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Herrang Dance Camp Week 5 Herrang
Herrang Dance Camp Week 5 7/29/2017 City: Herrang, Sweden Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Boogie Woogie The largest, longest, and oldest swing dance camp in the world!
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Blues/Jazz Dance Workshop Norwich
Blues/Jazz Dance Workshop 8/5/2017 City: Norwich, United Kingdom Dances: Blues A 2-day workshop with Brenda Russell
 
 
 
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Blues/Jazz Dance Immersion Norwich
Blues/Jazz Dance Immersion 8/3/2017 City: Norwich, United Kingdom Dances: Blues An immersion retreat with Brenda Russell. at a quiet Norfolk campsite
 
 
 
 
 
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Canberräng 2017 Canberra
Canberräng 2017 8/3/2017 City: Canberra, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag Canberräng is Canberra’s annual festival of swing dance, and one of Australia’s longest running and most loved lindy exchanges. Over 30 hours of social dancing, 8 incredible live bands, Australia’s best DJs, stunning venues and wonderful lindy hoppers from near and far make this an experience not to be missed! Proudly brought to you by Jumptown Swing. Bands: Jessie Gordon (Perth), Sara Jeanne and the City Gents (Sydney), 5th Avenue (Canberra), Jonno Zilber (Mackay), Sean Loughran (Melbourne), the CBR Big Band (Canberra), Michael McQuaid (Melbourne) and the Dan McLean Hot Six (Canberra).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mountain Blues Camp Ferme Les Costes, 07160 Nonières
Mountain Blues Camp 8/6/2017 City: Ferme Les Costes, 07160 Nonières, France Dances: Blues Are you looking for some Blues dancing adventures this summer? Are you ready to work hard and play harder? Mountain Blues Camp might be exactly what you need!

* 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying.
* 6 days of amazing classes with some of the best teachers you will find.

Don’t wait any longer and save the date for the next the 2017 edition of Mountain Blues Camp, August 6th-11th.

This year with Dan Nash, Jean-Charles Joyss, Jennifer Sowden, Daniel Repsch and Catherine Palmier.
Teachers: Dan Nash, Jean-Charles Joyss, Jennifer Sowden, Daniel Repsch and Catherine Palmier
 
 
 
 
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Sweet Molasses Blues Boston, MA
Sweet Molasses Blues 8/4/2017 City: Boston, MA, USA Dances: Blues An extra sweet workshop weekend with top notch instructors, amazing live music, and donuts!

Featuring a one-of-a-kind choreography track. Don't miss out!
Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
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TURQUOISE 2017 Ann Arbor, MI
TURQUOISE 2017 8/4/2017 City: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion A blues + fusion summer dance hangout! A half day of workshops + 2 nights of dancing. Teachers: TBD
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CincyHop 2017 Cincinnati, OH
CincyHop 2017 8/11/2017 City: Cincinnati, OH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy CincyHop is an annual weekend of vintage swing dancing in Cincinnati, OH. There will be 24+ hours of dancing over 3 days to great live bands and talented DJs in different venues all around the city! Bands: Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, The Jazz Coasters, Noah Wotherspoon
 
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Blues 2017 Kraków
Hummingbird Blues 2017 8/11/2017 City: Kraków, Poland Dances: Blues, Fusion For the 3rd time we invite you to Hummingbird Blues, three days long blues exchange in Krakow, Poland.
Join us for 2 days and 3 nights of blues dancing and more! Great venues, live music, rockin' DJs, lots of daily activities...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mountain Blues Camp Ferme Les Costes, 07160 Nonières
Mountain Blues Camp 8/6/2017 City: Ferme Les Costes, 07160 Nonières, France Dances: Blues Are you looking for some Blues dancing adventures this summer? Are you ready to work hard and play harder? Mountain Blues Camp might be exactly what you need!

* 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying.
* 6 days of amazing classes with some of the best teachers you will find.

Don’t wait any longer and save the date for the next the 2017 edition of Mountain Blues Camp, August 6th-11th.

This year with Dan Nash, Jean-Charles Joyss, Jennifer Sowden, Daniel Repsch and Catherine Palmier.
Teachers: Dan Nash, Jean-Charles Joyss, Jennifer Sowden, Daniel Repsch and Catherine Palmier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TURQUOISE 2017 Ann Arbor, MI
TURQUOISE 2017 8/4/2017 City: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion A blues + fusion summer dance hangout! A half day of workshops + 2 nights of dancing. Teachers: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bluesila Kirneilė
Bluesila 8/18/2017 City: Kirneilė , Lithuania Dances: Blues "a blues dance camp located near the lake and surrounded by beautiful Lithuanian forests"
 
 
 
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Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 Amsterdam
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2016 8/17/2017 City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Ceuvel Swing Camp is coming back for the third year! A unique weekend with a special concept: private classes for everybody. Please read that again: a private class for every participant.

