofónia Hot Jazz Orchestra
- Hot Jazz Band
- Thomas & His Top Deck Gang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Holy City Blues VII Charleston, SC
Holy City Blues VII 11/10/2016 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues Aw snap, the Blues is back! Join us in beautiful Charleston, SC as we celebrate the joy of Blues. We are happy to bring together musicians, dancers, and friends from across the Southeast to commence a weekend of hot, fierce, soul shakin' music! Come on down, and join the party y'all!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MMMBlues Exchange Montreal
MMMBlues Exchange 11/18/2016 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues A journey back to the good old days of exchanges. A celebration of what made us fall in love with blues: the music, the dance, and friends. No comps. No workshops. Just dancing.
 
 
 
 
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PittStop Lindy Hop 16 Pittsburgh, PA
PittStop Lindy Hop 16 11/18/2016 City: Pittsburgh, PA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy PittStop Lindy Hop celebrates its Sweet Sixteen; come join the party! Bands: The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Miss Freddye's Blues Band, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Snowbound Blues Rochester, New York
Snowbound Blues 12/2/2016 City: Rochester, New York, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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City In Motion San Diego San Diego, CA
City In Motion San Diego 1/6/2017 City: San Diego, CA, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other City In Motion
Like Nothing Else
Celebrating 10 years of fusion

No Experience required

Escape the winter in sunny San Diego!

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

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

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

Join our mailing list at the bottom of our website and watch this event to stay updated! ---> http://eepurl.com/ZLs95
Teachers: Moti Buchboot, Timothy O'Neill, Julie Brown, Jamie-Lynn Figure, Alfredo Melendez, Dexter Santos, Flouer Courtney Evelyn, Will Shaver, Shaheed Qaasim, Sabrina Fox, CC Wagner Bands: Silver Kings, Danny Maika, David Keogh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ATLANTIC BLUES Porto
ATLANTIC BLUES 2/9/2017 City: Porto, Portugal Dances: Blues Blues must be felt and experienced, and it requires the soul to transmit that feeling. Here on the edge of Europe, with one ear on the minor key of the Atlantic waves crashing against a rugged coast, Portugal has that soul. Pining for a loved one, yearning for what might have been, feeling nostalgic for the past, dreaming of a better future - Portugal gets this and even has its own form of the Blues, known as Fado. Come find the nostalgia, the romance, and the dreaminess of Blues in the quaint and cozy city of Porto. Feel the music and the dance - against the haunting background of this romantic city on the sea. Teachers: T.B.A. Bands: T.B.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mo' Better Blues 2017 Nashville, TN
Mo' Better Blues 2017 2/17/2017 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues Mo Better Blues returns for it's third year!! Check back in the coming months for more details on our wonderful event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Austin Blues Party X 3/3/2017 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Since 2007, Austin Blues Party has been the Central Texas resource for blues. A full weekend of workshops, live music and DJs draws folks to the heart of Texas, where we dance until we drop! Our tenth edition promises to bring the high quality music, instruction, and dancing you've come to expect from the biggest damn blues party in Texas. Teachers: Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Ruth Evelyn, Mike Grosser, Julie Brown, Tim O'Neill, Grace Jones-Taylor, Tommy Schwegmann, Dexter Santos, Campbell Miller, Laney Barhaugh Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2017 Los Angeles
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2017 3/9/2017 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Thursday, March 9th - Sunday March 12th, 2017

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


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

Dance Your Aft Off!
Bands: Sean Morse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Steel City Blues Festival 3/17/2017 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Blues Famous for its friendly atmosphere and well-oiled organization, the Steel City Blues Festival features multiple tracks of workshops, social dancing 'til 5AM, live music, competitions, and its hallmark blues clinic! Now in its 10th year, Steel City has grown like crazy – come and see why! March 17-19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more at www.SteelCityBluesFestival.com and stay in touch at facebook.com/SteelCityBlues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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