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April, 2020
3rdCANCELED: bluesSHOUT! 2020 ChicagoBlues Workshop
CANCELED: bluesSHOUT! 2020 4/3/2020 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues bluesSHOUT! is a moment in time, a place, and a community celebrating blues dance, blues music, and blues culture. Blues dance includes historical and contemporary African American vernacular dances done to blues music. Our event provides classes, social dancing, and competition opportunities for attendees from all over the country and world.
3rdCANCELED: Falcon Lindy Extravaganza Bowling Green, OhioBlues, Lindy Workshop
CANCELED: Falcon Lindy Extravaganza 4/3/2020 City: Bowling Green, Ohio, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy There will be 3 days of fun dancing along with lessons in 2 levels on both Saturday and Sunday. We are an affordable safe place dedicated to a weekend of Lindy Hop fun and late night blues. Our weekend theme is dancing through the decades with a mix n match contest happening on Saturday night. We are also bringing in The Boilermakers to play Friday and Saturday night! Teachers: Adrienne Weidert, Rafal Pustelny, and Paulette Brockington Bands: The Boilermakers
3rdCANCELED: On the Road of Blues ParisBlues Workshop
CANCELED: On the Road of Blues 4/3/2020 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues Blues festival focused on the History of Blues dance & music, on the beautiful city of Paris. We can't wait to welcome you and spend this week-end together :D ! Teachers: Dexter Santos & Noemi Blue, Leigh & Daire Bands: to be known
17thCANCELED: Belta Blues 2020 Newcastle-upon-TyneBlues, Fusion Workshop
CANCELED: Belta Blues 2020 4/17/2020 City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Classes are aimed at dancers who have a very good understanding of the fundamentals of blues and fusion dancing, are able to lead or follow with confidence and clarity, and are ready to be challenged.

There will be one core track so that we can build a cohesive curriculum over the weekend, and share the experience as a group.

And then there will be the parties, with live music and a host of great DJs.

Registration open on 22nd of November at 7 PM GMT!

Teachers: Becky Norris, Tristan Brightman, Greg Dyke, Jess Feldbauer and Emma Whitcombe. Bands: Stephano Ronchi; Beat Root Jam
17thCANCELED: DCLX 2020 WashingtonBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Exchange
CANCELED: DCLX 2020 4/17/2020 City: Washington, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Hot Jazz, Fast Dancing, and a Celebration of D.C.’s Unique Jazz Scene

DCLX, the nation’s premier Lindy hop exchange, offers the nation’s best live traditional jazz music, drawing musicians and dancers from across the world, April 17-19, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Bands: TBD
24thCANCELED: Fallin In Blues GrenobleBlues Workshop
CANCELED: Fallin In Blues 4/24/2020 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues Let's fall in blues in Grenoble! A nice workshop in French Alps with solo or partnered lessons: 3 nights with live music, and an exciting costume party on Saturday! Teachers: Vicci Moore &Adamo Ciarallo, Sharon & RonDobrovinsky, Catherine Palmier, and more to come Bands: Dan Nash & Ray Wallen duet! And more to come
25thCANCELED: lil’Ladybug Blues & Fusion Exchange EindhovenBlues, Fusion Exchange
CANCELED: lil’Ladybug Blues & Fusion Exchange 4/25/2020 City: Eindhoven, Netherlands Dances: Blues, Fusion lil’Ladybug is about enjoying the city and dancing in open air and nice food and lot’s of dancing. With skill share activities we are aiming to get to know each other even better.
May, 2020
1stGÖTEBLUES GothenburgBlues Workshop
GÖTEBLUES 5/1/2020 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Blues GÖTEBLUES is a dance camp where we try to embrace the Göteborg (Gothenburg)-spirit and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. To also help with the warmth we have strategically chosen the month of May, usually a pleasant time of year to be in Göteborg.
So what can you expect from GÖTEBLUES dance-wise? We will offer three class levels, each level will have a full (8 hours) and a half track (4 hours). We will offer classes for all levels, from dancers that have been dancing blues less than a year to blues dance camp globetrotters. We will also offer a fast track for swing dancers that are completely new to blues and want to kick start their blues journey.
We will also bring you three parties, two live bands, three international teachers and a lot of gôtt mos!
In Göteborg the saying “Gôtt mos” literally means “tasty mashed potatoes” but it’s used to imply that something is awesome. Gôtt mos = Nice! Cool! Great! Awesome! Good job!
Teachers: Ruth Evelyn, Mike Sonder, Annette Kühnle Bands: tba
7thCANCELED: Redwood Coast Music Festival - MOVED TO 2021/5/6 EurekaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie, Other Exchange
CANCELED: Redwood Coast Music Festival - MOVED TO 2021/5/6 5/7/2020 City: Eureka, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie, Other 30th anniversary of "the dancer's festival" with many live bands

Hot Jazz, Swing, Blues, Soul, Zydeco, Rockabilly, Americana, Country...