- 4 Rooms for all private classes
- 10+ hours of group clases, lindyhop and other tasters in the big party room
- Everything within walking distance
- Switch Jack & Jill
- Fusion/alternative party room
- Our own cook providing lunch and dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bear Blues Exchange 8/25/2017 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues Berlin invites you to a three nights Blues Exchange at the end of summer. Let's have a weekend full of music and dancing (and probably a lot of hugs and life-enhancing conversations).
 
 
 
 
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Leeds Swing Exchange Leeds
Leeds Swing Exchange 8/25/2017 City: Leeds, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag Leeds Swing Exchange returns for its 7th edition on the August Bank Holiday weekend (25th - 28th August 2017)! Featuring some wonderful new venues for you to dance in, as well as some old favourites. We'll have some great bands, our usual quirky competition, cake and exciting daytime activities! Keep an eye on the facebook page or website for announcements and booking details.
 
 
 
 
Southbound Blues Exchange Vol. II 8/25/2017 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues Southbound Blues Exchange unites an incredible cast of musicians, DJs, and dancers together in Music City for another year of dancing to the blues. Experience another dance weekend in the Music City with national musical stars and our homegrown favorites. In our new DJ Showcase, our guest DJs will present musical topics they have carefully crafted for your dancing and learning pleasure. DJs: Anna Washenko, Ross Blythe, Katie Belsky, Corey Manke Bands: Marquise Knox, Dante Zapata, Joshua Fialkoff, Al Holbrook Band, Juke Joint Revival, Moonshine Rhythm Club
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Open Blues Piotrwice Nyskie
Open Blues 2017 8/31/2017 City: Piotrwice Nyskie, Poland Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other Open Blues is Poland’s first blues dance camp: 4 days, 4 parties, dozens of peer-based workshops, and live music.

The core principle of Open Blues revolves around peer-based exchange. It will all take place in an atmospheric raw palais. This space is perfect for both laboratory and experimental work as well as socialising and general merriment – bonfires, a lake, incredible nature, a bit of agritourism and many more during our weekend.
Don’t worry! We will make sure transport is as easy as possible. 
Teachers: Peers from all over the world Bands: Yes
 
 
 
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Leeds Swing Exchange 8/25/2017 City: Leeds, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag Leeds Swing Exchange returns for its 7th edition on the August Bank Holiday weekend (25th - 28th August 2017)! Featuring some wonderful new venues for you to dance in, as well as some old favourites. We'll have some great bands, our usual quirky competition, cake and exciting daytime activities! Keep an eye on the facebook page or website for announcements and booking details.
 
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Swing Out New Hampshire Hebron, New Hampshire
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/30/2017 City: Hebron, New Hampshire, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The friendliest dance camp in the world! Located at a sleepaway camp in beautiful New Hampshire. Join the fun and join the sing-a-longs! Includes top international instructors! Teachers: - Alain Fragman
- Ann Mony
- Bethany Powell - NEW!
- Christian Frommelt - NEW!
- Gaby Cook
- Jenny Shirar - NEW!
- Lainey Silver
- Naomi Uyama
- Nathan Bugh
- Peter Strom
- Rafal Pustelny - NEW!
- Ryan Calloway
- Skye Humphries
- Stefan Durham - NEW!
- Sylwia Bielec
Bands: - Gordon Webster and his Band
- Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Open Blues 2017 Piotrwice Nyskie
Open Blues 2017 8/31/2017 City: Piotrwice Nyskie, Poland Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other Open Blues is Poland’s first blues dance camp: 4 days, 4 parties, dozens of peer-based workshops, and live music.

