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Blues Weekend Rosario 2016 Rosario, Santa Fe
Blues Weekend Rosario 2016 2/6/2016 City: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Dances: Blues Third blues weekend in South America, the second one in Argentina, and the first one in Rosario. Live band from Buenos Aires, classes, DJs and two parties. Teachers: Clara Allende, Francisco Nemiña Bands Jorge Costales & the Evil Blues Band
DJam 2016 Durham
DJam 2016 1/29/2016 City: Durham, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Annual festival with 350+ dancers in total. Blues workshops for 120 dancers & late night parties all under one roof in a beautiful English country house.

8 hours of blues workhops plus 30+ taster classes to choose from, world-class teachers, live music, top DJs, 4 days of workshops, blues parties every night, competitions and the most tempting cakes!
Teachers: Anne-Helene & Bernard Cavasa, Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore, Alba Mengual & Gas Fernandez.
 
 
 
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Cider House Blues Melbourne
Cider House Blues 2/5/2016 City: Melbourne , Australia Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
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SparX Cleveland, Ohio
SparX 2/5/2016 City: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend at Case Western Reserve University. Teachers: Bobby White and Kate Hedin
Ann Mony
Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
Ross Blythe
Moses Allooh
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Crash! Blues Festival Delft 2/12/2016 City: Delft, Netherlands Dances: Blues Crash! is a happening, an exchange, an event.
With a focus on live music and community, this is a special event in a beautiful little Dutch town.

This dance exchange happens the weekend of Delft's very own blues music festival so there are bands all over town. A great way to warm up at the end of winter!
 
 
 
 
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Jenny & Dan Workshop Weekend San Luis Obispo, California
Jenny & Dan Workshop Weekend 2/12/2016 City: San Luis Obispo, California, USA Dances: Blues Workshop weekend Teachers: Dan Repsch and Jenny Sowden
 
 
 
 
Joe DeMers & Campbell Miller Workshops 2/12/2016 City: Austin, Texas, USA Dances: Blues Workshop weekend Teachers: Joe DeMers and Campbell Miller
 
 
 
 
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Mo Better Blues 2016 Nashville
Mo Better Blues 2016 2/12/2016 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues Blues Dance Nashville presents Mo Better Blues 2016!!

Returning for its second year, come join us in the great Music City for a stellar weekend of classes, dances and another slice of blues in the south. We've lined up some amazing teachers, DJs, and local music from throughout the Southeast. We're also featuring Novice Jack & Jill and Solo Competitions at the Saturday night dance.
Teachers: Andrew Bouchard and Josephine Kaye, Adam and Krystal Wilkerson, Megan Adair and Kenneth Shipp Bands Ragtime River Rats
 
 
 
 
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Valentine's Blues Fever Durham & Newcastle
Valentine's Blues Fever 2/12/2016 City: Durham & Newcastle, United Kingdom Dances: Blues
BLUES FROM THE BALLROOMS - Picture the polished floor, the big band on the stage, candle light, and couples moving around the dance floor as one. These workshops will take you back in time to the swing-era, when couples danced mainly in close embrace to jazz-style blues music.

The workshops will cover close embrace connection, travelling variations, turns, dips and more, with a focus on maintaining flow in your movements and developing elegance in your dancing. Join us and let us sweep you off your feet!

12 Feb - Blues Speakeasy 20:00-23:00 @ Empty Shop, Durham
13 Feb - Intermediate Blues Workshop 13:00-17:00 @ Gosforth Parish Hall, Newcastle
13 Feb - Valentine Social 20:00-01:00 @ Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Gateshead
14 Feb - Intermediate Blues Workshop 13:00-17:00 @ Gosforth Parish Hall, Newcastle
Teachers: Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo
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Lindy Diversion Denver, CO
Lindy Diversion 2/19/2016 City: Denver, CO, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Join us for the 17th annual Lindy Diversion Feb. 19-21st, 2016 in Denver, Colorado! This weekend focuses on social dancing for both lindy hop and blues dances, and an intimate environment for learning, meeting new friends, and social dancing. Lindy Diversion has no competitions, and is a joy for those who love to social dance.

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Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden (NYC)
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Live Music by:
Gordon Webster and Friends

Classes on Friday evening, Saturday day, and Sunday day. We'll have a talk about swing music with Gordon Webster on Saturday night, and a few performances from teams and troupes.

All dances and classes will be held in one central location, the Denver Turnverein. We're excited to hold the event in a building that is historical, has a wonderful floor, and is a large part of the Denver swing dance community!

