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June, 2020
4thAthens Lindy Exchange AthensLindy, Blues, Balboa Exchange
Athens Lindy Exchange 6/4/2020 City: Athens, Greece Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Athens Lindy Exchange 2020!!! We had an amazing time thanks to all of you! We are ex-changing the dates, putting the next exchange at the beginning of June! Save the date for our next ALE! June 04-07 2020 -- You are invited to spend 3 days full of Athens night life, sun, great food and smiling people! This year we are throwing our first Lindy exchange in our city! This exchange is going to blow your mind! Much different and underground from the fests you've met, we promise to show you around the very best parts of our city and make you feel like a local! Athens is an awesome place, if you know where to go! On Thursday .. lets go to the awesome welcome party! On Friday.. we'll swing out under the moonlight! On Saturday.. we will give you a morning city tour and and an... evening pub/bar one! You'll meet the famous... Athens by night On Sunday.. we will go swimming to a blue waters beach and have cold beers all day long! And of course, all that will.. swing! Let's dance! -- More to be announced soon... #ale2020 #sunny #athens
5thBlues Picnic MinskBlues Workshop
Blues Picnic 6/5/2020 City: Minsk, Belarus Dances: Blues You are our guest on June 5-7 at the Blues Picnic!

Meet the sunrises together, wrap up yourself in blankets around the campfire, dance all night long and share the best dances.
After a long separation, we return back with new thoughts and ideas:
• teachers in love with their work,
• unique workshops,
• musicians who enchant you,
• magic...
Teachers: Miguel A. Cruz, Darya Novikova, Alexandr Kalevich, Valeria Trifonova, Veronica Demeniuk, Igor Ben Bands: Hot Engines Band, Good Company
5thCUBE 2020 ChicagoBlues Exchange
CUBE 2020 6/5/2020 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues Started as a series of house parties in the early aughts, CUBE has run in congruence with the Chicago Blues Festival for over a decade. Though the event has changed hands multiple times, it's still going strong, defined by it's daytime appreciation of the living tradition of the Blues and it's evenings spent dancing with friends. A purely social event, it's a chill party every year in the Windy City.
5thGood Fellow Blues Paris ParisBlues Workshop
Good Fellow Blues Paris 6/5/2020 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues 5 hours of classes, 2 couples of international teachers, 3 parties, live with Dan Nash, a cozy atmosphere, no competition, space to dance... and Paris in June ! Teachers: Agniezka, Konrad, Carla, Rodrigo Bands: Dan Nash
12thThe Slow Down BrnoBlues Workshop
The Slow Down 6/12/2020 City: Brno, Czech Republic Dances: Blues Hello our dear fellow blues dancers! :) We would like to invite you to Brno for our next edition of The Slow Down! Teachers: Gaston, Alba, Sep Bands: The Dudes of Ellington, Hoochie Coochie Band, Two house bands and maybe one jam band for Thursday preparty
18thCANCELED: Montreal Blues Bump MontrealBlues Workshop
CANCELED: Montreal Blues Bump 6/18/2020 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues Visit Montréal Quebec for a blues dance event weekend event with a french flavor!
19thCANCELED: Portland Blues Immersion Portland, OregonBlues Workshop
CANCELED: Portland Blues Immersion 6/19/2020 City: Portland, Oregon, USA Dances: Blues
19thTrippin’ Blues Amsterdam AmsterdamBlues Workshop
Trippin’ Blues Amsterdam 6/19/2020 City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dances: Blues The fourth Trippin' Blues Amsterdam festival for traditional Blues & Slow Jazz. Weekend workshops from Europe's finest teachers. Parties with the best Blues dance bands and DJ's on dutch soil. Optional exchange program on Thursday & Friday to visit our capital in a dancing way. Come dance with us in the city of canals, bikes, red lights en windmills. ... by The Blues Joint
25thCanceled: Beantown Camp Beverly, MassachusettsBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Workshop
Canceled: Beantown Camp 6/25/2020 City: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag A week of incredible classes and social dances at the beautiful Endicott College, 1 hour from Boston. Special events during the camp include Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Talent Show, Beantown Karaoke, Soul Party, as well as relaxation time at the beach and hanging with friends at the Pub.