The core principle of Open Blues revolves around peer-based exchange. It will all take place in an atmospheric raw palais. This space is perfect for both laboratory and experimental work as well as socialising and general merriment – bonfires, a lake, incredible nature, a bit of agritourism and many more during our weekend.
Don’t worry! We will make sure transport is as easy as possible. 
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Swing Out New Hampshire Hebron, New Hampshire
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/30/2017 City: Hebron, New Hampshire, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The friendliest dance camp in the world! Located at a sleepaway camp in beautiful New Hampshire. Join the fun and join the sing-a-longs! Includes top international instructors! Teachers: - Alain Fragman
- Ann Mony
- Bethany Powell - NEW!
- Christian Frommelt - NEW!
- Gaby Cook
- Jenny Shirar - NEW!
- Lainey Silver
- Naomi Uyama
- Nathan Bugh
- Peter Strom
- Rafal Pustelny - NEW!
- Ryan Calloway
- Skye Humphries
- Stefan Durham - NEW!
- Sylwia Bielec
Bands: - Gordon Webster and his Band
- Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
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Camp Blues Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
Camp Blues Santa Cruz 9/1/2017 City: Santa Cruz, CA, USA Dances: Blues, Other "Camp Blues is a weekend Blues Dance Retreat. A time to relax, play, enjoy nature, dance, socialize, and eat good food while looking at the American folk dances, Blues and Jazz."
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BE-Bluesed Bern
BE-Bluesed 9/8/2017 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Blues
SONH Hebron, New Hampshire
Swing Out New Hampshire 8/30/2017 City: Hebron, New Hampshire, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The friendliest dance camp in the world! Located at a sleepaway camp in beautiful New Hampshire. Join the fun and join the sing-a-longs! Includes top international instructors! Teachers: - Alain Fragman
- Ann Mony
- Bethany Powell - NEW!
- Christian Frommelt - NEW!
- Gaby Cook
- Jenny Shirar - NEW!
- Lainey Silver
- Naomi Uyama
- Nathan Bugh
- Peter Strom
- Rafal Pustelny - NEW!
- Ryan Calloway
- Skye Humphries
- Stefan Durham - NEW!
- Sylwia Bielec
Bands: - Gordon Webster and his Band
- Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
Blues River Notes - The Festival 9/8/2017 City: Milan, Italy Dances: Blues
Camp Blues Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
Camp Blues Santa Cruz 9/1/2017 City: Santa Cruz, CA, USA Dances: Blues, Other "Camp Blues is a weekend Blues Dance Retreat. A time to relax, play, enjoy nature, dance, socialize, and eat good food while looking at the American folk dances, Blues and Jazz."
 
 
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Dirt Cheap Blues Virginia Beach
Dirt Cheap Blues 9/7/2017 City: Virginia Beach, USA Dances: Blues It's a Bluesin' Vacation!
4 Days of Blues, Beach, & More Blues.
 
 
 
 
 
North Shore Dance Night Salisbury
North Shore Dance Night 9/9/2017 City: Salisbury, USA Dances: Blues Blues Dance lesson: 7-8 pm
Social Dance: 8-10 pm
$10 Entry fee (includes lesson)
Beautiful dance floor.
Food & drink available for purchase
Teachers: Julie Brown
 
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Lindy on the Rocks Denver
Lindy on the Rocks 9/15/2017 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz The 13th annual Lindy on the Rocks and Hot Night Fusion Weekend are run concurrently with the Denver Vintage Jazz Festival. Featuring the top names in lindy hop and solo jazz for Lindy on the Rocks, and amazing Blues, Tango, and Fusion instructors for Hot Night Fusion Weekend.

3 nights of dancing and competitions with the top names in Vintage Jazz today!

Registration is now open! You can split your registration into as many as 6 monthly payments!
Teachers: Pontus Persson and Isabella Gregorio
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Bands: Joe Smith Orchestra featuring the All-Stars
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North Star Blues Minneapolis
North Star Blues 9/14/2017 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues North Star Blue is an exchange (no classes) in Minneapolis. If you want to hang out with friends in beautiful fall weather and listen to awesome live music, this is the event for you.
 
 
 
 
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Octoblues Dortmund
Octoblues 9/15/2017 City: Dortmund, Germany Dances: Blues Website: https://www.octoblues.com/
Facebook Event: https://facebook.com/events/1284527054976816
Teachers: Ruth and Mike, Annette Kuehnle, Jered Morin
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Blues Exchange In Toulouse 9/22/2017 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Fusion 4th Edition of our blues exchange in Toulouse ! 3 bands, days activities, skills sharing...fun, blues music, fusion music, endless parties !
Come to dance with us !!
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Cotton City Blues Manchester
Cotton City Blues 9/22/2017 City: Manchester, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Blues in the UK's cotton city, Manchester. Two days of workshops, three nights of parties. Teachers: Vicci & Adamo; Vivien & Philippa; Samuel Tinguely; Velody; Faye & Frank
 
 
 
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Dirty Water Lindy Exchange Boston, Massachusetts
Dirty Water Lindy Exchange 9/21/2017 City: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Boston's Dirty Water Lindy Exchange celebrates our 10th year! Please come to Boston in 2017! Bands: tba.
 
