1stAustin Blues Party 12
Austin Blues Party 12
City: Austin, USA
The 12th iteration of our big damn blues party. Tons of instructors, DJs, bands, competitions and party. Come on home to Texas, y'all.
Teachers: Damon Stone, Julie Brown, Heidi Fite, Dexter Santos, Grace Jones-Taylor, Kara Fabina, Kenneth Shop, Laney Barhaugh, Gray Ruffin, Nathaniel Abrea
Bands: Eastside Kings, more TBA
Ann ArborBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz
City: Ann Arbor, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz
Pirate Swing celebrates 10 years!
8thBackdoor to Blues VII
Backdoor to Blues VII
City: Paris, France
Dances: Blues, Lindy
4 levels in Lindy-hop / 4 levels in Blues / 1 level in Swing teaching / 1 level in Blues teaching / 2 orchestra parties
Teachers: Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg, France),
Chloé Boucard & Peter Wishart (Rennes, France), Susana Bernal Sanchez (Toulouse, France) & Fabien Vrillon (Grenoble, France), Rija Ridz (Paris, France) & Lisa Clarke (Grenoble, France),
Bands: The Rhythm Sketches
City: Lisboa, Portugal
Lisbon Blues • Lisbon - Portugal
8th to 10th March 2019
A long standing dream of doing a Blues Exchange in Lisbon is finally coming to fruition, from the 8th to the 10th of March ,Lisbon will be dancing Blues.
And what an emotion, to be able to dance in the city of the seven hills with it's old world atmosphere and a light that makes the happiness of photographers and filmmakers.
With an international vibe but still a little town feel Lisbon has an enchanting alure that invites us to enjoy life.
By the way, Lisbon Blues is organized by Swing Station (the organizer of Atlantic Blues), so you'll only get the chance to enjoy our Blues Exchange every two years as in the other year we'll be organizing Atlantic Blues.
Friday night, 8th March:
Saturday night, 9th March:
Sunday night, 10th March:
Daytime Activities: TBA
14thBlues workshop with Leigh and Daire
14thCocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona
Cocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona
City: Barcelona, Spain
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Two passions put together, good music and chocolate in the heart of Barcelona. 4th Edition of this Exchange with 4 nights with live music, historical venues, a gastronomical day-trip, competitions, chocolate and loads of fun! :-)
14thCruisin' for a Bluesin'
Cruisin' for a Bluesin'
City: Los Angeles, USA
24 HOUR PIZZA and ICE CREAM!
Long Beach, CA to Ensenada and back!
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
Blues Dancing every night on the Lido Deck & Indoor Lounge
Live Blues Music with Sean Morse and DJ's Galore!
Private Cocktail Party
Port Fees & Taxes
Dance Your Aft Off!
15thAires de Blues 2019
Aires de Blues 2019
City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aires de Blues 2019
The 4th edition of the Argentinean blues dance festival.
A weekend full of blues with 3 nights of dancing to live music and 2 days of workshop with local and international teachers.
Teachers: Alma Applegate
Eugenia Della Latta
Bands: Cesar Valdomir blues band
Daniel De Vita blues trio
Gabriel Gratzer & the big tequilas
Nico Smoljan & his southern jukes
Xime Monzón blues band
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Blues festival with classes, 3 parties and live music every night
Teachers: Ruth & Mike + Kenneth & Laney
Bands: Stefano Ronchi +more
22ndlil'Ladybug Blues Exchange
lil'Ladybug Blues Exchange
City: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Next to 2 hours all-levels workshop with Taryn&Ollie we will have other activities and lot's of dancing in the design capitol of the Nederland.
Bands: Van Tastic
29thSnowMELT Blues Weekend
SnowMELT Blues Weekend
City: Urbana, USA
Dances: Blues, Other
Join us for a weekend full of social dancing and blues dance workshops.
Friday night: Half blues and half swing 50/50 social dance. Starts with beginner lesson.
Saturday: 7 hours of instructor-led classes, then dinner and dance at local blues venue. After-party dance to follow.
Sunday: 2 hours of instructor-led classes, with brunch potluck and final practice dance.
Teachers: Chris Dove
Bands: Kevin King Quartet, Susan Williams Band
City: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Join us for a weekend of blues with classes for experienced dancers and parties for all.
5thGood Fellow Blues
Good Fellow Blues
City: Paris, France
We propose an innovative program for the classes: classes of Traditional Blue dance with Agnieszka and Konrad (Poland) (your dance sharing will never be the same again), and "Tango for Blues" with Yannick and Sandrine (France) (your ochos will never be the same again;-)). The Good Fellow Blues 2019 : 4 hours of 2 level classes, 3 parties with 2 Traditional Blues lives, a mix of traditional Blues and fusion for the DJ sets, amazing venues and time to visit Paris. Registration will open on Sunday 2th December. Fr-Sat pass: 70€. Full pass: 80€.
A cosy, friendly event to share fellow spirit and technique.
