From showing months Go
Brought to you by http://BluesCal.com/
January, 2013
3rdMoscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp Moscow, RussiaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, West Coast, Other Workshop
Moscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp 1/3/2013 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, West Coast, Other Workshops in Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Burlesque/Solo Blues, and Solo Jazz from top instructors!

4thLas Vegas Fusion Exchange Las Vegas, NVBlues, Fusion, Tango Workshop
Las Vegas Fusion Exchange 1/4/2013 City: Las Vegas, NV Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango Workshop weekend with top instructors!
11thKrakow Blues Happenings Krakow, PolandBlues Workshop
Krakow Blues Happenings 1/11/2013 City: Krakow, Poland Dances: Blues The Kraków Blues Happenings are an international Blues dance event taking place in the historic city of Cracow, Poland!

Live bands, international DJ's and instructors. 3 Nights of parties and 2 days of workshops!
13thSpoonful of Blues Denver, COBlues Exchange
Spoonful of Blues 1/13/2013 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues DENVER, CO – 1/13/2013 – Rising Star blues instructors Nicole Trissell and Luke Weismann will be putting together a blues dance workshop in Denver, CO.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to build good blues from the ground up. We’ll work on Connection, Embrace, Musicality and Putting it all together to help make your dancing better than the sum of it’s parts. That’s the dance part.

Classes will focus on the following four (4) things:

Connection
Embrace
Musicality and Rhythm
Putting it all together
14thBlues Indigo 2013 Auckland, New ZealandBlues Exchange
Blues Indigo 2013 1/14/2013 City: Auckland, New Zealand Dances: Blues Jul 5-7 Blues Indigo 2013 - Auckland NZ

Details to come

http://www.jitterbugs.co.nz
17thSouth Florida Lindy Exchange South FloridaBlues, Lindy Exchange
South Florida Lindy Exchange 1/17/2013 City: South Florida Dances: Blues, Lindy (Pre-exchange party on January 17th)
18thUtah Lindy Exchange Salt Lake City, UTBlues, Lindy Exchange
Utah Lindy Exchange 1/18/2013 City: Salt Lake City, UT Dances: Blues, Lindy Utah's only exchange is back in action for 2013. Come ski, dance, and join in our infamous polyga-lindy competition!
20thSwing Camp Oz Adelaide, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swing Camp Oz 1/20/2013 City: Adelaide, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Jan 20-25 Swing Camp Oz - Adelaide (Australia)

Major Lindy Hop event organised in Australia by Joel Plys.

Instructors include:
- Stephen Mitchell

- Thomas & Alice, Pontus & Isabella

- William & Maeva

http://www.SwingCampOZ.com/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/222432571115476/

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173538916038236
25thCorvallis Swing and Blues Weekend Corvallis, ORBlues, Lindy Exchange
Corvallis Swing and Blues Weekend 1/25/2013 City: Corvallis, OR Dances: Blues, Lindy You are invited to three nights of swing and blues dancing in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Corvallis Swing and OSU Blues are proud to bring together two swing bands, two blues bands and our award-winning DJs, for a weekend of fun, great music, and social dancing. Cover is $40.
25thFeelin' Blues Israel Tel AvivBlues Workshop
Feelin' Blues Israel 1/25/2013 City: Tel Aviv Dances: Blues Feelin' Blues Israel is coming back bigger and better! After our amazing 1st edition, join us for our 2nd event (be sure you don't want to miss this one!)
25thLabLove Philadelphia, PABlues, Lindy Workshop
LabLove 1/25/2013 City: Philadelphia, PA Dances: Blues, Lindy - Our beloved LaBaret variety show!
- Instructors Michael Gamble and Jaya Dorf!
- Live Music by Perseverance Jazz Band and Josh Fialkoff!
February, 2013
1stGender Bending Weekend GalwayBlues, Lindy Workshop
Gender Bending Weekend 2/1/2013 City: Galway Dances: Blues, Lindy Leading for Follows, Following for Leads!
4 hours of workshops
2 Socials
Teachers Hazel Crimmins & Craig Vanaman
2ndDEXTER SANTOS Blues Dance Workshop DenverBlues Workshop
DEXTER SANTOS Blues Dance Workshop 2/2/2013 City: Denver Dances: Blues Teaching a one-day blues dance workshop with Nelle Demers.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.overstreetdancegallery.com/blues
7thRock That Swing Festival Munich, GermanyBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Rock That Swing Festival 2/7/2013 City: Munich, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other The classiest swing festival in the world, organized by Boogie Woogie Champions Barbl Kaufer & Marcus Koch.
8thBlues Workshop with John Lozano Toronto, ONBlues Workshop
Blues Workshop with John Lozano 2/8/2013 City: Toronto, ON Dances: Blues
8thLindy Express Cork, IrelandBlues, Lindy Workshop
Lindy Express 2/8/2013 City: Cork, Ireland Dances: Blues, Lindy Catch the Lindy Express in Cork, Ireland ❅ February 8 -10th 2013 ❅ 8 hours of classes in Lindy Hop, Blues and Solo Jazz ❅ Teachers: Alba Mengual, Shorty George & Amani Said
9thBLUES DELIRIUM 2013/2 ParisBlues, Fusion Workshop
BLUES DELIRIUM 2013/2 2/9/2013 City: Paris Dances: Blues, Fusion 2 days in Paris, 8 hours of class for beginners and intermediate with Nathanael VOLCKENING and Leah VENDL from Seattle (WA), and 2 parties...
The beginning of the alt-blues scene in Paris!
9thShades of Blues w. Lucky Skillen CopenhagenBlues Workshop
Shades of Blues w. Lucky Skillen 2/9/2013 City: Copenhagen Dances: Blues Lucky Skillen is visiting us from New York to guide us through a weekend of immersion in blues history and blues dancing.

In the workshop we will focus on the distinct posture, connection, and movement style used in different types of blues like Juke joint blues, Ballrooming and Microblues. Also we will play with the diversity of blues from the small details of micro blues to the fancy stuff, that you’ve gotta love like turns and spins, lifts and dips or putting solo movement into your dancing.

PRICE:
2 day workshop: 450 DKK./ 60 euro
1 day workshop: 250 DKK/ 35 euro.

SIGN UP:
Sign up on http://eepurl.com/umUlL
Once accepted I will send you the payment info.

LEVELS:
Level A: Beginners-intermediate
Level B: Intermediate-advanced

Level A
You have heard about blues dancing, perhaps danced it at social events or seen it live or on youtube. It is not required that you have any blues dancing experience, but it is necessary to have some kind of dancing experience.


Level B
• You have a strong body awareness and can master a sensitive connection to your partner

• You can adapt your movement to the music and you are working on your own style

• You have a lot to put out there, but you also know that blues dancing is nor all about what you do, but the way that you do it.

• You probably have taken workshops in Denmark or abroad and you practise regularly.

If in doubt about the level, please contact Cristine Dyhrberg (cristine@dyhrberg.com)


PROGRAMME
Saturday
11-12: Level A: Juke Joint Blues
12.15-13.15; Level A: Ballroom Blues
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.15: Level B: Juke Joint Blues
15.30-16.30: Level B; Ballroom Blues

Sunday
12-13: Level A: TBA
13.15-14.15; Level A+B: Musicality
14.15-15.15 Lunch
15.15-16.15: Level B: TBA
16.30-17.30: Level A+B; Microblues

OTHER EVENT ON WS WEEKEND:
Friday 8th:Screening of his movie How We Danced + blues party (not included)
Saturday 9th: Swing and Blues party (not included)
Sunday 10th : Sunday blues (free)

ABOUT LUCKY SKILLEN
Lucky Skillen has been dancing for almost 17 years. He began in 1996 and started his teaching career in 1998. Since then he has taught and performed many styles of dance in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has also had the privilege of working with many celebrities in this time.

For the past 13 years his main focus has been on Blues Dance. He ran Americas first weekly blues venues "Lucky's Lindy and Blues" and has been on the cutting edge of the contemporary blues movement since. He was one of the first to bring the modern blues movement to Europe and has helped to develop many of the scenes and teachers across the world.

His philosophy on dance is know where it came from but make it your own. He creates a fun and playful atmosphere in his classes. He believes that play is learning and learning is fun.
15thAtomic Blues Fusion Albuquerque, NMBlues, Fusion Workshop
Atomic Blues Fusion 2/15/2013 City: Albuquerque, NM Dances: Blues, Fusion 3 tracks of instruction, 3 nights of dancing, a main dance in a nuclear museum, and an ambidancetrous jack and jill all catalyzing a nuclear-fueled fusion dance event.
15thBlues lessons with Damon Stone MontrealBlues Workshop
Blues lessons with Damon Stone 2/15/2013 City: Montreal Dances: Blues
15thPenguin Swing 2013 Grand Rapids, MIBlues, Lindy Workshop
Penguin Swing 2013 2/15/2013 City: Grand Rapids, MI Dances: Blues, Lindy 12 hours of workshops and 20 hours of dancing for one low price!
22ndEnter The Blues 6 Atlanta, GABlues Workshop
Enter The Blues 6 2/22/2013 City: Atlanta, GA Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend
22ndSpace City Blues Houston, TXBlues Workshop
Space City Blues 2/22/2013 City: Houston, TX Dances: Blues
28thBlues with Shawn & Natalya Sydney, NSW, AustraliaBlues Workshop
Blues with Shawn & Natalya 2/28/2013 City: Sydney, NSW, Australia Dances: Blues Sunday Feb 24 Blues dancing workshops with Shawn & Natalya - Sydney NSW
By Chris Kearns and Samantha Szetu
https://www.facebook.com/events/472069066182650/?ref=3

Some of you may have attended a blues dancing workshop in Sydney in Feb 2012 with Paul Mandel (Boston, USA) teaching. The teacher that Paul learnt from is Shawn Hershey, who is coming to Sydney with his partner, Natalya Gomez (both from USA) and they have kindly agreed to teach 3 blues dancing workshops while they are here. Woohoo!

We had 20+ couples in each of the 3 workshops in 2012 which was a great response. There is obviously a lot of demand for learning blues dancing in Sydney as evidenced by the great attendance to Paul's workshops, the monthly Juke Joint and the blues room staged at the semi-regular Speakeasy sessions.

Each workshop will be 1.25 hours long with a 15 minute social dancing break between each to practice what you've just learnt. The workshops will be followed by 3 hours of social dancing.

When: Sun 24th Feb 2013
Where: Paddington RSL Club, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington

3 Workshops (descriptions coming soon):

* 1-2:15pm - Fundamentals
* 2:30-3:45pm - Fundamentals/Intermediate
* 4pm-5:15pm - Intermediate+

These workshops are also geared towards Lindy Hop dancers with no blues dancing experience or anyone looking to further develop their blues dancing skills. Come to all 3 workshops to really get your blues dancing groove on!

* 5:15-8pm - Social blues dancing (stay tuned for DJ announcements)

Costs
- $20 for a single workshop
- $35 for two workshops
- $50 for three workshops

Payment
Payment will be via cash on the door on the day only.

RSVP
Please RVP via the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/472069066182650/?ref=3 and leave a comment as to which workshops you intend to do for planning purposes. You can also private message us if you prefer.

Questions
Feel free to ask any questions via the Facebook event wall so that others can see the answers. You can also private message us.

Bios and videos
Shawn's bio: http://shawnhershey.com/bios-and-photos/
Natalya's bio: http://www.newschoolswing.com/aboutus/
Videos of Shawn in action: http://shawnhershey.com/videos/


Please come along and support the workshops so we can continue to grow the blues dancing scene in Sydney. Don't forget to tell all your dancing (Swing, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Latin, etc.) and non-dancing friends!

We hope to see you on Sun 24th Feb.

Chris Kearns & Samantha Szetu.
March, 2013
1stOberlin Jazz Dance Festival Oberlin, OHBlues, Lindy Workshop
Oberlin Jazz Dance Festival 3/1/2013 City: Oberlin, OH Dances: Blues, Lindy The little midwest workshop with a big heart - two full days of lindy hop classes with live swing music and late-night blues.
1stOrlando Lindy Exchange 6 Orlando, FloridaBlues, Lindy Exchange
Orlando Lindy Exchange 6 3/1/2013 City: Orlando, Florida Dances: Blues, Lindy Swing Break is just around the corner!! ORLX 6 is a phenomenal dance exchange weekend in sunny Orlando, Florida. Bringing in dancers and music from all across the WORLD, ORLX 6 has live music, amazing venues, and some of the most hospitable, friendly dancers in the country! Come join us and see for yourself why everyone loves dancing in central Florida!
5thCamp Crave Dublin, IrelandBlues Workshop
Camp Crave 3/5/2013 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues 4 intensive days of blues training with Barry Douglas & Brenda Russell.
7thDrift Creek Alt Blues Recess Lincoln City, OregonBlues, Fusion Exchange
Drift Creek Alt Blues Recess 3/7/2013 City: Lincoln City, Oregon Dances: Blues, Fusion Drift Creek Alt-Blues Recess in 2013 will be a new addition to the Recess series. It will take place in a three story tall A-frame with 117 beds in the middle of an old-growth forest off of Oregon's central coast. The property is located east of Lincoln City, Oregon, 16 miles down a forest road on an incredibly beautiful 12-acre property sitting at the base of a canyon and encircled by Drift Creek.

Drift Creek Alt-Blues Recess is already being called the "Cuddle-Puddle Recess," as we will be renting our own private lodge in the middle of a rain forest during the rainy season. We will spend three days cooking meals together in an industrial sized kitchen, hanging out by the fire, hiking the beautiful old-growth forests on the property, and dancing until sunrise in the lodge.
8thPirate Swing Ann Arbor, MIBlues, Lindy Workshop
Pirate Swing 3/8/2013 City: Ann Arbor, MI Dances: Blues, Lindy Pirate Swing is a three-track lindy hop and blues workshop. We offer classes with great teachers, dances with live music, and an excuse to wear that pirate costume hanging in the back of your closet.
8thSideways Lindy & Blues Lucerne, SwitzerlandBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Sideways Lindy & Blues 3/8/2013 City: Lucerne, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz workshop weekend
8thThe Crave Blues Festival Dublin, IrelandBlues Workshop
The Crave Blues Festival 3/8/2013 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues Blues workshops and dancing
9thBaltimore Spring Blues Summit 2013 Baltimore, MDBlues Workshop
Baltimore Spring Blues Summit 2013 3/9/2013 City: Baltimore, MD Dances: Blues We're bringing together a pair of fantastic instructors and 7 seriously talented DJs for this 9th Blues Summit in Baltimore. Join us at the gorgeous Mobtown Ballroom for an entire day of workshops with the playful and inspiring Julie Brown & Shawn Hershey, followed by an all-night blues party featuring some of the best blues DJs in the business. It’s going to be a truly memorable Summit – and we can’t wait to see you there.
15thCruisin' for a Bluesin' 2013 Los AngelesBlues House Party
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2013 3/15/2013 City: Los Angeles Dances: Blues Our 5th Year Anniversary! Dance under the stars! Gaming, Jam Session and Ensenada Mexico during the day!
15thSteel City Blues Festival Pittsburgh, PABlues Workshop
Steel City Blues Festival 3/15/2013 City: Pittsburgh, PA Dances: Blues Join us in the City of Steel. There will be fabulous instructors and amazing workshops! There will be rockin' live bands and kickin' competitions!
15thSwing Madrid Festival 2013 MadridBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Swing Madrid Festival 2013 3/15/2013 City: Madrid Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
15thVietnam Lindy Exchange 2013 Nha TrangBlues, Lindy Exchange
Vietnam Lindy Exchange 2013 3/15/2013 City: Nha Trang Dances: Blues, Lindy Ahoy everyone,
The VLX is back for the 5th anniversary in Nha Trang, Vietnam's most famous coastal city with its legendary pristine beaches, best scuba diving site in Vietnam and bustling yet charming young tourist town's spirit.
+ 6 dances in 3 nights 2 days
+ Island Lindy Hopping & snorkeling Tour including lunch
+ Gala Theme Night on island including dinner
+ Nha Trang on Bicycle Tour
+ White Sailors Tribute Farewell Buffet dinner
16thWeekend Workshop with Barry "The Man" Douglas in Belin BerlinBlues Workshop
Weekend Workshop with Barry "The Man" Douglas in Belin 3/16/2013 City: Berlin Dances: Blues This workshop is for people interested to learn an authentic, musical, organic movement of the body- taught by "The Man".
8 hours over Saturday and Sunday in a cozy, small class size and aimed at people who are eager to learn and improve their dancing skills and are prepared to work for it!
21stNZX 2013 Auckland, New ZealandBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
NZX 2013 3/21/2013 City: Auckland, New Zealand Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa NZX 2013: Pirate Adventure!
New website launched and event now extended by a day to 25 March.
For the first time, NZ will host it’s own Hellzapoppin’ competition at NZX on the Friday night, 22 Mar, with an awesome ‘Golden Ticket’ entry to other major events in the region.
Website soon to be updated with venues, registration, workshops & teachers
http://nzx013.wordpress.com
22ndBring on the Blues Charlottesville, VABlues Exchange
Bring on the Blues 3/22/2013 City: Charlottesville, VA Dances: Blues Local blues guru Eli Cook and DJ Dan Repsch will be playing at this awesome little blues exchange. Come on down to Charlottesville!
22ndEmerald Coast Lindy Exchange 2013 Eureka, CABlues, Lindy, Fusion Exchange
Emerald Coast Lindy Exchange 2013 3/22/2013 City: Eureka, CA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion The 3rd Emerald Coast Lindy Exchange is held in conjunction with the Redwood Coast Jazz Fest. This year we will also have a blues late night!!
22ndMile High Blues Denver, COBlues Workshop
Mile High Blues 3/22/2013 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues
23rdJustin Riley Blues/Fusion Workshops San Francisco, CABlues, Fusion Workshop
Justin Riley Blues/Fusion Workshops 3/23/2013 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Blues, Fusion Workshop weekend
29thBackdoor to Blues Paris, FranceBlues, Lindy Workshop
Backdoor to Blues 3/29/2013 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Lindy A week-end of Lindy hop and Blues in Paris.

Facebook event : http://www.facebook.com/events/301555789948679/?fref=ts

Teachers :
Fabien Vrillon (Grenoble) and Lisa Clarke (London)
Cedric Clerc (Strasbourg) and Caroline Faivre (Grenoble)
Ridz Rija (Paris) and Alba Mengual (Madrid)
An Duc Dang (Berlin)

3 levels of lindy hop and 3 levels of blues (5h classes for each level)

Online inscription :http://backdoortoblues.net/?page_id=36

Contact and inscription : david.polarski@neuf.fr
+33626727885
29thScramble Light Blues Muncie, IndianaBlues Workshop
Scramble Light Blues 3/29/2013 City: Muncie, Indiana Dances: Blues Come out for a weekend of instruction and dancing in the quaint little townof Muncie, Indiana!
Our teachers will be Jamie-Lynn Figure and Tony Goldsmith and the Saturday night dance will feature a live band.
April, 2013
5thAlain & Sylvia Workshop Weekend Burlington, VTBlues, Lindy Workshop
Alain & Sylvia Workshop Weekend 4/5/2013 City: Burlington, VT Dances: Blues, Lindy Workshop weekend
5thBluesBlast Ottawa, ON, CanadaBlues Workshop
BluesBlast 4/5/2013 City: Ottawa, ON, Canada Dances: Blues Join us in Ottawa for our fourth amazing weekend of blues dancing and instruction! In the past this event has sold out, and this year is sure to be our best yet! This year we're back featuring:

Heidi Fite (San Francisco, CA)
Damon Stone (Saint Paul, MN)
Amanda Gruhl (Boston, MA)
Shawn Hershey (Boston, MA)
Natalia Rueda (Ottawa, ON)
Byron Alley (Ottawa, ON)
Our Ottawa blues instructors will blow your minds with an intimate new perspective on blues dancing!
5thBrooks and Laura at Penn State State College, PennsylvaniaBlues, Lindy Workshop
Brooks and Laura at Penn State 4/5/2013 City: State College, Pennsylvania Dances: Blues, Lindy Cheap prices, great instructors, Penn State. Continuing our tradition of last minute scheduling with big name events, Penn State Swing Dance presents their spring 2013 workshop.
5thJumptown Jam Canberra, ACT, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Jumptown Jam 4/5/2013 City: Canberra, ACT, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Apr 5-7 Jumptown Jam - Canberra ACT

Canberra's annual workshop and social dance extravaganza. This year 'vive la Jam' with French Ninjammers as teachers Thomas and Alice, William and Maeva. With Gordon Webster (and friends) http://www.jumptownjam.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/232617176806683/
11thDirt Cheap Blues Workshop Virginia Beach, VABlues, Lindy Workshop
Dirt Cheap Blues Workshop 4/11/2013 City: Virginia Beach, VA Dances: Blues, Lindy A Blues & Lindy workshop overlooking the beach.
11thFleur de Lindy New Orleans, LABlues, Lindy Exchange
Fleur de Lindy 4/11/2013 City: New Orleans, LA Dances: Blues, Lindy 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.

Dance parties feature live music and special performances. Big Easy style good times.
12thBlues Before Sunrise Melbourne, AustraliaBlues Exchange
Blues Before Sunrise 4/12/2013 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues Apr 12-14 Blues Before Sunrise - Melbourne VIC

Australia's premier blues dancing event returns, again with a killer line-up! The best live music and workshops the world has to offer are here in Melbourne in 2013.

Steven and Virginie have influenced the world with their inspiring teaching and dancing.

And Gordon Webster's unforgettable grooves have moved body and soul all around the globe.

* 3 days of dancing

* 4 levels of intensive workshops

* Australia's best instructors:

Josh & Cathie and Kieran & Georgia

* Amazing live blues music, Gordon Webster, Yvette Johansson & local talent!

* Australia's hottest DJs* Solo jazz & musicality classes

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS open Jan 2nd 2013

http://www.bluesbeforesunrise.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/events/537151282981017

/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blues-Before-Sunrise/266081691124

www.swingpatrol.com
12thEspanish Blues Festival Madrid, SpainBlues Exchange
Espanish Blues Festival 4/12/2013 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues
12thLowdown Blues Charleston, SCBlues Workshop
Lowdown Blues 4/12/2013 City: Charleston, SC Dances: Blues Lowdown Blues is a Blues dancing workshop weekend in Charleston, SC and organised by Holy City Blues, which features national Blues dancing instructors Damon Stone and Heidi Fite. In addition, we offer 3 days of dancing and late nights in one beautiful city!

12thThe Future Sounds of Swing Leeds, UKBlues, Lindy Workshop
The Future Sounds of Swing 4/12/2013 City: Leeds, UK Dances: Blues, Lindy The Future Sounds of Swing 2013 is going to be bigger and better than ever before! We’ve got lots of exciting stuff to reveal to you today.

Registration time: 8am 11th Nov

3 Sets of UK teachers

3 Sets of international teachers

4 Live bands!

5 Streams! Yes that’s right; 4 lindy streams and an all new BLUES STREAM
17thBlues with Johnny: Blues workshop with Johnny Lloyd and Ksenia Parkhatskaya UtrechtBlues Workshop
Blues with Johnny: Blues workshop with Johnny Lloyd and Ksenia Parkhatskaya 4/17/2013 City: Utrecht, Netherlands Dances: Blues Both Johnny and Ksenia are professional dancers across many genres and they use this unique perspective to teach Swing dancing through a combination of technical exercises and dance imagery, so that students take away tools for dancing instead of steps. The workshop will be built upon a very deep connection with the partner and focus strongly on musicality. They will start with an authentic look at jazz steps, move into practicing connection with the partner and end with a set of figures which translate easily to the social floor.

These are two very professional teachers. Johnny has been developing curriculum for dance academies around Europe and is known for his light handed didactic. He is extremely active as a performer and choreographer and teaches because he loves it. Ksenia has won many titles for her beautiful authentic Jazz and blues dancing. Together they share the class as smoothly as they dance, not explaining too much, giving students plenty of space to acquire the material for themselves.
19thBayou City Blues Festival HoustonBlues Workshop
Bayou City Blues Festival 4/19/2013 City: Houston Dances: Blues Live music * Good Food * Workshops

Enjoy the best that Houston has to offer.
19thLivin' the Blues GlasgowBlues, Fusion Workshop
Livin' the Blues 4/19/2013 City: Glasgow, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Scotland's Traveling Non-Profit Blues Festival
19thTurkey Lindy Hop Festival Antalya, TurkeyBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Tango, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Turkey Lindy Hop Festival 4/19/2013 City: Antalya, Turkey Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Tango, Solo Jazz, Other Weekend of fun and sun at a top luxury hotel!
25thBlues Shout 2013 St. Louis, MOBlues Workshop
Blues Shout 2013 4/25/2013 City: St. Louis, MO Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend with major international instructors!
25thHullabaloo 2013 Perth, WA, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Hullabaloo 2013 4/25/2013 City: Perth, WA, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Apr 25-29 Hullabaloo 2013 Celebrating the big 10! - Perth WA

10th year. Hosting The Australian Hellzapoppin' prize.

Back in 2004, the Perth Swing Dance Society gave birth to a bouncing bundle of joy, Hullabaloo.

Hullabaloo 2013 is gonna be jam-packed full of jazz dancing goodness:

• the Harlem Hot Shots

• 10 social events at Perth’s best venues

• 2 full days of Lindy Hop workshops with some secret special guests

• 10 of your favourite Perth jazz bands, including The Cottontail Trio, Oz Big Band, Darling Buds of May, Beans Buma’s Boys of Rhythm, Six Appeal and Cornerhouse Jazz!

As our special guests, the Harlem Hot Shots will share their ancient swing secrets with you and provide a whole lotta eye candy.

The Harlem Hot Shots is the world’s longest standing swing dance company - artistic, professional and re-creative. All of the company’s activities are inspired by the ideals of the Swing Era, focusing on faithful reconstructions and a framework that is true to the period. No modernising. No compromising. Simply pure swing.

http://perthswing.com/hullabaloo/

https://www.facebook.com/Hullabaloo2013
26thMontreal Bagel N Blues 2013 Montreal, Quebec, CanadaBlues Exchange
Montreal Bagel N Blues 2013 4/26/2013 City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dances: Blues Blues exchange
26thStockholm Blues Fest 2013 Stockholm, SEBlues Workshop
Stockholm Blues Fest 2013 4/26/2013 City: Stockholm, SE Dances: Blues Dave Madison (USA) & Ursula Ledergerber (Switzerland)
They taught at our very first blues workshop and we are now delighted to have them back!