 
 
 
 
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IDW's Fusion Dance Mini-Weekender near Lingfield
IDW's Fusion Dance Mini-Weekender 9/23/2017 City: near Lingfield, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, Other Fusion Dancing???

Hopefully we all know by now that Fusion Dancing *isn’t* just dancing one Dance Style to the Music of another, or merely adapting Moves between Styles – an accomplished Fusion Dancer does *so* much more than this…. But have you ever wondered what Fusion Dancing is *really* all about?

IDW have great pleasure in presenting a Mini-Weekend Retreat in an idyllic setting with *Expert Professional Tuition* to help dancers from all genres to work together and find out for themselves what Fusion Dancers can actually aspire to… Expect a dedicated Dance Community that works, eats and plays together to push the frontiers of Modern Partner Dancing…

We’ll be basing the weekend around Blues Fusion, but it’s suitable for Modern and/or Traditional Blues Dancers, Smooth Modern Jive Dancers, Tangueros and even Solo Dancers/Blues Beginners that want to experiment with *really* connecting with a partner…

The weekend features two specialist Workshops on Saturday and a third on the Sunday morning, with options to book yourself a local B&B for the Saturday night or even stay on site if coming from further afield. All refreshments and lunch on Saturday are included, and there’s the option to book a dinner with us for Saturday night or unwind at nearby restaurants and pubs… The class content is spread over several sessions and taken at a more exploratory pace than our famous *Intensive* Workshops, and there’s plenty of Consolidation/Practice time with expert support on hand (which means dancers retain the learning points more effectively)… All this for just £55 per person (£48 Early Bird Price!)


Mandy and Basil (who have have just been appointed as the first-announced Judges at the 2018 Bues n Smooth Champs to take place in February and who will be your Teachers for this Weekend) specialise in teaching Blues, Tango and Fusion Dancing. They have spent a lifetime in dance with over forty years of full-time professional teaching experience between them. They are widely seen as the experts in Connection and strongly believe that an equal Conversation based on clear Communication between partners lies at the heart and soul of social dancing…

The Herons Centre is a beautiful venue with landscaped Japanese-style gardens. It has a large, airy studio with a wonderful floor and floor-to-ceiling glass doors – a truly inspiring location to work in!!


The Timetable is subject to change, but here’s what we’re planning at the moment:

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10.30-11.00 Meet and Greet
11.00-13.00 First Workshop (‘Coming Together’ - A re-evaluation of Blues Fundamentals in terms of movement, musicality and connection)
13.00-14.30 Communal Leisurely Lunch (buffet style)
14.30-15.00 Blues Mini-Practica (a managed practice session with music, where dancers work together to consolidate previous learning, with access to teachers for help with problems/questions or for evaluation/further suggestions.
15.00-17.00 Second Workshop (‘Getting to Grips’ – exploring the concept of Fusion and applying different Techniques within a Blues Framework)
17.00-17.30 Break for Tea and Homemade Cakes (arguably the best part of the weekend!)
17.30-19.30 Fusion Practica (with guidance as above)
19.30: Optional Dinner with us On-Site

N.B. We’ve decided to wind down on Saturday before everyone’s exhausted - early enough for those who might want to spend some time on their own to get to their B&B, change and be in plenty of time to eat out at a place of their choosing and/or go to a pub to rest and recuperate, and for energetic locals (and those of the travellers who want to join them!) to meet up for more Dancing and show off their new skills!!

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11.00-11.30 Meet Up for Coffee with option of gentle Warm up Exercises with Mandy
11.30-13.30 Third Workshop (‘Bringing it all Together’ – a focus on using more advanced connection and communication in Fusion Dancing to enable more complex concepts from other Dance Styles to be incorporated)
13.30-14.30 Fusion Mini-Practica (Dancers that need to travel, attend family lunch events etc., or simply to recover together over a local pub lunch are of course welcome to leave early during this final Practica)…


Places on this Weekender are very limited so please book (see below) as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that you need to book this event as a Leader/Follower pair – all partners will be rotated during the Workshops, although there is the option to work with a chosen partner during all or part of the Practica Sessions if desired.