Save the date, registration opens on Oct. 9th!
Teachers: Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden, more TBA Bands Gordon Webster and Friends
 
 
 
 
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Rain City Blues 2016 Seattle, WA
Rain City Blues 2016 2/19/2016 City: Seattle, WA, USA Dances: Blues Rain City Blues returns for another year of vivacious dancing, spectacular teaching, spirited DJing, heart-melting live music, and stunning competitions. This year's event will not disappoint!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Just Swing It Bologna
Just Swing It 2/26/2016 City: Bologna, Italy Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 3 days of workshops, 9 hours of classes for every dance Teachers: Vincenzo Fesi & Katia Hrastar (ITA/SLO)
Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore (UK)
Chiara Silvestro (ITA)
Bands Hornsgatan Ramblers (SWE)
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Oxford Swing Festival Oxford, England
Oxford Swing Festival 2/26/2016 City: Oxford, England, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Bands Heather Jayne & the Red Shoes, The Last Chance Ragtime Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brown Ale Blues 2016 Newcastle-upon-Type
Brown Ale Blues 2016 3/4/2016 City: Newcastle-upon-Type, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion We are very excited for Brown Ale Blues 2016 - a weekend of blues and fusion.

We have such a fantastic line up of teachers including Lucas Weismann and Jeannie Lin joining us all the way from the USA, and Helen Cheney from Australia.

The workshop has been specially formulated to reach a broad level of students simultaneously; allowing us to improve your dancing whether you’ve never danced before or you’re an experienced teacher. There will be a mix of all level and higher level classes.

Then there’s the parties! Three nights of parties with fantastic DJ and great live music.

Easy to find venues, centrally located near hostels, hotels and airbnb locations, with easy access to bus and trains for you out of town visitors, and with options for hosting on a first-come-first-served basis, so book soon.

See www.brownaleblues.com for more details.

Remember, Remember the 5th of November - Tickets go on sale.

Full Weekend Passes start at only £70 for the entire weekend, so don’t be late!
Teachers: Lucas Weismann, Jeannie Lin, Helen Cheney, Craig Thomson, Melissa Davy
 
 
 
 
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Steel City Blues Festival Pittsburgh, PA
Steel City Blues Festival 3/4/2016 City: Pittsburgh, PA, USA Dances: Blues There will be lovely leads and feisty follows. There will be rockin' bands, kickin' comps, wicked dances, and, hopefully, YOU! (You're the best part.)

As always, 2015 was an amazing year - let's keep the tradition alive!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cocoa Blues Exchange Barcelona
Cocoa Blues Exchange 3/11/2016 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Blues, Fusion Live music
Vintage clothes contest

Masquerade
Cultural city tour
Chocolate taste
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Mission Fusion Extravaganza San Francisco, CA
Mission Fusion Extravaganza 3/10/2016 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion The first year. Mission Fusion brings on a Full weekend. 3 Days of classes, 4 nights of dancing. In the Crown Plaza Hotel Foster City, CA
 
 
 
 
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Pirate Swing Ann Arbor
Pirate Swing 3/11/2016 City: Ann Arbor, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Pirate Swing is a lindy hop, blues, and solo jazz workshop featuring your favorite teachers, musicians, and pirates. Teachers: Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg
Joe DeMers and Julie Brown
Bobby White and Kate Hedin
Laura Glaess
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The Blues Garden Gothenburg
The Blues Garden 3/11/2016 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Blues The Blues Garden is a workshop with an open, welcoming atmosphere, theme based class tracks and great live music, all set in a lovely decorated venue with lots of flowers!

New for 2016: A slacker track, for those of you who want to sleep in but still attend a small amount of classes.
Teachers: Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo, Gas Fernandez & Alba Mengual, Annette Kühnle, Andrew Smith Bands Jenny Almsenius & Friends, possibly a musical surprise or two :-)
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Backwater Blues 2016 Huntsville, AL
Backwater Blues 2016 3/18/2016 City: Huntsville, AL, USA Dances: Blues Join Mike the Girl, Shawn Hershey, and more in Huntsville AL as we throw down all the blues dancing and sweet tea your body can handle this spring!

Multiple tracks, an amazing live band, even more international blues instructors and killer DJs to be announced soon!!!

So stay tuned and save the date for Backwater Blues 2016 in Huntsville Alabama!

For more info be sure and check in now and then on our website: http://
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Shawn Hershey, More to Come!
 