Annette Künhle (Germany) & Justin Riley (USA)
Annette taught at Stockholm Blues Workshop last year, and joy – she’s back! This time with Justin Riley, a fine blues dancer and teacher from the US.
May, 2013
3rdBlossom Blues ZurichBlues Workshop
Blossom Blues 5/3/2013 City: Zurich Dances: Blues Zurich's second edition Bluesworkshop, small classes (max. 15 couples), 3 Parties.
Julie Brown, Tim O'Neill, Ruby Red, Justin Riley
3rdOff Grid Blues Spring Intensive Rutledge, MOBlues Workshop
Off Grid Blues Spring Intensive 5/3/2013 City: Rutledge, MO Dances: Blues Join us for an intensive learning and community building experience. It’ll be right after Bluesshout. You will have access to some of the same instructors, but in a room of 20 instead of 60 or more. Between personalized feedback and small group dance classes, this is an event that will energize you and give you new tools for your dancing. It will also give you a window into ecovillage life.
3rdSan Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange San Luis ObispoBlues, Lindy Exchange
San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange 5/3/2013 City: San Luis Obispo Dances: Blues, Lindy This year slozapoppin'! The 8th annual San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange will have Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators, Solomon Douglas, and The Tipsy Gypsies as well as DJs from all up and down the west coast. As usual we will have our popular Lindy Games on Saturday afternoon and Beach Day on Saturday After. Come spend your weekend in slo!
10thAmerican Blues Classic 2013 Hamburg, GermanyBlues Workshop
American Blues Classic 2013 5/10/2013 City: Hamburg, Germany Dances: Blues American Blues by some of the top American teachers...in Germany! Choose-Your-Blues Workshop Track, Parties every night, and exploring this cool port city with friends in the summer!
10thBig Apple Balboa, Blues & Lindy Exchange 2013 New York CityBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Big Apple Balboa, Blues & Lindy Exchange 2013 5/10/2013 City: New York City Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa BABBLE: Big Apple Balboa, Blues & Lindy Exchange, this is where a lot began, the music is AMAZING and we dance ALL THE DANCES. From dancing all hours to amazing Live music mostly local, to a potluck picnic in Central Park to a Swing Tour of Harlem... it's a good time and known to be a true Exchange, come check out NYC!
10thChristchurch Swing Festival Christchurch, New ZealandBlues, Lindy Workshop
Christchurch Swing Festival 5/10/2013 City: Christchurch, New Zealand Dances: Blues, Lindy May 10-12 Christchurch Swing Festival - Christchurch, New Zealand
Another amazing, fun-filled weekend filled with the best medley of sizzling-hot lindy and sultry blues and classes with four amazing teachers. Two of Melbourne’s most exciting swing dancers and teachers
- Kieran Yee and Ramona Noel Staffeld
- Michael and Saran from Wellington
http://www.facebook.com/events/329339057185774/?ref=3
10thRebel Blues Christchurch, New ZealandBlues Workshop
Rebel Blues 5/10/2013 City: Christchurch, New Zealand Dances: Blues May 10-12 Rebel Blues - Christchurch NZ

More details to be announced

http://swingtownrebels.co.nz/events/rebel-blues
16thCharleston Lindy Exchange 7 CharlestonBlues, Lindy Exchange
Charleston Lindy Exchange 7 5/16/2013 City: Charleston Dances: Blues, Lindy
17thBlues Underground: Bargin' Into the Blues Manchester, UKBlues Exchange
Blues Underground: Bargin' Into the Blues 5/17/2013 City: Manchester, UK Dances: Blues 3 Nights of dancing, with live music, great DJs and Boats in Manchester, UK.

1 day of dance workshops with Ruby Red and Lucas Weismann.

Gin Joints, Underground Venues with names like "the gas lamp" and "kro bar" as well as a blues cruise on the river!

Did we mention the Sunday Sessions? Have you ever wanted to know how to plan a class, grow your scene or run an event? This is perfect for you!
17thBrisbane Lindy Exchange 2013: Sunshine Swing Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Brisbane Lindy Exchange 2013: Sunshine Swing 5/17/2013 City: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa May 17-19 Brisbane Lindy Exchange 2013: Sunshine Swing - Brisbane QLD

We have started our planning for Sunshine Swing in 2013 - save the third weekend of May!

www.sunshineswing.com.au
or
http://brisbanelindyexchange.com.au/
17thBurning River Blues: Epic Fusion 2013 Cleveland, OHBlues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Workshop
Burning River Blues: Epic Fusion 2013 5/17/2013 City: Cleveland, OH Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Save the date! 2013 will be our best Burning River Blues event ever!!

Join us while we fuse Tango, West Coast, Blues and more!! Check our site for more info - and save us a dance when you get here!
22ndCamp Blues Training Day Oakland, CABlues Exchange
Camp Blues Training Day 5/22/2013 City: Oakland, CA Dances: Blues Intensive workshop in blues and body mechanics for serious dancers! Taught by Brenda Russell and Barry Douglas.
24thBlue Moon Blues Copenhagen, DenmarkBlues, Fusion Workshop
Blue Moon Blues 5/24/2013 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues, Fusion After Lukes amazing workshop in Malmö we immediately asked him cancel his tickets home and spend a weekend with the rapidly growing Danish Blues community. Luke gladly agreed to come and dance with us!

Luke will spend four hours dancing with us and we asked him specifically to "go out on a limb" and do something different and special with us. He's taken the challenge and will fly in to dance with us for three days and party with us for three nights.

"As a Dancer my goal is to make the person I’m dancing with want to dance with me again and again", Luke Weismann.

The first two hours of the workshop will be Lukes fantastic break down of moves which really would spark the creativity of even the best dancers. Then he'll go into musicality and finally he'll go out on a limb... Then we'll social dance a bit before we go party all night at Blues Club.

Levels (how good do I need to be?)
You'll fit right in if you've...
~Dance blues socially on a regular basis
~Have taken beginners workshops
~Have strong background in lindy, tango or salsa
... if you do not qualify already, you are required to join a 1.5 hour, taster class w. Luke on Friday the 24th. of May 18.00 and there's a wonderful party after that you can join in on (if you want to sign up for the taster class theis.egeberg@gmail.com). Hurry though, the taster will get filled up quickly.

Programme
11.30 - 12.00 Entrance and registration
12.00 - 14.00 Blues dance break down
14.00 - 15.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00 Musicality
17.00 - 18.00 Luke goes out on a limb
21.00 - 02.00 Blues Club Saturday party!
(There are showers where we dance, so if you don't want to go home you can change into your best clothes there and go to the...)

Transportation and Location
The workshop takes place at Dansekapellet in Copenhagen (http://www.dansekapellet.dk/beliggenhed/)
Busses 6A, 66 & 69 stops just outside the door.

Price
450;- kr. for workshop & party
Tickets bought here:
http://billetto.dk/bluesdanceworkshopwithlukeweismann
24thCamp Blues Santa Cruz, CABlues Workshop
Camp Blues 5/24/2013 City: Santa Cruz, CA Dances: Blues Blues retreat with Brenda Russell and Barry Douglas
24thCbus 8: Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange Columbus, OHBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cbus 8: Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange 5/24/2013 City: Columbus, OH Dances: Blues, Lindy Cbus is the nice little exchange that has the hospitality of a house party, but all the fun and people of an exchange. This year this is what we get to offer:
7 Dances! 28 Hours of Dancing!!

Food!
2 Afternoon Feasts of Deliciousness
Late night snacks :)

Live Music!!!
- Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers from Dayton, Ohio
- Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers from St. Louis, Missouri
- Local blues artists including Long Tall Deb!
24thPrague Blues eXchange Prague, Czech RepublcBlues Exchange
Prague Blues eXchange 5/24/2013 City: Prague, Czech Republc Dances: Blues Wondering what might Prague Blues eXchange mean? Imagine the end of May, romance in the heart of Europe. Great people wanting to dance all night long. Bargain prices. Sharing, encounters, community. Blues spirit alive.

We are proud to present:

- 3 groovy parties,
- 6 of the best live Blues bands,
- 5 different yet equally breathtaking (riverside, atmospherical Blues club, open-air venue with a view of Prague, open space on one of the Prague’s roofs, late night hidings),
- your old dancing friends as well as friends to be,
- beginners workshop, so that anybody can join straigt away,
- workshops to give you a taste of other styles or approaches,
- tour of Prague led by locals: true Prague experience,
- old style picnic... blankets, baskets and home-baked cakes.

Festival for dancers by dancers – join us in our effort! You can teach, DJ or share your passion with us (be it juggling, storytelling, origami or anything else).
24thRed Hot Blues 'n BBQ Washington D.C.Blues Exchange
Red Hot Blues 'n BBQ 5/24/2013 City: Washington D.C. Dances: Blues This is nothing less than a spectacular summertime party complete with four live bands, DJs from all over spinning late until 5am, and perhaps the best food you'll find at a dance event!
25thBlues Dance Workshop + Party w. Luke Weismann Copenhagen, DenmarkBlues Workshop
Blues Dance Workshop + Party w. Luke Weismann 5/25/2013 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues After Lukes amazing workshop in Malmö we immediately asked him cancel his tickets home and spend a weekend with the rapidly growing Danish Blues community. Luke gladly agreed to come and dance with us!

Luke will spend four hours dancing with us and we asked him specifically to "go out on a limb" and do something different and special with us. He's taken the challenge and will fly in to dance with us for three days and party with us for three nights.

"As a Dancer my goal is to make the person I’m dancing with want to dance with me again and again", Luke Weismann.

The first two hours of the workshop will be Lukes fantastic break down of moves which really would spark the creativity of even the best dancers. Then he'll go into musicality and finally he'll go out on a limb... Then we'll social dance a bit before we go party all night at Blues Club.

Levels (how good do I need to be?)
You'll fit right in if you've...
~Dance blues socially on a regular basis
~Have taken beginners workshops
~Have strong background in lindy, tango or salsa
... if you do not qualify already, you are required to join a 1.5 hour, taster class w. Luke on Friday the 24th. of May 18.00 and there's a wonderful party after that you can join in on (if you want to sign up for the taster class theis.egeberg@gmail.com). Hurry though, the taster will get filled up quickly.

Programme
11.30 - 12.00 Entrance and registration
12.00 - 14.00 Blues dance break down
14.00 - 15.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00 Musicality
17.00 - 18.00 Luke goes out on a limb
21.00 - 02.00 Blues Club Saturday party!
(There are showers where we dance, so if you don't want to go home you can change into your best clothes there and go to the...)

Transportation and Location
The workshop takes place at Dansekapellet in Copenhagen (http://www.dansekapellet.dk/beliggenhed/)
Busses 6A, 66 & 69 stops just outside the door.

Price
450;- kr. for workshop & party
25thNürnberg SwingOmania 2013 NürnbergBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Nürnberg SwingOmania 2013 5/25/2013 City: Nürnberg Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa We are happy to invite you for our fusion of Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues event. We provide two parallel tracks with international renown teachers.
25thNürnberg SwingOmania 2013 - Germany NürnbergBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion Workshop
Nürnberg SwingOmania 2013 - Germany 5/25/2013 City: Nürnberg Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion We are happy to invite you to our fusion of Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues event. We provide two parallel tracks with international renown teachers.

31stThe Mooche CorkBlues, Lindy Workshop
The Mooche 5/31/2013 City: Cork Dances: Blues, Lindy Lindy Hop & Blues Dance Festival and workshop weekend in Ireland's Southern City, featuring teaching couples Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg, Chris Härm & Miranda Longaker, Joe Buckett & Paula Ryan. Comps, Parties, Bands, Hosting, DJs, lots of extras, centrally located venues nice people and insane fun.
June, 2013
7thBlack Water Blues 2013 Bohinj, SloveniaBlues Exchange
Black Water Blues 2013 6/7/2013 City: Bohinj, Slovenia Dances: Blues social blues exchange camp, beautiful lakeside venue, great live music, interesting non-dance related day activities.
7thChicago Underground Blues Experience 2013 ChicagoBlues Exchange
Chicago Underground Blues Experience 2013 6/7/2013 City: Chicago Dances: Blues Chicago's Annual Underground Blues Event, featuring the Chicago Blues Festival and After Parties around the city that you'll never forget.
7thOlympia Alt-Blues Convergence OlympiaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Exchange
Olympia Alt-Blues Convergence 6/7/2013 City: Olympia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Come expecting house parties, blues bombs, live swing, and late night electronica. We will be dancing from friday evening straight through to the wee hours of monday morning, with a day of classes thrown in for good measure. Eclectic music from trad blues to live electronica will set the stage, so bring your dancing shoes and your booty shorts.
7thStompology VIII Rochester, NYBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Stompology VIII 6/7/2013 City: Rochester, NY Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz SIX INSTRUCTORS
* Mike Faltesek
* Laura Glaess
* Evita Arce
* Nathan Bugh
* Thomas Blacharz
* Andrew Nemr

THREE NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC
* The Careless Lovers (Friday)
* The Low-Down Sires (Saturday & Sunday)

Past topics have included: Charleston, Solo Blues, Tap, Flash Steps, Improvisation, Slides, Fast Solo Dancing, Cane Tricks, Cakewalk, Blackbottom, Movement, and Technique
20thEuropean Blues Invasion London, UKBlues Workshop
European Blues Invasion 6/20/2013 City: London, UK Dances: Blues European Blues Invasion broke the mold with our first event in 2012, giving Europe a new type of Dance Event that brought the dance community together to learn, share, and be inspired by international teachers and students alike.

Now in 2013 we’re back and we’re going to be better than ever. We have gathered some of the most innovative instructors to bring you an extra-long weekend of workshops, competitions, social dancing and awesome parties in the heart of the city. We bring you great live music and amazing D.J’s. We’ll give you the chance to choose your own classes and push your own learning. Registration is open at: http://www.europeanbluesinvasion.com/
20thMezzJelly Blues :: Canada Toronto, OntarioBlues Workshop
MezzJelly Blues :: Canada 6/20/2013 City: Toronto, Ontario Dances: Blues Since 1999, MezzJelly has been your stop for hardcore dance training and all-out parties.

In fact, many of you may have had your first-ever Blues dance at a MezzJelly event. So we're excited to announce that TORONTO will be hosting you on June 21-23, 2013 for:

* mind-blowing Blues instruction from the top teachers
* sweet, sweet Blues music to move you
* friendly people (it’s Canada, eh?)
* the most fun you can have on a dance floor

SAVE THE DATE

Write it down and don’t be late: you won’t want to miss a minute of this!
21stCologne Blues with David Madison CologneBlues Workshop
Cologne Blues with David Madison 6/21/2013 City: Cologne, Germany Dances: Blues A full weekend of Blues with David Madison of http://BluesDance.com/
21stConFusion: the Weekend Austin, TXBlues, Fusion House Party
ConFusion: the Weekend 6/21/2013 City: Austin, TX Dances: Blues, Fusion Come to Austin for 3 nights of Fusion dancing through wandering house parties. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/455477377854181/
22ndDive into the Blues CologneBlues Workshop
Dive into the Blues 6/22/2013 City: Cologne Dances: Blues 7 hours of Workshop, Saturday night party
27thBeantown Camp Beverly, MABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Beantown Camp 6/27/2013 City: Beverly, MA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz A week of incredible classes and social dances, Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Beantown's Got Talent, 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!
27thIFD Interfusion Dance Congress MontréalBlues, Fusion, Other Workshop
IFD Interfusion Dance Congress 6/27/2013 City: Montréal Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other This convention has been created to promote Brazilian Zouk along with other complementary genres (such as LambaZouk, Kizomba, Samba de Gafieira, West Coast Swing, Blues, Hip Hop, DanceHall and more) through instruction, performances and professional development to the international dance community as well as its newcomers. We hand picked artists who we feel will bring the highest level of quality and bring the very best energy to this unique convention.

34 HOURS OF WORKSHOPS

3 ROOMS TO PARTY
- Blues & WCS
- Zouk & Kizomba,
- Mix latin & Samba

There will be Shows, Concerts & Live Bands (Including Blues Bands).

28thBig Sky Weekend Kalispell, MTBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Big Sky Weekend 6/28/2013 City: Kalispell, MT Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop weekend
28thHot Blues in Toulouse Toulouse, FranceBlues Workshop
Hot Blues in Toulouse 6/28/2013 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend organized by Bernard & Anne-Helene Cavasa
28thLindy Swop: the Amsterdam Lindy Exchange Amsterdam, NLBlues, Lindy Exchange
Lindy Swop: the Amsterdam Lindy Exchange 6/28/2013 City: Amsterdam, NL Dances: Blues, Lindy The Amsterdam Lindy Exchange is now called Lindy Swop! It will take place this year from the 28 to 30th of June, don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the Dutch lindy scene and discover the wonderful city of Amsterdam! It's going to be awesome!
29thPartnering/ Competition Blues Camp PortlandBlues Workshop
Partnering/ Competition Blues Camp 6/29/2013 City: Portland Dances: Blues Pre- Pbex Dance Training in Portland, OR
with Brenda Russell & Barry Douglas, TBA
June 29 - July 2, 2013
Price $475 w/ Early Bird Discounts


This is an intensive dance camp focusing on competitions, performance, and partnering various styles of blues. Learn how to perform to live music, including many different styles. Plus an opportunity to perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival! This is the real deal... incorporating two of the greatest living Blues dance teachers, with the world's largest blues festival. Really apply that knowledge to the live music, in the competitions, and on the social floor.
July, 2013
4thPortland Blues Experience Portland, ORBlues Exchange
Portland Blues Experience 7/4/2013 City: Portland, OR Dances: Blues We're back for another fantastic year! PBEx coincides with the Waterfront Blues Festival, the 2nd largest US blues festival and which benefits the Oregon Food Bank.

There will be 2 cruises, tons of amazing live music, competitions, a kids' booth, excursions, classes, and lots of great dancing.
5thAlbany Lindy & Blues & Swimming Albany, NYBlues, Lindy Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 7/5/2013 City: Albany, NY Dances: Blues, Lindy Because it just isn't summer without a lakeside dance party!

Live music including Josh Fialkoff and Gordon Webster.

Stay tuned for details!
5thBlues Indigo - Auckland Auckland, New ZealandBlues Workshop
Blues Indigo - Auckland 7/5/2013 City: Auckland, New Zealand Dances: Blues Jul 5-7. Blues Indigo - Auckland NZ
Blues is back at NZ's only all-blues exchange.
– two sets of international blues teachers, with Evan Hughes, Kieran Yee, Georgia Brookes and Kara Martin
– three nights of blues social dancing
– six blues workshops
– live blues band and some of Australasia’s best blues DJs
Provisional website is up and will be updated regularly if you want to be kept up to date: http://bluesindigo2013.wordpress.com/
http://bluesindigo2013.wordpress.com/passes/
6thBaltimore Summer Blues Summit 2013 Baltimore, MDBlues Workshop
Baltimore Summer Blues Summit 2013 7/6/2013 City: Baltimore, MD Dances: Blues This 10th Blues Summit in Baltimore brings together 4 fantastic instructors and 7 seriously talented DJs for 2 whole days and nights of blues dancing in the gorgeous Mobtown Ballroom. We’re marking 3 years of Blues Summits and, for this one, we’re pulling out all the stops and expanding to fill an entire weekend with music, dancing, and celebrating, Baltimore-style. Join us for two days of workshops with the creative and inspiring Amanda Gruhl, Chris Mayer, Julie Brown, & Shawn Hershey, and all of the dancing you can handle – Saturday night brings the classic all-night Summit blues party, featuring some of the best blues DJs in the business, and Sunday brings you a delicious blues & soul party to finish the weekend off right. It’s going to be a truly memorable Summit – and we can’t wait to see you there.
13thDance the Blues Away Blues, Other House Party
Dance the Blues Away 7/13/2013 Dances: Blues, Other On July 13th, blues dancers and their friends all over the world will come together to celebrate the power of dance and raise money for a great cause. House parties in many different cities happening simultaneously will offer relaxed and open environments for music, dancing, and sharing. The money raised will go toward Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) research for individuals living with mood and anxiety disorders.

The medical community is increasingly taking note of what social dancers have known for years: that dance reduces stress, boosts confidence, and promotes happiness. Julia Dillard, a dance therapist and blues social dancer in Colorado Springs, said about the power of DMT: "My clinical internship work was with acute inpatient psychiatric clients with dual diagnosis or mood/anxiety disorders... It was pretty common for clients to say things like 'I felt happy for the first time in months!' or 'I forgot I could enjoy my life without drugs' after dance therapy sessions." There have been some enormous strides in DMT research, but there is still a long way to go.

As a participant of Dance the Blues Away, you have the opportunity to get sponsors, attend your local DtBA party, and bring your friends (non-dancers included) to experience an all-nighter celebrating joy, happiness, and well-being through dance!
15thAlt Recess Massive East of Sacramento, CABlues, Fusion Workshop
Alt Recess Massive 7/15/2013 City: East of Sacramento, CA Dances: Blues, Fusion The 2013 Recess Massive (UBR/LVBR), while an annual event, this year will be a first in many ways. This July we will gather 20 minutes east of Grass Valley, California, where we have found a spectacular 325+ acre property of wooded mountainside in the foothills of the Sierras with panoramic views of the thousands of acres of wooded wilderness that surround us. It will be a first not only because we have deliberately chosen a venue site where we will be building and bringing in everything: our own dance venues, off grid kitchens, water storage facilities, power grid, cuddle chill zones, and thousands of square feet of mobile dance floors. But this year the event will also be a week long, running Monday to Monday (July 15th to 22nd). This already incredible setting accompanying the hallmark Recess boundary-pushing Alt, Fusion, and Blues DJs and live acts bumping until sunrise, mind-blowing skill-share workshops running in the daytimes, inspiring (and prized!) gender-f*ck and Alt competitions, and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire the community that we all deserve.
18thVirginia Beach Lindy Exchange Virginia BeachBlues, Lindy Exchange
Virginia Beach Lindy Exchange 7/18/2013 City: Virginia Beach Dances: Blues, Lindy VBLX - Virginia Beach Lindy Exchange July 18-21, 2013
Enjoy a SWINGING VACATION at one of America's favorite vacation spots! Dance on battleship, historic theatre, dual-room studio, and of course THE BEACH! Passes starting at $25!
http://www.vblx.com
19thJake'n Bake Dance Weekend Tulsa, OKBlues, Lindy House Party
Jake'n Bake Dance Weekend 7/19/2013 City: Tulsa, OK Dances: Blues, Lindy Enjoy three fantastic nights of great music and dancing (Lindy & Blues).
Along with delightful daytime activities,food, and fun in the sun.
Party starts Friday, July 19th.
Did we mention it was FREE!

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.
19thSummertime Blues Columbia, SCBlues Workshop
Summertime Blues 7/19/2013 City: Columbia, SC Dances: Blues Julie Brown and Shawn Hershey teaching fantastic classes. Killer Djs, and a house party to wrap the weekend up.
26thBlues Fling Fusion: BFF 2013 with Ted & Ruby Vancouver, BC, CanadaBlues, Fusion Workshop
Blues Fling Fusion: BFF 2013 with Ted & Ruby 7/26/2013 City: Vancouver, BC, Canada Dances: Blues, Fusion [Description]

Are you ready to add a bit more fling into your dancing? Blues Fling is back this July, with more lessons and dancing! This year, we'll be having instructors Ted Maddry and Ruby Red to teach our classes.
26thSweet Molasses Blues 2013 BostonBlues Workshop
Sweet Molasses Blues 2013 7/26/2013 City: Boston Dances: Blues Boston's original blues dance weekend returns in July 2013 with world-class dancers, instructors, DJs, bands and venues. Many dancers have fond memories of previous Sweet Molasses events or Blues SHOUT! the year we hosted. Well, we're back for more!

We are pulling out all the stops to create the finest blues workshop weekend we possibly can for you! This rests on two cornerstones:

Great Music: We're lining up musicians you've loved before along with one blues veteran who has played with both Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters, not to mention an assortment of seriously solid DJs.

Great Dancers: We have Boston's powerhouse team of instructors on board, plus some extra oomph from across the nation! We're going to focus on how to really make a solid connection with the blues, explore that through choreography, and then use that artistic depth to drive your social dancing.
28thStudio Hop Summer Camp - Blues Eauze, FranceBlues Workshop
Studio Hop Summer Camp - Blues 7/28/2013 City: Eauze, France Dances: Blues A week of workshops on a secluded estate in southern France, 1.5 hours from Toulouse.
31stSwingtastic - Darwin Lindy Exchange Darwin, AustraliaBlues, Lindy Workshop
Swingtastic - Darwin Lindy Exchange 7/31/2013 City: Darwin, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy July 31-Aug 4 Swingtastic 2013 - Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia
Darwin Lindy Exchange
With workshops by Jake Meadley (Swing Patrol) & Kelly Ann Doll
2 streams beginners & improvers
http://www.swingdancent.com (buy tickets there too)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/swingdancent/

G+ page: https://plus.google.com/communities/111345193609076843628

--
Timetable of Events:
Wednesday Night: Opening night of Swingtastic 2013: The Darwin Lindy Exhcange
Join us at The Darwin Railway Club for a fantastic night of live music to The Hot and Cold Big Band playing your swing favourites and more
Thursday Day: Private lessons!
Thursday Night: Blues-a-palooza with us with a dinner and dance, a special blues dancing class that will get you feet moving and your heart thumping
Friday Day: Private lessons available
Friday Night: group lessons, split between Beginners and Improvers. Beginners, learn the basics of swing, Improvers, work on technique and power moves.
Saturday Day: More lessons in various styles
Saturday Night: Our gala ball, swing style, dress up, live music!
Sunday: Private lessons and our final swing at the Nightcliff Jetty, swing into sunset with your festival friends!
August, 2013
1stCanberrang 2013 Canberra, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Other Workshop
Canberrang 2013 8/1/2013 City: Canberra, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Other Aug 1-4 Canberrang 2013 - Canberra ACT
Hey Canberrang fans, we will be back in 2013.
4 nights and 3 days packed with Swing dancing. Live bands, late late night dj\'s. Teachers:
Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues
canberrang@jumptown.org for info.
http://www.swingplanit.com/event/canberrang
http://jumptown.com.au/
http://www.canberrang.org
1stLost Valley - CANCELLED Dexter, ORBlues, Fusion, Other Workshop
Lost Valley - CANCELLED 8/1/2013 City: Dexter, OR Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other This event has been cancelled
2ndDance The Bix Davenport, IABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Dance The Bix 8/2/2013 City: Davenport, IA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend
2ndNocturne Blues NYC's International Exchange New York City, NYBlues Workshop
Nocturne Blues NYC's International Exchange 8/2/2013 City: New York City, NY Dances: Blues NYC's first International Blues Dance Exchange, In celebration of the first International Blues Music Day, Aug 3rd 2013. Three days of classes with instructors from all over the world, and three nights of dancing in one of the greatest city's in the world. Home of the first International Blues Dance Championships. See you in August!
9thBlues Workshops with Joe Demers and Mike Legett Montreal, CanadaBlues Workshop
Blues Workshops with Joe Demers and Mike Legett 8/9/2013 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues 3 nights of dancing, 2 days of classes, masters class, jack and jill - all in the heart of downtown Montreal!
16thSweet Georgia Blues III AtlantaBlues Workshop
Sweet Georgia Blues III 8/16/2013 City: Atlanta Dances: Blues
22ndInternational Lindy Hop Championships Washignton, DCBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
International Lindy Hop Championships 8/22/2013 City: Washignton, DC Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Welcome to the International Lindy Hop Championships! We have experienced another year of overwhelming growth. Lindy Hoppers will come from all over the world to social dance and compete with the best of the best!Make sure you mark your calendars as we plan our 6th birthday party. You do not want to miss this stellar celebration!
24thLight The Fuse Chicago, ILBlues, Fusion Workshop
Light The Fuse 8/24/2013 City: Chicago, IL Dances: Blues, Fusion Take your partner dance skills and learn how to break into other styles of music. From Soul to R&B, from Downtempo to Dub-step, we’ll spend the day diving into all the techniques you use in Blues Dance; expanding them so that no matter what the style of music, you’ll have great connection to the music and to your partner.