More Details/Questions?
Text Mandy 07534 242834
email basil_barrett@hotmail.com
PM https://www.facebook.com/IslandDanceWizards

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TO BOOK:

The Fusion Mini-Weekender can only be booked as a Leader Follower Pair (£110 total – or just £96 Total for Early Bird Bookings where Full Payment is received by end of July 2017). All places on the Weekender are booked for named individuals and are booked on a non-refundable basis.

To include Saturday Night Dinner please add £10 per person

Camping is also available on site for £5 per person

There are also some B&B places available staying with us at the bungalow on site for £50 per person – please PM us urgently if interested in this Option as there are an extremely limited number of places available on a first-come first-served basis…


We can issue you a PayPal invoice on request or just use the bank details below to make a payment by BACS using your own name as reference, and make payable to:

Amanda Fyles
Acc. No.: 12823422
Sort Code: 60-24-31

And then send a text to 07534 242834 confirming your name, the date of the Session(s) any Options included and the names of Leader (L) and Follower (F)

We look forward to seeing you there :)
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The Cave of Blues Zugarramurdi
The Cave of Blues 9/22/2017 City: Zugarramurdi, Spain Dances: Blues Dancing in the Caves of Zugarramurdi, with live music. Room and board at the local hostel.

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The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival 9/28/2017 City: New Orleans, LA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival is an international jazz music and dance festival dedicated to promoting swing dancing in New Orleans and introducing our brilliant music community to a wider audience of jazz fans world-wide. This 5-day festival features live local jazz, social dancing, outdoor concerts at the French Market, a Frenchmen Street club crawl, after parties, a second line parade, dance performances, a photography contest, and dance classes for all ages and levels. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
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DSLB St. Louis
Dance St. Lou Blue 2017 9/29/2017 City: St. Louis, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Suitcase Blues 9/29/2017 City: Valencia, Spain Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival 9/28/2017 City: New Orleans, LA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival is an international jazz music and dance festival dedicated to promoting swing dancing in New Orleans and introducing our brilliant music community to a wider audience of jazz fans world-wide. This 5-day festival features live local jazz, social dancing, outdoor concerts at the French Market, a Frenchmen Street club crawl, after parties, a second line parade, dance performances, a photography contest, and dance classes for all ages and levels. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
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Backwater Blues Huntsville
Backwater Blues 10/6/2017 City: Huntsville, USA Dances: Blues Huntsville’s Ballroomin’ Blues event is BACK for 2017!

Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 6-8, 2017 (Columbus Day Weekend) to come dance the blues with us.

Registration Opens July 5, 2017 at 7pm Central/8pm EST

Announced Instructors so far:
- Mike Legenthal
- Dan Legenthal
- Campbell Miller
- Shawn Hershey
- Laney Barhaugh
- Kenneth Shipp

Full Weekend Passes:
Tier 1 - $90 (First 10 People To Register)
Tier 2 - $100 (Next 20 People To Register)
Tier 3 - $110 (Next 30 People or until August 30th, whichever comes first)
Tier 3 - $120 (Until September 30)
Tier 4 - $130 (After September 30th/At the Door)
Beginner’s Weekend Pass
$65 (Until track is full)

More details, including more instructors, bands, competitions, and DJs, to come!

Come join us for all the sweet tea and Ballroomin' Blues your body can handle!
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Shawn Hershey, Campbell Miller, Laney Barhaugh, Kenneth Shipp Bands: The K-night Owls featuring Taryn Newborne
 
 
 
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Blues n Soul 5 Orlando
Blues n Soul 5 10/6/2017 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast A passion for great music, awesome dancing, and inspired creativity on the dance floor is what Blues n Soul is all about! Swing and Blues dancing to Soul, Blues, Funk, Motown, and songs that make you want to groove out all weekend long. Dance inside, on top of, or all around the box.

Share your Soul in Orlando Oct 6th - 7th - 8th 2017
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Mean Old Blues 2017 San Francisco
Mean Old Blues 2017 10/6/2017 City: San Francisco, USA Dances: Blues Mean Old Blues Festival is back for its second year in San Francisco, California. We invite you to share in our deep love for the roots of blues through two days of fantastic classes and three nights of dancing to live blues music.
 
 
 
 
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Moonshine Lindy & Blues 10/6/2017 City: Peebles, near Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz
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Belta Blues 2017 Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Belta Blues 2017 10/13/2017 City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Join us for a weekend of blues with classes for experienced dancers and parties for all.