Features the best food of any dance camp!
25thNorthwest Jazz Immersion Lacey, WashingtonBlues, Solo Jazz Workshop
Northwest Jazz Immersion 6/25/2020 City: Lacey, Washington, USA Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Join Brenda Russell of DanceMode for this traditional Dixieland Jazz festival and learn the roots of Jazz and Blues. Mini lessons, tons of social dancing, multiple dance floors and bands to choose from all weekend!!!
July, 2020
16thSeravezza Blues Camp SeravezzaBlues Workshop
Seravezza Blues Camp 7/16/2020 City: Seravezza, Italy Dances: Blues The deepest blues experience,
with music and dance students working together.
Teachers: Brenda Russell and more... Bands: Emiblues and more...
17thToulouse Fusion Weekend ToulouseBlues, Fusion Workshop
Toulouse Fusion Weekend 7/17/2020 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Fusion
24thPortland Blues Dance Festival PortlandBlues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast Workshop
Portland Blues Dance Festival 7/24/2020 City: Portland, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast Portland Blues Dance Festival features beginner-friendly blues dance workshops to help beginners learn how to cut a rug and join the community of Portland's blues dance scene!
25thBlues & Balboa w/ Mike Legenthal & Dan Repsch Baltimore, MarylandBlues, Balboa Workshop
Blues & Balboa w/ Mike Legenthal & Dan Repsch 7/25/2020 City: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Dances: Blues, Balboa Teachers: Mike Legenthal & Dan Repsch
30thCincyHop 2020 CINCINNATIBlues, Lindy Exchange
CincyHop 2020 7/30/2020 City: CINCINNATI, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Experience a weekend packed with swing dancing, live music from top-notch bands, and a community of dancers from across the Midwest coming together to experience the best Cincinnati has to offer. Bands: TBD
August, 2020
2ndMountain Blues Camp 2020 AssisiBlues Workshop
Mountain Blues Camp 2020 8/2/2020 City: Assisi, Italy Dances: Blues * 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* New picturesque location in Umbria, Italy

Registrations open on February 15th, at 12:00 CET.
Teachers: Annette Kühnle
Dominic Hannah
Catherine Palmier
Bands: To be announced
13thDirt Cheap Blues Exchange Virginia Beach, VirginiaBlues Exchange
Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange 8/13/2020 City: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Dances: Blues
14thAlbany Lindy & Blues & Swimming AlbanyBlues, Lindy Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 8/14/2020 City: Albany, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Dancing! Live music! Swimming!
https://facebook.com/events/1341606596047489
14thHoochin' Blues Party Atlanta, GeorgiaBlues Workshop
Hoochin' Blues Party 8/14/2020 City: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Dances: Blues
21stBluesila VilniusBlues Workshop
Bluesila 8/21/2020 City: Vilnius, Lithuania Dances: Blues
September, 2020
11thAires de Blues 2020 Buenos AiresBlues Workshop
Aires de Blues 2020 9/11/2020 City: Buenos Aires, Argentina Dances: Blues Having a festival that is repeated yearly is an honor and a permanent challenge. We organizers are grateful for all the presence, enthusiasm and feedback we receive with each edition.

This year we will be putting together the festival based on the needs and tastes of those who attend. There will be two days of lessons and three nights of partying and dancing with live bands.

We will build the schedule around what the attendees tell us they want to focus on and what the interests are.