Drawing on techniques from Ruby and Lucas’ shared backgrounds in Blues, Lindy, Tango, West Coast Swing and solo dance, we’ll expand your repertoire in ways you’ve never imagined.
25thBlues Starter Kit Chicago, ILBlues Workshop
Blues Starter Kit 8/25/2013 City: Chicago, IL Dances: Blues FUNDAMENTALS / BEGINNER WORKSHOP

This workshop is for those who are new to Blues Dance. If you’ve taken less than six months of regular Blues classes or been to fewer than three weekend workshops, this session is for you. If you have a background in Lindy or Tango and want a solid base in Blues and Blues aesthetic, this workshop is also for you.
28th2 Day Blues Intensive w/ Barry Douglas, Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier DenverBlues Workshop
2 Day Blues Intensive w/ Barry Douglas, Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier 8/28/2013 City: Denver Dances: Blues This is a two day Blues Intensive workshop with Barry Douglas and Brenda Russell. It will build into Camp Blues the following weekend. Take some time to really work on your dancing, getting into the fundamentals of blues!
30thCamp Blues w/ Brenda Russell, Barry Douglas, and Catherine Palmier DenverBlues Workshop
Camp Blues w/ Brenda Russell, Barry Douglas, and Catherine Palmier 8/30/2013 City: Denver Dances: Blues Would you like to blues dance for three or four days straight?
Are you interested in taking part in a community of peers and instructors?
Both will happen at Camp Blues.
Treat yourself to a dance getaway!
30thGypsy House Party 2013 Dallas, TxBlues, Other Exchange
Gypsy House Party 2013 8/30/2013 City: Dallas, Tx Dances: Blues, Other Imagine a weekend of the best blues, soul, and old skool R&B music.
Imagine a party atmosphere with 3 nights of costumed theme parties.
Imagine five of the best dance DJs from around the country.
Imagine a venue that is 1/2 dance club, 1/2 living room, and 1/2 bar.
We imagine you will be coming to Gypsy House Party - Dallas.
September, 2013
5thDirt Cheap Blues Exchange Virginia Beach, VABlues Exchange
Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange 9/5/2013 City: Virginia Beach, VA Dances: Blues Da Blues, Da Beach, Killer DJs, Kickin' Bands, Wicked Late Nites, and Da Beach!
6thBlue Moon Blues: Tucson Tucson, ArizonaBlues, Fusion Workshop
Blue Moon Blues: Tucson 9/6/2013 City: Tucson, Arizona Dances: Blues, Fusion TUCSON, ARIZONA – One Weekend to LEVEL UP Your Dance!

We all have one goal in dance: That anyone we’ve danced with in the past will say “Yes” when asked the next time. Whether you compete, teach or just attend when you have a free night, no one wants to be the person who gets turned for a dance, or worse, gets a half-hearted “okay” when they ask. No one wants to be a pity dance.

Luke and Jeannie are will help get your dance to the next level.

A modular approach: Musicality. Connection. Lead/Follow. Solo. Approachable for the beginner and technical for the advanced.
6thHart & Soul Hartford, CTBlues, Fusion, Other Workshop
Hart & Soul 9/6/2013 City: Hartford, CT Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other Hart & Soul Weekend is a Motown and Soul dance weekend focused on blending quality instruction and music while showcasing the cultural assets of the Hartford area.
12thSan Francisco Lindy Exchange 2013 San Francisco, CALindy, Blues Exchange
San Francisco Lindy Exchange 2013 9/12/2013 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Lindy, Blues After a big hit in 2012, we're planning SFLX'13 even earlier with even more surprises and great music!
12thswingSLAM 2013 DetroitBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
swingSLAM 2013 9/12/2013 City: Detroit Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa swingSLAM is a new concept event featuring a little adventure, a lot of community oriented fun, and workshops that are designed to those passionate about any part or parts of a swing scene.. This includes dancers of any level, DJ's, event organizers, scene builders, instructors, photographers, back massagers, and more!
13thDublin Lindy Exchange 2013 Dublin, IrelandBlues, Lindy Exchange
Dublin Lindy Exchange 2013 9/13/2013 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues, Lindy Ireland’s first Lindy Exchange is now in its fifth year. Party all weekend in the Irish capital city. Live music. Parties. Dancing late into the night. This year our event will coincide with The Gathering, the homecoming for all Irish descendants.

13thIsland Cabin Blues Weekend Getaway Near Vancouver, BC, CanadaBlues, Fusion Workshop
Island Cabin Blues Weekend Getaway 9/13/2013 City: Near Vancouver, BC, Canada Dances: Blues, Fusion Get a weekend away from it all at beautiful Gambier Island Sea Ranch in Vancouver, Canada.

Instructors Luke Weismann and Jeannie Lin will help you get to another level of your dance as you unwind on beautiful Gambier Island (pop. < 200)

Time will be spent both on dancing to Blues and Non-Blues music. Space is limited to 20 people.

Get it today:
http://cabinbluesweekend.eventbrite.com
14thWorkshop BLUES DELIRIUM sept13 ParisBlues Workshop
Workshop BLUES DELIRIUM sept13 9/14/2013 City: Paris Dances: Blues 2 days of lessons and social dance in Paris, more informations to come...
20thCleveland Lindy Exchange Cleveland, OHBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cleveland Lindy Exchange 9/20/2013 City: Cleveland, OH Dances: Blues, Lindy It's back! The newly revived Cleveland Lindy Exchange, now in its second year reborn.

More details to come soon. Please monitor www.clevelandlindyexchange.com for a list of venues and other updates. You can also check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/393900650700937/
20thKnoxville Lindy Exchange 2013 Knoxville, TNBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Knoxville Lindy Exchange 2013 9/20/2013 City: Knoxville, TN Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Three amazing nights and two days of dancing in Knoxville, TN, where ALL OF THE SWINGOUTS will be had!
20thNorth Star Blues Minneapolis, MNBlues Exchange
North Star Blues 9/20/2013 City: Minneapolis, MN Dances: Blues 2013 marks North Star Blues's 5th anniversary, and we are pulling out all the stops. All the things you have come to expect from NSB -- gorgeous fall colors, great music, lots of hangout time, and great people -- plus some extra special surprises. Be there.
26thAspen Blues Recess Carbondale, ColoradoBlues, Fusion Exchange
Aspen Blues Recess 9/26/2013 City: Carbondale, Colorado Dances: Blues, Fusion Three days of Alt-Blues, Blues, and Fusion dancing, camping, hiking, and more dancing in some of the most beautiful and rugged mountains in the country.
26thDirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange Boston, MassachusettsBlues, Lindy Exchange
Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange 9/26/2013 City: Boston, Massachusetts Dances: Blues, Lindy Dirty Water is a lindy & blues exchange in Boston, Massachusetts. This year will again feature the amazing Gordon Webster. In fact, this will be the CD-release party for Gordon Webster: Live at Boston Swing Central. We plan on having 4 nights of dances, 2 Late nights, an apple picking trip, clam shack visit, Sam Adams Brewery tour, and a dance on the Harbor.
27thThe Blues Dance Project I: Fundamentals Weekend Malmo, SwedenBlues Workshop
The Blues Dance Project I: Fundamentals Weekend 9/27/2013 City: Malmo, Sweden Dances: Blues Join Luke Weismann (USA) and Fen Kennendy (UK) as they get you grounded in the blues.

3-days, 2 Instructors, 1 Chance to get your ticket now!

This will be a traditional blues event teaching how to build the blues rather than as a series of moves.

This is all-levels and material will be provided for advanced dancers who come to the workshop!
27thTobacco Road Blues 2013 Durham, NCBlues Workshop
Tobacco Road Blues 2013 9/27/2013 City: Durham, NC Dances: Blues First blues workshop weekend held in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Details TBA!
28thBlues in One Day Hamburg, GermanyBlues Workshop
Blues in One Day 9/28/2013 City: Hamburg, Germany Dances: Blues Blues In One Day is the popular workshop series developed with international Blues teacher Jered Morin. (and it is often Sold Out, so register early)

It features 2 "One Day" events:

LEARN BLUES IN ONE DAY is your chance discover what's uniquely amazing in this vintage dance ...and how you can start looking good in just one day!

BETTER BLUES IN ONE DAY is new material every time; packed with advanced patterns, styling for Leaders & Followers, and tools to reach the next level of Blues.

Plus a BLUES PARTY rounds out this educational and inspiring weekend!
29thSolo Camp 2013 Berlin, GermanyBlues Workshop
Solo Camp 2013 9/29/2013 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Pre-BBE Solo Blues Camp with Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier (USA). Intensive 4-day workshop focussing on movement and body awareness. Suited for all levels. Registration is open.
October, 2013
2ndPocket Change Exchange Christchurch, New ZealandBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Pocket Change Exchange 10/2/2013 City: Christchurch, New Zealand Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Oct 2-7 Pocket Change Exchange - Christchurch, New Zealand
- 6 nights of dancing (Wed – Mon)
- 6 Bands plus PCX Jammers and the Timaru PCX Jammers
- Heaps of downtime for relaxing and hanging out: Kickball, Snowboarding/Skiing trip (if there is snow!)
- Two roomed late night venue
http://swingtownrebels.co.nz/?page_id=327
http://www.facebook.com/events/188811391267081/?ref=3
Details & Registration: http://swingtownrebels.co.nz/?page_id=417
4thBerlin Blues Explosion Berlin, GermanyBlues Workshop
Berlin Blues Explosion 10/4/2013 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Embrace the roots, heritage & cultural traditional of Blues dance.
*3 days of workshops and 4 long nights of dancing 'til dawn
*Variety tracks: African, Solo Blues, Comp & Show, Blues Harmonica, Dance Photography & DJ Workshop
*European Blues Dance Championships 'Battle of the Beasts' (Strictly Blues, Jack n Jill, Solo Blues, Blues Showcase)
*Teachers: Barry Douglas, Brenda Russell, Chris Härm & Mike 'The Girl' Legett, Gaston Fernandez & Alba Mengual, Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke
*Registration is open.
4thSeattle Fusion Festival Seattle, WABlues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast Workshop
Seattle Fusion Festival 10/4/2013 City: Seattle, WA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast Seattle Fusion Festival is back for a second year. Get ready to celebrate with us! You can expect 3 days of classes from your favorite Seattle and national teachers, 24 hours of evening and late-night dancing with great DJs and live music. Workshop topics ranging across partner and solo movement of all kinds with lectures, discussions, and showcase performances to inspire you.

This event is not to be missed!
8thPartnered Blues Camp 2013 Berlin, GermanyBlues Workshop
Partnered Blues Camp 2013 10/8/2013 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Post-BBE Partnered Blues Camp with Brenda Russell, Barry Douglas and Catherine Palmier (USA). Intensive 4.5-day workshop focussing on Blues roots, technique, partnered Blues, body awareness and much more. Registration is open.
10thMontreal Dance Fest Montreal, CanadaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, West Coast Workshop
Montreal Dance Fest 10/10/2013 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, West Coast Montreal’s Premier Downtown Swing Dance Event!

Champion Level Instruction!
Over 70 hours of Classes!
WCS, Lindy Hop, Balboa, & Blues Tracked Classes!
Three Ballrooms for Social Dancing!
All Night Social Dancing!
Competitions in WCS, Lindy Hop, Balboa & Blues!
Strictly Challenge for WCS, Balboa, Lindy – $700 Cash Each!!!
Downtown Montreal – Everything takes place at The Sheraton Centre Montreal
Holiday Weekend – Canadian Thanksgiving/Columbus Day!
All-Stars Attend FREE!
All-Star Intensive Tracks!
Blues Dancing Ballroom!
Thanksgiving (Canadian) Buffet Dinner Awards Ceremony!
Quaf (Drink) With Your Prof on Thursday!
Your full event pass allows you to take classes in each genre!
11thbamBLOOZled Washington D.C.Blues Exchange
bamBLOOZled 10/11/2013 City: Washington D.C. Dances: Blues Stellar Live Music! Challenging and inspiring workshops! Late Night Dancing with National DJs! Bigger and better in 2013
11thBlues Men's Retreat with Barry Douglas Rehoboth BeachBlues Workshop
Blues Men's Retreat with Barry Douglas 10/11/2013 City: Rehoboth Beach, Germany Dances: Blues The Blues Men's Retreat is 7 day immersive retreat, open to 15 men. We are focusing on making this an integrative, inspiring, and healing experience. (It ends the Friday before Blues Muse 2013 in Philadelphia.)

We are looking for men who are open to learn, give, share, and transform together. This is the most important factor. We want to bring about greater self awareness as men, as well as establish a broader vision of who we are and our place in the universe.
11thMedford Jazz Festival MedfordBlues, Lindy, West Coast, Other Exchange
Medford Jazz Festival 10/11/2013 City: Medford Dances: Blues, Lindy, West Coast, Other The Medford Jazz Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating, fostering, sponsoring, and developing the understanding, taste and love of traditional jazz music as an art form through youth programs and an annual jazz festival. It's our 25th year celebration!
It's freakin fun!
12thOberBluezed: Oberlin Fall Blues Dance Workshop Oberlin, OHBlues, Solo Jazz Workshop
OberBluezed: Oberlin Fall Blues Dance Workshop 10/12/2013 City: Oberlin, OH Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Join us for a weekend of workshops: this year we focus on SOLO BLUES MOVEMENT!
Social dances with live music, DJs, and buckets of fun!
More details to come!
18thAfro-American Dance Jamboree! MadridBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Afro-American Dance Jamboree! 10/18/2013 City: Madrid Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other It's the amazing LINDY HOP and BALBOA plus BLUES & JAZZ STEPS workshop that also has TAP dancing!
18thClassic City Swing 3 Athens, GABlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Classic City Swing 3 10/18/2013 City: Athens, GA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Join us in Athens for a weekend of workshops, live music, and late night dances! Housing is available on a first come, first serve basis.
18thDiversion Fusion Exchange DenverBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Workshop
Diversion Fusion Exchange 10/18/2013 City: Denver Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other a fun filled weekend with live and DJ Music, and hours and hours of awesomedancing.
18thDrag The Blues BarcelonaBlues Exchange
Drag The Blues 10/18/2013 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Blues Low cost workshop:
- Lisa Clarke & Fabien Vrillon
- Kenny Nelson & Jana Grulichova
- Nicolas Naman & Noemí Castell

Live music at the city centrum! Really easy for foreign visitors :)
18thSuitcase Blues Copenhagen CopenhagenBlues Workshop
Suitcase Blues Copenhagen 10/18/2013 City: Copenhagen Dances: Blues 8 lessons with Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore, and two parties
19thBlues Muse 2013` PhiladelphiaBlues Workshop
Blues Muse 2013` 10/19/2013 City: Philadelphia Dances: Blues A follow-focused workshop weekend to inspire and amuse.
What makes a blues dance magical? A great song, an inspiring follow, and a receptive 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.
19thWORSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM ParisBlues Workshop
WORSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM 10/19/2013 City: Paris Dances: Blues 2 days of lessons and social dance in Paris, more informations to come...

25thAll Hallows Blues Workshop Delft, NETHERLANDSBlues Workshop
All Hallows Blues Workshop 10/25/2013 City: Delft, NETHERLANDS Dances: Blues Delfts Blues are delighted to announce that Craig Thomson (Scotland) and Megan McDonald (USA) will be coming to visit us. Join us for this exciting workshop with many hours of classes and social dancing. More details will follow very soon (including registration details)!
25thBlues Anatomy by BRB Cleveland OhioBlues, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Blues Anatomy by BRB 10/25/2013 City: Cleveland Ohio Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz, Other Dan Repsch and Jenny Sowden will be coming to Cleveland for a weekend of Blues workshops that will review a bit of last year's content, and build on what Heidi and Dexter taught us!

Amazing DJs and dancers from all over the US and Canada.
Dancing 3 nights and workshops for 2 days.
25thBlues Festival "The Moon Blues" BordeauxBlues Workshop
Blues Festival "The Moon Blues" 10/25/2013 City: Bordeaux, France Dances: Blues Workshops
2 evening parties
Anne-Hélène and Bernard Casava and others teachers
Bordeaux : Unesco's city
25thCat's Corner Exchange- 15th anniversary MontrealBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cat's Corner Exchange- 15th anniversary 10/25/2013 City: Montreal Dances: Blues, Lindy Come join us celebrating 15 years of lindy hop in Montreal.

*2 nights of Gordon Webster
*Lennart Westerlund
25thEuropean Swing Dance Championships London, UKBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Exchange
European Swing Dance Championships 10/25/2013 City: London, UK Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 3 huge days of competitions, workshops and parties. 13 contest divisions in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jazz Roots and Blues, with cash prizes. Workshops with top international instructors including Dax & Sarah, William & Maeva, Thomas & Alice, Nicolas & Mikaela, Ali & Katja, Max & Pamela, Juan Villafane, Ksenia Parkhatskaya and more. 3 huge parties with international DJs and live bands, including the Hot Sugar Band (Paris) and Steve Coombe's Hot Six (London), and all-night dancing.
25thJoy Dance Camp Budapest, HungaryBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Joy Dance Camp 10/25/2013 City: Budapest, Hungary Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other 4 days of Authentic Jazz, Solo Blues and Body Awareness with the one and only Steven Mitchell!
Cozy camp atmosphere and lots of personal attention!
5 fantastic, varied parties!
Make it a 10 days dance holiday and book both Joy Dance Camp and Lindy Shock - they're happening in Budapest right after each other!
25thThe Moon Blues Bordeaux, FranceBlues Workshop
The Moon Blues 10/25/2013 City: Bordeaux, France Dances: Blues Workshops levels 1 to 3
2 evening parties
Teachers :
Anne-Hélène and Bernard Casava
Victoria McGookin (UK) & Jered Morin (GER)
26thSolo African Roots Blues Dance Camp w/ Brenda Russell PortlandBlues Workshop
Solo African Roots Blues Dance Camp w/ Brenda Russell 10/26/2013 City: Portland Dances: Blues The Pre- Rose City Training in Portland, OR
with Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier, TBA
October 26- 30, 2013
$575 w/ Early Bird Discounts

This is an intensive Solo African Roots Blues Dance Camp. This is dedicated to your movement, your body, and Blues. Each evening will feature fun group outings for social interaction and integrating movement into your dancing. It's going to be a rocking good time.
November, 2013
1stElm City Exchange New Haven, CTBlues, Lindy Exchange
Elm City Exchange 11/1/2013 City: New Haven, CT Dances: Blues, Lindy
1stNova Blues Supernova Workshop 2013 Edmonton, ABBlues, Fusion Workshop
Nova Blues Supernova Workshop 2013 11/1/2013 City: Edmonton, AB, Canada Dances: Blues, Fusion Nova Blues is proud to present to you our second Workshop of 2013, featuring instruction by an incredible pair of dancers, Campbell Miller & Dan Repsch! Our schedule of events is packed with awesome classes that are sure to challenge and improve the beginners and the seasoned dancers alike.

This upcoming workshop has 2 full days of instruction in Blues/Fusion and there will be dances on the Friday and Saturday nights so you can use those sexy new moves you just learned.
1stSolo African Roots Blues Dance Camp Portland, ORBlues, Solo Jazz Workshop
Solo African Roots Blues Dance Camp 11/1/2013 City: Portland, OR Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz This is an intensive Solo African Roots Blues Dance Camp. This is dedicated to your movement, your body, and Blues. Each evening will feature fun group outings for social interaction and integrating movement into your dancing.

$500
1stSouthern Blues Adelaide, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Southern Blues 11/1/2013 City: Adelaide, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Join us for a dreamy weekend of Blues and Slow Lindy, featuring amazing live music from Australia’s best blues artists and DJs, dingy juke joints and dancing until the early hours of the morning.
1stThe Blues Dance Project II: Farther and Further Helsingborg, SwedenBlues Workshop
The Blues Dance Project II: Farther and Further 11/1/2013 City: Helsingborg, Sweden Dances: Blues Livin The Blues Organizer and Serial Scene Starter Megan McDonald will be teaching with Luke Weismann in Helsingborg as part of a continuation of The Blues Project. In addition to a full track of classes, there is a rumor of an optional master classe about how to start your own scene...

This will be the first Blues Workshop in Helsingborg and we're really excited to get things started right.
2ndChris and Amanda in Montréal Workshop MontrealBlues Workshop
Chris and Amanda in Montréal Workshop 11/2/2013 City: Montreal Dances: Blues
7thHoly City Blues IV Charleston, SCBlues Exchange
Holy City Blues IV 11/7/2013 City: Charleston, SC Dances: Blues The Holy City Blues Exchange is returning for another round of
heart-breakin', soul-shakin' Blues!

7-10 NOVEMBER 2013

Featuring!
FOUR days of dance fun
Three LIVE bands
Two EPIC Late Nights
Dance competitions
and ONE legendary Blues Ball formal

2013 Performing Artists include:
Josh Fialkoff Band (Philadelphia, PA)
Karen Lovely Band (Portland, OR)
Eli Cook (Charlottesville, VA)
Eden Brent (Greenville, MS)

Join us in charming Charleston, South Carolina and share in our love for
the great American music and dance tradition: The Blues!

Registration is OPEN!

Stay up to date by liking our facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/HolyCityBlues

And visit our website to register and learn more!
http://www.holycityblues.jimdo.com
8thBlues Baby Blues 2013 London, EnglandBlues Exchange
Blues Baby Blues 2013 11/8/2013 City: London, England Dances: Blues Join us for three days of workshops and three nights of social dancing...inluding a great live band on Saturday night, the Strictly Blues competition night and our famous late night party!
8thPSU: Falty and Casey Fall Workshop State CollegeBlues, Lindy Workshop
PSU: Falty and Casey Fall Workshop 11/8/2013 City: State College Dances: Blues, Lindy We're bringing in Casey Schneider and Michael Faltesek, and we're really excited for what they can teach us - you should check out their websites at http://caseyschneider.com/ and http://www.falty.com/!

The workshop is November 9-10, with a social dance the night before, too. It's $25 for students, and $30 for non-students. We're also trying to provide housing to anyone who comes, so be sure you fill out the registration and housing forms if you're interested.
8thRose City Blues Portland, ORBlues Workshop
Rose City Blues 11/8/2013 City: Portland, OR Dances: Blues Rose City Blues is a yearly Blues Dance event in Portland, OR. Featuring amazing blues instructors, great live acts, DJs that will have you dancing through the night, and competitions with prizes like never before.

This event is strives to be a non-profit, community-developed event. We hold community meetings to ensure that all different aspects of our community have a voice in what is going to be offered. If you have ideas, please email us at info@rosecityblues.com.

This event is brought to you by the Portland Blues and Jazz Dance Society, a local non-profit dance organization.
9thBalboa For Blues Dancers Boston, MABlues, Balboa Workshop
Balboa For Blues Dancers 11/9/2013 City: Boston, MA Dances: Blues, Balboa Balboa for Blues Dancers* brings together David Rehm, one of the world's top Balboa instructors, and Mike "the Girl" Legenthal, one of the world's top Blues instructors (who also loves Balboa), for a two-day series of workshops in Boston bridging the divide between these two scenes -- a chasm not so wide as you might think.

This workshop requires no prior knowledge of Balboa (or technically Blues for that matter), and will present both the basic figures and connection principles from the ground up, albeit at a faster pace geared for those with some dance experience and body awareness (as opposed to a 'beginner class'). Lindy Hoppers and existing Balboa dancers (even those who do not dance Blues) who are interested in revisiting core technique are also welcome and encouraged to participate.
15thBlues Bliss Orlando, FLBlues Exchange
Blues Bliss 11/15/2013 City: Orlando, FL Dances: Blues Expect more of the same awesomeness we brought you last year with some new surprises.
22ndAustin Lindy Exchange Austin, TXBlues, Lindy Exchange
Austin Lindy Exchange 11/22/2013 City: Austin, TX Dances: Blues, Lindy Save the date for the 14th Austin Lindy Exchange!
22ndOakland Jazz & Blues Camp Oakland, CABlues, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Oakland Jazz & Blues Camp 11/22/2013 City: Oakland, CA Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz, Other 3 1/2 days of classes with Brenda Russell in: Mind/Body Training, Rumba and Charleston, One Step Strut, One Step Strut, Shuffle and Swing, Two Step, One Step Trot, Gut Bucket and Greystone, East Coast and West Coast, Crossing and Weaving, Whips, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha, Bop and Stroll, and Slow Drag and Grind Blues.
22ndPittStop Lindy Hop Pittsburgh, PABlues, Lindy Exchange
PittStop Lindy Hop 11/22/2013 City: Pittsburgh, PA Dances: Blues, Lindy With 7 dances including 2 late-nights, spacious venues and great bands, don't miss this fun-filled weekend of swing music and dance in Pittsburgh.
22ndRed Maple Blues' Dexter Santos Workshop OttawaBlues Workshop
Red Maple Blues' Dexter Santos Workshop 11/22/2013 City: Ottawa Dances: Blues https://sites.google.com/site/redmapleblues/
22ndTampa Bay Lindy Exchange Tampa Bay, FLBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange 11/22/2013 City: Tampa Bay, FL Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Held in conjunction with the Suncoast Jazz Classic (traditional jazz festival), the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange is 3 days & 3 nights of nonstop dancing with more live music than any other dance weekend on the planet! This excitement-filled weekend features spectacular venues, swinging on the beaches, an amazing band lineup, dancing 'til you drop with 9 events & 40+ hours of dancing, live jazz & swing & blues, 3 late-night dances (live gypsy jazz & blues, live blues, & modern), and even a Jack & Jill contest! It all happens the weekend before Thanksgiving in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida!
23rdBlues in Paris ParisBlues Workshop
Blues in Paris 11/23/2013 City: Paris Dances: Blues 2 days of blues classes / 4 levels (from beginner to advanced)
with :
- Annette Kühnle
- Lisa Clarke & Fabien Vrillon,
- Vicci Moore & Adamo Ciarallo,
- Andrew Smith.

+ 3 nights of dancing
Live band on Saturday night : Mister Tchang
28thCan't Stop The Blues 2: Big Damn Heroes Virginia BeachBlues Workshop
Can't Stop The Blues 2: Big Damn Heroes 11/28/2013 City: Virginia Beach Dances: Blues November 28-Dec 1st
Can't Stop The Blues 2: Big Damn Heroes
The Continuing saga of the crew of the PULSE traveling across the 'verse bringing the knowledge of Blues Dance.
28thMelbourne Lindy Exchange Melbourne, AustraliaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Melbourne Lindy Exchange 11/28/2013 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Nov 28-Dec 1 MLX 2013: At The Movies - Melbourne VIC

http://mlx12.com or http://mlx13.com
29thCiderhouse Blues Bristol, UKBlues Exchange
Ciderhouse Blues 11/29/2013 City: Bristol, UK Dances: Blues BRISTOL, UK – The Blues Underground’s first foray into Beautiful Bristol from Marvelous Manchester. Terpsichorean Titan Tristan Brightman will be heading up the organziational and operational side of things as Loquacious Luke Weismann and Vivacious Velody (Just Velody, folks!) heat up the classromm with their Teaching and dance.
29thNovember Blues UtrechtBlues Workshop
November Blues 11/29/2013 City: Utrecht, Netherlands Dances: Blues The Utrecht Blues Club proudly presents its first workshop weekend with Annette Kühnle and Carter Holloran.
From 29 November until 1 December we’re hosting this great event in picturesque Utrecht.

We’ll have 8,5 hours of classes, 2 parties (Saturday with a live band) and a diner dansant to end the weekend. If you’re ready to release your "inner awesome", join us in Utrecht on 29 November! Check our website or our Facebook group Utrecht Blues Club.
December, 2013
5thMunich Blues Exchange MunchenBlues Exchange
Munich Blues Exchange 12/5/2013 City: Munchen Dances: Blues As dancers who love the Blues, we wanted to have our very own Munich Blues Exchange. Sadly, for a number of reasons, we were unable to plan and organize a full-blown Exchange for this year, but will be having a little sneak Blues Exchange as a test of things to come. Should it be successful (AND IT WILL BE), there will be many more and much bigger Munich Blues Exchanges in the years to come!
6thAlbany Lindy & Blues Exchange Albany, NYBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues Exchange 12/6/2013 City: Albany, NY Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Kick off the third annual Albany Lindy & Blues Exchange with the Capital Swing Dance on Friday and more great dances for the rest of the weekend.

- Workshops by Shawn Hershey
- Music by Gordon Webster and the BluesSHOUT! All-Star Band with Shawn Hershey and Josh Fialkoff.