There will be one core track so that we can build a cohesive curriculum over the weekend, and share the experience as a group. Challenging concepts and lessons, for intermediate to advanced dancers, grounding our Blues with Trad techniques to better let our individual creativity and expression blossom.
This year will see a combination of solo body movement, Trad partner styles, flash moves, musicality and creativity. We’ll talk about different music styles and dance styles, to a wide range of tempos. As always we aim to challenge you to work on your body awareness and breaking down your habits, all to evolve into something new!
The main courses will be articulated around:
Dancing to triplets in the music
Connecting with your partner both in simple-but-new patterns, and in more flashy ballrooming styles
Tackling up-tempo Blues
Working on solo body movement to integrate your pulse, as well as bring cool individual variations in your dancing.
We can’t wait to be back and we hope to see you soon ! "

And then there will be the parties hosted by fabulous DJs and great live music. It will be all kinds of epic, so be there lovely people. Tickets go on sale on the 2nd June. Tickets from £75.
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Berlin Blues Immersion 10/9/2017 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blues Muse 2017: 10th Anniversary! 10/20/2017 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues 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. This weekend includes two full days of instruction, a blues Jack & Jill competition, a Jill competition, special performances, and three nights of social dancing to nationally hailed blues DJs, complete with late-night dances.

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Drag the Blues Barcelona
Drag the Blues 10/20/2017 City: Barcelona, Spain Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CCX XIX 2017 - Lindy Blues & Balboa Exchange 10/27/2017 City: Montreal, QC, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
 
 
Cierra Ruffin Workshop Weekend 10/28/2017 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues Joining us from Denver for a very special workshop during our October Blue Note (Hallowe'en weekend!), we have Cierra Ruffin!

This weekend will include 6 hours of special classes, a Saturday night dance, and optional outings to breweries and live music before and after.

Preliminary Workshop Details:

- Date: October 28-29, 2017
- Class length: 1.5 hour classes (4 total)
- Full workshop (includes Saturday night dance): $70 presale, $80 at the door
- Single-day classes: $36 presale, $40 at the door
- Individual class: $20
- Early bird ends: October 15, 2017
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Tokamak2017 Edinburgh
Tokamak2017 10/27/2017 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion, Other The biggest tokamak yet.

A weekend of alt/blues/fusion/nonsense.
Join us for a wild weekend of hanging out and grooving until the early morning to some fabulous DJ's and live acts for three solid days of partying. How much fusion energy can we contain on this dance floor? Let's find out.
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CCX XIX 2017 - Lindy Blues & Balboa Exchange 10/27/2017 City: Montreal, QC, Canada Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Al-Andalblues Festival granada
Al-Andalblues Festival 11/3/2017 City: granada, Spain Dances: Blues We present you the 1st Blues Dance Festival ever done in Andalucía (Spain). It is organized by Pinky Panky Lindy Hop and counts with the collaboration of Graná Swing Teachers: Gastón Fernadez & Alba Mengual, Adamo Ciarallo & Vicci Moore, Jean-Charles Joyss & Alina Sokulska.
 
 
 
 
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Elm City Exchange New Haven
Elm City Exchange 11/3/2017 City: New Haven, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion Come get your dance on amidst the falling leaves in beautiful New England!
 
 
 
Holy City Blues Exchange VIII 11/2/2017 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues Aw snap, the Blues is back! Join us in beautiful Charleston, SC as we celebrate the joy of Blues. We are happy to bring together musicians, dancers, and friends from across the Southeast and beyond to commence a weekend of hot, fierce, soul shakin' music! Come on down, and join the party y'all!
 
 
 
 
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INDIGO 2017 Ann Arbor, MI
INDIGO 2017 11/3/2017 City: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion Saturday workshops in blues, fusion and a third something awesome (we'll surprise you!). Dances: First Friday Fusion, The Blue Milonga, Shades of Indigo. Teachers: TBD
 
 
 
 
 