 
 
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Boston Tea Party Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Tea Party 3/17/2016 City: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, West Coast The only Lindy Hop/West Coast Swing crossover event. Featuring classes by top international teachers and fun competitions with some of the best dancing you will see!
 
 
 
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 16 3/17/2016 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues Blues dancing on a BOAT! Dance under the stars for 4days and 3 nights! Game and Craft time as well as Quality time with fellow blues dancers! From Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico and back. Teachers: TBA Bands Sean Morse and TBA
 
 
 
 
Fair City Blues 2015 3/18/2016 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues One of the friendliest blues events in the world is back for its third edition! Come for the St Patrick's Day shenanigans, stay for the blues! We can't wait to welcome you in Dublin's fair city for 3 amazing days and nights of dancing :D Teachers: Daniel Repsch and Jennifer Sowden (USA),
Gas Fernandez and Alba Mengual (Spain),
Catherine Palmier
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Austin Blues Party 9 4/1/2016 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Come on home to Texas and enjoy Austin in the springtime. We'll have 3 official nights of dancing (plus pre-parties and after-parties), workshops that will blow your mind, friendly competitions to inspire, and live music (Austin is, after all, the live music capital of the world). Experience the biggest damn party around!
 
 
 
 
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Beach Bum Blues Jacksonville Beach, FL
Beach Bum Blues 4/1/2016 City: Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA Dances: Blues Springing the Blues during the day, dancing blues the night away.

Over 20 hrs of live blues music and even more dancing with awesome DJs at the late nights!
Bands https://www.facebook.com/springingtheblues/
 
 
 
 
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Blusion Ann Arbor, Michigan
Blusion 4/1/2016 City: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Blues & Fusion workshop weekend Teachers: DAMON STONE and KELSY PETRYKOWSKI
 
 
 
 
Gentse Hoppers Exchange '16 4/1/2016 City: Gent, Belgium Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa day 1: Band and DJ
day 2: Only live music!
day 3: Big band, legendary brunch,
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Jenny & Dan Blues Workshops Durham, North Carolina
Jenny & Dan Blues Workshops 4/8/2016 City: Durham, North Carolina, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sugar Push Swing Dance Retreat 4/10/2016 City: France, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie The Sugar Push Swing Dance Retreat.

Sugar Push Vintage dance has organised a unique Swing dance retreat for both beginner and intermediate dancers.

It is held in the beautiful setting of a historic village in the French countryside. More details can be found on The SugarPush Swing Dance Retreat!

All levels are welcome, no previous experience needed.

For more info/bookings/pricing please email sugarpushretreat@gmail.com and one of the team will be happy to respond.

We are also able to send you a complete information pack about the week with all information you may need.
Teachers: Holly France & Romayne Etwaroo & Benjamin Rambaud
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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bluesSHOUT! 2016 Chicago
bluesSHOUT! 2016 4/14/2016 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues
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Sugar Push Swing Dance Retreat France
Sugar Push Swing Dance Retreat 4/10/2016 City: France, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie The Sugar Push Swing Dance Retreat.

Sugar Push Vintage dance has organised a unique Swing dance retreat for both beginner and intermediate dancers.

It is held in the beautiful setting of a historic village in the French countryside. More details can be found on The SugarPush Swing Dance Retreat!

All levels are welcome, no previous experience needed.

For more info/bookings/pricing please email sugarpushretreat@gmail.com and one of the team will be happy to respond.

We are also able to send you a complete information pack about the week with all information you may need.
Teachers: Holly France & Romayne Etwaroo & Benjamin Rambaud
 
 
 
 
 
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WILLOW BLUES _ First Lodz Blues Exchange Lodz
WILLOW BLUES _ First Lodz Blues Exchange 4/15/2016 City: Lodz, Poland Dances: Blues If cities were dances, Łódź would be BLUES. This is why we want to keep our blues scene close to the urban tissue. So it touches the roots of the city’s industrial and multicultural history, and yet is a part of modern vibrant life and cultural growth.

But that's for you to find out... So come join us for the first blues dance exchange in the city of Łódź – the bellybutton of Poland (or have we just made that up?). Meet the ghost living in the old bricks of the old factories, remembering the greatest times when people of four cultures came to a small town of Łódź and created its greatness - new identity and unique atmosphere. It’s still there, believe us, waiting for you to explore it.

We are preparing a few surprising dance/blues-related treats, which will show you what the blues means to us… and of course you get:
- three nights of live music (+after party on Monday)
- three days of wandering around, eating tohether, meeting the ghosts of the old factories
- or just sitting under the willow tree, but… first things first.