Registration and more information available at:
http://www.albanylindyandblues.com/
6thBringin' Home the Blues Manchester, UKBlues Workshop
Bringin' Home the Blues 12/6/2013 City: Manchester, UK Dances: Blues Join Luke Weismann, Velody, Craig Thomson and Megan McDonald for a weekend of Blues in Manchester!

Live music and master classes with local instructor Velody and international blues dance instructor, Lucas Weismann! or our Live Music with Velody! Get Your Ticket NOW
7thBlues for a Dime Weekend Workshop Copenhagen, DenmarkBlues Workshop
Blues for a Dime Weekend Workshop 12/7/2013 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues Blues Weekend-Workshop with David Tritel (USA), with focus on estestics and musicality.

Go to the offivial event page for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/589306691106736/?fref=ts

Ticket sale: http://billetto.dk/bluesforadime

~ Made with Love
7thSwing Soul & Blues IV Baltimore, MDBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Exchange
Swing Soul & Blues IV 12/7/2013 City: Baltimore, MD Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Join us for our annual party at the Mobtown Ballroom featuring killer music, great dancing, and all-night revelry.

Start your night with a special class taught by the effortlessly cool and creative Alfredo Melendez and Flouer Evelyn (NYC), then rock it out on the floor all night with favorite DJs Adam Bean (Baltimore), Jerry Almonte (D.C.), and Mike Marcotte (D.C.). We’ll have you partying, Mobtown-style, until the sun rises over Charm City.
7thWeekend Blues Workshop with Barry BerlinBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz Workshop
Weekend Blues Workshop with Barry 12/7/2013 City: Berlin Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz WBWB is an intensive 7 hours Blues Weekend Workshop dance experience designed to enhance and improve your overall movement application. It will help you take the technical information and transform it into movement application. So if you want to geek out on Blues, improve your body awareness and see improvement in the way you move in just one weekend, this is the workshop for you.

Barry "The Man" Douglas:

It is hard to describe Barry. After all of his dancing experience from childhood onwards, his successes and teaching in over 24 countries some say he is the legend, others describes his as the ambassador of the Blues, others as just TheMan. He is really "The Man" of Blues and it would be a pity to miss this great dance legend while he is in Berlin.

Even before starting his formal training, at the age of 12, Barry was learning Blues standing on his grandfather's feet and listening to his grandpa's stories of the “Black Bottom”, the “Dirty Boogie” and the party days of Juke Joints and Speak Easies! His fascination with these stories and others about Blues dancing and its relationship to slavery is what inspired him to start his long and joyous journey in the world of professional dancing. Although he is certified in 16 different dances and has won multiple state and national championships, he still retains his street roots and his fascination with the Blues.

His smooth, authentic style and method of teaching will provide you with all the little technical details you need to make your dancing smoother and more fluid.

Schedule
Friday 6th December evening: Party (Free entry for partipants)
https://www.facebook.com/events/238676612962712/
7th and 8th December: Classes from 12 til 4p.m.

Class topics will include:

Solo Jazz and partnered content
Partnering techniques and tips

The prices:
early bird till 10.11.2013 : 95 €
normal(till Decemmber) : 115€
lazy bird (in December) : 125€
extra private hours : 90€

Registration:

To receive confirmation,
transfer a deposit of 25 € to the bank account below and
send an e-mail to
sercansenozan@msn.com
with your name and information that you transferred the deposit.

Bank Account:
Konto nummer: 0135722700
BLZ:10040000
Commerzbank

https://www.facebook.com/events/406822319446229/
12thRadical Instructor Training San Francisco, CABlues, Fusion Workshop
Radical Instructor Training 12/12/2013 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Blues, Fusion We will be holding a Radical Instructor Training the Thursday and Friday before the event, December 12th-13th. The goal of the training is to give dance instructors the tools and awareness necessary to teach in a more inclusive and empowering way. Anti-oppression activists will lead instructors through focused workshops and facilitated discussions. Together, instructors and organizers will work to realize the safer and supportive community we all deserve.

Topics to Be Covered At The Training
Check Your Privilege
Consent
Social Hierarchies and Power Dynamics
What the Fuck is a PGP?
Creating Safer Spaces
Protecting Our Own Communities
Being Allies and Being Leaders, and How They are Both Important

When:
Thursday (Dec 12th): Noon until 7pm
Friday (Dec 13th): 11:00am - 6:00pm

Location:
Fort Awesome: Coopertive Roots
3090 King Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
13thpetit ESBF MadridBlues Workshop
petit ESBF 12/13/2013 City: Madrid Dances: Blues This is a small version of ESBF.
Teachers:
Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore (Italy/UK)
Gastón Fernández and Alba Mengual (Argentina/Spain)

2 levels, lots of fun
Madrid, Spain

www.espanishbluesfestival.com
13thRecess Gender Bender San Francisco, CABlues, Fusion Workshop
Recess Gender Bender 12/13/2013 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Blues, Fusion Vision Statement: At the Gender Bender Recess we are working to break down the conventional assumptions that negatively define our roles within the community based on our genders, our bodies, our sexual orientations, and our physical sex.

Curriculum Overview : The weekend will include the following three types of workshops.
Dance Workshops: Classes covering a variety of topics including: learning your non-dominant role, dancing switch, gender neutral dancing, role neutral dancing, and classes addressing how gender is expressed by or projected onto movement.
Activist Workshops: Interactive workshops and discussions addressing larger cultural and community issues such as gender assumptions, homophobia, sexism, consent, and the sexualization of dance.
Facilitated Discussions: Focused conversations designed to create constructive and safe spaces to share personal experiences, discuss issues we see in our community, and construct action plans to bring home after the event.

The curriculum will be scheduled so that participants can shape the focus of their weekend in whichever way they prefer. Come and spend an entire intensive weekend working on your dancing and your non-dominant role. Come and spend an intensive weekend talking about and workshopping some of the hardest hitting gender and oppression issues in the community. Or take a combination of activist and dance centered classes. One of our largest goals in this event is to create new bridges between dancer allies who are new to the activist scene and long time activists whose lens can help us create the community we all deserve.
13thSnowBound Blues Rochester, NYBlues Workshop
SnowBound Blues 12/13/2013 City: Rochester, NY Dances: Blues 3 days of Live music Dances and Parties- with 1 full day- 4 tracks of classes and 5 competitions. Largest blues event of it's kind on the East Coast.
13thSolo Blues (and more!) with Barry Douglas! Heidelberg, GermanyBlues Workshop
Solo Blues (and more!) with Barry Douglas! 12/13/2013 City: Heidelberg, Germany Dances: Blues Barry "The Man" Douglas from Detroit will be coming to Heidelberg in December for two days of workshops!

Those who got to experience him headlining events such as Berlin Blues Explosion or The Crave know that Barry is not only a fantastic dancer but above all an amazing teacher!
If you really want to immerse yourself into dancing to a variety of blues music then this is your workshop!

Barry will be teaching 4hrs of Solo Blues on Saturday, and 3hrs of Partnered Blues on Sunday.

We'll also have an extra special Christmas Blues Social on Friday 13th and a big blues party on Saturday, possibly even featuring live blues (tbc)!
But that's still not all: On Saturday the class break will be extra generous as we're all going to head over to the beautiful Heidelberg Christmas Market after lunch where we can do some last-minute Christmas shopping and Glühwein drinking together!
13thWinter Blues Greenville, SCBlues Workshop
Winter Blues 12/13/2013 City: Greenville, SC Dances: Blues
21stA Very Ruby Christmas (With Special Guest: Lucas Weismann) Minneapolis, MNBlues Workshop
A Very Ruby Christmas (With Special Guest: Lucas Weismann) 12/21/2013 City: Minneapolis, MN Dances: Blues Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

After much anticipation, we at Awesometarian are happy to announce that Ruby Red and Luke Weismann will be bringing their special brand of Joie de Vivre (French for Joy of Vivre) to Minneapolis, just in time for the Holidays.

This will be a special two-day workshop featuring these two international dance instructors who can be very difficult to stay in one place long.

Learn to dance from two fantastic dancers who really know their stuff. Classes will focus on good mechanics, musicality and partnership
26thLindy Focus Asheville, NC USABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Exchange
Lindy Focus 12/26/2013 City: Asheville, NC USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Lindy Focus is a premiere Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party
January, 2014
3rdSwingin' In The Rain SeattleBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swingin' In The Rain 1/3/2014 City: Seattle Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz This weekend is all about SWING DANCING. We have top level instructors, outstanding musicians, your favorite DJ's and classes covering a variety of topics. We want you to join us in Seattle for the second annual Swingin' In The Rain, and enter one of our competitions, if you are up to it!
5thPre-DFX Movement Training Denver, COBlues Workshop
Pre-DFX Movement Training 1/5/2014 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues Intensive workshop with top blues teachers.
8thPre-FX Workshops Denver, COBlues, Fusion, Tango Workshop
Pre-FX Workshops 1/8/2014 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango with Emily Webb and Conrad McGreal
10thDenver Fusion Exchange Denver, COBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Workshop
Denver Fusion Exchange 1/10/2014 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other The Fusion Exchange heads to Denver for 2014! It's the top fusion dance event and more than 700 dancers come from all over the world to dance, learn, play, and share!
11thBlues In One Day Hamburg, GermanyBlues Exchange
Blues In One Day 1/11/2014 City: Hamburg, Germany Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with Jared Morin.
14thPost-DFX Teachers' Retreat Denver, COBlues, Fusion, Tango Workshop
Post-DFX Teachers' Retreat 1/14/2014 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango Workshop retreat for teachers.
16thSouth Florida Lindy Exchange South FloridaBlues, Lindy Exchange
South Florida Lindy Exchange 1/16/2014 City: South Florida Dances: Blues, Lindy This event attracts East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Blues dancers from across the globe to meet, mingle and dance the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend away in sunny South Florida.
17thBlues in the Night West LafayetteBlues Workshop
Blues in the Night 1/17/2014 City: West Lafayette Dances: Blues Annual blues workshop hosted by Purdue University.
17thFeelin' Blues Tel AvivBlues Workshop
Feelin' Blues 1/17/2014 City: Tel Aviv Dances: Blues For the 3rd time, Feelin’ Blues is stepping it up and setting a high bar for blues events all around!

Teachers:
Joe DeMers & Mike Legnethal
Chris Mayer & Amanda Gruhl
Brenda Russell
Ksenia Parkhatskaya
Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore
Ron Dobrovnisky & Sharon Guzman

You don’t want to miss it!
17thMorning After Blues Workshop Denver, COBlues Workshop
Morning After Blues Workshop 1/17/2014 City: Denver, CO Dances: Blues Teachers:

•Ruby Red (Chicago, IL)
•Mark Carpenter (Parts Unknown)
•Nicole Trissell (San Francisco, CA)
•Emiliano Estevez (Philadelphia, PA)
•Lucas Weismann (Denver, CO)
•Sara “Red” LaoBonte (NYC)
17thMy Lindy Kraze Huntsville, ALBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
My Lindy Kraze 1/17/2014 City: Huntsville, AL Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Annual MLK Exchange in Huntsville, Al. Dance Lindy, Balboa and Late Night Blues at Multiple Venues. Housing Will Be Available. Check The Website for Updates.
24thAnderson Blues & Lindy Experience Anderson, IndianaBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Anderson Blues & Lindy Experience 1/24/2014 City: Anderson, Indiana Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend with local instructors.
24thCorvallis Swing and Blues Weekend Corvallis, ORBlues, Lindy Exchange
Corvallis Swing and Blues Weekend 1/24/2014 City: Corvallis, OR Dances: Blues, Lindy Three nights of dancing to live and DJed music in the heart of the Willamette Valley, showcasing our favorite venues and local musical talent, and introducing you to the Corvallis dance community.
24thUppsala Blues Dance Winter Camp 2014 Uppsala, SwedenBlues Workshop
Uppsala Blues Dance Winter Camp 2014 1/24/2014 City: Uppsala, Sweden Dances: Blues Welcome to a weekend with 8 h of blues dance workshops on two levels with Philippa Svensson & Vivien Nivesse and Ulla Ritamäki & David Tritel.
31stBreizh Blues Invasion Rennes, FranceBlues Workshop
Breizh Blues Invasion 1/31/2014 City: Rennes, France Dances: Blues 3 days of pure Blues with:
- 3 couples of international teachers (Adamo & Victoria, Fabien & Lisa, Nicolas & Virginie)
- 4 levels, 7 hours
- parties on Friday & Saturday nights and tea party on Sunday
31stSpace City Blues Houston, TXBlues Workshop
Space City Blues 1/31/2014 City: Houston, TX Dances: Blues Space City Blues returns for its second year!
February, 2014
1stWORKSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM feb14 ParisBlues Workshop
WORKSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM feb14 2/1/2014 City: Paris Dances: Blues 2 days of lessons and social dance in Paris, more informations to come...
7th5050 with Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden Chicago, ILBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
5050 with Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden 2/7/2014 City: Chicago, IL Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Lindy & blues workshop weekend with Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden.
7thJoe & Julie Workshop San Luis Obispo, CABlues Workshop
Joe & Julie Workshop 2/7/2014 City: San Luis Obispo, CA Dances: Blues Drop Dead Blues could not be more excited to announce our blues workshop teachers for this year! Joe DeMers and Julie Brown are coming from across the country to teach us some awesome and fantastic blues moves.

Who: YOU, the DDB and CPSC teams, Joe DeMers from Denver and Julie Brown all the way from Boston!
When: February 7th through Sunday the 9th
What: Amazing weekend of great music, great dancing, and great teaching.
7thMichigan Mini-Fusion Reaction Ann Arbor, MIBlues, Fusion Workshop
Michigan Mini-Fusion Reaction 2/7/2014 City: Ann Arbor, MI Dances: Blues, Fusion 36 hours of hot fusion dance - 2 intensive workshops in core fusion technique - 3 nationally reknowned fusion instructors - 2 fusion toolkit classes - 16 hours of social dancing to blues, electronica, neotango and alternative spun by fusion DJ's & VJ's
14thCRASH!!! Delft Blues Festival Delft, The NetherlandsBlues Exchange
CRASH!!! Delft Blues Festival 2/14/2014 City: Delft, The Netherlands Dances: Blues Celebrating one year of blues dance in Delft we'll be dancing to live bands throughout this pretty Dutch town.
14thEnter the Blues 2014 Atlanta, GABlues Workshop
Enter the Blues 2014 2/14/2014 City: Atlanta, GA Dances: Blues Enter the Blues returns in 2014 for a weekend full of workshops, competitions, and most importantly, social dancing!
14thPenguin Swing 2014 Grand Rapids, MIBlues, Lindy Workshop
Penguin Swing 2014 2/14/2014 City: Grand Rapids, MI Dances: Blues, Lindy We're back for more after a great first year!
15thSnowflake Blues Vienna Vienna, AustriaBlues Workshop
Snowflake Blues Vienna 2/15/2014 City: Vienna, Austria Dances: Blues Workshops with Ari Levitt and Jodi Fleischmann from Seattle.
21stBlues with Jenny & Dan! Heidelberg, GermanyBlues Workshop
Blues with Jenny & Dan! 2/21/2014 City: Heidelberg, Germany Dances: Blues Jenny & Dan from New York will be teaching a great blues workshop in beautiful Heidelberg!
Check our website for any updates!
21stLaBLove PhiladelphiaBlues, Lindy Workshop
LaBLove 2/21/2014 City: Philadelphia Dances: Blues, Lindy Mark your calendars for February 21-23, 2014. We’ve got lots planned and we can’t wait to share it (and our love for LaB) with you all! Check it out:

Mike (the Girl) and Dan Legenthal teaching lindy and blues workshops
Perseverance Jazz Band playing Friday night
The LaBaret, our for-LaB-by-LaB cabaret show, at the Saturday main dance (want to participate? Submit your act here!)
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five playing Saturday Late Night
Josh Fialkoff and the Philadelphia Stride playing a special edition of Rhythm Session for our Sunday dance!
…and more to come!
22ndBlues Workshops with Andrew Smith Boston, MABlues Workshop
Blues Workshops with Andrew Smith 2/22/2014 City: Boston, MA Dances: Blues 2 days of workshops with Andrew Smith.
27thRock That Swing Festival Munich, GermanyBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Rock That Swing Festival 2/27/2014 City: Munich, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other The classiest swing dance festival in the world with evenings at the Deutsches Theatre and workshops with top international instructors!
28thOberlin Jazz Dance Festival 2014 OberlinBlues, Lindy Workshop
Oberlin Jazz Dance Festival 2014 2/28/2014 City: Oberlin Dances: Blues, Lindy This year with Swing AND Blues!

Instructors and Bands to be announced soon! For updated information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/755553941125613/?context=create
28thORLX 7 - The Orlando Lindy Exchange Orlando, FLBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
ORLX 7 - The Orlando Lindy Exchange 2/28/2014 City: Orlando, FL Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Dear Lindy Hopper,
We would like to cordially invite you to the 2014 Orlando Lindy Exchange. ORLX is the largest swing event in Florida with over 350 attendees last year, and one of the largest swing events in the southeast U.S.! It will be a full weekend of swing dancing - pure bliss for the lindy hop enthusiast. ORLX 7 will be held February 28th thru March 2nd, 2014. Early registration begins at only $55 for the entire weekend of dancing, including a free t-shirt! That is over 32 hours of dancing!
If you want to attend only a few dances, tickets will be sold at the door up to venue capacity. Our attendee numbers have been steadily increasing, so guarantee your spot with a weekend pass today!
28thRain City Blues 2014 Seattle, WABlues Workshop
Rain City Blues 2014 2/28/2014 City: Seattle, WA Dances: Blues Rain City Blues has changed its date and regrouping. More to come soon!
28thSugar Blues with Jenny & Dan UtrechtBlues Workshop
Sugar Blues with Jenny & Dan 2/28/2014 City: Utrecht, Netherlands Dances: Blues Have you heard of Jenny Sowden and Daniel Repsch? Have you seen them dance? Then you know that the Utrecht Blues Club is absolutely thrilled to have Jenny and Dan over for a great weekend of blues dancing in Utrecht. From 28 February until 2 March we’re going to have an absolute blast!

We have: 2 days of workshops, Friday Welcome party, Saturday Night with live music and a diner dansant on Sunday. Details on the website and Facebook.
March, 2014
2ndForward Blues Camp Lucerne, SwitzerlandBlues Workshop
Forward Blues Camp 3/2/2014 City: Lucerne, Switzerland Dances: Blues Small-class workshops during the week before the "Sideways" workshop weekend.

Teachers:
Brenda Russell
Catherine Palmier
-topher Howard
6thMad Jam Vienna, VABlues, West Coast Workshop
Mad Jam 3/6/2014 City: Vienna, VA Dances: Blues, West Coast Largest swing dance party in Eastern USA!
7thPirate Swing 2014 Ann ArborBlues, Lindy Workshop
Pirate Swing 2014 3/7/2014 City: Ann Arbor Dances: Blues, Lindy Pirate Swing brings together great teachers, great music, and a pirate theme.
7thSideways Lucerne, SwitzerlandBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Sideways 3/7/2014 City: Lucerne, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend with top instructors:

For Blues:
Brenda Russell/USA, Catherine Palmier/USA
Ruby Red/USA, Andrew Smith/USA
-topher Howard/USA

For Lindy Hop:
Jamin Jackson/USA & Sonia Ortega/ES
David Zilkha/GB & Nadine Haeller/CH
Karin Leutwyler/CH, Rama Hofmann/CH, Andreas Hofmann/CH
14thCruisin' for a Bluesin' 2014 Los AngelesBlues Exchange
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2014 3/14/2014 City: Los Angeles Dances: Blues It's Blues...on a boat! From Long Beach,CA to Mexico and back. Join us on an all inclusive cruise with dancing every night and anywhere else there's music! Games, All You Can Eat, Ensenada, Live Music...
14thSteel City Blues Festival Pittsburgh, PABlues Workshop
Steel City Blues Festival 3/14/2014 City: Pittsburgh, PA Dances: Blues Going into its 7th year, Steel City Blues Festival features 3 tracks of workshops taught by nationally-renowned instructors, social dancing until 5am, live music, competitions, a blues clinic, and more.
14thThe Blues Garden Gothenburg, SwedenBlues Workshop
The Blues Garden 3/14/2014 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Blues Welcome to the Blues Garden
…where dancers grow and flourish!

A weekend workshop in blues dancing. Two days of classes and three nights of magic social dancing and great blues music!

When: March 14th-16th, 2014
Where: West Coast Jitterbugs’ dance studio (Forum), Doktor Fries Torg 7, Gothenburg, Sweden

Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Gaston & Alba.
15thBlues & Fusion workshops with Justin Riley - Sydney Sydney, AustraliaBlues, Fusion Workshop
Blues & Fusion workshops with Justin Riley - Sydney 3/15/2014 City: Sydney, Australia Dances: Blues, Fusion
15thEpicenter: Memphis with Evin and Noah Memphis, TNBlues, Lindy Workshop
Epicenter: Memphis with Evin and Noah 3/15/2014 City: Memphis, TN Dances: Blues, Lindy Evin and Noah Galang have been teaching Swing Era dances since 1998 and combine solid technique & connection with highly creative interpretation and a sense of humor. Often referred to as "the funny one and the mysterious one," the duo have had to live life in limbo, wondering which one was which. Meanwhile, their teaching style remains easy to understand and they seek to both challenge and encourage their students to achieve new levels in their own dancing. Teaching internationally since 2001 Evin considers herself truly fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a variety of dance and cultural communities to help preserve and progress the dance. As a lifelong martial arts practitioner and sometimes teacher, Noah is happy to be teaching people not to try to destroy each other. Evin and Noah also adore working with their students back home where they run the premier Atlanta lindy hop instruction and performance company Down South Swing.
21stBackdoor to Blues Paris, FranceBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Backdoor to Blues 3/21/2014 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke
Cédric Clerc & Caroline Faivre
Alba Mengual & Gaston Fernandes
21stBring on the Blues II Charlottesville, VABlues Exchange
Bring on the Blues II 3/21/2014 City: Charlottesville, VA Dances: Blues
21stDrift Creek Recess 2014 Lincoln City, ORBlues, Fusion Exchange
Drift Creek Recess 2014 3/21/2014 City: Lincoln City, OR Dances: Blues, Fusion Drift Creek Alt-Blues Recess will take place in a three story tall A-frame cabin with 117 beds in an old-growth forest off the central coast of Oregon.

Drift Creek Alt-Blues Recess is already being called the "Cuddle-Puddle Recess" or the "Recess Family Gathering." We spend three days cooking meals together in an industrial sized kitchen, hanging out by the fire, hiking the beautiful old-growth forests on the property, and dancing until sunrise in the lodge.
21stFair City Blues Dublin, IrelandBlues Workshop
Fair City Blues 3/21/2014 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues Ireland's 2014 blues event will feature 2 days of workshops and 3 nights of dancing with:

- Andrew Smith & Nicole Trissell (USA)
- Annette Kuehnle (Germany)
- more teachers to be confirmed!

We can't wait to welcome you to Ireland :)
21stMusic City Lindy Exchange Nashville, TNBlues, Lindy Exchange
Music City Lindy Exchange 3/21/2014 City: Nashville, TN Dances: Blues, Lindy Nashville's first Lindy Exchange is coming to a city near you! (Nashville Specifically)
Featuring at least 3 nights of Killer live music, historic Nashville Locations, great people, DJs, and tons of friends.

We are Proud to Announce that Solomon Douglas will be Joining us on Saturday and leading TWO killer bands. The Solmon Douglas Swingtet as well as a a late night Blues Trio.
21stThe Crave: Blues Teachers Retreat Broadford, Limerick, IrelandBlues Workshop
The Crave: Blues Teachers Retreat 3/21/2014 City: Broadford, Limerick, Ireland Dances: Blues Do you teach Blues dance in Europe? Yes?— then come and play with us!
22ndMuch Ado About Blues 2 New York, NYBlues Workshop
Much Ado About Blues 2 3/22/2014 City: New York, NY Dances: Blues Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser
Alfredo Melendez & Flouer Evelyn
Are teaming up for another....
--Choose Your Own Adventure Workshop--
Throughout the day we will split up into small groups to give you personal attention.
Want to go more in depth & focus on details?
Go to the right.
Want to expand the breadth of your knowledge with variations?
Go to the left.
Advanced dancers will work on innovative concepts and complicated movements, while those who have just started will get to work on core fundamentals.
It's simple, effective, and a great way for you to get what you want out of a workshop!
We'll see you there.
24thS1 Dancefest Oroville/Sacramento, CABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Workshop
S1 Dancefest 3/24/2014 City: Oroville/Sacramento, CA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Workshop weekend in a variety of dances!
27thEmerald Coast Lindy Exchange and Redwood Coast Jazz Fest Eureka, CaBlues, Lindy Exchange
Emerald Coast Lindy Exchange and Redwood Coast Jazz Fest 3/27/2014 City: Eureka, Ca Dances: Blues, Lindy Join us for the 24th annual Redwood Coast Jazz Fest and the 3rd annual Emerald Coast Lindy Exchange!! Live bands from 10am-2am, including special late night exchange only venues. Come join us in the beautiful redwoods! Exchange housing available.
28thBig Red & Blues Vintage Dance Weekend Bloomington INBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Big Red & Blues Vintage Dance Weekend 3/28/2014 City: Bloomington IN Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Big Red & Blues will be a weekend you'll never forget, with top-level instruction in both Lindy Hop and Blues dances. There's a track focusing on each, and a hybrid solo track that cuts across the styles!

Come for the classes, stay for the Blues jam and the comps!
28thBlues i burleska w Krakowie/Blues and burlesque in Cracow CracowBlues, Other Workshop
Blues i burleska w Krakowie/Blues and burlesque in Cracow 3/28/2014 City: Cracow Dances: Blues, Other The last weekend of March in Cracow is gonna be a blues weekend! Get ready for the solo workshops with amazing Annette Kuhnle! There will be two days of dance and music that you will never forget!
For burlesque straight from Warsaw, one and only Pin Up Candy! Get ready for the burlesque workshops! Take with you feathers, fans, gloves and stockings, 'cause here we come! Burlesque classes are free for the blues workshops participants (the full pass covers blues, burlesque, 1h surprise classes and parties). We offer burlesque pass for those who don't want to take part in the blues workshops.
All workshop participants (both those with full pass and burlesque pass) will have an opportunity to attend clasess on African-style dances!
We are planning to have two days of workshops (Saturday and Sunday).
Apart from the workshops we will also have three parties (Fiday, Saturday, Sunday).
On Saturday there will be the main party with amazingBartek Przytula Band!
28thBlues|elation: an Alt-Blues/Fusion Workshop Weekend featuring Justin Riley Vancouver, BC, CanadaBlues, Fusion Workshop
Blues|elation: an Alt-Blues/Fusion Workshop Weekend featuring Justin Riley 3/28/2014 City: Vancouver, BC, Canada Dances: Blues, Fusion Registration: http://www.justindance.com/vancouver-bc-31613.html
Facebook Page: Blues-elation

Workshop weekend in Vancouver, BC, Canada on March 28th-30th, 2014 with Justin Riley .

Classes on Saturday and Sunday; Evening dances Friday through Sunday.

with

Three nights of dancing:
Friday night venue: The Blues Cafe featuring Live Music by Dino DiNicolo at Academie Duello - School of Modern Swordplay

Saturday night themed house party: "Exotique" at Dboyerdance / Ballroom in Vancouver 738 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver (by donation at the door)

Sunday night venue: Coalescence at Academie Duello
29thConfessin' The Blues GenovaBlues Workshop
Confessin' The Blues 3/29/2014 City: Genova Dances: Blues The Zenaswingers
WITH Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore

proudly announce
the first workshop of the series

CONFESSIN' THE BLUES
April, 2014
4thAustin Blues Party 7 Austin, TXBlues Workshop
Austin Blues Party 7 4/4/2014 City: Austin, TX Dances: Blues Austin Blues Party returns in 2014 with 3 nights of dancing, 2 days of workshops, friendly competitions, and great live music by some of Austin's finest!

