2ndPorto Blues Exchange
Porto Blues Exchange
City: Porto, Portugal
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Community based Blues exchange in the beautiful city of Porto.
Bands: TJ Jazz, Rhythm & Booze, Smokestackers
3rdFallin' In Blues
Fallin' In Blues
City: Grenoble, France
A full immersion weekend dedicated to the Blues dance and the Blues live music, with couple and solo classes, in the French Alps capital!
3 parties, 7 hours classes, J&J and solo competitions
Teachers: Lisa Clarke(UK) and Dan Repsch (USA), Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (F), Ilaria Parisi & Nick Shirbini (UK, It)
Bands: Dan Nash & Ray Wallen (UK), Barefoot Iano (AUS) & Cincinnati Slim (USA)
City: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Teachers: Andrew Smith, Isabelle Mugai, Agnieszka Burza, Becky Norris
City: Nashville, USA
Last year's nerdiest blues weekend returns with a new date, an extra day of instruction, nightly musical acts focused on different blues genres, and more content for you to geek over. Be on the look out for updates in the coming months.
Teachers: To Be Announced
Bands: To Be Announced
17thCanadian Swing Championships 2019
SherbrookeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
Canadian Swing Championships 2019
City: Sherbrooke, Canada
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
The Canadian Swing Championships is an annual weekend of mayhem for all types of Swing dance. 4 days of incredible competitions, workshops with international dancers and teachers, live bands and more!
24thBlossom Blues 2019
Blossom Blues 2019
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Blossom Blues is back next year! Save the date: May 24th-26th, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland!
Blossom Blues Highlights:
* 2 days of workshop
* 3 nights of parties with 5 live bands
* You design your own workshop adventure in blues idiom dances and blues music styles
* Traditional blues music at parties
* And as always, live music in classes
**Registration opens January 24th, 2019**
24thRed Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
City: Washington, DC, USA
Some warm, toasty, delicious information for you, dance friends! Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019 has a finalized date. Mark your calendars for May 24-27, 2019, for the sizzling, soulful event you know and love.
With blues dancing, live music, great DJs, afternoon BBQs, food competitions, laying in the sunshine, community, and love, its the ultimate start of summer! We can’t wait to see you in our nation’s capital: sunny, crawfish-tastic Washington, DC.
All our love,
29thTOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
TOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
City: Toulouse, France
5 social nights
4 social afternoon
9 hours of classes (from 11am to 14:30)
non stop party from 15h30 until next breakfast saturday and sunday !!!
Teachers: Mike & Dan, Lisa & Fabien, Alba & Gas, Anne-Helene & Bernard
Bands: Dan Nash, Hot Engine Band, Mister Tchang Trio, Agathe Da Rama, The Blues & Bones, The Raggedy Junkers sextet
30thStockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
Stockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
City: Stockholm, Sweden
A warm WELCOME to the annual Stockholm Blues Fest! This year is the 10th jubilee! We’re looking forward to see both old and new friends joining us for this celebration!
Expect a long weekend of inspiring workshops with international blues teachers, late night blues parties, and plenty of time for connection on and off the dance floor!
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Jean-Charles Joyss
Bands: Queen Josephine and The Blues Trail, more TBD
30thThe Unintentional Blues Event
The Unintentional Blues Event
City: Los Angeles, USA
A dream weekend for the blues addict!
For one weekend this spring, all of LA’s regular blues dances happen to line up back-to-back.
So get ready for The Unintentional Blues Event May 30th-June 2nd!
Come out and dance starting at:
LindyGroove – Thursday, May 30th;
Do Something Blue – Friday the 31st;
then for the LAST ever:
Blues Liberation Front – Saturday, June 1st.
Spread the word; this is gonna be one fun and full weekend of blues in LA.
We look forward to dancing with you
31stLa Maliciosa Blues Fest
La Maliciosa Blues Fest
City: Madrid, Spain
Dances: Blues, Fusion
There’s an adventure waiting for you from May the 31st to June the 2nd.A weekend festival where you can dance, listen to and enjoy blues in the countryside just under an hour away from Madrid!
Different levels of blues classes taught by national and international teachers, live music day and night… take a journey from the heart of traditional blues to the magic of fusion music. Outdoor activities and games, trips to fairy tale places and many other surprises.
Everything inside the magic of the Barranca’s valley, below La Maliciosa mountain, which gives us the name of our adventure and hides a wonderful legend. Are you ready to discover it with us?
Teachers: Leigh & Daire, Julia & John, Eva & Sergio
Bands: Sleepy Roosters, Óscar Linares & Víctor Barceló, T.J.
City: Chicago, USA
14thThe Slow Down 2019
The Slow Down 2019
City: Brno, Czech Republic
Hey guys, we are organizing a new event in Brno. It combines a slow swing & blues.