Welcome to the fifth Blues Aires.
Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
11thHomeBrewed Blues CopenhagenBlues, Fusion Exchange
HomeBrewed Blues 9/11/2020 City: Copenhagen, Denmark Dances: Blues, Fusion A blues and fusion exchange, focused on good music and community driven activities.
Lots of live music and a dedicated room for both Fusion and Blues.
The event will be quite cheap (65 €) but we hope that everybody will do a little something to make the event awesome: Play a DJ set, organize an excursion, bake a cake, help decorating, help out at the bar or something similar.
We have a lovely venue with a bar, a sauna for late night relaxing, a cosy space to hang out and 2 dance floors.
11thLondon Throwdown LondonBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other Exchange
London Throwdown 9/11/2020 City: London, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other An epic weekend dedicated to throwing down hard and fast. This weekend is all about the art of competing, featuring the annual London Throwdown Championships. For the social dancers out there we’ll be packing in plenty of time for social dancing to the live bands and DJs each night too so there’s something for everyone.
11thSevern Sinners BristolBlues, Fusion Workshop
Severn Sinners 9/11/2020 City: Bristol, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion A truly Bristolian Fusion|Blues Dance weekender. Switch-y, genderless dancing, 2 days of lessons, 3 nights of socials - with live and DJ'd Blues and Fusion - as well as unique Bristol experiences. Come Sin with us :P
17thNorth Star Blues MinneapolisBlues Exchange
North Star Blues 9/17/2020 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues North Star Blues has been called "your blues dance vacation" as it's a relaxed, friendly and fun exchange that showcases Minnesota values and musicians. You'll get lots of opportunity to get to know dancers at afternoon chill social events and then throw down in the evening with amazing live bands and national DJs. Bands: Past bands: Blue Giants, James "Cornbread" Harris, Joyann Parker, Annie Mack, Bernard Allison
18thLindy on the Rocks DenverBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz Workshop
Lindy on the Rocks 9/18/2020 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz Lindy on the Rocks is all about the granddaddy of all swing dances, the Lindy Hop, although you will find other vintage dances mixed in as well. Lindy Hop can be danced slowly or very fast (when you’re ready). Our event provides high-quality instruction from the most talented swing dancers in the world. You can look forward to classes for all levels, live swing music, and plenty of social dancing. Teachers: Jon Tigert, Jenna Applegarth, Anthony Chen, Irina Amzashvili, and more...
25thEmerald City Blues Festival SeattleBlues Workshop
Emerald City Blues Festival 9/25/2020 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Blues
25thExpress Track Blues New York CityBlues Workshop
Express Track Blues 9/25/2020 City: New York City, USA Dances: Blues Our mission is to break through barriers to learning, instill confidence, and provide intermediate dancers with a platform in which to "level up" their dancing. We encourage dancers of ALL levels to evolve and hone their craft and skills. Through education and social dance, we aim to cultivate a community that celebrates and appreciates the rich culture and history of blues dancing. Teachers: TBD Bands: TBD
October, 2020
5thBerlin Movement Immersion BerlinBlues Workshop
Berlin Movement Immersion 10/5/2020 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Teachers: Brenda Russell
9thBlues Muse PhiladelphiaBlues Workshop
Blues Muse 10/9/2020 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues Blues Muse is an event that is dedicated to partnership above all else. From our early years championing follower voice and creativity, we have grown to become the event to be at to hone your partnership skills, flex your creativity, and engage in deep learning about the techniques and theories around connection. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
November, 2020
6thRoma In Blues - the blues dance festival of the eternal city RomaBlues Workshop
Roma In Blues - the blues dance festival of the eternal city 11/6/2020 City: Roma, Italy Dances: Blues THE FIRST EDITION OF A WONDERFUL BLUES DANCE FESTIVAL IN ROME! Come to Dance The Blues in the Eternal City. International Teachers, Bands and Djs
Parties -Concerts -Dance classes - Shows - Guided city tours ... and much more!
Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Gas&Alba, Alex&Ioanna, Melanie&Albert, Emanuele&Lucìa Bands: Stefano Ronchi, other TBD
6thSignifyin' Blues 2020 Los AngelesBlues Workshop
Signifyin' Blues 2020 11/6/2020 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues 3rd Annual Music and Dance Event benefitting Barbara Morrison's California Jazz & Blues Museum.

Signifyin' Blues honors the origin of Blues through our workshops and commitment to Live Blues music every night of the event!
Bands: Barbara Morrison, Erica Brown, Brother Yusef, Missy Andersen, Cheyenne Amen, & more!
13thHot Cider Swing KissimmeeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie Exchange
Hot Cider Swing 11/13/2020 City: Kissimmee, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie Hot Cider Swing
Welcome to the Christmas exchange down in the sunshine state. This is the very first Hot Cider Swing and we aren't holding back! The weekend will include things like:

-3 Rooms of dancing
-Live Bands
-Mix and match (with a Cash prize)
-10 hours of Classes
-Vinyl night

We can't wait to include more dances in our repertoire. We are bringing teachers and DJs from all over Florida and two amazing teachers from Saint Louis! Classes and dances will include:

-Lindy
-Blues
-Balboa
-Shag
-Solo Jazz
-Boogie Woogie

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