Also, IT'S NOT SUMMER! Halleloo.

http://www.austinbluesparty.com/
4thBring Your Own Blues State College, PABlues Workshop
Bring Your Own Blues 4/4/2014 City: State College, PA Dances: Blues Penn State is having our Spring Workshop! We're bringing in Dan Legenthal and Kelly Pavao to teach a series of blues lessons April 4-6th. The cost is $25; $20 for students (or $15 for Penn State Students).
4thHawkeye Swing Festival Iowa City, IABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Hawkeye Swing Festival 4/4/2014 City: Iowa City, IA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend at the University of Iowa.

Teachers include:

Andy Reid and Nina Gilkenson
Dave Frutos and Kim Clever
Jamin Jackson and Annie Trudeau
Michael Faltesek and Casey Schneider
Joe DeMers and Mike (The Girl) Legenthal
Peter Strom and Naomi Uyama
Carl Nelson and Karen Turman
Michael Brafford and Dee Daniels Locke
Sylvia Sykes
4thPenn State Bring Your Own Blues University Park, PABlues Workshop
Penn State Bring Your Own Blues 4/4/2014 City: University Park, PA Dances: Blues Penn State is having our Spring Workshop! We're bringing in Dan Legenthal and Kelly Pavao to teach a series of blues lessons April 4-6th. The cost is $25; $20 for students (or $15 for Penn State Students). Registration and more up-to-date details can be found at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/swingdancingclub/Swingbyob.html


Limited housing is availaible – all you need to bring is yourself! … And the blues.
4thSwing Sur Tours Tours, FranceBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop
Swing Sur Tours 4/4/2014 City: Tours, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop weekend with classes in many swing dances!
6thDanceFun Lindy Cruise Galveston, TXBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
DanceFun Lindy Cruise 4/6/2014 City: Galveston, TX Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Cruise from Galveston, TX to: Roatan, Honduras / Belize City, Belize / Cozumel, Mexico

Workshops taught by:
Jerry and Kathy Warwick, Dallas, TX
Steve Conrad, Phoenix, AZ
Rusty Frank, Los Angles, CA
Jason & Crystal Warner, Abbotsford, BC
11thBluesCon 2014 San FranciscoBlues Workshop
BluesCon 2014 4/11/2014 City: San Francisco Dances: Blues Three days of blues dance, music and classes in San Francisco, CA. More info soon!
11thBluesQuake 2014 San Francisco, CABlues Workshop
BluesQuake 2014 4/11/2014 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Blues Instructor Lineup:
Dexter Santos & Heidi Fite
Nicole Trissell & Paul Mandel
Ted Maddry & Lessa Jay Lamb

Saturday Live Band: Grease, Grit and Grime
Sunday Live Band: Big Bones
11thESpanish Blues Festival MadridBlues Workshop
ESpanish Blues Festival 4/11/2014 City: Madrid Dances: Blues ESpanish Blues Festival Second edition is here!!!

This time bigger than last year: 4 couple of teachers from the USA, 2 from Europe, 4 levels ...but still with our soul INTACT, that sustained us last year: we invite you find your own voice in blues, and express your self freely within our blues community (social and artistic aspects of the dance is what we prey for ; ) )

TEACHERS

Chris Mayer and Amanda Gruhl (USA)
Tim O'Neill and Julie Brown (USA)
Dan and Mike Legenthal (USA)
Shawn Hershey and Natalya Gomez (USA)
Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore (Italy/ UK)
Gaston Fernandez and Alba Mengual Alamo ( Argentina/ Spain )
11thMontreal Bagel N Blues Montreal, Quebec, CanadaBlues Workshop
Montreal Bagel N Blues 4/11/2014 City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with:

Damon Stone & Joy Arico
Dan Repsch & Jenny
Alfredo & Flouer
Kelly & Phillipe Wilson
11thTutti Frutti Dance Camp Genova, ItalyBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop
Tutti Frutti Dance Camp 4/11/2014 City: Genova, Italy Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop weekend featuring classes in many swing dance styles with top international instructors.
18thSaltwater Blues Weekend VancouverBlues Workshop
Saltwater Blues Weekend 4/18/2014 City: Vancouver Dances: Blues A tidal wave of trad blues is coming to Vancouver for the Easter Long Weekend, April 18th to 20th.

We're bringing in four world class instructors to rock our collective boats with a weekend workshop of elective classes, all-levels classes and audition-only advanced classes.

—Featuring—
Jenny Sowden and Dan Repsch
Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser

Sandwiched like pulled pork between Blues Café on Friday and Coalescence on Sunday night, we're putting on a veritable Blues Gala on Saturday with a live trad blues band!

Early registration is for full weekend passes only. The cost is only $110 if payment is received by March 13th.
24thBoost that Blues w. Jennifer Sowden (US) Copenhagen, DenmarkBlues Workshop
Boost that Blues w. Jennifer Sowden (US) 4/24/2014 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues ☆ 24th: Solo dancing mini workshop

☆ 25th: Teachers Training
For current teachers and teachers to be regardless of dancing experience
Free of charge for weekend workshop participants, Courtesy of our sponsor: Swingshoes

☆ 26th-27th: Main workshop

☆ Monday 28th: DJ-workshop

- Housing provided.
- You register for different parts of the event separately.
25thChicago Green Light Exchange ChicagoBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Chicago Green Light Exchange 4/25/2014 City: Chicago Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The Chicago Green Light Exchange Weekend...where EVERYTHING GOES! This weekend will feature the very best of live Chicago entertainment all weekend long. We're talking Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, and all points in between.

Great venues, great live music, walking tours around the city, dance bombs, food, fun, springtime in the greatest city around, and getting back to the roots of why we love to dance.

Some very special features of the weekend will be Johnny Boyd's ( https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyBoyd?) triumphant return to Willowbrook Ballroom after more than a decade, the Spring Balboa Workshop with Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault (https://www.facebook.com/events/364828010320489/), dance only passes, taster workshops, late night venues, and LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC that includes jam sessions with Chicago's brightest musical stars.
25thPrague Blues eXchange Prague, Czech rep.Blues Exchange
Prague Blues eXchange 4/25/2014 City: Prague, Czech rep. Dances: Blues Every year, we bring you 3 long nights packed with groovin’ live music, so you can dance your socks off! Every year we look for at least 5 finest bands and the coolest DJs. Every year we savor with other dancers the true Prague spring. Every year we bring together lovely city, lovely people, great music and shared passion called blues.

Some info about the last year + photos: http://bluesinprague.wordpress.com/prague-blues-exchange/prague-blues-exchange-2013/

Also, Prague Blues eXchange is a strictly non-profit event. An event, where you can name your price and pay what you think is fair.

And last, but not least, a festival you can help to make even better! Every year we encourage dancers to step in, propose a workshop, lecture or pastime activities. It’s a FESTIVAL BY DANCERS FOR DANCERS.
25thSLO Lindy Exchange 2014 San Luis Obispo, CABlues, Lindy Exchange
SLO Lindy Exchange 2014 4/25/2014 City: San Luis Obispo, CA Dances: Blues, Lindy The 9th Annual San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange

Details TBA
25thStockholm Blues Fest Stockholm, SwedenBlues Workshop
Stockholm Blues Fest 4/25/2014 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with Justin Riley and Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser
27thThe Blues Experiment The Outer Banks, NC, USABlues Workshop
The Blues Experiment 4/27/2014 City: The Outer Banks, NC, USA Dances: Blues The Experiment is a radically unique, highly intensive Blues workshop featuring small, select groups of participants together with top professionals of our generation in an extraordinary live+work+play environment.
30thSwinglandia Kiev, UkraineBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swinglandia 4/30/2014 City: Kiev, Ukraine Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshops taught by: Andreas Olsson and Mette Herlitz, Jeremy Otth and Laura Keat, Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg, Martynas Stonys and Egle Regelskis, Steven Mitchell, Thomas Blacharz and Alice Mei!
May, 2014
1stFallin' In Blues Exchange GrenobleBlues Exchange
Fallin' In Blues Exchange 5/1/2014 City: Grenoble Dances: Blues Before the FIB, two days of visiting the city, the countryside and the surrouding moutains, with outdoors dancing, and live Blues band every nights!
1stLivin' the Blues SCOTLANDBlues, Fusion Workshop
Livin' the Blues 5/1/2014 City: SCOTLAND Dances: Blues, Fusion Scotland's Travelling Not-for-Profit Blues Dance Festival
2ndBalboa & Blues Seoul, South KoreaBlues, Balboa Workshop
Balboa & Blues 5/2/2014 City: Seoul, South Korea Dances: Blues, Balboa Workshop weekend with classes taught by Anne-Helene & Bernard Cavasa.
2ndFallin' In Blues GrenobleBlues Workshop
Fallin' In Blues 5/2/2014 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues This year, the FIB isn’t just about 2 days of pure blues, but 4 days and 4 nights, with 5 levels, tasters, workshops, competitions and shows, live bands and more surprises to come ! You’ll be able to choose your classes and options with our amazing international teachers!
Come and enjoy the new edition of the FIB from 1st to 4th may, 2014 !
Our FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/111024165764819/?fref=ts
Our website : http://fib.grenobleswing.com/
2ndSwing Out Savannah III Savannah, GABlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swing Out Savannah III 5/2/2014 City: Savannah, GA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz The Swing Dance Club at The Savannah
College of Art and Design is proud to host
Swing Out Savannah for a third year! Three days of dances and workshops in beautiful historic Savannah, Ga!
4thHornby Island Blies Workshop Hornby Island BCBlues Workshop
Hornby Island Blies Workshop 5/4/2014 City: Hornby Island BC Dances: Blues The Hornby Island Blues Society believes that music creates community, and Blues and Roots music energize the spirit and inspire attitude. In 2013 we continue our unique workshops where we invite a dozen or so of the finest Canadian Blues and Roots musicians around to share their knowledge and inspiration.
9thbluesSHOUT! 2014 ChicagoBlues Workshop
bluesSHOUT! 2014 5/9/2014 City: Chicago Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Amanda Gruhl
Damon Stone
Daniel Repsch
Dexter Santos
Heidi Fite
Jenny Sowden
Joe Demers
Josh Fialkoff
Julie Brown
Michelle Richter
Shawn Hershey
Timothy O'Neill
15thCharleston Lindy Exchange Charleston, SCBlues, Lindy Exchange
Charleston Lindy Exchange 5/15/2014 City: Charleston, SC Dances: Blues, Lindy
16thBlossom Blues 2014 Zurich, SwitzerlandBlues Workshop
Blossom Blues 2014 5/16/2014 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues small class sizes for lots of personal feedback, international instructors, 3 parties, livemusic
16thCbus9: Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange Columbus, OHBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cbus9: Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange 5/16/2014 City: Columbus, OH Dances: Blues, Lindy Featuring music by:

John Vermeulen
The Boilermaker Jazz Band
Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers
16thMoose Blues Oslo, NorwayBlues Workshop
Moose Blues 5/16/2014 City: Oslo, Norway Dances: Blues Oslo's first blues dance festival combined with Norway's biggest national holiday Grunnlovsdagen!
16thSpring Into Summer Blues Winnipeg, MBBlues Workshop
Spring Into Summer Blues 5/16/2014 City: Winnipeg, MB Dances: Blues Featuring stellar guest instructors Damon Stone and Laney Barhaugh, Swing Dance Winnipeg is going to start your summer off in style with a great blues event. Get ready to dance some blues this (Canadian) May long weekend!
23rdBACON St. Louis, MOBlues Workshop
BACON 5/23/2014 City: St. Louis, MO Dances: Blues BACON is coming back during St. Louis's Bluesweek festival, Memorial Day weekend 2014. BACON's focus is on dancing and spending fun times with friends. We have bands, City Museum, actual bacon, and a community dinner Sunday night.
23rdFrankie 100 NC Raleigh/Durham/Carrboro, NCBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Frankie 100 NC 5/23/2014 City: Raleigh/Durham/Carrboro, NC Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz North Carolina's Frankie Manning centennial celebration, with live music, DJ battles, workshops, great venues, and North Carolina barbecue!
23rdOBDA: Blues Workshop Weekend Orlando Blues Workshop
OBDA: Blues Workshop Weekend 5/23/2014 City: Orlando Dances: Blues We are having a full weekend of Blues workshops and Dances. Check the Facebook event for more details.
24thWORKSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM may14 ParisBlues Workshop
WORKSHOP BLUES DELIRIUM may14 5/24/2014 City: Paris Dances: Blues 2 days of lessons and social dance in Paris, more informations to come...
June, 2014
5thCopenhagen Lindy Exchange 2014 Copenhagen, DenmarkBlues, Lindy Exchange
Copenhagen Lindy Exchange 2014 6/5/2014 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues, Lindy More to come
5thHamlet Fusion Weekend Helsingør Blues, Lindy, Tango, Other Workshop
Hamlet Fusion Weekend 6/5/2014 City: Helsingør , Denmark Dances: Blues, Lindy, Tango, Other There's something awesome in Denmark. live music, dancing - Lindy blues tango and more!

Stay tuned for more info!
6thAftershock Fusion San Francisco, CABlues, Fusion Workshop
Aftershock Fusion 6/6/2014 City: San Francisco, CA Dances: Blues, Fusion From the ashes of the Fusion Exchange and Atomic Blues Fusion, Aftershock will be an affordable community-focused dance weekend in San Francisco, CA.
6thBlues Fever! With Rob and Tina Shield Durham, EnglandBlues Workshop
Blues Fever! With Rob and Tina Shield 6/6/2014 City: Durham, England Dances: Blues A combination of Tina’s House Party Blues and Rob’s smooth style and flashy moves. They’ll definitely leave you looking and feeling amazing.

Registrations are now open so to guarantee your place on this not to be missed event, simply reply to this email ASAP! Open to all levels!

Friday night kicks off with Blues Club Speakeasy at Empty Shop with workshop and social on the Saturday.
6thRed Hot Blues & BBQ 2014 Washington, DCBlues Exchange
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2014 6/6/2014 City: Washington, DC Dances: Blues Washington DC. Blues dance, BBQ competition, all night dancing, friendship and honor and love.
7thSouthern Swing Challenge NashvilleBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Exchange
Southern Swing Challenge 6/7/2014 City: Nashville Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz A one day, FREE to attend, no holds barred - swing dance contest!
www.southernswingchallenge.com

Southern Swing Challenge is a community based contest event, promoting the competitive spirit of swing dancing in the South East. The goal of the event is to help nurture and develop our regional scenes. Encouraging non-dancers to attend and newbies to compete, we can help grow the excitement of Swing Dancing! We want to encourage EVERYONE to compete and get involved in their scenes. SSC is FREE to attend and open to the public. We hope that SSC will challenge and inspire dancers, from beginner to advanced.
8thRoma Lindy Exchange RomeBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Roma Lindy Exchange 6/8/2014 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Also features:
* Gladiator walking tour
* Roman food tour
* Italian wine tour
13thObvious Replacement Blues Exchange ChicagoBlues Exchange
Obvious Replacement Blues Exchange 6/13/2014 City: Chicago Dances: Blues Three nights of dance in tandem with the Chicago Blues Fest. Taking the place of Chicago Underground Blues Experience.
13thRamshackle Blues, Manchester Manchester, EnglandBlues Workshop
Ramshackle Blues, Manchester 6/13/2014 City: Manchester, England Dances: Blues Come party with Velody in her home city! It's not just a weekender, it's a home away from home, with the first 20 registrants guaranteed hosting Chez Velody, 3 nights of parties, 2 live bands & workshops galore, you'll want to check it!
13thThe Mooche Cork, IrelandBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
The Mooche 6/13/2014 City: Cork, Ireland Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Lindy, blues, and jazz workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg
Chris Harm & Miranda Longaker
Joe Buckett & Paula Ryan
20thBABBLE 2014 New York CityBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
BABBLE 2014 6/20/2014 City: New York City Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Big Apple Balboa, Blues and Lindy Exchange is an EPIC weekend of over 20 hours of dancing to 5 Live Bands and Seasoned DJs. People from across the nation come to DANCE, exchange ideas, and experience
the happening & historic NYC!

Unlike other weekends, BABBLE is a collaboration of the NYC community
where different local organizations represent what they know best
in Balboa, Blues, and Lindy (that's right, we do ALL 3!)
all in one melting pot of an incredible weekend!*
20thBig Sky Weekend Kalispell, MTBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Big Sky Weekend 6/20/2014 City: Kalispell, MT Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz This is one of the most friendly, fun exciting swing dance camps in the world, packed ful of classes in lindy hop, balboa, solo jazz, and blues dancing and featuring some amazing music. We'll be dancing all day and night, but making sure to take breaks for things like swimming in Flathead lake, hiking the surrouding trails, and meeting new friends!



Classes will be available for all levels from absolute beginners all the way up to advanced level dancers.
20thHot Blues in Toulouse ToulouseBlues Workshop
Hot Blues in Toulouse 6/20/2014 City: Toulouse Dances: Blues Teachers Team:
Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal (US)
Cédric Clerc & Caroline Faivre (FR)
Bernard Cavasa & Anne-Helene Cavasa (FR)
more to come

Bands:
vendredi: The Little HOT GANG
samedi: Le Bardi Manchot

www.studiohop.com
20thSummer Solstice Swing Dance Festival Edmonton, AlbertaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Summer Solstice Swing Dance Festival 6/20/2014 City: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa This year’s festival will include: hand-picked, out-of-town musicians, a hot tub, an outdoor dance floor, a gypsy swing BBQ, late-night eats, a Whyte Ave cafe crawl, a vintage swimsuit contest, Jedi Jack n’ Jill, a swing music concert, a Sunday cabaret, and dancing till sunrise both nights!

The music lineup will be top notch. Solstice features Aurora Neeland (vocals, soprano sax) from New Orleans, Ian Hutchison (bass) from Denver, Joshua Roberts (Vancouver) Al Muirhead (trumpet) and Jon McCaslin (drums) from Calgary, and of course our local star, Brad Shigeta (trombone) tying everything together. We’ll also be billing local talents and bands such as Read and the Happy Hep Cats along with a wee bit of gypsy swing for good measure.
20thToronto Blues Battle Toronto, CanadaBlues Workshop
Toronto Blues Battle 6/20/2014 City: Toronto, Canada Dances: Blues Battling Bands, DJs, Teachers, and Dancers... One Heavyweight Blues Event!
26thBeantown Camp Beverly, MABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Beantown Camp 6/26/2014 City: Beverly, MA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz 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!
26thOld World Alt-Blues Recess Tobel, SwitzerlandBlues, Fusion Exchange
Old World Alt-Blues Recess 6/26/2014 City: Tobel, Switzerland Dances: Blues, Fusion Recess Productions comes to Europe with our first ever recess-style event set in the Old World. We will dance, camp, and dance the night away in a 1700's manor in the Swiss country-side.
27thMile High Blues DenverBlues Workshop
Mile High Blues 6/27/2014 City: Denver Dances: Blues
27thPortland Blues Experience Camp Portland, ORBlues Workshop
Portland Blues Experience Camp 6/27/2014 City: Portland, OR, USA Dances: Blues Small group blues camp with classes taught by Brenda Russell and Daily Body training with Topher Haven, Joseph Liu, & Jonathan Janis.
29thHerrang Dance Camp Herrang, Stockholm County, SwedenBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Herrang Dance Camp 6/29/2014 City: Herrang, Stockholm County, Sweden Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other The largest and longest swing dance camp in the world!
July, 2014
3rdPortland Blues Experience Portland, ORBlues Exchange
Portland Blues Experience 7/3/2014 City: Portland, OR, USA Dances: Blues Portland Blues Experience (PBEx) collaborates with the Waterfront Blues Festival to offer four days and nights of dancing to over 100 live bands and your favorite DJ’s, as well as a DME Dance Cruise down the Willamette River.
4thKiel Lindy Exchange KielBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Kiel Lindy Exchange 7/4/2014 City: Kiel, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
4thTiny Blues Weekend - get inspired! DresdenBlues Workshop
Tiny Blues Weekend - get inspired! 7/4/2014 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Blues Just missed Blossom Blues Zürich? Well, we were lucky to catch two intructors from their line-up: Lucas Weismann (USA) and Lessa Lamb (USA)!

The classes on Saturday will address basic material and Sunday will build from that.

If you are a beginner you are still encouraged to come on Sunday, you might be able to flow into the second day's material just fine, because the instructors are continuing to hold the same values from day one to day two.

If you are a more advanced dancer the first day will be great to work on your basics!

Infos:
https://www.facebook.com/events/244132352454081/
http://jam-circle.de/workshops/tiny-blues-weekend/
11thAlbany Lindy & Blues & Swimming (ALBS) 2014 Albany, NYBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming (ALBS) 2014 7/11/2014 City: Albany, NY Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming (ALBS) 2014.
Come out and party with us!
July 11-13, 2014. Albany, NY
See website for details as they become available: http://www.albanylindyandblues.com/
11thBluez Cruize (Scotland) EdinburghBlues, Fusion Exchange
Bluez Cruize (Scotland) 7/11/2014 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion 3 blues dance parties, top blues and fusion DJ's, whisky tasting, live blues bands and dancing on a boat!
12thCrep Swing Festival Normandy, FranceBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Crep Swing Festival 7/12/2014 City: Normandy, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz A week of workshops in Lindy Hop, Blues, and Balboa taught by:

William & Maéva
Jb & Tatiana
Fabien & Lisa
Albert & Gloria
Gontran
17thAspen Blues Recess Paonia, COBlues, Fusion Exchange
Aspen Blues Recess 7/17/2014 City: Paonia, CO Dances: Blues, Fusion Three days of Alt-Blues, Blues, and Fusion dancing, camping, hiking, and more dancing in some of the most beautiful and rugged mountains in the country.
18thBirmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival Birmingham UKBlues, Solo Jazz Workshop
Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 7/18/2014 City: Birmingham UK Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Big Bear Music bringing jazz and blues back to Birmingham.

Mostly free!!!
18thBristol Blues Exchange BristolBlues Exchange
Bristol Blues Exchange 7/18/2014 City: Bristol Dances: Blues Let us pipe you aboard for two nights of live blues music, DJs, dancing and nautical naughtiness!

Bring your grog, your best frocks, your sea-legs, your dancing deck-shoes and bell bottoms (you will need your best maritime togs for Saturday’s boat-party), prepare for the dancing to carry on past the later bells of Middle Watch and keep a weather-eye on the horizon for pirates.

If you can keep your eyes open after sun-up, you may choose to explore the salty delights of Bristol Harbour Festival, auspiciously falling on the same weekend. Various members of our team will be searching out blues-related music and activities to dance to and join in.

Consider yourself press-ganged, for you’ll be keel-hauled if you don’t make your mark on the dotted line and join us for the maiden voyage of Bristol Blues Exchange!
18thManchester Lindy Exchange ManchesterBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Manchester Lindy Exchange 7/18/2014 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
18thNocturne Blues New York, NYBlues Workshop
Nocturne Blues 7/18/2014 City: New York, NY Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend.
25thMid-Summer Blues Workshop Winnipeg, MBBlues Workshop
Mid-Summer Blues Workshop 7/25/2014 City: Winnipeg, MB Dances: Blues Swing Dance Winnipeg is going to help you beat away those Mid-Summer Blues with, well, BLUES! We are hosting what will be an awesome workshop, with Ruby Red and Andrew Smith.
25thOxford Summer Blues OxfordBlues, Fusion Workshop
Oxford Summer Blues 7/25/2014 City: Oxford, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Oxford celebrates Summer with 3 days of Blues !
8 hours of tuition with 5 international teachers
3 parties
Live bands
£75 (early bird) / £85

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-summer-blues-tickets-11639976483?ref=ebtn
25thSweet Molasses Blues BostonBlues Workshop
Sweet Molasses Blues 7/25/2014 City: Boston Dances: Blues 2 days and 3 nights of the best bands and dance classes we can get!

The only Blues workshop weekend we know of with a dedicated choreography class track & showcase competition!
26thHot'N'Sweat Blues Vienna ViennaBlues Workshop
Hot'N'Sweat Blues Vienna 7/26/2014 City: Vienna, Austria Dances: Blues Enjoy a hot week-end full with 6 hours of Blues and have fun with Jered Morin!
27thMountain Top Blues Camp Nonieres, FranceBlues Workshop
Mountain Top Blues Camp 7/27/2014 City: Nonieres, France Dances: Blues MTBC is an intensive dance experience designed to enhance and improve your overall movement application. It will help you take the technical information and transform it into movement application. So if you want to geek out on Blues, improve your body awareness and see improvement in the way you move in just one week this is the camp for you. This camp is geared toward students that have taken a training with us before or that have attended a number of our workshops. Attendees can also invite dancers they feel will enjoy this type of immersive dance experience. (Invitees should have at least 2 years of dance experience)

Concept of our classes and teachers:

The class schedule will be designed by our teaching team so that each class builds on the previous one for better conceptual learning. There will be 4 to 5 hours of classes everyday with plenty of time to practice. Our Blues camp will feature small classes giving you greater contact with the teachers allowing you get intensive feedback to improve your dancing skills. The facility offers beautiful dance floors with scenic views indoors and outdoors which will inspire you as you are practicing.
Unfortunately this camp is only being offered to intermediate and + levels and can be offered to only 40 students so that we can really concentrate on improving dance skills and techniques.

The Fun Part:

There will be Live Blues on Friday, August 1st, supplied by Dan Nash and social dancing every night so that you won't want to go to bed.

Thanks to Marjorie the facility will offer free WI-FI to keep you connected with the outside world, three delicious home made dishes per day and a very nice swimming pool to relax and refresh yourselves. All surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas that are breathtaking!

We will also have a Market day for a bit if fun and we will close the camp with a Blues filled picnic giving us the opportunity to decompress as a group.

As you can see, the camp is a great opportunity for you to combine a very nice holiday in the mountains of France with great dance training from some of the best teachers in the world of Blues.

Class topics will include:

Solo Jazz and partnered content
Partnering techniques and tips
Musicality
Performance
Body Awareness and conditioning
Group games and activities to stimulate perceptual awareness
Tasters to sample other styles of dance
Blues History
Ballroom Blues and more
Classes also include tasters, socials and supervised practice times

Pricing is comprised of three factors:

Classes: Early bird Before February 1, 2014; 290 euro. After February: 315 euro

Food - includes a full board of 3 home cooked meals per day: 225 euro

Lodging – Camp site lodging 60-90 euro/week or
Shared room accommodations: 90-175 euro/week

For housing registration: Send an e-mail to:
sercansenozan@msn.com
with housing option. We will let you know about available places.