3 nights, 4 bands, chill out picnic and barbecues, history talks, couple and solo classes with international teachers! And, of course, crazy Saturday night in legendary world war II bunker! Come to visit us in Brno :)
Teachers: Sep Vermeersch, Els Houttequiet
Bands: Miss Mikey May and The Organ Grinders, Prime Minister Benny & his Clumsy Fingers, House Band, ...
20thMile High Blues 2019
Mile High Blues 2019
City: Denver, CO, USA
Save the date for Mile High Blues 2019
Celebrating 10 years!!
Featuring a Gala Thursday night
THREE days of Workshops - Friday, Saturday AND Sunday
Events for the whole family
Live music like you've never seen before
28thBlues Summer Moscow Echange
Blues Summer Moscow Echange
City: Moscow, Russia
The Summer is closer than it seems and we are welcoming you to the 1st Moscow Blues Exchange! See Moscow in its best mood, weather and find out how warm is the blues scene here!
What to expect?
3 parties and a preparty with the best Moscow live bands
Special guest Stefano Ronchi
Venues with great atmosphere every day
Amazing tours around Moscow that will make you fall in love with the city!
==Support with visa issues - just ask!==
Meet the new and old blues friends from all over the world here!
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Stefano Ronchi etc
4thPortland Blues Experience
Portland Blues Experience
City: Portland, Oregon, USA
Four days of dancing and competitions at the Portland Waterfront Blues Fest, plus late-night dances and a blues dance cruise
Teachers: Brenda Russell
Bands: Shemekia Copeland, Trombone Shorty, California Honeydrops, and about 80 more
5thBlues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
Blues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
City: Minsk, Belarus
This is a story of light and darkness, the story of pain and joy, of a body and a soul. This is a story of the Blues Spirit.
Chapter 1. The Origin.
◾ A deep insight into American Blues history
◾ A way to get closer to the Blues Ethos
◾ A new format of classes from a US instructor of authentic blues dance
◾ A rare chance to feel the vibe of a Juke Joint
Agenda of the weekend:
6 hours of classes with a legend of blues
2 big parties with live music
1 secret after-party
and other surprises...
We are waiting for all, who wants to feel the spirit of blues!
== Free-Visa travel in Belarus! ==
Teachers: Dexter Santos (US)
Bands: information coming soon...
11thSeravezza Blues Camp
Seravezza Blues Camp
City: Seravezza (LU), Italy
Musicians and dancers together.
The most authentic Blues culture offering in Europe.
This will be a unique and special event to enable self-improvement and development in your understanding of Blues dancing and music. The original pioneers of Blues music were born and raised in close proximity within the confines of close-knit communities. It can be of great educational and spiritual value when we, as blues dancers and musicians, start from this principle to express ourselves in our best light, namely to learn about and experience the Blues together.
The event is focused on
-group experience and learning
-gaining a deeper appreciation of different styles
-creating and developing a dialogue between musicians and dancers
We will dig deeply into the correlation between dance and music, between figures and harmony, between movement and rhythm.
Brenda Jean Russell (USA): dance
Dante Zapata (USA): dance
Daniel Nash (UK): acoustic guitar
Valentina Bartoli (IT): Hammond organ & piano
Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (IT): guitar
Carlo Romagnoli (IT): bass
Davide Malito Lenti (IT): drums
Tom Blacksmith (DE): harmonica
Stefano Zenni: conference "Jazz & dance".
Thursday (free): introduction, teachers performances, open class, party with live music.
Friday: From Spiritual to R&B
Saturday: Muddy Waters and Chess Records
Sunday: Boogie and Boogaloo
MUSICALITY CLASS: all the students together are introduced to the topic of the day with listening and discussing about different styles and blues forms
The next are specific STYLE CLASSES or ensemble music for separated musicians and dancers
The combo jam is the heart of the workshop, when musicians and dancers play and create the blues together and learn together how to play and dance better and enjoy more
PARTY: The late night parties are with professional live bands playing the music of the day’s topics.
Teachers: Brenda Russell, Dante Zapata
Bands: Dan Nash, Soul On Fire, Magic Bones
City: Girona (Catalunya), Spain
3 days with Blues Dance Classes, live music, swimming pool, Jams, accommodation, and meals included
Teachers: Melanie Mas
Bands: The Blues Prisoners
19thRebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
Rebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
City: Cork, Ireland
The little workshop with the big heart goes international for 2019.
Pack your bags next summer and explore Ireland's second city, Cork, with its unique character, vibrant live music scene, and friendly inhabitants.
5 international instructors, 3 levels to choose from & 3 parties.