SAVE THE DATE!

website | program | registration -> coming soon

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Montreal Bagel n Blues Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Bagel n Blues 4/21/2016 City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend with all-you-can-eat bagels! Teachers: Ruth & Mike
Timothy O’Neill & Julie Brown
Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden
Natalya Alissa & Shawn Hershey
Randy Pante & Myriam Baril
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Prague Blues eXchange 4/22/2016 City: Prague, Czech Republic Dances: Blues Fourth year of the first and only Prague blues dancing festival. Prague Blues eXchange brings you 3 long nights packed with groovin’ live music, so you can dance your socks off! Every year we look for at least 7 finest bands, from new talents to the biggest acts around, and bring together lovely city, lovely people and great music to enjoy true Prague spring and the shared passion called blues.

Prague Blues eXchange is a non-for-profit event, and one you can even help to make better! Every year we encourage dancers to step in, propose a workshop or lecture, and participate in daytime activities. It’s a Festival by dancers for dancers.
 
 
 
 
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Rocky Mountain Girl Jam Denver
Rocky Mountain Girl Jam 4/22/2016 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other A weekend focused on follows, but including leads, working on solo and partnered dances. Classes include lindy hop, solo jazz, tap, hip hop, and more! Contests include solo jazz, jill & jack, and the ever popular lip sync battle. NEW this year, the Chorus Girl Show! Special discounts on weekend passes for performers! Teachers: Andrew Chen, Nathan Bugh, Erin Morris, and more TBA Bands TBA
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Fallin' In Blues Grenoble
Fallin' In Blues 4/29/2016 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues A weekend of 100% blues and fun!
Vous profiterez de la présence de deux groupes de musiciens chaque soir: Sweet Indigo ( Lyon) et Dan Nash ( UK), vendredi et samedi ( dimanche: à voir + tard). Avec des "duos" Sweet Indigo- Dan nash!
Both groups at boths parties!
Teachers: Caroline Faivre et Cédric Clerc
Fabien Vrillon et Lisa Clarke
Nicolas Naman et Virginie Walker
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San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange 2016 San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange 2016 4/29/2016 City: San Luis Obispo, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Don't forget to put SloX 2016 on your calendars, and get ready for three days of dancing and fun!

Check back for more info!
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Fallin' In Blues 4/29/2016 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues A weekend of 100% blues and fun!
Vous profiterez de la présence de deux groupes de musiciens chaque soir: Sweet Indigo ( Lyon) et Dan Nash ( UK), vendredi et samedi ( dimanche: à voir + tard). Avec des "duos" Sweet Indigo- Dan nash!
Both groups at boths parties!
Teachers: Caroline Faivre et Cédric Clerc
Fabien Vrillon et Lisa Clarke
Nicolas Naman et Virginie Walker
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San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange 2016 4/29/2016 City: San Luis Obispo, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Don't forget to put SloX 2016 on your calendars, and get ready for three days of dancing and fun!

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Stockholm Blues Fest 2016: The Retreat 5/5/2016 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues Welcome to the 7th year of Stockholm Blues Fest!

This year's Blues Fest will be a little different! We wave goodbye to the city and go on a retreat to the fabulous Swedish countryside. Over the Ascension Day long weekend, we stay at the beautiful Tvetagården hostel nestled between forest and a lake.

+ Top-quality blues dance classes by international teachers
+ Social dancing to live music
+ Time to get to know each other and share our knowledge and passions -- blues-related or otherwise
+ Time to enjoy Tvetagården's lovely surroundings, which include walking trails in the forest and sauna by the lake
+ Meals, accommodation and blues all at the one location

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Southbound Blues Exchange 2016 5/6/2016 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues Blues Dance Nashville presents Southbound Blues Exchange 2016!!