Volunteering: Just let us know if you are interested at the same e-mail address. We will let you know about the opportunity.
27thMountain Top Blues Camp (FB) Lyon Blues Workshop
Mountain Top Blues Camp (FB) 7/27/2014 City: Lyon , France Dances: Blues MTBC ( July 27-August 2, 2014) is an intensive dance experience designed to enhance and improve your overall movement application. It will help you take the technical information and transform it into movement application. So if you want to geek out on Venacular Blues, improve your body awareness and see improvement in the way you move in just one week this is the camp for you.
28thStudio hop Summer Camp EauzeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Studio hop Summer Camp 7/28/2014 City: Eauze, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz magine a vacation center in the wilderness, on the historical roads to Santiago de Compostela, a vast 17-acre park…Imagine the French countryside, an antique house from 1875, no cars, a total peace of mind… plus swing, swing and more swing ! That’s what the Summer Camp is all about : 250 swing-crazed dancers gathered in this beautiful place, setting aside their daily worries and thinking about nothing but their passion, for a week, two… or 3. Everyone is accomodated on-site and takes meals in common, all dancing rooms feature a brand-new wooden floor specially suited for dancing. There are parties every night, in an open 3,200 sq. ft.-corral with a wooden floor, with only a roof so we don’t disturb the shooting stars (the Gers area is known for being one of the best places in France for Astronomy). For the 11th year in a row, Anne-Hélène and Bernard will be pleased to welcome you for one two, or 3 unforgettable weeks of vacation.
August, 2014
1stNorthern Comfort Blues Ottawa, OntarioBlues Workshop
Northern Comfort Blues 8/1/2014 City: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with top international instructors.
1stOlympia Dance Convergence Olympia WashingtonBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz House Party
Olympia Dance Convergence 8/1/2014 City: Olympia Washington Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz A weekend-long dance party and convergence featuring: Live Music and DJ Acts, including MR. MOO! Performances, House Parties, Workshops, Fountain Dance, Sailing Cruise, River Float 25+ hours of social dancing! Tickets: $45 Discount and free passes for Volunteers and Hosts.
1stOttawa Blues Blast Ottawa, ONBlues Workshop
Ottawa Blues Blast 8/1/2014 City: Ottawa, ON Dances: Blues
8thGalway Lindy Exchange GalwayBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Galway Lindy Exchange 8/8/2014 City: Galway, Ireland Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
8thMastering the Blues Tacoma, WABlues Workshop
Mastering the Blues 8/8/2014 City: Tacoma, WA, USA Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Jenny Sowden (Brooklyn, NY)
Dan Repsch (Montreal)
Kevin Buster (Seattle, WA)
Kelly Edmonston (Tacoma, WA)
8thSoutheast Summer Brawl Columbia, SCBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Exchange
Southeast Summer Brawl 8/8/2014 City: Columbia, SC, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Weekend of competitions in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Solo Charleston, and Blues.
9thBlues Weekend in Poznan PoznanBlues Workshop
Blues Weekend in Poznan 8/9/2014 City: Poznan, Poland Dances: Blues Hi, guys!

I would like to invite you to Poznan for a weekend of Blues dancing! The weekend will include 6 hours of workshops for beginners and 2 parties for everyone. The weekend will be on the 9th and 10th of August.

The workshops are optional, feel free to come just for the parties!

Workshops instructors – Gordon McKormick and David C. Tritel

Workshops prices (6h):
Before 20/07 – 100 zl
After 20/07 – 120 zl

Parties – only 5 zl each! :)

To register, please e-mail bluesinpoznan@gmail.com

Check our facebook page for more information (Blues in Poznan)
14thNorthwest Massive Recess Bellingham, WABlues, Fusion Exchange
Northwest Massive Recess 8/14/2014 City: Bellingham, WA Dances: Blues, Fusion Boundary-pushing Alt, Fusion, and Blues music bumping until sunrise, mind-blowing skill-share workshops running in the daytime, inspiring gender-fluid and Alt competitions (with prizes!), and a radically inclusive ethic that can't help but inspire.
15thLeeds Swing Exchange LeedsBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Leeds Swing Exchange 8/15/2014 City: Leeds, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Three days of dancing in some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Yorkshire. Lindy, Balboa, Blues, or whatever the hell you wanna dance, wonderful people, silly games, live music and delicious cake. What more could you want?
Oh right- fancy dress. Well there'll be that too.
Like the facebook group to stay updated. Lindy Love!
23rdLindy Hop into Blues-Workshop StuttgartBlues Workshop
Lindy Hop into Blues-Workshop 8/23/2014 City: Stuttgart, Germany Dances: Blues Blues Workshop with Jered Morin. Get interested in blues from slow lindy dancing, learn ballroomin blues, breakaways and dips&tricks.
27thSwing Out New Hampshire Hebron, NHBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/27/2014 City: Hebron, NH Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz The friendliest dance camp in the world! Located at a sleepaway camp in beautiful New Hampshire. Join the fun and join the sing-a-longs! Includes top international instructors!
29thBluesila 2014 Pailgio PerlasBlues Workshop
Bluesila 2014 8/29/2014 City: Pailgio Perlas, Lithuania Dances: Blues In August 29-31 everyone is welcome in camp side “Pailgio Perlas 2” where you will find The 4th International Blues Dance Summer Camp in Lithuania Bluesila.
BLUESILA – summer dance camp fot those who enjoy Blues. This event became an anual event of Lithuanian dance society and takes place in the end of August. During camp time The Blues music never stops so you can dance whenever you want, with the breaks for classes, shows and competitions.
29thHamburg Lindy Exchange HamburgBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Hamburg Lindy Exchange 8/29/2014 City: Hamburg, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Featuring the harbor boat tour!
29thLucky Skillen comes to Delft! DelftBlues Workshop
Lucky Skillen comes to Delft! 8/29/2014 City: Delft, Netherlands Dances: Blues Delft Blues has amazingly exciting news!

Blues dance sensation Lucky Skillen! is coming to Holland to teach us how to dance awesome blues! Keep the weekend of the 29th to 31st of august free if you want to come by Delft and learn from Lucky himself. We promise you a weekend full of parties and workshops.

Join the facebook event for more updates.


We would love to see you there!
29thPensacola Blues Exchange IV Pensacola, FLBlues, Fusion, Other Exchange
Pensacola Blues Exchange IV 8/29/2014 City: Pensacola, FL Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other Pensacola Blues Exchange IV
This will be our biggest year yet
Several Pros, Many Workshops, Beach Party, Hours and Hours of Dancing, Friendly Competitions, Free Passes and Prizes. This is an event for ANY dancer of any genre! We have a sponsored "Fusion" and "Modern" room, "DJ SUMMIT" and "BUILDING BLUES INSTRUCTORS" Workshops, and so much more!
30thCamp Blues Santa Cruz, CABlues Workshop
Camp Blues 8/30/2014 City: Santa Cruz, CA, USA Dances: Blues Camp Blues
Come spend the holiday weekend in the Red Wood Forest relaxing, eating good food, listening to great music, dancing, breathing, and enjoying good company.

At Camp Blues we create a community experience inclusive to all ages, races, genders, and dance experience. At Camp Blues every person has equal value. We customize the experience to the attendees, everything from class curriculum, to food, to sleeping arrangements is coordinated by our staff to accommodate YOU!

http://www.campblues.com/
http://www.campblues.com/registration.html

Subject to Change
Friday
Feel free to arrive early to settle in and explore the area.
6:00pm Welcome Session
Evening events TBA based on camper arrival times.

Saturday
10am Morning Qi Gong
11:00am Breakfast
11:30am Movement Based Dance Class
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Body Care Class
3:00 Partner Dance Class
4:30pm Snack
5:00pm Dance Class
6:00pm Potluck Dinner
8:00-10pm Dance Party

Sunday
10am Morning Qi Gong
11:00am Breakfast
11:30am Movement Based Dance Class
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Body Care Class
3:00-4:30pm Partner Dance Class
Free Time to Visit Beach or Forest

Monday
10am Morning Qi Gong
11:00am Breakfast
11:30am Movement Based Dance Class
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Body Care Class
3:00-4:30pm Partner Dance Class
5:00 Snack and Closing Session

Food:
We have our staff prepare Breakfast, lunch and snacks so you can relax and enjoy your classes. As you register we will make a list of your food preferences and restrictions, then create our menu from there.

Sat we have a potluck, and Sunday most will eat in town.

We will have some light breakfast food out in the mornings, we try not to eat too much before morning QiGong.

Accommodation:
We have some space for sleeping in the Felton House, and some room for camping outside. If you want to stay in a private accommodation we can suggest some near by places others have used in the past.

Travel/Venue:
We will try and connect folks for car pools from SF, East Bay, and South Bay. let us know where you are coming from and if you have room for others, or need a ride yourself.

Directions:
http://red4est.com/campblues/cbdir.html
September, 2014
4thDirt Cheap Blues Exchange 2014 Virginia Beach, VABlues Exchange
Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange 2014 9/4/2014 City: Virginia Beach, VA Dances: Blues Celebrating 10 Years of Keeping You In The Blues. Over 50 hours of Blues dancing, fun times, live music, games, and who-knows-what-will-happen-next!
5thBlues Lady Blues LondonBlues, Solo Jazz Workshop
Blues Lady Blues 9/5/2014 City: London Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Blues Lady Blues is a weekend of Solo Blues focused on female bodies and movement to which ANYONE may attend. We are excited to bring you the fist Solo Blues Festival in Europe.
5thDon't lose the blues - the next step ErlangenBlues Workshop
Don't lose the blues - the next step 9/5/2014 City: Erlangen, Germany Dances: Blues Don't lose the blues - the next step is an all-level blues dance workshop in lovly Erlangen, germany with Vicci Moore(UK) and Adamo Ciarallo(IT), two of the best blues dance teachers in europe.
Nine hours of classes and three partys at a very good price.
Special: German barbeque and blues dance party on sunday evening at a villa.
5thHart & Soul Weekend hartfordBlues, Lindy, Other Workshop
Hart & Soul Weekend 9/5/2014 City: hartford, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Other Hart & Soul Weekend is a weekend devoted to good soul music and great dancing. Take classes from world-class instructors during the day and dance to awesome music all evening! We are bringing back our 2013 headlining band, “West End Blend”, who are phenomenal musicians. They are the gem of the Hartford music scene. We invite you to come to Hartford and party like we do.

INSTRUCTORS:
Mikey Pedroza
Mike “The Girl” Legenthal & Javier Johnson
Ria DeBiase & Damon Stone
Julie Brown & Shawn Hershey
11thTorino Swing Festival Torino, ItalyBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Torino Swing Festival 9/11/2014 City: Torino, Italy Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend including the INTERPLANETARY LINDY HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Teachers include:
William Mauvais & Maéva Truntzer (FRA)
Dax Orion Hock & Sarah Breck(USA)
Valerie Salstrom & Adam Brozowski (USA)
Max Angelo Pitruzzella (FRA)
11thVermont Swing Dance Championships Stratton Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast Workshop
Vermont Swing Dance Championships 9/11/2014 City: Stratton , USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast Featuring:
•Some of the world’s top West Coast Swing pros, including Ben Morris & Jennifer Deluca, John Lindo, John Festa, Robert Cordoba, Luis Crespo, Blake Hobby Dowling, and other well respected regional pros
•Three days of West Coast Swing and Blues Dancing (attend one workshop or the whole weekend!)
•Late-night social dancing until 4:00 am
•Hours of WCS dance lessons for both beginners and experienced dancers
•Competitions registered with the World Swing Dance Council
•Fun activities — Rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board, or bike; or, play tennis, enjoy the sports center, fly fishing, and tours.

New since last year:
Blues dance room
Speciality classes /Fusion
•Larger dance floor
•Dedicated private-lesson space
•All rooms at Black Bear are fully renovated
•Fun activities run by some of our pro staff – Learn more >>
12thDublin Lindy Exchange DublinBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Dublin Lindy Exchange 9/12/2014 City: Dublin Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Welcome to Dublin, capital of beautiful Ireland!

We are ready to host the 6th edition of the Dublin Lindy Exchange...

There will be four nights in amazing venues, with live bands, an after-blues-party and great activities during the day.

We welcome you to spend a weekend full of glamour and sparkle, set in the glorious time of The Great Gatsby!!!
18thMunich Lindy Exchange MunichBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Munich Lindy Exchange 9/18/2014 City: Munich, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Lindy exchange during Oktoberfest!
18thNorth Star Blues MinneapolisBlues Exchange
North Star Blues 9/18/2014 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues
19thBlues Without Shoes RennesBlues Workshop
Blues Without Shoes 9/19/2014 City: Rennes, France Dances: Blues We present you the BLUES WITHOUT SHOES !

A work shop where you will mostly dance barefooted or only with socks.

The Blues Without Shoes in a few words: 19-21 September 2014, 6 hours of classes, 3 levels, 2 parties et 1 tea party.

With a team of boosted teachers: Brian Lucky Skillen from New York but also Géraldine Pelous from Toulouse and our dear Breton teachers: Nicolas Naman et Virginie Walker from Rennes !

http://www.breizhbluesinvasion.com/index.php/en/

----------------------------------------

Nous vous présentons le BLUES WITHOUT SHOES !

Un work shop qui comme son nom l’indique sera essentiellement nus pieds ou en chaussettes, ne vous inquiétez pas pour vos petits petons !

Le Blues Without Shoes en quelques chiffres : du vendredi 19 Septembre au 21 septembre, 6 heures de cours, 3 niveaux, 2 soirées et une tea party.

Sans oublier une équipe de profs survoltés avec le grand retour de Brian Lucky Skillen de New York mais aussi de Géraldine Pelous de Toulouse et nos bretons préférés, Nicolas Naman et Virginie Walker de Rennes !

http://www.breizhbluesinvasion.com/
19thBlues Dance Workshop -From Tampere with Love CopenhagenBlues Workshop
Blues Dance Workshop -From Tampere with Love 9/19/2014 City: Copenhagen, Finland Dances: Blues - Workshop with Ulla Ritamäki
- Saturday and Sunday 4 and 3 lessons
- To small parties Friday and Saturday
- Polishing basics, Connection&Communication, Musicality, Solo Blues and Micro Blues will be part of the curriculum
- Saturday:10-12;13-15. Sunday:10-13
- More info will follow

Ulla Ritamäki is one of the best and hardest working blues dancers in Europe. She has built a blues dance scene in Tampere based on her skills and ability to share her love for the dance. She has recently started to teach blues dance, which is a blessing for her local community and for Scandinavian Workshops. She was in Copenhagen 3 years ago, as a participant in a Workshop, and already then she influenced the Copenhagen Blues Dance Scene. Ulla is also a competent tango, shag, lindy and balboa dancer.
19thCleveland Lindy Exchange Cleveland, OHBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cleveland Lindy Exchange 9/19/2014 City: Cleveland, OH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy CLEx 2014 promises to bring in new bands and venues while keeping the things you loved about last year's event -- all for a great price in a great city.
19thEdinburgh Lindy Exchange EdinburghBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Edinburgh Lindy Exchange 9/19/2014 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
19thTobacco Road Blues Weekend Durham, NCBlues Workshop
Tobacco Road Blues Weekend 9/19/2014 City: Durham, NC Dances: Blues After a successful first year, we're back for round 2! We'll have more instructors and more dancing for another great weekend! Follow us on our website for updates.
20thBluesli 2.0 Zurich, SwitzerlandBlues Workshop
Bluesli 2.0 9/20/2014 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues Brenda Russell is coming to town!
so we thought to do this two days instead of just one. intensive training! get your blues groove on...
21stJohnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band (with Victor & Penny)! Kansas City MOBlues, Lindy Exchange
Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band (with Victor & Penny)! 9/21/2014 City: Kansas City MO, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy JOHNNY BOYD AND HIS SENSATIONAL SWING LOVER BAND!

Legendary jump-swing crooner Johnny Boyd is BACK ON TOUR bringing his incredible LIVE SHOW to your city!

Singer, songwriter and swing lover Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band will perform LIVE your favorite Indigo Swing songs and dance tunes from Johnny's brand new album, Never Been Blue!

And at most performances, there's even a free swing dance lesson before the show!

Join us for a very special evening of the BEST jump blues and swing!
21stThe Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd – KC Kansas CityBlues, Lindy, West Coast, Other Exchange
The Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd – KC 9/21/2014 City: Kansas City, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, West Coast, Other KANSAS CITY!
SUN SEPT 21!

"AMAZING crooner…I WOULD RECOMMEND IT. Johnny Boyd is simply... butter."
- Jonathon Codini (Seattle, WA)

A night of incredible entertainment with Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band + the charming Victor & Penny @ The recordBar!

GONNA BE A BLAST! DON'T YOU DARE MISS IT!

22ndThe Return of Indigo Swing%27s Johnny Boyd - San Antonio San AntonioBlues, Lindy, West Coast, Other Exchange
The Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd - San Antonio 9/22/2014 City: San Antonio, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, West Coast, Other SAN ANTONIO!
MON SEPT 22!

"Wow. Incredible night. Swing dancing to Johnny Boyd of Indigo Swing. I never, ever thought this would happen again! I had tears in my eyes the first & last songs I danced. This meant SO much to me!"
- Sarah Jane Miller (San Diego, CA)

Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band will deliver the BEST show you've seen all year at Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall! DON'T MISS IT!


23rdThe Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd - Tulsa - TulsaBlues, Lindy, West Coast, Other Exchange
The Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd - Tulsa - 9/23/2014 City: Tulsa, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, West Coast, Other TULSA!
TUE SEPT 23!

"Ohmygod this was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Honey Brooks (Portland, OR)

Wear your best vintage and come to DANCE as this will be the EVENT OF THE SEASON in Tulsa! DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!




The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate
24thThe Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd - Dallas DallasBlues, Lindy, West Coast, Other Exchange
The Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd - Dallas 9/24/2014 City: Dallas, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, West Coast, Other DALLAS!
IN JUST TWO WEEKS!
WED SEPT 24
(photo: Tiziano Micci)

"Johnny Boyd was the best night of dancing ever..."
- Andrew Rogers (Seattle, WA)

Sons Of Hermann Hall. EPIC SHOW PLANNED...
DON'T MISS IT!


25thDirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange BostonBlues, Lindy Exchange
Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange 9/25/2014 City: Boston Dances: Blues, Lindy Dirty Water is a Lindy & Blues exchange in Boston, Massachusetts.

This year will again feature the amazing Gordon Webster.

We plan on having 4 nights of dances, 2 Late nights, an apple picking trip, clam shack visit, and a dance on the Harbor.
25thShakori Hills Alt-Blues Recess Chapel Hill, NCBlues, Fusion Exchange
Shakori Hills Alt-Blues Recess 9/25/2014 City: Chapel Hill, NC, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion The setting is 84 acres of hardwood forest in their peak fall color 20 minutes outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There will be dancing and skill-share workshops during the day and dances raging into the dawn. We will have ecstatic dance sessions every morning, contra dancing with callers, and countless hours of some of the most inspiring live and DJed Blues, Alt-Blues, and Fusion music. You will be fed all local, organic food as we all work together to co-produce an experience beyond the every day.
26thBlues Exchange @ Toulouse ToulouseBlues Exchange
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 9/26/2014 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues Blues Exchange @ Toulouse
3 parties
3 venues
3 live bands
27thBerlin Blues Camps 2014 - A DanceMode Experience BerlinBlues Workshop
Berlin Blues Camps 2014 - A DanceMode Experience 9/27/2014 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues The camps are hosted by DanceMode teachers Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier, and offer an immersive learning experience for all levels. Join us for one or two weeks of camp, with different tracks to choose from!

Week 1: SOCIAL TRACK
The social track is designed for students who enjoy moving to blues music wherever it’s played, be it in a festival, a bar, or even on a street corner to busking musicians. Instructors will be offering common base movements for students to explore in their own bodies and with a partner. Students will be exposed to a variety of styles of blues played in a band’s set or jam session. Supported by live music, students will discover the movements in their body which fit the music.

UPDATE: COMPETITION & PERFORMANCE track was postponed to another camp in favor of a second social track! In addition to the live music and partnered blues curriculum above there will be elective classes about scene building and teaching!
27thDanceMode Experience BerlinBlues, Other Workshop
DanceMode Experience 9/27/2014 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues, Other African Roots & Blues Dance
DanceMode teaches African Roots and traditional Blues and Jazz movement offering immersive camps for students in all levels. This year we are offering camps the week before Berlin Blues Explosion and the week afterward. The first week emphasizes styles of Blues music and dance in two different tracks: Social and Competition & Performance. The second week emphasizes personal experience and expression in the Solo and Meditative tracks.
Our camps feature lead trainers with embodied expression of the material being presented, as well as a cohesive curriculum prepared by a dedicated team. The complementary themed tracks allows students to experience a diverse breadth of topics if they choose to attend both weeks. By customizing their camp across two weeks students are able to cultivate the aspects they would like to develop, for example Performance (Week 1) – African Roots (BBE) – Solo (Week 2), or Performance (Week 1) – Social (BBE) – Meditative (Week 2), etc. Students who register for two weeks of camp receive a 100€ discount.

Body / Mind Focus
All tracks incorporate body awareness and physical training. Developing the body is integral to learning dance, and each day will have significant time dedicated to improving body function.
You will be practicing various body/mind modalities in each track. We use the breath, grounding, and relaxation exercises for discovering your authentic movement in a safe and supportive environment.
All DanceMode trainers have a certification or degree in one or more physical training modality. These have to do with anatomy, mind/body, health, learning, and movement education. DanceMode trainers study under the top movement educators in the world, such as Eric Franklin, Barry Douglas, Norma Claire, Ilchi Lee, and a variety of medical Qi Gong trainers.
27thUConn Swing and Blues KICK-OFF DANCE Storrs, CTBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag Exchange
UConn Swing and Blues KICK-OFF DANCE 9/27/2014 City: Storrs, CT Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag The University of Connecticut is a new Swing and Blues scene that is quickly growing! We are hosting our FIRST monthly dance event EVER. We would appreciate all the support and company! We will have a live band!
October, 2014
3rdbamBLOOZled 2014! Washington, DCBlues Workshop
bamBLOOZled 2014! 10/3/2014 City: Washington, DC Dances: Blues You gotta have more nights like this. Blues dance, competitions, classes, adventures, and wild live music. It's an unstoppable event.
8thBerlin Blues Camps 2014 - A DanceMode Experience BerlinBlues Workshop
Berlin Blues Camps 2014 - A DanceMode Experience 10/8/2014 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues The camps are hosted by DanceMode teachers Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier, and offer an immersive learning experience for all levels. Join us for one or two weeks of camp, with different tracks to choose from!

Week 2:

SOLO TRACK
Solo dancing can be considered as one of our original forms of self-expression. In this track students will be working on technical skills to express and convey their thoughts and feelings through dance. A variety of traditional Jazz, Blues, and African movement will be provided to use as a base vocabulary for students to express themselves. From these movements, instructors will lead exercises to help students find the unique movements which are honest to their own bodies.

MEDITATIVE TRACK
Blues dancers are known for the late night 4am sway to the pulse. It is in that magical zone that the thoughts cease and the body finds its own way to move to the beat. But what is it that is happening in that space where the spirit moves? This track offers a guided journey for students to go back to that place. Through regular rhythms, meditative movements, in both solo and partnership, we will go, explore, and sift through that space together.
8thDanceMode Experience BerlinBlues, Other Workshop
DanceMode Experience 10/8/2014 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues, Other African Roots & Blues Dance
DanceMode teaches African Roots and traditional Blues and Jazz movement offering immersive camps for students in all levels. This year we are offering camps the week before Berlin Blues Explosion and the week afterward. The first week emphasizes styles of Blues music and dance in two different tracks: Social and Competition & Performance. The second week emphasizes personal experience and expression in the Solo and Meditative tracks.
Our camps feature lead trainers with embodied expression of the material being presented, as well as a cohesive curriculum prepared by a dedicated team. The complementary themed tracks allows students to experience a diverse breadth of topics if they choose to attend both weeks. By customizing their camp across two weeks students are able to cultivate the aspects they would like to develop, for example Performance (Week 1) – African Roots (BBE) – Solo (Week 2), or Performance (Week 1) – Social (BBE) – Meditative (Week 2), etc. Students who register for two weeks of camp receive a 100€ discount.

Body / Mind Focus
All tracks incorporate body awareness and physical training. Developing the body is integral to learning dance, and each day will have significant time dedicated to improving body function.
You will be practicing various body/mind modalities in each track. We use the breath, grounding, and relaxation exercises for discovering your authentic movement in a safe and supportive environment.
All DanceMode trainers have a certification or degree in one or more physical training modality. These have to do with anatomy, mind/body, health, learning, and movement education. DanceMode trainers study under the top movement educators in the world, such as Eric Franklin, Barry Douglas, Norma Claire, Ilchi Lee, and a variety of medical Qi Gong trainers.
10thCamp Swing Mendocino, CABlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Camp Swing 10/10/2014 City: Mendocino, CA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa In the beautiful woods of Mendocino, Camp Swing includes fabulous classes, LIVE music, great food, rustic accommodations in wood cabins and much more. Now celebrating our 18th year!
10thHeart, Soul and the Blues HannoverBlues Workshop
Heart, Soul and the Blues 10/10/2014 City: Hannover, Germany Dances: Blues Heart, Soul and the Blues

Date: 10. October 2014 to 12. October 2014
Where: Hannover, Germany

"Heart, Soul and the Blues" is a workshop dedicated to Blues dancing. We want to catch a glimpse of the very heart and soul of Blues dancing by exploring the roots of the dance as well as music itself.

Blues classes will be held by:
Annette Kühnle (GER)
Dan Repsch (US)
Jenny Sowden (US)


For more information come to:
http://www.swing-rambler.de/workshops/heart-soul-blues/

The workshop will include:

- 7 hours of Blues dance classes with most faboulus international teachers
- 3 hours of variety classes like Rhythm, Singing or Tango with great local teacher
- 3 partys
- optional DJ-Workshop
- Sightseeing tour
- Some surprises ;-)
10thParis Blues Lindy Balboa Workshop II ParisBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Paris Blues Lindy Balboa Workshop II 10/10/2014 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop weekend with classes taught by:
Anne-Helene Cavasa (Toulouse) & Bernard Cavasa (Toulouse)
Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg) & Caroline Faivre (Grenoble)
17thBlues Muse Philadelphia, PABlues Workshop
Blues Muse 10/17/2014 City: Philadelphia, PA, USA Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend focused on following.
17thBlues Muse 2014 Philadelphia, PABlues Workshop
Blues Muse 2014 10/17/2014 City: Philadelphia, PA, USA Dances: Blues Philadelphia's follow-focused workshop weekend is back, ready to bring you even more creativity, inspiration, and amusement for 2014!

What makes a blues dance magical? A great song, an inspiring follow, and a receptive 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.

Blues Muse 2014 will run October 17th-19th, so mark your calendars now!
17thThe Moon Blues BordeauxBlues Workshop
The Moon Blues 10/17/2014 City: Bordeaux, France Dances: Blues Blues Dance Festival with Anne-Hélène & Bernard, and Adamo & Vicci !!
Two parties with band and a blues afternoon the sunday !!
Here we go !!