Teachers: Adamo Ciarallo, Vicci Moore, Leigh Anderson, Niclas Palmér, Sandra Thörn
26thSweet Molasses Blues
Sweet Molasses Blues
City: Boston, MA, USA
Sweet Molasses Blues returns to Boston July 26-28 2019!
What can you expect? I'm so glad you asked
- 2 full days of classes with top notch instructors (including some special guests)
- 3 nights of live Blues music
- Spectacular choreography and performances
- Sunday evening Soul Food dinner
- Sunday late night booty-shakin' after party!
Sounds pretty sweet, doncha think?
Want to know more? Learn in 3 easy steps!
1) Like the Sweet Molasses Blues page
2) Read the info on www.sweetmolassesblues.com
3) RSVP "yes" to the event and invite your friends!
27thStudio Hop Summer Camp
Studio Hop Summer Camp
City: Mont Dore, France
One Week of holidays an Blues dancing in the middle of France, Live music every party, pool party, sauna, hammam, Jaccuzzis, french food, chees & wine :) in the middle beautifull french volcanoes
Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Alba & Gas, Lisa & Fabien, Anne-Helene & Bernard, more to come
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Mister Tchang Trio, The Raggedy Junkers sextet, The Blues & Bones
CincinnatiBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
City: Cincinnati, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
Join us for our fouth annual swing dance exchange Aug 1-4 in Cincinnati OH. Four days of dancing in beautiful venues throughout Cincinnati. Awesome bands and DJs will keep you dancing all weekend. We can't wait to dance with you!
Bands: Visit website for details.
4thMountain Blues Camp
Mountain Blues Camp
City: Volterra, Italy
Mountain Blues Camp 2019
August 4th-10th 2019
* 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* Picturesque location in Tuscany
Variety of blues music at the parties: the quartet, the duo with the washboard, the blues piano solo, guitar & upright bass, etc..
Teachers: Catherine Palmier
Bands: Pablo Micha
Stefano Ronchi Quartet
9thTake My Hand: Slow Drag
Take My Hand: Slow Drag
City: Washington, USA
A weekend of Slow Drag, from the late 1880s to the 1960s. Dive deep into this simple dance to engage with history, musicality, quality of motion, and proprioception at a level more advanced than you would achieve in a weekend where you did all the things.
Teachers: TBA, but get excited
15thCeuvel Swing Camp 2019
AmsterdamBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2019
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz
Get ready for the five year anniversary of Ceuvel Swing Camp - long weekend of swing dance parties and classes in the North of Amsterdam. Also this year: every participant gets a private class; lindy hop group classes (with a focus on switching roles) and taster classes; everything within walking distance; a separate blues room; a Switch Mix&Match competition; and of course a very welcoming and cosy atmosphere.
Teachers: Katie Kobalt, Audun Kveberg, Kibble White, Jason Hsu, Jeff Tong
15thDirt Cheap Blues 2019
Virginia Beach, VABlues
Dirt Cheap Blues 2019
City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
15th Annual Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. August 15-18, 2019 - Not Just an Exchange, It Is A Bluesin' Vacation!
City: Vilnius, Lithuania
Live music, classes, full accommodation and meals, Competitions - all of this in the middle of beautiful Lithuanian forest on the crystal clean lake shore! More info TBA
Teachers: Bernard Cavasa and Anne-Helene Carvasa, Nicolas Naman and Alina Vysotskaya, Alina Sokulska, more TBA
Bands: Hot Engines Band, A.Belkin Band, Christine & The Blue Drags
30thCamp Hollwood 2019
Los Angeles, CABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollwood 2019
City: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollywood is one of the largest and longest running swing dance camps in the world. Now in its 22nd year, we're proud to offer the finest selection of international dance instructors, live music and competitors which provide a fun-filled long weekend with something for everyone!
30thLadybug Blues Weekend
Ladybug Blues Weekend
City: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Big mama, Ladybug Blues returns in 2019 to continue building the blues dance community in Eindhoven. While lil’Ladybug blues&fusion exchange focuses on having lot’s of dance and fun Ladybug Blues weekend is about expanding our horizons and learning more. This weekend includes workshops with Lucky Skillen en other local and international heroes as well as great live music.
Teachers: Brian Lucky Skillen, Taryn & Ollie, Jonne & Gregor
Bands: Van Tastik
30thOpen Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
Piotrowice NyskieBlues, Fusion
Open Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
City: Piotrowice Nyskie, Poland
Dances: Blues, Fusion
THE FESTIVAL: 30th August - 1th September 2019
Open Blues is Poland's first blues dance camp. The festival is 4 days, 4 parties, dozens of peer-based workshops, and live music. The hangout is a lovely community hanging out.
