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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:

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
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
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:
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.

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

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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 (

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

Please RVP via the Facebook event page and leave a comment as to which workshops you intend to do for planning purposes. You can also private message us if you prefer.

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:
Natalya's bio:
Videos of Shawn in action:

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
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 :

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 :

Contact and inscription :
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)
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


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.
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 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
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
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!
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 Hurry though, the taster will get filled up quickly.

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 (
Busses 6A, 66 & 69 stops just outside the door.

450;- kr. for workshop & party
Tickets bought here:
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!!

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 Hurry though, the taster will get filled up quickly.

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 (
Busses 6A, 66 & 69 stops just outside the door.

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

* 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:
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


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
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:
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.


- 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:
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!
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 (buy tickets there too)

G+ page:

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 for info.
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:
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 for a list of venues and other updates. You can also check out our Facebook page:
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
Details & Registration:
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.

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

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:

And visit our website to register and learn more!
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 and!

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

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
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 or
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:
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:

Ticket sale:

~ 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.

Friday 6th December evening: Party (Free entry for partipants)
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€


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

Bank Account:
Konto nummer: 0135722700
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
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

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

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.
Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore (Italy/UK)
Gastón Fernández and Alba Mengual (Argentina/Spain)

2 levels, lots of fun
Madrid, Spain
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

(show dances)
Solo Jazz
(show types)
W Workshop
E Exchange
H House Party

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