Julie & Claire
24thBlues Anatomy by BRB Cleveland, OHBlues Workshop
Blues Anatomy by BRB 10/24/2014 City: Cleveland, OH Dances: Blues Featured Instructors: Jered Morin (Berlin, Germany) and Brooke Filsinger (Toronto, Canada)

Registration opens July 4th at 12am EST!!
24thDrag the Blues 2014 BarcelonaBlues Workshop
Drag the Blues 2014 10/24/2014 City: Barcelona Dances: Blues International Blues workshop in Spain, just at the end of summer.
Amazing venues. Great int teachers
More info at: www.dragtheblues.com
24thGypsy House Party Dallas, TXBlues, Other Exchange
Gypsy House Party 10/24/2014 City: Dallas, TX Dances: Blues, Other A weekend of the best blues, soul and old skool R&B dance music!
24thOctoBlues HeidelbergBlues Workshop
OctoBlues 10/24/2014 City: Heidelberg, Germany Dances: Blues 2 levels, 3 parties, 6 teachers, 8 hours of class, and a shipload of awesome times - get ready for OctoBlues!
Ruth Evelyn & Mike Legenthal (Boston, USA), Laura Stahl & Kris Blindert (Heidelberg, Germany) Tristan Brightman (Bristol, UK) & partner will teach you how to embrace the blues and to spread the love!
31stAtlanta Varsity Showdown Atlanta, GeorgiaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Atlanta Varsity Showdown 10/31/2014 City: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Teachers:
David Lee (DC)
Annabel Truesdell Quisao (DC)
Ryan Calloway (San Franciso)
Stacia Martin (Minneapolis)
Jon Tigert (Nashville)
Jenna Applegarth (Nashville)

Music:
Snorky's Rhythm Kings (Austin, TX)
31stCat's Corner Exchange Montreal, QuebecBlues, Lindy Exchange
Cat's Corner Exchange 10/31/2014 City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy - TWO Nights of Gordon Webster’s Sextet!
- Performances, Jedi Jack & Jill, Photo booth, everyone’s favorite late night bagels
- Vintage clip projection and a talk featuring Mike Thibault and Ethel Bruneau
- And of course 3 DAYS OF SOCIAL DANCING madness, late night piano session with tireless Gordon and the glorious 5am survivor photograph
31stElm City Exchange New Haven, CtBlues, Lindy Exchange
Elm City Exchange 10/31/2014 City: New Haven, Ct, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
31stThe Crystal Blues Challenge 2014 St NeotsBlues Workshop
The Crystal Blues Challenge 2014 10/31/2014 City: St Neots, United Kingdom Dances: Blues The chance for Blues dancers to take part in, and be part of, a weekend of Blues-focused challenges –where your peers are your judges! With seven categories, there is something for everyone –and if competing is not your thing, as part of the audience YOU and a panel of well-respected Blues-room dancers, are the judges!
31stVoodoo, Blues & Halloween ErlangenBlues, Fusion Exchange
Voodoo, Blues & Halloween 10/31/2014 City: Erlangen, Germany Dances: Blues, Fusion It's the first Erlangen Halloween Blues dance ball. So bring your dance shoes and a costume. Enjoy all hallows eve with many local dancers. Accomodation can be provided and there is a 4 hour blues dance workshop the next day.
Check out the FB Event!
November, 2014
1stDanceMode Experience PortlandBlues, Other Workshop
DanceMode Experience 11/1/2014 City: Portland, USA Dances: Blues, Other Five days of traditional blues and jazz movement joined with mind/body awareness training. Developing the body is integral to learning dance. Brenda combines her movement education and training with her knowledge of social and African American street dance history, helping her students recreate these dances in the comfort of their own bodies.
Every day you will participate in qi gong style warmups, some Franklin Method, and dancing to live Local Blues Musicians.
The material will be broken down into:
-Country Blues
-Bar Blues
-Jazz
-R&B
-Integration of Material
6thHoly City Blues 5 Charleston, SCBlues Exchange
Holy City Blues 5 11/6/2014 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues Aw snap, the Blues is back! Join us in beautiful Charleston, SC for a magical weekend of LIVE Blues and dancing. Join us as we celebrate 5 years of fun, friends, and fantastic music!
7thBlues Baby Blues LondonBlues Workshop
Blues Baby Blues 11/7/2014 City: London Dances: Blues
7thRose City Blues 2014 Portland, ORBlues Workshop
Rose City Blues 2014 11/7/2014 City: Portland, OR Dances: Blues Facebook Save the Date and for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/177085792496920/
14thBlues Bliss 2014 OrlandoBlues Exchange
Blues Bliss 2014 11/14/2014 City: Orlando Dances: Blues The third annual Blues exchange in Orlando, FL. The last two years have been amazing weekends full of amazing people. We are going to make this year even better.
14thSouthern Blues Adelaide, SABlues, Fusion Exchange
Southern Blues 11/14/2014 City: Adelaide, SA, Australia Dances: Blues, Fusion Southern Blues is so very unblue & excited to be bringing you this, our second blues dance exchange.

We will be bringing you the best dance floors & live, schmoozy, slow blues music we can get our hands on to move your soles & soul.

Expect to be going home by the end of the weekend, totally sleep deprived, foot weary, bodily fatigued, and anything but blue!

This year we will also be running a one day vintage and contemporary blues workshop taught by the internationally renowned Lucky Skillen!
21stAustin Lindy Exchange AustinBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Austin Lindy Exchange 11/21/2014 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The longest continually running exchange has 10 bands this year, for most of the weekend there will be 2 bands playing simultaneously.
21stBlues in Paris 5 ParisBlues Workshop
Blues in Paris 5 11/21/2014 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues A blues weekend with 4 levels (including live music in some classes), parties ...

With talented teachers:
- Annette Kühnle & Rufus Herbertson (musician)
- Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore
- Jered Morin & Victoria McGookin
- Jenny Sowden & Dan Repsch

Live music: Mister Tchang, Rufus Herbertson
21stLisbon Blues Weekend Workshop LisbonBlues Workshop
Lisbon Blues Weekend Workshop 11/21/2014 City: Lisbon, Portugal Dances: Blues
21stSt Andrews Infirmary: A Blues Workshop St AndrewsBlues Workshop
St Andrews Infirmary: A Blues Workshop 11/21/2014 City: St Andrews, United Kingdom Dances: Blues A two-day three-module workshop designed to give Scotland its winter Blues fix. The amasing Mike and Ruth are visiting, you might have enjoyed them during Living the Blues, or you might have missed out. In any case, they're great, they'll be teaching their best Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced blues, and St Andrews in November is wonderfully misty.
21stTampa Bay Lindy Exchange / Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival Tampa BayBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange / Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival 11/21/2014 City: Tampa Bay, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Florida's best swing-dance weekend is coming to Tampa Bay NOV 21-23...Get ready for 3 days & 3 nights of nonstop dancing at TBLX2, the Tampa Bay Lindy Exchange, held in conjunction with the Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival on Clearwater Beach / Sand Key Beach!

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2014? TBLX II starts with an incredible 5-band lineup at the Friday Night Swing Dance, keeping the best 3 acts from last year, and adding 2 exciting new bands to the lineup, the amazing Midiri Brothers out of Pennsylvania, and festival favorites and Cajun/Zydeco/Blues/Boogie artists, Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Friday's dance will feature a hugely expanded dance floor. The Betty Fox Band returns this year to Friday's Late-Night Blues Dance. The Crossroads Dance happens Saturday night featuring three simultaneous rooms of Lindy, Blues, and Modern/Fusion! Outdoor dancing returns Saturday at Clearwater Beach's world-famous Pier 60 Pavilion and Sunday at USF's Marshall Center Amphitheater. The Jack & Jill Contest returns, with $100 Cash 1st Prize. (You must be a Weekend Pass holder to enter the contest.) Swing Sunday features a jumpin' new band, Professor Pennygoode's Mighty Flea Circus. We round out the weekend with fun group activities including Lindy Bombs & flashmobs, lunch & dinner meetups, and outdoor beach activities including Beach Volleyball and the Polar Bear Plunge!
26th35th San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Dance San DiegoBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Tango, Boogie Woogie Workshop
35th San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Dance 11/26/2014 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Tango, Boogie Woogie Over 30 bands and guest artists. Wed and Thurs evening.
All day Fri/Sat/Sun.
Special Swing Dance and Battle of the Bands Sat night 6:00 PM to Midnight.
28thKorea Blues Camp 2014 Ga pyungBlues Workshop
Korea Blues Camp 2014 11/28/2014 City: Ga pyung, Korea South Dances: Blues Only one Blues Dance Camp in Asia.
Damon Stone
Heidi Fite
Dexter Santos
Juile Brown
Daniel Repsch
Jennifer Sowden
28thNovember Blues 2014 UtrechtBlues Workshop
November Blues 2014 11/28/2014 City: Utrecht, Netherlands Dances: Blues The Utrecht Blues Club proudly presents the second edition of November Blues! From 28 until 30 November we’re hosting this great event in picturesque Utrecht.

This year we have two levels and four amazing teachers! The line-up is: Annette Kühnle and Andrew Smith, Lisa Clark and Fabien Vrillon. :)

November Blues 2014 in a nutshell: 7,5 hours of classes, 2 parties, possibly 3 ;), live music, a DJ workshop and a diner dansant to end the weekend. If you’re ready to warm your heart with blues dance, join us in Utrecht in November!
December, 2014
4thCamp Blues - Oakland Oakland, CaliforniaBlues Workshop
Camp Blues - Oakland 12/4/2014 City: Oakland, California, USA Dances: Blues Workshop weekend organized by Brenda Russell.
5thCider House Blues BristolBlues, Fusion Workshop
Cider House Blues 12/5/2014 City: Bristol, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Come dancing in the switch friendly, cider friendly, people friendly city of Bristol UK and let Andrew Smith and Annette Kühnle make you more and more awesome!
5thSnowbound Blues Rochester, NYBlues Workshop
Snowbound Blues 12/5/2014 City: Rochester, NY Dances: Blues Workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Mike Legenthal
Dan Legenthal
Damon Stone
Joy Arico
John Joven
Shoshi Krieger
Flouer Courtney Evelyn
12thAlbany Lindy & Blues Exchange Albany, NYBlues, Lindy, Balboa Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues Exchange 12/12/2014 City: Albany, NY, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Mark your calendars and save the date for our 4th ALBX December 12-14th, with killer live music, amazing DJs, just enough workshop and clinic time to blow your mind without making your head explode, and plenty of room for the Albany magic. (AKA, makin' it up as we go along)
12thBlue Boom - Juke joint night 1 ORLEANSBlues Workshop
Blue Boom - Juke joint night 1 12/12/2014 City: ORLEANS, France Dances: Blues New blues dancing night in Old Orleans
13thSnowflake Blues DurhamBlues Workshop
Snowflake Blues 12/13/2014 City: Durham, United Kingdom Dances: Blues What better way of spending a cold, snowy, winter weekend than with 2 days and nights of Blues dancing to get you all warmed up and steaming?

Spend Saturday with 4hrs on musicality, solo, and partnered blues classes with the great and mighty Velody and Craig Thomson.

Then follow it up with a Sunday of improving your basic technique with Steph Lealman, and getting into the fusion groove with our own Oliver Gluyas & Melissa Davy .

And with 2 awesome parties to follow you'll be grooving all the way through the Christmas break!
15thswing in a feudal castle brenthonne/ french alpsBlues, Lindy Workshop
swing in a feudal castle 12/15/2014 City: brenthonne/ french alps, France Dances: Blues, Lindy Let's join us for a fantastic week end in the wonderful feudal castle of the area (in Savoy and close to Geneva)

- Mini workshop 3hrs (Blues and Lindy) with Fabien Vrillon and Lisa Clark
- Different pass from70€ to 110€ including total acces at all the rooms,Museum, diner,drinks, brunch, air mattress (limit to 30)
- 30 air mattress include in the price for the 30st booking (but you have to bring your own sleepin bag)
-Medieval costume is require.
- horror party at 2am (horror costume is appreciate)
- Pre-party in Geneva Friday 14th
26thLindy Focus Asheville, NCBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
Lindy Focus 12/26/2014 City: Asheville, NC, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Other Welcome to Lindy Focus! What started as a small-town, basement party all about the original swing dance has become one of the world's largest festivals of its kind, celebrating early jazz and swing music of the first half of the 20th century, and all its associated dance forms. We come together, we learn, we party, we bond, but most of all, we dance. Join us!
30thNew Years Eve Blues Exchange ParisBlues, Fusion Workshop
New Years Eve Blues Exchange 12/30/2014 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Fusion The parisian crew will prepare you an amazing program for New Year's Eve! Full of friends from everywhere you have the time to meet, great dances on very different styles of music, tasting French food and wine we want you remember and visiting Paris in an interesting way...

Like every Blues Delirium event, we will do it not expensive, with hosting, and at human scale (40/60 persons max) ♥
31stBlues Recess New Years Eve Party Denver AreaBlues, Fusion House Party
Blues Recess New Years Eve Party 12/31/2014 City: Denver Area, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Celebrate New Years Eve Recess style! Party location: same as the Blues Recess Radical Instructor and Organizer Training, outside Denver.

Everyone is invited to stay for the night, camp in the snowy back yard, or sleep in the crowded basement with the rest of everyone.

The event will be FREE!

BYO Food and drink, and of course we accept donations if you want to support the rad work Alt-Blues Recess does (and even rad work costs money).

We will kick you-alls out of the house at 1pm New Year Day, unless you are doing the Radical Instructor & Organizer Training with us, then you get to stay for the next 2 days!

There will be lots of crazy good times. Guaranteed.
31stEmeralds and Roses: Dance into 2015 Seattle, WABlues, Fusion Exchange
Emeralds and Roses: Dance into 2015 12/31/2014 City: Seattle, WA, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Seattle's Burn Blue and Blues Underground are teaming up to host New Year's and you're invited! We're bringing you four nights of Fusion & Blues you won't soon forget, including some of your favorite live acts and dancers from Seattle, Portland, and all over the Pacific Northwest USA!
January, 2015
1stRadical Organizer and Instructor Training Outside Denver, COBlues, Fusion Workshop
Radical Organizer and Instructor Training 1/1/2015 City: Outside Denver, CO, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion The goal of the Radical Instructor and Organizer Training is to give dance instructors, organizers, and anyone wanting to be active in their community, the tools and awareness necessary to teach, organize, and lead in a more inclusive and empowering way. Instructors will lead you through focused workshops and facilitated discussions. Together, instructors and organizers will work to realize safer and more supportive communities.

Topics to Be Covered At The Training:
How to Create Safer Spaces in Your Classes and Community; Refine the way in which We See and Interact in Our Community; Being Allies and Being Leaders, and How They are Both Important; Networking Action Plans with other Organizers and Instructors; Protecting Our Own Communities; Check Your Privilege; Consent, and How it Looks Different for Organizers and Instructors; Social Hierarchies and Power Dynamics; Becoming Aware; What the Hell is a PGP?
2ndRecess Gender Bender Camp Tahosa near Denver, COBlues, Fusion Workshop
Recess Gender Bender 1/2/2015 City: Camp Tahosa near Denver, CO, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion At the Gender Bender Recess we are working to create safer spaces within our dance community for all peoples, bodies, genders, and sexualities.

A cluster of 13 cabins situated on a snow-covered lake at 9,000 feet in the India Peaks. All meals will be provided and communal. Workshops all day, dancing all night. Prepare for snow, hot chocolate around a fire with inspired, deep conversation about real and hard issues.

The curriculum is designed to both inspire and challenge every participant. We will actively be working on the major projects we identify in our own communities, as well as the major projects that we identify in ourselves.

Everyone will be taken together through a single curriculum of Dance Workshops, Activist Workshops and Facilitated Discussions.
3rdMoscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp MoscowBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop
Moscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp 1/3/2015 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshops with many international instructors in many dances!
16thCity In Motion Dance Weekend San DiegoBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Workshop
City In Motion Dance Weekend 1/16/2015 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Come keep warm in sunny San Diego through the winter and be ready for some hot nights.

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

Learn Blues, Tango, and West Coast Swing during the day with amazing instructors.

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

Registration and more on the way.

Join our mailing list at the bottom of our website and watch this event to stay updated! ---> http://eepurl.com/ZLs95
16thDJam Swing Dance Festival DurhamBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
DJam Swing Dance Festival 1/16/2015 City: Durham, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz DJam is about dancing, learning and partying non-stop from Friday 16 - Monday 19 January 2015.

You will experience three blissful days and four nights of dancing. If you want to improve your dance skills in a short amount of time, then DJam could be exactly what you are looking for.

We bring you some of the finest dance teachers and the friendliest dancers from around the world, offering you the unique opportunity to learn more in one weekend than you would perhaps in several months.

The relaxed atmosphere provides both new and experienced dancers the ideal environment to inspire you to dance. With a packed programme of workshops and lots of social dancing, you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.

Dancing at DJam is a great way to make new friends, learn new moves and techniques, and enjoy lots and lots of social dancing with a great atmosphere.

So what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your place at this fantastic event.

DJam is brought to you by Lindy Jazz, a friendly swing dance community with weekly clubs in Durham and Newcastle. Lindy Jazz is registered as a Community Interest Company and is directed by one of its founders, Joo-Lee Stock. Our aims include encouraging community engagement through the joy of swing dancing and friendship.

DJam Teachers include:

Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore, Vivien Nevesse and Philippa Svensson, Alex Parker and Natalia Eristav, Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann, Cat Foley, Dan and Gemma Guest, Keith McGee and Gillian Scott, Rob & Tina Shield, Mel and Jo Calanglang, James Kibblewhite and Judith Rosenberg, Paul Claydon, Bruce and Jane Hitchcock, Rachel Gosling, Andy Lewis and Simon Bressanelli and Robyn Larsen
16thSwingsomnia 2015 Hollywood, FLBlues, Lindy Workshop
Swingsomnia 2015 1/16/2015 City: Hollywood, FL, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy After much anticipation, it is with great pleasure to announce that Swingsomnia 2015 is coming to South Florida THIS January! What is Swingsomnia, you ask?! Swingsomnia is South Florida Lindy Collective’s latest and greatest endeavor! It's a Lindy Exchange AND a Workshop Weekend all rolled into one big weekend with 8-hours of instruction from two WORLD-CLASS dancers and instructors:

DAX HOCK & SARAH BRECK!!!

We are EXTREMELY EXCITED to announce every little detail, but the best things come to those who wait! We're working feverishly behind the scenes to bring a FANTASTIC dance weekend to South Florida, so start planning those travel itineraries and creating those packing lists. It's going to be A-MAZ-ING!!!

♦ 8 hours of instruction from two of the best in the world and will improve dancers in all skill levels

♦ 20+ hours of social dancing

♦ Show off mad skills and get dolled/dappered up for Vintage Swing Celebration in Fort Lauderdale

♦ Take swimsuit selfies in sunny South Florida while others across world struggle to keep their arms down in snowsuits!
16thUtah Lindy Exchange Salt Lake City, UtahBlues, Lindy Exchange
Utah Lindy Exchange 1/16/2015 City: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Featuring the Nate Anderson Band.
17thSwing Camp OZ Lismore, New South WalesBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Swing Camp OZ 1/17/2015 City: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Teachers:
William Mauvais & Maéva Truntzer
Pontus Persson & Isabella Gregorio
Stephen Edward Sayer & Chandrae Roettig
Michael Jagger & Evita Arce
23rdAnderson Blues & Lindy Exchange Anderson, IndianaBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Anderson Blues & Lindy Exchange 1/23/2015 City: Anderson, Indiana, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Instructors:
Lindy- Jonathan Fisk & Katherine Kat Blum
Blues- Sarah Lokay & Ross Blythe
Solo Jazz- Shannon Lea Watkins
Solo Blues- Sarah Lokay

DJs
Lindy:
Brennan Bowman
James Benze
Cansu Çimen Bozkuş
PJ Ryan
Briana Ayers

Blues:
Canada Pennett
Kyle Patterson
Ross Blythe
Josh Davis
23rdCorvallis Swing & Blues Weekend Corvallis, ORBlues, Lindy Exchange
Corvallis Swing & Blues Weekend 1/23/2015 City: Corvallis, OR, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Three days of dancing. Four Oregon bands. Late nights until 3 a.m.

The weekend is a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, the joy of dancing, and the community we've created in this town.

Please welcome Oregon musicians Gumbo, Cherry & the Lowboys, Breakers Yard, and Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes!

Hosted by the Corvallis Swing Dance Society and OSU Blues communities.
23rdFeelin' Blues Tel AvivBlues Workshop
Feelin' Blues 1/23/2015 City: Tel Aviv, Israel Dances: Blues For the 4th time, Feelin’ Blues is stepping it up and setting a high bar for blues events all around!

You don’t want to miss it!
* 5 levels
* Full solo track
* A one-of-a-kind invitational track
* A special teachers training day for community leaders
* Solo, JnJ and Showcase competitions
* The best teachers from around the world: Mike Legenthal, Shawn Hershey, Brenda Russell, Justin Riley, Ksenia Parkhatskaya, Adamo Ciarallo, Vicci Moore, Ron Dobrovinsky and Sharon Guzman.
* The best DJ’s that will make you dance the night away
* An amazing Saturday night dance with live music
* Fusion after party in a local brewery
* Get ready, get excited – Go!

Price charming and group discounts are available! Registration opens August 1st.
30thAlbuquerque Fusion eXploration 2015 Albuquerque NMBlues, Fusion Workshop
Albuquerque Fusion eXploration 2015 1/30/2015 City: Albuquerque NM, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Come join us in enchanted Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a 2-track blues/fusion event!
30thBreizh Blues Invasion RennesBlues Workshop
Breizh Blues Invasion 1/30/2015 City: Rennes, France Dances: Blues 3 days of pure Blues with:
- 4 couples of international teachers (Adamo & Victoria, Fabien & Lisa, "Lucky" & Géraldine, Nicolas & Virginie)
- 4 levels, 7 hours
- parties on Friday & Saturday nights and tea party on Sunday
30thCider House Blues MelbourneBlues, Fusion Workshop
Cider House Blues 1/30/2015 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues, Fusion Cider House Blues is back, and boooyyy is it going to be awesome.

Last year: The amazing Justin Riley. A beautiful farm on the Mornington Peninsula. Learning to move our bodies to delicious bluesy tunes. Dancing under the stars. Laughing, eating, sharing and ukelele mashups.

This year: The amazing Justin Riley, and TWO OF HIS FRIENDS!! Yup, we also got Mark Carpenter and Kelly Howard, only two of the most creative, inspiring blues dancers in the USA!
Check them out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neajEXOluBE

Also this year: Two days of lessons with all three teachers. Two nights of dancing. The farm is now green, and we even have a puppy. Food and lovely coffees on the deck. Joel is thinking about creating some huge wooden thingamajig in the paddock.

And WE MADE CIDER!! Nancy is even trying to keep Joel from drinking it all before the event.

So mark your diary.
Get your camping gear in order.
Because this summer is going to be amazing.
30thWinter Blues Greenville, SCBlues Workshop
Winter Blues 1/30/2015 City: Greenville, SC, USA Dances: Blues Blues workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser
Campbell Miller & Philippe Wilson
Julie Brown & Timothy O'Neill
February, 2015
6thAtlantic Blues Portugal PortoBlues Workshop
Atlantic Blues Portugal 2/6/2015 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 cozy quaint city of Porto.

Feel the music and the dance - against the haunting background of this romantic city on the sea.
6thGrace and Nick Blues Workshop San Luis ObispoBlues Workshop
Grace and Nick Blues Workshop 2/6/2015 City: San Luis Obispo, USA Dances: Blues All the way from Austin, Texas, Grace Jones-Taylor and Nick DeWitt will be blues-ing their way into SLO on February 6th for a weekend of dancing and learning!
6thSlow Dance Soiree Rochester, NYBlues Workshop
Slow Dance Soiree 2/6/2015 City: Rochester, NY, USA Dances: Blues Classes taught by:
Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama
Mikey Pedroza & Pamela Gaizutyte
Laura Glaess & Mike Roberts
12thLindy Reunion Exchange Tulsa, OKBlues, Lindy Exchange
Lindy Reunion Exchange 2/12/2015 City: Tulsa, OK, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Lindy Reunion Exchange is a reunion of the old school Lindy Hoppers that were there building the scenes and exchanges we grew to know and love. It is also a chance to experience the Lindy Hop that was birthed from those dancers as they studied under the greats like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, and other founding Lindy Hoppers. Lindy Hop came into its own and you can see that smooth sultry style that was the Lindy we loved.
13thBlues in the Bush Dance Retreat PerthBlues Workshop
Blues in the Bush Dance Retreat 2/13/2015 City: Perth, Australia Dances: Blues 2 days and 2 nights of bluesy goodness, live music, dance workshops, music workshop, fun laughs and relaxation, chilling out with friends and jamming.
20thCrash! Delft Blues Festival Dance Exchange DelftBlues Exchange
Crash! Delft Blues Festival Dance Exchange 2/20/2015 City: Delft, Netherlands Dances: Blues Every year a bunch of amazing blues musicians come to the beautiful Dutch town of Delft. Our exchange happens simultaneously giving us lots of opportunities to dance to live music and fill the days with discussions and skill shares.
20thCrazy Rhythm Challenge ToulouseBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Crazy Rhythm Challenge 2/20/2015 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop weekend with classes taught by:

JB & Tatiana
Fabien & Lisa
Patrick & Natasha
Cedric & Caro
Anne-Helene & Bernard
20thLaBLove PhiladelphiaBlues, Lindy Workshop
LaBLove 2/20/2015 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
20thRain City Blues 2015 Seattle, WABlues Workshop
Rain City Blues 2015 2/20/2015 City: Seattle, WA Dances: Blues You'll never feel the same way about Rain again! Now in our third year, we're gaining steam. We'll continue to have the awesome instructors, dj's and bands that you've come to expect from us, plus more awesome sauce! Check out the website for details.
20thSydney Blues SydneyBlues, Fusion Workshop
Sydney Blues 2/20/2015 City: Sydney, Australia Dances: Blues, Fusion Sydney Blues = 9 hours of workshops + 3 international teachers + 3 nights of partying
27thFusionFest2015 - BluesZouk SouthportBlues, Fusion, Other Workshop
FusionFest2015 - BluesZouk 2/27/2015 City: Southport, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other All NEW Dance Weekender in Feb 2015 fusing Blues & Zouk.
-----
Welcome to FusionFest, the UKs first fusion dance weekender. FusionFest offers dancers the unique opportunity to learn from the best instructors in different dance genres and practice their new found skills in an atmospheric environment drawing from different dance cultures. Embrace new dance styles, techniques and find inspiration from another community. FusionFest will transform your social dancing.
Held at Pontins Holiday Resort, Southport, UK. Website is under construction. See our facebook events for details and please like our facebook Page.
-----
Happy Dancing!
The FusionFest Team
27thHundred Towers Blues - Teachers Training PragueBlues Workshop
Hundred Towers Blues - Teachers Training 2/27/2015 City: Prague, Czech Republic Dances: Blues Join us in the city of one hundred towers for the blues teacher’s workshop with Annette Kühnle!

Limited number of participants, 9 hours of classes, guided discussions, evening parties.
27thShamrock Swing 2015 Notre Dame, INBlues, Lindy Workshop
Shamrock Swing 2015 2/27/2015 City: Notre Dame, IN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
27thTitanic Tango-Blues Fusion Weekender Belfast, Northern IrelandBlues, Tango Workshop
Titanic Tango-Blues Fusion Weekender 2/27/2015 City: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Tango Featuring classes taught by Lucas Weismann and Jeannie Lin.
28thWinter Workshop w/Mike "The Girl" Minneapolis, MinnesotaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Winter Workshop w/Mike "The Girl" 2/28/2015 City: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Weekend workshops with Mike "The Girl" Legenthal.
March, 2015
6thBrown Ale Blues Newcastle upon TyneBlues, Fusion Workshop
Brown Ale Blues 3/6/2015 City: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion We are so pleased to have Lucas Weismann and Jeannie Lin joining us all the way from the USA. We have planned eight hours of workshops to give you a ground-up approach to blues dancing that will give you the tools to build a style that is uniquely your own. From funky beats to smooth tango. From spins to lifts.