Bands: Michael Doucet, Charlie Baty, Sugar Ray Norcia, Joel Paterson, Duke Robillard, and more
15thCSC Canadian Swing Championships Montreal (Trois Rivières)Lindy, Blues, Balboa Workshop
CSC Canadian Swing Championships 5/15/2020 City: Montreal (Trois Rivières), Canada Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Canada's biggest swing dance event celebrating 19 years. Bilingual Francais et English! The best in Solo Jazz, West-Coast Swing, Lindy-Hop, Boogie-Woogie, Rockabilly Jive, Balboa and Blues come to throwdown!
15thGet It Boston Exchange BostonBlues Exchange
Get It Boston Exchange 5/15/2020 City: Boston, USA Dances: Blues
16thCANCELED: Roaring Twente 2020 EnschedeBlues, Lindy Workshop
CANCELED: Roaring Twente 2020 5/16/2020 City: Enschede, Netherlands Dances: Blues, Lindy Get ready, because the grandest party in Twente is coming back! We present to you the Swing and Blues party of Enschede, ROARING TWENTE with workshops by RUTH AND MIKE!

We've hit the 20’s once again, and this time it’s going to roar louder than any decade ever did. We’ll bring back the music, the flapper girls, the big parties and the dancing! Swing and sway the weekend of May 16 and 17. Join our parties at extraordinary locations in Enschede, dance on live music, and follow Lindy Hop and Blues workshops with amazing teachers.
We offer free hosting with the lovely members of our community, so no worries if Enschede isn’t right around the corner from where you live. We hope to see you there!
Teachers: Mike Grosser, Ruth Evelyn
21stBlues Boom Festival - Absolute Beginners ORLEANSBlues Workshop
Blues Boom Festival - Absolute Beginners 5/21/2020 City: ORLEANS, France Dances: Blues An event for beginners AND an exchange for all dancers in the Loire Valley.
21stStockholm Blues Fest - The retreat StockholmBlues Workshop
Stockholm Blues Fest - The retreat 5/21/2020 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues An extra 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: Ryan and Anna
Dan Repsch
Bands: Miss Mikey May & Jan Kořinek
Stefano Ronchi
22ndRed Hot Blues 'n BBQ 2020 Washington, DCBlues Exchange
Red Hot Blues 'n BBQ 2020 5/22/2020 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Blues Why is Red Hot Blues ‘n BBQ the greatest blues event you’ll attend all year? With blues dancing, live music, great DJs, afternoon BBQs, food competitions, laying in the sunshine, community, and love, its the ultimate start of summer! Red Hot is about focusing attention on the roots of what we believe the blues is about: building communities. We can’t wait to see you in our nation’s capital: sunny, crawfish-tastic Washington, D.C.
22ndSeaside Stomp 2020 PensacolaBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Workshop
Seaside Stomp 2020 5/22/2020 City: Pensacola, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Dance at the beach this summer in the beautiful seaside town of Pensacola, FL! With 8 hours of lessons and almost 24 hours of social dancing we have something for everyone! Teachers: Erin Morris, Sarah St Ores, Robert David Jemian
28thBluesGeek Online 2020 St. LouisBlues Workshop
BluesGeek Online 2020 5/28/2020 City: St. Louis, USA Dances: Blues The premier, 3-day blues idiom workshop BluesGeek is back for 2020. If you've never done blues, want to continue your education, or need a challenge, 2020 will have it all and more as we blend classes on blues dance history and technical innovation, filtered through your learning style with the best music that St. Louis and beyond has to offer. Geeks Will Unite!! May 28th-June 1st Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
29thSouthwest Swing Showdown Phoenix, ArizonaBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Workshop
Southwest Swing Showdown 5/29/2020 City: Phoenix, Arizona, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Southwest Swing Showdown is looking to throwdown the gauntlet this year! 4 tracks of Lindy Instruction, 1 Blues track, and a smorgasbord of electives from over 10 all-star instructors. Competitions with amazing prizes, a jazz crawl, free massages for full weekend participants, this is an event you don't want to miss! Teachers: Anthony Chen, Irina Amzashvili, Rasmus Holmqvist, Mona Reithmeier, Gaby Cook, Rafał Pustelny, Laurel Ryan, Michelle Stokes, Daniel Repsch Bands: Jonathan Ng's Rain City All Stars, Lava Hot Jass Band, Lynde Hunt Project
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
18thMontreal Blues Bump MontrealBlues Workshop
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!
19thPortland Blues Immersion Portland, OregonBlues Workshop
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
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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