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Rose City Blues Portland, Oregon
Rose City Blues 11/3/2017 City: Portland, Oregon, USA Dances: Blues 3 Nights of Dancing until the sun comes up
2 Days of Workshops
3 Blues Competitions
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Blues in the Hudd 2017 Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Blues in the Hudd 2017 11/10/2017 City: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Back for its second year, now a full weekend! Teachers: TBC Bands: TBC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Montreal Blues Exchange Montreal
Montreal Blues Exchange 11/17/2017 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues MMM BLUES EXCHANGE is a four-day blues dance and social event in Montréal, Quebec. Blues dance fanatics, music lovers, scene-socializers, and some pretty neat people will come together for all the good stuff related to blues and social dancing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MMMBx Montreal
Montreal Blues Exchange 11/17/2017 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues MMM BLUES EXCHANGE is a four-day blues dance and social event in Montréal, Quebec. Blues dance fanatics, music lovers, scene-socializers, and some pretty neat people will come together for all the good stuff related to blues and social dancing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MLX17 Melbourne
Melbourne Lindy Exchange 2017 11/30/2017 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag MLX brings together lovers of vernacular jazz dance from around Australia and the world. Dance styles range from Lindy Hop to Balboa, Blues to Shag, but the common element is a love of swingin' out and sugar foot stompin'. MLX has a long tradition of providing some of the best social dancing these shores have ever seen!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Melbourne Lindy Exchange 2017 Melbourne
Melbourne Lindy Exchange 2017 11/30/2017 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag MLX brings together lovers of vernacular jazz dance from around Australia and the world. Dance styles range from Lindy Hop to Balboa, Blues to Shag, but the common element is a love of swingin' out and sugar foot stompin'. MLX has a long tradition of providing some of the best social dancing these shores have ever seen!
 
 
 
 
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Petit ESBF Madrid
Petit ESBF 12/1/2017 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues The small version of the well-known ESBF, but in petit size and price, for all of you who have less budget but a huge blues soul. Teachers: Adamo and Vicci, Gas and Alba Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Snowbound Blues 2017 Rochester
Snowbound Blues 2017 12/8/2017 City: Rochester, USA Dances: Blues Snow Bound Blues is a 3 day blues dance event dedicated to Blues Music and Dancing. Mark your calendars- December 8th-10th, 2017!

There will be very magical things...maybe even some Snow.
Teachers: To Be Announced Bands: To Be Announced
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The CountDown Paris
The CountDown 12/29/2017 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Fusion Paris Blues and Fusion New Year Exchange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The CountDown Paris
The CountDown 12/29/2017 City: Paris, France Dances: Blues, Fusion Paris Blues and Fusion New Year Exchange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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City In Motion San Diego San Diego
City In Motion San Diego 1/12/2018 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion, Tango, West Coast, Other Escape the winter in sunny San Diego!

New classes
New venue
New music
Same great taste


we believe in exploring and developing individual style
we believe in appreciating our partner's style
we do this by creating experiences that change lives
Teachers: Moti Buchboot, Shaheed Qaasim, Mark Carpenter, Kelly Howard, Mario Mayorga, Nathaniel Abrea, jamie-lynn figure, Laura Boddorff, Rachel Meth, Christopher Chung, Angie Huang Bands: David Keogh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blues With Friends 2018 St. Louis, MO
Blues With Friends 2018 1/19/2018 City: St. Louis, MO, USA Dances: Blues Teachers: Clyde Wright and Laura Chieko
Adam and Krystal Wilkerson
Anna Washenko
Bands: Marquise Knox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tobacco Road Blues Exchange 1/26/2018 City: Durham, USA Dances: Blues, Fusion For it's 5th anniversary, TRBX will once again feature workshops in addition to fantastic live bands, DJs, and fun social events!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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& All That Jazz west coast
& All That Jazz 2/2/2018 City: west coast, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion
 
 
 
 
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Atlantic Blues Porto
Atlantic Blues 2/2/2018 City: Porto, Portugal Dances: Blues Dancing the Blues on the Atlantic Coast. The nostalgia and emotions wrapped up in this city on the sea, filling you with the Blues. Teachers: T.B.A. Bands: T.B.A.
 
 
 
 
Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2/2/2018 City: Tel Aviv, Israel Dances: Blues Save the date as we are back for the second edition of Black Coffee Blues! Bigger, better, bolder. Welcome spring early in Tel Aviv with great music, great poeple, and greater hummus!
 
 
 
 
Black Label Blues Feb 2018 2/2/2018 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Black Label Blues returns in 2018 to continue building the blues dance community. This weekend includes general level workshops with Lucky Skillen and some of our blues community heroes as well as an optional 3 hours of teacher training. Teachers: Lucky Skillen Bands: TBC
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BluesGeek 2018 Nashville, TN
BluesGeek 2018 2/16/2018 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues Formerly known as Mo' Better Blues, BluesGeek continues the tradition of excellent blues instruction, competitions, and dances while upping the level of blues history and geekery to new heights. Check back later this year for our announcement of instructors, musicians, panelists, and special guest speakers!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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L.A. Blues 2018 Los Angeles
L.A. Blues 2018 2/23/2018 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues Save the date for L.A. Blues 2018. Details coming at a later date. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Austin Blues Party 11 3/2/2018 City: Austin, USA Dances: Blues Come to the biggest damn blues party around! 11 years strong and still going, Austin Blues Party is a weekend full of blues workshops, parties with amazing local live blues bands, and non-workshop activities for those interested in just checking out the city. Teachers: TBD Bands: TBD
 