Party to battling DJs who are there to keep you on the floor at our Friday and Saturday socials.
6thLindy Diversion Denver, ColoradoBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Lindy Diversion 3/6/2015 City: Denver, Colorado, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Lindy, blues, tap, and jazz workshop weekend with classes taught by:

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama
Virginie Jensen
Ceth Stifel & Tiffiny Shea
Damon Stone

Live Music by Gordon Webster and Friends
6thSteel City Blues Festival Pittsburgh, PABlues Workshop
Steel City Blues Festival 3/6/2015 City: Pittsburgh, PA Dances: Blues Featuring a jam-packed workshop schedule, our famous blues clinic, fantastic live music, fabulous dancers, and more fun than you can shake a stick at.
13thBackdoor to Blues III ParisBlues, Lindy Workshop
Backdoor to Blues III 3/13/2015 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Lindy There will be one day with Blues classes and one day with Lindy Hop classes with teachers:
Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke (FR/UK)
Gaston Fernandez & Alba Mengual (Spain)
Cédric Clerc & Caroline Faivre (FR)
Rija 'Ridz' & Lucile Pinteaux (FR)

You can take a full-pass (all classes and parties) pr just a day pass (only blues classes + parties or only Lindy Hop classes + parties)
13thBlues in the Bush Dance Retreat PerthBlues Exchange
Blues in the Bush Dance Retreat 3/13/2015 City: Perth, Australia Dances: Blues This is a weekend located 1.5 hours drive south east of Perth and is for hanging out, jamming, dancing to live music and with a few classes thrown in. Located in a beautiful bush setting.
13thCampbell Miller Workshop Weekend Seattle, WashingtonBlues, Tango, Other Workshop
Campbell Miller Workshop Weekend 3/13/2015 City: Seattle, Washington, USA Dances: Blues, Tango, Other Workshop weekend in waltz, two-step, and blues taught by Campbell Miller.
13thHOP POTATO AberdeenBlues, Lindy Workshop
HOP POTATO 3/13/2015 City: Aberdeen, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy The Aberdeen University Swing Dance Society is delighted to present you the amazing Lindy & Blues workshop Hop Potato '15, which caters to beginners/improvers and intermediates who want to step their dancing up a notch. Join us on St Patrick's Day Weekend for fantastic dancing and awesome teachers! 3 evening socials at brilliant venues! 2 live bands! 2 days of teaching! And also introducing a Blues track, with the option of choosing to attend Blues, Lindy or both. Get excited!
13thMunich Swing Dance Championships Munich, BavariaBlues, Lindy, Balboa Workshop
Munich Swing Dance Championships 3/13/2015 City: Munich, Bavaria, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Classes with Michael Jagger & Evita Arce.

Competitions in Balboa, Lindy Hop, Shag, Solo Charleston and Solo Blues.
13thPirate Swing 2015 Ann ArborBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Pirate Swing 2015 3/13/2015 City: Ann Arbor, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Pirate Swing is a Lindy Hop and Blues Workshop, featuring instructors including Bobby and Kate, Mike and Casey, Joe DeMers and Mike Legenthal.

Music provided by Gordon Webster.
13thThe Blues Garden GothenburgBlues Workshop
The Blues Garden 3/13/2015 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Blues The Blues Garden is a blues dance workshop with an open, welcoming atmosphere, theme based class tracks and great live music, all set in our own cozy venue. It is intended for you who are passionate about your blues dancing and social dance regularly. At this event, we do not offer beginners classes.
13thVLX - Vietnam Lindy Exchange 2015 Hoi AnBlues, Lindy Workshop
VLX - Vietnam Lindy Exchange 2015 3/13/2015 City: Hoi An, Vietnam Dances: Blues, Lindy The VLX is a weekend packed with dancing and fun activities in various towns in Vietnam held annually in March since 2009. 3 nights 2 days 7 dances with a well rounded bunch sharing the love for Swing dancing in Hoi An (means 'peaceful meeting place') ancient town, a Unesco World Heritage Site between a river and the seaside in Central Vietnam. Saigon Swing Cats team is happy to host VLX here due to popular demand and access to international airport (Danang International Airport is 40 mins away). See you there! Registration will open in October 2014.
14thFrom Russia with Love EdinburghBlues Workshop
From Russia with Love 3/14/2015 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Save the date - Ksenia Parkhatskaya is coming to to Edinburgh for a weekend of solo authentic jazz, charleston and blues. Ksenia is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and singer for stage and TV. Her forte is Jazz Dance and Music. With a background in theatre, classical jazz and ballroom, her Swing & Jazz dance style is graceful yet theatrical. She is well known all over the world for her unique Charleston dance style and spectacular dance shows. Fastest feet, rubber legs, snake hips- that's how people describe Ksenia. Spreading authentic Jazz Era culture Ksenia is well known as an experimenter. Performing with contemporary jazz trios, creating choreographies to bebop she breaks the idea that jazz music after 1940 is non danceable. As an instructor she has a reputation for her sparkling personality, inspiring joy for life through dance. Her classes are an ocean of fresh innovative steps, challenging improvisation techniques, strong and subtle body movement work. Ksenia holds solo dancing titles at Swing & Jazz dance events in Europe, and has danced the Charleston on Ukrainian So You Think You Can Dance and Ukraine's Got Talent. Not to be missed! Teachers: Ksenia Parkhatskaya
20thCruisin' for a Bluesin' 2015 Los AngelesBlues Exchange
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2015 3/20/2015 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues A relaxed and social time with so many of my favorite people on a floating hotel that stops where I can get the worlds best tacos and tequila? Yes please. I can dance countless hours to great music as well? I could ask for nothing more.
~ Damon Stone, St. Paul, MN 2013
20thScramble Light Blues Muncie, IndianaBlues Workshop
Scramble Light Blues 3/20/2015 City: Muncie, Indiana, USA Dances: Blues Teachers: Dexter Santos and Heidi Fite
20thThe Blues MalmöBlues Workshop
The Blues 3/20/2015 City: Malmö, Sweden Dances: Blues With about 15 hours of party and 4 hours of classes this is NOT your usual weekend workshop. We simply call it THE BLUES THERE WILL NOT BE ANY Early morning classes, competitions or long speeches INSTEAD WE FOCUS ON The parties, cocktails, social dance and a few hours of really good classes With the music as a guiding beacon they have a great ability to make it fun and easy for beginners as well as really dig into details for the more advanced dancer... REGISTRATION Registration will open at 10 pm on Wednesday the 12th of November at www.heptown.com Level A - Beginners - Intermediate Level B - Intermediate - Advanced Party Pass - If you just want to party and not take classes Sleep over - Just a place to crash volunteer - for the fame and glory or just the free party or weekend pass PRICE Including workshop and parties If you register before the end of: December, SEK 600 / EUR 66 February, SEK 700 / EUR 76 March, SEK 800 / EUR 87 Teachers: Vivien Nivesse and Philippa Svensson
20thThe Music City Exchange Nashville, TnLindy, Blues, Balboa Exchange
The Music City Exchange 3/20/2015 City: Nashville, Tn, USA Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Featuring Michael Gambles Rhythm Serenaders, Falty and the Defects, Joe smith and the Spicy Pickles, Gnarly Parkers and more! Join us for out 2nd year!
20thWomen's Retreat Rockaway Beach, OregonBlues, Other Workshop
Women's Retreat 3/20/2015 City: Rockaway Beach, Oregon, USA Dances: Blues, Other Whatever stage you're at in the life cycle of a woman, the ancient practices offer something to support you and your body. Come spend a little time connecting with and embracing the feminine in you.

A three day experience overnight at Camp Magruder.
27thAustin Blues Party 8 Austin, TXBlues Workshop
Austin Blues Party 8 3/27/2015 City: Austin, TX 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!
27thBlues Before Sunrise MelbourneBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Blues Before Sunrise 3/27/2015 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Melbourne's own Blues Dancing Festival. This epic weekend will be jam packed with blues & slow lindy! Workshops on Saturday & Sunday, plus solo jazz & musicality classes!! Amazing blues/swing bands & skilled DJs.
27thBring on the Blues III CharlottesvilleBlues Exchange
Bring on the Blues III 3/27/2015 City: Charlottesville, USA Dances: Blues Bring on the Blues III

March 27-29, 2015 - Charlottesville, VA

www.bring-on-the-blues.com

Registration opens Jan 15

Bands: Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders, Eli Cook, Elizabeth Wise

DJs: Brad Nathanson (Charlotte, NC), Megan Taylor Morrison (DC), Kyle Martin (Charlottesville, VA)
27thFair City Blues 2015 DublinBlues Workshop
Fair City Blues 2015 3/27/2015 City: Dublin, Ireland Dances: Blues Dublin's fairest blues weekender! Fair City Blues is run by a group of local dancers who are passionate about sharing the love of blues dancing with locals and visitors. We aim to provide a chilled-out, friendly and affordable weekend of workshops and parties.
Visit our Facebook community page to see photos and get an idea of what last year was like: https://www.facebook.com/faircityblues
27thfestival swing art bordeaux bordeauxLindy, Blues Workshop
festival swing art bordeaux 3/27/2015 City: bordeaux, France Dances: Lindy, Blues From thursday 26th to Sunday 29th of March 2015 . Classes, contests (Jack\'n\'Jill, strickly), dances with live music BLUES & SWING, exceptional teachers to come! but also the best international dancers ... One more time we can! Teachers: Cedric Clerc and Caroline Faivre, Fabien Vrillon and Lisa Clarke, Jason Rodgers, Steven Mitchell and Virginie Jensen, William Mauvais and Maeva Truntzer
28thKizomba Weekender with Rachel Cassandra PorltandBlues, Fusion, Tango, Other Workshop
Kizomba Weekender with Rachel Cassandra 3/28/2015 City: Porltand, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, Other Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola. It is a derivative of traditional Angolan semba with zouk and compas music from the French Caribbean Islands. On this basis, Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm. Kizomba music is characterised by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm, sung generally in Portuguese It is a truly awesome dance with Tango-like connection and sexy Latin hips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOR01MGW2ak Teachers: Rachel Cassandra
April, 2015
3rdCrazy Rhythm AucklandBlues Workshop
Crazy Rhythm 4/3/2015 City: Auckland, New Zealand Dances: Blues Swing Out Central brings you an Easter weekend chocca full of solo jazz, tap, jazzing up your lindy, solo blues, burlesque and more. It's going to be a great weekend with 3 international teachers from Australia and Singapore Teachers: Meral Nieman, Ramona Staffeld, Sinclair Ang
3rdEaster Blues Hop 2015 TampereBlues, Lindy Workshop
Easter Blues Hop 2015 4/3/2015 City: Tampere, Finland Dances: Blues, Lindy Dear fellow dancer, it's time to shine your shoes and smooth your moves, 'cause this coming Easter we're going to put Blues and Lindy Hop bunnies in the same basket and shake it! Teachers in this camp will be Juha & Sabina Jordan, Sanna Leinonen & Adam LaMontagne, Ulla Ritamäki and from across the ocean Jenny Sowden & Dan Repsch.

2 days of classes and then the possibility for private classes. Also there will be evening party with the band and much more.
10thEspanish Blues Festival MadridBlues Workshop
Espanish Blues Festival 4/10/2015 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues Workshop weekend featuring a cabaret! Teachers: Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Andrew Smith, Flouer Evelyn, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarallo, Gaston Fernandez, Alba Mengual, Justin Riley
10thNew Moon Blues Columbus, OhioBlues Workshop
New Moon Blues 4/10/2015 City: Columbus, Ohio, USA Dances: Blues Teachers: Ross Blythe and Sarah Lokay Bands: Luther & John
17thbluesSHOUT! 2015 ChicagoBlues Workshop
bluesSHOUT! 2015 4/17/2015 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues
17thHappy hop swing Esvres sur indre ( Tours 37 )Lindy, Blues, Balboa Workshop
Happy hop swing 4/17/2015 City: Esvres sur indre ( Tours 37 ), France Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Live swing with Happy Hop Swing Festival, next to Tours in the center of France. We propose Lisa and Fabien, Caroline and Cedric, Jean Philippe and Matleena : the most funny teacher team ! We will find during this Week end 3 partys, 5 concerts, and 2 teaching days ; one vintage market with a lot of animations, and a new vintage car rally. Teachers: Cedric Clerc and Caroline Faivre, Fabien Vrillon and Lisa Clarke, Jean Philippe Delort and Matleena Kortesalmi
17thSpringtime Slow Drag VictoriaBlues Workshop
Springtime Slow Drag 4/17/2015 City: Victoria, Canada Dances: Blues Teachers: Mark Carpenter and Kelly Howard
17thStockholm Blues Fest 2015 StockholmBlues Workshop
Stockholm Blues Fest 2015 4/17/2015 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues End of April marks our 6th annual blues dance workshop in Stockholm, Sweden!
This year we will be joined by international teachers Ruth + Mike and Andrew Smith from the USA.

2 days of classes, 3 evenings/nights of dancing!
Come dance with us! :)
18thKizomba Weekend with Dennis & Oriel Richards PortlandBlues, Fusion, Tango, Other Workshop
Kizomba Weekend with Dennis & Oriel Richards 4/18/2015 City: Portland, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, Other Kizomba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=369xv7E2PR4 "Learn the secret to grasping Kizomba well" ~ More than patterns and steps, these classes share with you the important basic skills needed to improve your overall dancing! Achieve better balance, musicality, and movement dynamics to help you become a better Kizomba dancer! All levels welcome! :) Teachers: Dennis & Oriel Richards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=369xv7E2PR4
23rdMontreal Bagel N Blues Montreal, QuebecBlues Workshop
Montreal Bagel N Blues 4/23/2015 City: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dances: Blues Huge blues workshop weekend with 5 class levels!
24thPrague Blues eXchange 2015 PragueBlues Exchange
Prague Blues eXchange 2015 4/24/2015 City: Prague, Czech Republic Dances: Blues Every year, we bring you 3 long nights packed with groovin’ live music, so you can dance your shoes off! From new talents to the biggest bands around, every year we 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.
24thSan Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange: Lindy Pow! Volume 10 San Luis Obispo, CABlues, Lindy Exchange
San Luis Obispo Lindy Exchange: Lindy Pow! Volume 10 4/24/2015 City: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Our Tenth Anniversary exchange is this coming year! Join us on April 24th to 26th for all of the dancing and games that you know and love! If you have never joined us in San Luis Obispo, you are in for a treat! We are going to have all of the wonderful bands and DJs, Lindy games, dancing on the beach, blues and swing until the wee hours to celebrate the many years that have gone into making sloX the "people's exchange."

We can't wait to dance with you!
24thStatesboro Swings Out Statesboro, GABlues, Lindy Workshop
Statesboro Swings Out 4/24/2015 City: Statesboro, GA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
24thSwing City Festival Zagreb ZagrebLindy, Blues Workshop
Swing City Festival Zagreb 4/24/2015 City: Zagreb, Croatia Dances: Lindy, Blues SWING CITY FESTIVAL ZAGREB is all about: Meeting new dancers and meeting new city Having fun learning new skills and steps Experienced and friendly teachers Creating a joyful and accepting dance community Spreading the joy of dancing from dance studios to the streets And more: Classes for different levels of dance knowledge/experience beginners to advanced More than one dance,experience the richness of swing dance heritage Dancing to live band Affordable prices Teachers: Goran and Tatjana Mikleušević, Jana Grulichová , Joseph Sewell and Charlotte Middlemiss, Krištof Zupančič and Tjaša Pečaver
25thBlues with Craig Thomson StuttgartBlues Workshop
Blues with Craig Thomson 4/25/2015 City: Stuttgart, Germany Dances: Blues 11.30) Check In 1 2.00 a)Badass Basics (1,15h ) We'll look into the essentials to get you shakin' your thing on the dance-floor! A comfortable close embrace, a jammin' Jook Joint and oooh-inspiring Open! All these things and more! 13.30 b) Contrast (1,15h) We'll go through some basic ways to spice up your dancing. Big & small, high & low, sexy & coy - there are no limits. 15.00 c) Goldilocks (1 h) Here's how to get things just right, every time. 21.00 Party with live music from Lindy Kyei & friends Sunday 26.April 2015 Improver/ Advanced Level 13.00 d) Ballroomin' and Jookin' (Musicality and Vocabulary 1h15) So, you've got your badass basics, you\'re looking for a lil' somethin' somethin' to add to your style. Well you've come to the right place! A musicality class where we'll look at some different types of Blues and learn appropriate aesthetics for each. 14.30 e) The (H)armless Lead (lead focussed, but with plenty of connection work for the follows) (1h15) You don\'t need 'em. You really don't need em, here's the how and the why 15.45 f) Solo and Jook joint Vocabulary (1h) Almost anything you do by yourself can be done with a partner - here, we'll walk you through some of the more decent things to do. Prices Saturday a: 22,50 b: 22,50 c: 18 all 3 classes together 58euros Prices Sunday d: 22,5 e: 22,5 f: 18 all 3 classes together: 58euros. Book both days and you just pay 105euros. All classes are partnered classes. Please let us know if you are attending as a lead, follower or switch. Teachers: Craig Thomson
26thThe Blues Experiment The Outer Banks, NCBlues Workshop
The Blues Experiment 4/26/2015 City: The Outer Banks, NC, USA Dances: Blues The world’s most personal and personally challenging Blues workshop. Now with two separate Blues weeks ranging from intermediate-advanced through masters. Applications are open, and the final application deadline is October 10th, 2014.
30thla jam OrléansBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other Workshop
la jam 4/30/2015 City: Orléans, France Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Other t’s a unique French festival where the worlds of dance and music meet to understand and enjoy each other even more. This festival is part of a special week dedicated to the link between music and dance, taking place in and around Orleans. With concerts and dancing classes, it involves numerous enthusiastic jazz, swing or blues lovers who will share their passion with you.
You’ll find …
- Dancing lessons of lindy-hop, Charleston, jazz roots, Blues, tap-dancing, body drums with Dax and Pamela Gaizutyte, Fabien and Lisa, Cedric and Caroline among others. Thanks to subject courses based on musical quality, you’ll learn how to master the necessary technical tools in order to improve your creativity and your feeling for improvisation. You’ll discover how your body can express music and become its visual embodiment.
- Music lessons: directed by the MagicShookHeads and the Bolden Buddies, come and learn how to play swing for dancers. Within Dixieland-like groups, you’ll work to get ready for the orchestra battle at the end of the session; and you’ll also work within big band group.
- Musical listening lessons: they take place before night with the musicians. They aim at completing the day lessons and learning to decipher the shades and variations of music to better play them.
- Wonderful nights with the 12 musiciens of the Bolden Buddies playing and Marjorie Moreau and her DJ’s staff at the deck for you to get off at the dancing ring and be one with the music!
With many more surprises to come!
Book your stay right now for an unforgettable experience!
30thSwinglandia Dance Camp KievLindy, Blues, Balboa Workshop
Swinglandia Dance Camp 4/30/2015 City: Kiev, Ukraine Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa The most Spring Dance Camp will for sure happen this year! You never want to return from Swinglandia to common world. That's why next camp will be whole five days! Just imagine almost unending dance holidays! During the day dances, sun, forest, barbecue. At night dances, live music, blues, bar! Musicians? Just imagine second time in Swinglandia the best dance band in our part of the world The Facepalmers! Teachers: Andreas Olsson and Mette Herlitz, Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg, Peter Loggins, Steven Mitchell, Taras Melnik and Vitaliya Bruhanskaya, Thomas Blacharz and Alice Mei
May, 2015
1stPUX (Portland Underground Exchange) Portland, ORBlues, Fusion Exchange
PUX (Portland Underground Exchange) 5/1/2015 City: Portland, OR, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Barefoot Blues present PUX. Three nights of dancing around Portland, OR. Alt-Blues and Fusion music/dance.
3rdDanceFun Lindy Cruise New Orleans, LouisianaBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
DanceFun Lindy Cruise 5/3/2015 City: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz 7 Days and Nights to the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas
Aboard Carnival's Dream
Ports of Call: Key West, FL, Freeport and Nassau Bahamas
Departing New Orleans, LA

Instructors:

Steve Conrad (Phoenix AZ)
Rusty Frank (El Segundo CA)
Daniel Newsome & Lainey Silver (Brooklyn NY)
Jerry & Kathy Warwick (Dallas TX)
8thAlternative Blues Delirium Workshop ParisBlues, Fusion Workshop
Alternative Blues Delirium Workshop 5/8/2015 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Fusion Dear Bluesy Fellows!

For the third consecutive year, Blues Delirium organizes a workshop in Paris in May!

Same ingredients : an awesome Blues Instructor from abroad, wonderful and diverse blues dancers from everywhere, live music, eclectic DJ sets, outdoor dancing, shared meals...

What does mean ALTERNATIVE BLUES ? The music won't be trad blues but VERY ECLECTIC MUSIC and the content of the workshop will be focused on how to dance on this fusiony music!

It will be a 50 to 80 persons event, the less expensive as possible, with hosting.

Hope to see you in there!
8thBlues Delirium Workshop ParisBlues Workshop
Blues Delirium Workshop 5/8/2015 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues
8thParis Flying Festival ParisLindy, Blues, Balboa Workshop
Paris Flying Festival 5/8/2015 City: Paris, France Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Teachers: Cedric Clerc and Caroline Faivre, Karim and Laurie, Marc Bernard and Anne Marie Brisset, William Woltz and Aelis Pfister, yanick Capmarty and Myriam des Fous du Swing
10thBlossom Blues Camp - a Dancemode Experience ZurichBlues Workshop
Blossom Blues Camp - a Dancemode Experience 5/10/2015 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues Teachers: Brenda Russell, Catherine Palmier
11th(K)nights of Swing BeesenstedtBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
(K)nights of Swing 5/11/2015 City: Beesenstedt, Germany Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Dance in a real CASTLE outside of Berlin -- it's Swing & Blues heaven!

✻ 8 top Teachers from around the world
✻ 20 hours of advanced Workshops in Swing, Blues & Solo
✻ Build-you-own perfect Class Schedule
✻ hot Live Music
✻ castle living & partying!

All-inclusive dance week includes sleeping, catered meals, 24-hour sauna, swimming, outdoor activities ...and of course amazing ballroom parties every night. Come explore the Castle with us!
14thCanadian Swing Championships MontrealBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop
Canadian Swing Championships 5/14/2015 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast The Canadian Swing Championships is Canada's foremost Swing Competition. workshop and party weekend. Attracting Swing Dancers from all over the World to compete, have fun and share their passion. This is our 14th Edition and we are growing year on year.

We attract Dancers and competitors from the world of Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Blues, Jive and Boogie Woogie.This year is already set to be bigger and better.

Date: May 15th -18th 2015
Place: Manoir Saint-Sauveur, 246 Chemin du Lac-Millette, St-Sauveur, QC J0R 1R3
15thBABBLE 2015 New York CityBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Exchange
BABBLE 2015 5/15/2015 City: New York City, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Big Apple Balboa, Blues AND Lindy Hop Exchange is an EPIC weekend of over 20 hours of dancing to 5 Live Bands and Seasoned DJs. People from across the nation come to DANCE, exchange ideas, and experience the happening & historic NYC!

Unlike other weekends, BABBLE is a collaboration of the NYC community
where different local organizations represent what they know best in Balboa, Blues, and Lindy (that's right, we do ALL 3!)
all in one melting pot of an incredible weekend!
15thBlossom Blues 2015 Zurich, SwitzerlandBlues Workshop
Blossom Blues 2015 5/15/2015 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues
15thColumbus Lindy & Blues Exchange Columbus, OhioBlues, Lindy Exchange
Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange 5/15/2015 City: Columbus, Ohio, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Featuring live music by Falty & the Defects and Miss Jubilee.
15thSunshine Swing - Brisbane Lindy Exchange BrisbaneLindy, Blues Exchange
Sunshine Swing - Brisbane Lindy Exchange 5/15/2015 City: Brisbane, Australia Dances: Lindy, Blues 3 nights (and late nights) of dancing to Brisbane's best swing bands and DJ's as well as the cheese toasties! Join us for "A Day at the Races"
21stWorld Lindy Hop Day in Rome romeLindy, Blues, Balboa Workshop
World Lindy Hop Day in Rome 5/21/2015 City: rome, Italy Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa WORLD LINDY HOP DAY WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROME, ON MAY 21ST-26TH, 2015. It will be a happy gathering of Lindy Hoppers from all around the world, to celebrate the joy of the dance and on top of that, Frankie Manning's birthday. Workshops, classes, lectures, panels, social dances, outdoor dances, live music, amazing bands, incredible teachers. Join us for an incredible experience, it's going to be an epic event! Teachers: David Dalmo, JeongWoo Hong and Crystal Lee, Jeremy Otth and Irina Amzashvili, Juan Villafane, Markus Koch and Barbl Kaufer, Mickey Fortanasce and Masha Krohina, Mikey Pedroza and Pamela Gaizutyte, Nalla Kim and Jessica Yoon, Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet , Ramona Staffeld, Soo Chan Lee and Hyun Jung Choi, William Mauvais and Maeva Truntzer
22ndBluesQuake San Francisco, CABlues Workshop
BluesQuake 5/22/2015 City: San Francisco, CA, USA Dances: Blues Top instructors, live music, and dancing 'till the wee hours.
22ndCamp Jitterbug & the Jump Session Show SeattleBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other Workshop
Camp Jitterbug & the Jump Session Show 5/22/2015 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other The 16th Annual Camp Jitterbug & the Jump Session Show is one of the longest running and well attended swing dance events in the world. Join us for 4 days of live music, amazing workshops and non stop dancing.
22ndFallin' In Blues GrenobleBlues Workshop
Fallin' In Blues 5/22/2015 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues 200% blues weekend
Teachers: Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore, Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc, Rija " Ridz" Rakotondrainibe & Lucile Pinteaux
Music provided by Dan Nash
4 levels, 3 nights
Teachers: Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore, Cedric Clerc and Caroline Faivre, Rija Rakotondrainibe and Lucile Pinteaux
22ndRed Hot Blues 'n BBQ WashingtonBlues, Other Exchange
Red Hot Blues 'n BBQ 5/22/2015 City: Washington, USA Dances: Blues, Other The music. The dancing. The bacon. The tofu.

On May 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th — Memorial Day 2015 — Capital Blues is throwing down a magnificent blues dancing holiday. It’s going to be the most *memorable* Memorial Day weekend, indeedily. We’re pumped to welcome your to our nation’s capital: sunny, crawfish-tastic Washington DC.

So plot out your tickets (maybe tell your boss you’re going to a “family reunion”), and get excited for some fantastic dancing. We’ll have amazing musicians every night, superb DJs to take us late to the night; and the BBQ competition to win hearts and warm bellies. We’ve got four days and four nights, so maybe expect a party or two, yknow?

Registration + all details arriving as they arrive.

with love,
Capital Blues
22ndRichmond Lindy Exchange - RLX2015 RichmondBlues, Lindy Exchange
Richmond Lindy Exchange - RLX2015 5/22/2015 City: Richmond, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Vibrant city, happy people, kickass dancing

The Richmond Lindy Exchange exists to share our enthusiasm and love for Lindy Hop, to strengthen community bonds within and between local and out-of-town dancers, and to showcase Richmond as an important cultural center of the American East Coast.

28thOld World Alt-Blues Recess Les CostesBlues, Fusion Exchange
Old World Alt-Blues Recess 5/28/2015 City: Les Costes, France Dances: Blues, Fusion Recess has been producing progressive, boundary pushing, culture creating events in the American partner dancing scene over the past 9 years.

This is the second official Recess outside of the United States and will serve as a small, intimate, and playful testing ground for the what we want our dance community to be. Kind of like a fun-filled, fantasy-driven weekend... or a lived-in premonition of what we want the future to be!

We will spend three days and four nights dancing, eating, camping, and making merry in the mountains of the French countryside 2 hours south of Lyon, France. Our setting is the Ferme Les Costes. Its stone walls and network of outbuildings will be our dance halls; its sprawling grounds and industrial kitchen our house and dining room.
29thMoose Blues 2015 OsloBlues Workshop
Moose Blues 2015 5/29/2015 City: Oslo, Norway Dances: Blues

(show dances)
BLUES
Lindy
(Blues&Lindy)
Balboa
Solo Jazz
Fusion
Type:
(show types)
Workshop
Exchange
House Party
Search:

Software/hosting by Dave's Marginal Hacks