The core principle of Open Blues revolves around peer-based exchange. It will all take place in an atmospheric raw palais. This space is perfect for both laboratory and experimental work as well as socialising and general merriment - bonfires, a lake, incredible nature, a bit of agritourism and many more during our weekend.
City: Bern, Switzerland
The annual international Blues Dance Workshop in Bern
Teachers: Flouer Evelyn, Jenny Sowden any many more
Bands: Stefano Ronchi, Sam Mr. Tchang and more
13thEmerald City Blues Festival
Emerald City Blues Festival
City: Seattle, USA
After an 8 year hiatus, Emerald City Blues Festival is coming back to Seattle in September, 2019! 3 nights of dancing with both live music and DJ'd music, 2 days of workshops taught by local and nationally renowned instructors, and 3 different competitions.
ECBF was once one of the largest and well respected social blues dance events. We are bringing it back under new leadership but with the same values of professional instruction, world-class music, and organized competitions. We're excited to bring you the best in blues from all over the world.
News and information about the event will be posted on this event page and on the website at www.emeraldcityblues.com.
Teachers: Ruth and Mike
John Lozano and Brooke Filsinger
Dexter Santos and Heidi Fite
19thNorth Star Blues 2019
North Star Blues 2019
City: Minneapolis, USA
The coziest year yet...North Star Blues is the friendliest blues dance exchange in the U.S.
4 nights of dancing
3+ live bands
2 social events (past: BBQ, mini-golf, rooftop party, bakery dancing...)
1 cozy Thursday house party.
You betcha we want you to come eat hotdish and dance with us!
Bands: Joyann Parker and more!
20thBlues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019
City: Toulouse, France
Dances: Blues, Fusion
3 days, 3 venues, 3 parties, 3 live bands, and more to come. Afternoon outdoor dancing, picnic and other activities. Come and dance with us! ♥
Bands: To be announced...
St. Louis, MOBlues
City: St. Louis, MO, USA
Prepare to Throwdown next August as St. Louis hosts one of the biggest blues competition weekends ever!!
We'll be showcasing STL's best blues bands, multiple comp levels and variations, and cold hard cash for our winners. Check back for more details in the coming months!!
Presented by the BluesGeek Foundation
City: Athens, Greece
We welcome you to the sunny city of Athens for a wondrous Blues Dance Festival!
Last year left everyone raving about the first edition so we're back!
☛ Inspiring Classes
☛ Parties in Astounding Venues
☛ Amazing Music by international and local bands & Djs
We are keeping everything that you liked (friendly atmosphere, great music, fascinating venues) and fine-tuning all the details to make the second edition even better!
Teachers: Vicci Moore,Adamo Ciarallo,Gas Fernandez,Alba Mengual,Alex Palamidis,Ioanna Panagopoulou,Mariangela Salichou,Albert Roca Vila,Melanie Mas,Bibi (Beatrice Elespini),Leigh Anderson,Dáire Mac An Bháird
Bands: Stefano Ronchi,Storyville Ragtimers,Blues Fathers
City: Philadelphia, USA
Blues Muse is a follower creativity and leader receptivity focused dance weekend!
Blues Muse 2019 will have live music, fantastic DJs who have dedicated time to the study of blues music, and inspiring instructors who have devoted themselves to these dances, and who have proven themselves to be excellent instructors, lovely dancers, and admirable community members.
25thMoonshine Blues Festival
North Berwick, ScotlandBlues
Moonshine Blues Festival
City: North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Join us at a luxury hotel on the sea shore for a weekend of social dancing, live music, workshops and teacher training!
Teachers: Damon Stone, Kelsy Stone, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarallo
7thSignifyin' Blues 2019
Signifyin' Blues 2019
City: Los Angeles, USA
A 4 day Blues music and dance festival in Los Angeles, CA benefitting Barbara Morrison's CA Jazz & Blues Museum!
Teachers: TBA (the best of the best)
Bands: 3x Grammy nominee Barbara Morrison & about a dozen other Grammy winning and nominated blues/jazz/funk bands
24th1st Hülly Blues
1st Hülly Blues
City: Hüll, Germany
There will be Blues in the old farm house between Hamburg and Bremen, cows and sauna, some month after the 1st Balboa Swing Farm and the 6th Hülly Hop Swing Farm .
In the middle of nowhere but reachable by train (and free private shuttle), plane (Hamburg Airport) or car (90 minutes from Hamburg).
International blues dance teachers, live music, DJs, sauna, and nice carefree, all inclusive, all under one roof packages are waiting for you.
Teachers: Eric Nieland, Cédric Clerc, Caroline Faivre
Bands: The Sky is crying
28thBig Red Swing Weekend Workshop
Bloomington, IN.Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Big Red Swing Weekend Workshop
City: Bloomington, IN., USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Indiana University's big annual workshop with great instructors and bands.