 
 
 
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Brown Ale Blues Newcastle upon Tyne
Brown Ale Blues 3/2/2018 City: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion
 
 
 
 
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Swingin Orlando Orlando
Swingin Orlando 3/2/2018 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy The Orlando Scene is having a NEW Lindy Exchange called Swingin Orlando happening March 2nd through the 4th 2018
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Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 10th Anniversary 3/15/2018 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 2018 - 10th Anniversary!

Thursday, March 15th - Sunday March 18th, 2018

BOAT, "IMAGINATION"
WATERSLIDES!
24 HOUR PIZZA and ICE CREAM!


Long Beach, CA to Ensenada and back again!
All Inclusive - 4 days and 3 nights of Mayhem!
All the Food You Can Eat!
24 hr Pizza Bar and Soft Serve Ice Cream!
Group Rates and Perks (Prices and Availability Subject to Change)
3 Part Payment Plan
Room and Board
Game & Craft Room in the Afternoons
Meet and Greet Session
Private Lessons Available
Blues Dancing every night on the Lido Deck & Indoor Lounge
Live Blues Music with Sean Morse and DJ's Galore!
Private Cocktail Party
Cruise Entertainment
Casinos
Port Fees & Taxes
Fuel Charge
Documentation Fees

Dance Your Aft Off!
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ESpanish Blues Festival 3/30/2018 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues A must do event once in your life if you do blues: it starts with a free tour guide, finishes in a day with drinks and cabaret and in between 2 days of classes and 3 nights of parties, that finishes late and has more than 1 band per night All centered in a beatiful studio created for dancing, the event is focused in social dancing and the link to live music, leading to self expresion and inspiration. And....in a beatiful city, Madrid, that has so far allways given us sun during the event. I said it...a must Teachers: Lisa and Fabien, Vicci and Adamo, Gas and Alba and more to come... Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ESpanish Blues Festival 3/30/2018 City: Madrid, Spain Dances: Blues A must do event once in your life if you do blues: it starts with a free tour guide, finishes in a day with drinks and cabaret and in between 2 days of classes and 3 nights of parties, that finishes late and has more than 1 band per night All centered in a beatiful studio created for dancing, the event is focused in social dancing and the link to live music, leading to self expresion and inspiration. And....in a beatiful city, Madrid, that has so far allways given us sun during the event. I said it...a must Teachers: Lisa and Fabien, Vicci and Adamo, Gas and Alba and more to come... Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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bluesSHOUT! 2018 Chicago
bluesSHOUT! 2018 4/6/2018 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
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Sugar Blues Vienna
Sugar Blues 4/6/2018 City: Vienna, Austria Dances: Blues 2 days of Blues classes in 2 levels, solo Blues, musicality and more, 5 parties and 4 live bands

Website: http://www.viennasugarblues.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Blues Experiment Outer Banks, NC
The Blues Experiment 4/15/2018 City: Outer Banks, NC, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fallin'In Blues Grenoble
Fallin'In Blues 4/20/2018 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues The "little big festival" in the capital of the French Alps that every blues dance lover looks forward to being in. With international teachers and bands every evening. Teachers: Gaston & Alba, Cédric & Caroline Bands: Dan Nash & Ray Wallen, The Rhythm Sketches
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The Blues Experiment Outer Banks, NC
The Blues Experiment 4/15/2018 City: Outer Banks, NC, USA Dances: Blues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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IRN BLUES 2018 Glasgow
IRN BLUES 2018 4/27/2018 City: Glasgow, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Blues and fusion dancing in Scotland's cultural heart! Coming back for it's 3rd year after a sell-out success in 2017. Teachers: To be announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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IRN BLUES 2018 4/27/2018 City: Glasgow, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Blues and fusion dancing in Scotland's cultural heart! Coming back for it's 3rd year after a sell-out success in 2017. Teachers: To be announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Charleston Lindy Exchange 2018 Charleston, SC
Charleston Lindy Exchange 2018 5/18/2018 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa Join us in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC for the 11th year of sweet swing-outs, delicious food, and friendly faces!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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