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BluesGeek Online 2020 5/28/2020 City: St. Louis, USA Dances: Blues The premier, 3-day blues idiom workshop BluesGeek is back for 2020. If you've never done blues, want to continue your education, or need a challenge, 2020 will have it all and more as we blend classes on blues dance history and technical innovation, filtered through your learning style with the best music that St. Louis and beyond has to offer. Geeks Will Unite!! May 28th-June 1st Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
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Athens Lindy Exchange Athens
Athens Lindy Exchange 6/4/2020 City: Athens, Greece Dances: Lindy, Blues, Balboa Athens Lindy Exchange 2020!!! We had an amazing time thanks to all of you! We are ex-changing the dates, putting the next exchange at the beginning of June! Save the date for our next ALE! June 04-07 2020 -- You are invited to spend 3 days full of Athens night life, sun, great food and smiling people! This year we are throwing our first Lindy exchange in our city! This exchange is going to blow your mind! Much different and underground from the fests you've met, we promise to show you around the very best parts of our city and make you feel like a local! Athens is an awesome place, if you know where to go! On Thursday .. lets go to the awesome welcome party! On Friday.. we'll swing out under the moonlight! On Saturday.. we will give you a morning city tour and and an... evening pub/bar one! You'll meet the famous... Athens by night On Sunday.. we will go swimming to a blue waters beach and have cold beers all day long! And of course, all that will.. swing! Let's dance! -- More to be announced soon... #ale2020 #sunny #athens
 
 
 
 
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Blues Picnic Minsk
Blues Picnic 6/5/2020 City: Minsk, Belarus Dances: Blues You are our guest on June 5-7 at the Blues Picnic!

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

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Northwest Jazz Immersion Lacey, Washington
Northwest Jazz Immersion 6/25/2020 City: Lacey, Washington, USA Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz Join Brenda Russell of DanceMode for this traditional Dixieland Jazz festival and learn the roots of Jazz and Blues. Mini lessons, tons of social dancing, multiple dance floors and bands to choose from all weekend!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Canceled: Beantown Camp Beverly, Massachusetts
Canceled: Beantown Camp 6/25/2020 City: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag A week of incredible classes and social dances at the beautiful Endicott College, 1 hour from Boston. Special events during the camp include Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Talent Show, Beantown Karaoke, Soul Party, as well as relaxation time at the beach and hanging with friends at the Pub.

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Canceled: Beantown Camp Beverly, Massachusetts
Canceled: Beantown Camp 6/25/2020 City: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag A week of incredible classes and social dances at the beautiful Endicott College, 1 hour from Boston. Special events during the camp include Beantown Bounce (the instructors' show), Camp BBQ, Camp Social, Talent Show, Beantown Karaoke, Soul Party, as well as relaxation time at the beach and hanging with friends at the Pub.

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Seravezza Blues Camp Seravezza
Seravezza Blues Camp 7/16/2020 City: Seravezza, Italy Dances: Blues The deepest blues experience,
with music and dance students working together.
Teachers: Brenda Russell and more... Bands: Emiblues and more...
 
 
 
 
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Toulouse Fusion Weekend Toulouse
Toulouse Fusion Weekend 7/17/2020 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Fusion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blues & Balboa w/ Mike Legenthal & Dan Repsch 7/25/2020 City: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Dances: Blues, Balboa Teachers: Mike Legenthal & Dan Repsch
 
 
 
 
Portland Blues Dance Festival 7/24/2020 City: Portland, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast Portland Blues Dance Festival features beginner-friendly blues dance workshops to help beginners learn how to cut a rug and join the community of Portland's blues dance scene!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CincyHop 2020 CINCINNATI
CincyHop 2020 7/30/2020 City: CINCINNATI, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Experience a weekend packed with swing dancing, live music from top-notch bands, and a community of dancers from across the Midwest coming together to experience the best Cincinnati has to offer. Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CincyHop 2020 CINCINNATI
CincyHop 2020 7/30/2020 City: CINCINNATI, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Experience a weekend packed with swing dancing, live music from top-notch bands, and a community of dancers from across the Midwest coming together to experience the best Cincinnati has to offer. Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mountain Blues Camp 2020 8/2/2020 City: Assisi, Italy Dances: Blues * 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* New picturesque location in Umbria, Italy

Registrations open on February 15th, at 12:00 CET.
Teachers: Annette Kühnle
Dominic Hannah
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Mountain Blues Camp 2020 8/2/2020 City: Assisi, Italy Dances: Blues * 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* New picturesque location in Umbria, Italy

Registrations open on February 15th, at 12:00 CET.
Teachers: Annette Kühnle
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Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 8/14/2020 City: Albany, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Dancing! Live music! Swimming!
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Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange Virginia Beach, Virginia
Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange 8/13/2020 City: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
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Hoochin' Blues Party Atlanta, Georgia
Hoochin' Blues Party 8/14/2020 City: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Dances: Blues
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Bluesila Vilnius
Bluesila 8/21/2020 City: Vilnius, Lithuania Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aires de Blues 2020 Buenos Aires
Aires de Blues 2020 9/11/2020 City: Buenos Aires, Argentina Dances: Blues Having a festival that is repeated yearly is an honor and a permanent challenge. We organizers are grateful for all the presence, enthusiasm and feedback we receive with each edition.

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

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

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

Signifyin' Blues honors the origin of Blues through our workshops and commitment to Live Blues music every night of the event!
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Hot Cider Swing Kissimmee
Hot Cider Swing 11/13/2020 City: Kissimmee, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie Hot Cider Swing
Welcome to the Christmas exchange down in the sunshine state. This is the very first Hot Cider Swing and we aren't holding back! The weekend will include things like:

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

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

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