Come on down to the Music City for one of the best blues parties in the south. Southbound Blues is bringing the best bands and DJs from across the southeast and nationally for an awesome weekend of blues!! We're also running a Open Jack and Jill competition with passes to amazing workshops and exchanges.
The Fried Bananas with Joshua Fialkoff headline our Friday and Saturday main dances.
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Blossom Blues Camp 2016 Zurich
Blossom Blues Camp 2016 5/7/2016 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other An intensive Camp about Meditation, Dancing, Movement, Bodywork and all the good stuff.
This is your possibility to really dive into your own experience of your body. Movement training at it’s best, applied to what you are passionate about – Dance. Our trainers teach wellness, movement and dancing. We are happy to have the most knowledgeable teachers for Movement Education and African based social dance with us: Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier. They both preserve the integrity and authenticity of the dances they teach. If you want to know about your body, music, and the healing relationship between.
The goal of the camp is to provide you with an in-depth learning experience, which will enhance your overall experience of your body, and therefore your dancing. It will focus on improving your body awareness, movement quality, and interpersonal interactions with others. There will be livemusic in class to make you understand the material even better.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier, Janos Crescelius, more tba Bands Leo Auri, Janos Crescelius
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Big Apple Balboa Blues and Liindy Hop Exchange 5/13/2016 City: New York City!, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Big Apple Balboa, Blues and Lindy Exchange is an EPIC weekend of over 20 hours of dancing to 6 Live Bands and Seasoned DJs. People from across the nation come to DANCE, exchange ideas, and experience
the happening & historic NYC!And this year we have a Solo Dancing Comp! More details at nycbabble.com
 
 
 
 
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Blossom Blues 2016 Zurich
Blossom Blues 2016 5/13/2016 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Fusion Blossom Blues 2016 - Zurich's Blues Dance Festival
By popular demand: we are back!
and it is our 5th Birthday. get ready for the special edition! ;) Yup, an extra day of awesomeness (as Blossom-Monday is a holiday in many countries) with special features!
Livebands, both during Workshops and Parties will rock your feet.
Check the Website for more info (later)
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier, Annette Kühnle, Justin Riley, Andrew Smith Bands The Jays, The Blueswater, Christoffer Johansson, Justina Lee Brown, Dan Nash, more TBA
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Blossom Blues Camp 2016 Zurich
Blossom Blues Camp 2016 5/7/2016 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other An intensive Camp about Meditation, Dancing, Movement, Bodywork and all the good stuff.
This is your possibility to really dive into your own experience of your body. Movement training at it’s best, applied to what you are passionate about – Dance. Our trainers teach wellness, movement and dancing. We are happy to have the most knowledgeable teachers for Movement Education and African based social dance with us: Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier. They both preserve the integrity and authenticity of the dances they teach. If you want to know about your body, music, and the healing relationship between.
The goal of the camp is to provide you with an in-depth learning experience, which will enhance your overall experience of your body, and therefore your dancing. It will focus on improving your body awareness, movement quality, and interpersonal interactions with others. There will be livemusic in class to make you understand the material even better.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier, Janos Crescelius, more tba Bands Leo Auri, Janos Crescelius
 
 
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BluesQuake 2016 San Francisco, Bay Area, CA
BluesQuake 2016 5/20/2016 City: San Francisco, Bay Area, CA, USA Dances: Blues
Blossom Blues 2016 5/13/2016 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Fusion Blossom Blues 2016 - Zurich's Blues Dance Festival
By popular demand: we are back!
and it is our 5th Birthday. get ready for the special edition! ;) Yup, an extra day of awesomeness (as Blossom-Monday is a holiday in many countries) with special features!
Livebands, both during Workshops and Parties will rock your feet.
Check the Website for more info (later)
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier, Annette Kühnle, Justin Riley, Andrew Smith Bands The Jays, The Blueswater, Christoffer Johansson, Justina Lee Brown, Dan Nash, more TBA
 
 
 
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Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange 5/20/2016 City: Columbus, Ohio, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Bands Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
 
 
 
 
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MooseBlues Oslo
MooseBlues 5/20/2016 City: Oslo, Norway Dances: Blues Save the date and join us for the third edition of Norway's Blues dance festival!
This time we will be focusing on Norway's every mysterious trolls!
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Red Hot Blues & BBQ Washington, DC
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 5/26/2016 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Blues Blues exchange with a barbecue! Bands Perseverance Jazz Band
Full Power Blues
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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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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.

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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!
 
 
 
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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Southern Swing Challenge Nashville, TN
Southern Swing Challenge 6/17/2016 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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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.

Features the best food of any dance camp!
 
 
 
 
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.

Features the best food of any dance camp!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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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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CincyHop Cincinnati
CincyHop 8/12/2016 City: Cincinnati, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.
Teachers: to be announced Bands to be announced
 
 
 
 
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
Mike Grosser
Rachel Stirling
Ruth Evelyn
Meghan Lisi
Mike Legenthal
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Save the date!
September 9-11 2016
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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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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
Jenny Sowden and Dan Repsch
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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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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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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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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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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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