Teachers: Agnieszka and Konrad : Poland
Yannick and Sandrine : France
Bands: Little Tom : France
René Miller & Dédé Macchabee : France
12thESpanish Blues Festival
ESpanish Blues Festival
City: Madrid, Spain
Teachers: Adamo and Vicci
Alba and Gas
Nathaniel and Grey
Nick and Ilaria
Konrad and Agnieszka
Bands: Dan Nash, Joshua Fialkoff, Revolution Recess Band, and more
26thWillow Blues Exchange 2019
Willow Blues Exchange 2019
City: Łódź, Poland
Dances: Blues, Fusion
For now we can promise you that the event will be as cozy as it was in the previous years, with a lot of our local magic and warmth. We'll show you our favourite places, introduce our favourite musicians and feed you with the best food. The non-blues workshops are our tradition, too. And hugs, of course, unlimitted.
2ndPorto Blues Exchange
Porto Blues Exchange
City: Porto, Portugal
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Community based Blues exchange in the beautiful city of Porto.
Bands: TJ Jazz, Rhythm & Booze, Smokestackers
3rdFallin' In Blues
Fallin' In Blues
City: Grenoble, France
A full immersion weekend dedicated to the Blues dance and the Blues live music, with couple and solo classes, in the French Alps capital!
3 parties, 7 hours classes, J&J and solo competitions
Teachers: Lisa Clarke(UK) and Dan Repsch (USA), Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (F), Ilaria Parisi & Nick Shirbini (UK, It)
Bands: Dan Nash & Ray Wallen (UK), Barefoot Iano (AUS) & Cincinnati Slim (USA)
City: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Teachers: Andrew Smith, Isabelle Mugai, Agnieszka Burza, Becky Norris
City: Nashville, USA
Last year's nerdiest blues weekend returns with a new date, an extra day of instruction, nightly musical acts focused on different blues genres, and more content for you to geek over. Be on the look out for updates in the coming months.
Teachers: To Be Announced
Bands: To Be Announced
17thCanadian Swing Championships 2019
SherbrookeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
Canadian Swing Championships 2019
City: Sherbrooke, Canada
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast
The Canadian Swing Championships is an annual weekend of mayhem for all types of Swing dance. 4 days of incredible competitions, workshops with international dancers and teachers, live bands and more!
24thBlossom Blues 2019
Blossom Blues 2019
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Blossom Blues is back next year! Save the date: May 24th-26th, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland!
Blossom Blues Highlights:
* 2 days of workshop
* 3 nights of parties with 5 live bands
* You design your own workshop adventure in blues idiom dances and blues music styles
* Traditional blues music at parties
* And as always, live music in classes
**Registration opens January 24th, 2019**
24thRed Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019
City: Washington, DC, USA
Some warm, toasty, delicious information for you, dance friends! Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019 has a finalized date. Mark your calendars for May 24-27, 2019, for the sizzling, soulful event you know and love.
With blues dancing, live music, great DJs, afternoon BBQs, food competitions, laying in the sunshine, community, and love, its the ultimate start of summer! We can’t wait to see you in our nation’s capital: sunny, crawfish-tastic Washington, DC.
All our love,
29thTOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
TOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON
City: Toulouse, France
5 social nights
4 social afternoon
9 hours of classes (from 11am to 14:30)
non stop party from 15h30 until next breakfast saturday and sunday !!!
Teachers: Mike & Dan, Lisa & Fabien, Alba & Gas, Anne-Helene & Bernard
Bands: Dan Nash, Hot Engine Band, Mister Tchang Trio, Agathe Da Rama, The Blues & Bones, The Raggedy Junkers sextet
30thStockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
Stockholm Blues Fest: The retreat
City: Stockholm, Sweden
A warm WELCOME to the annual Stockholm Blues Fest! This year is the 10th jubilee! We’re looking forward to see both old and new friends joining us for this celebration!
Expect a long weekend of inspiring workshops with international blues teachers, late night blues parties, and plenty of time for connection on and off the dance floor!
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Jean-Charles Joyss
Bands: Queen Josephine and The Blues Trail, more TBD
31stLa Maliciosa Blues Fest
La Maliciosa Blues Fest
City: Madrid, Spain
Dances: Blues, Fusion
There’s an adventure waiting for you from May the 31st to June the 2nd.A weekend festival where you can dance, listen to and enjoy blues in the countryside just under an hour away from Madrid!
Different levels of blues classes taught by national and international teachers, live music day and night… take a journey from the heart of traditional blues to the magic of fusion music. Outdoor activities and games, trips to fairy tale places and many other surprises.
Everything inside the magic of the Barranca’s valley, below La Maliciosa mountain, which gives us the name of our adventure and hides a wonderful legend. Are you ready to discover it with us?
Teachers: Leigh & Daire, Julia & John, Eva & Sergio
Bands: Sleepy Roosters, Óscar Linares & Víctor Barceló, T.J.
City: Chicago, USA
14thThe Slow Down 2019
The Slow Down 2019
City: Brno, Czech Republic
Hey guys, we are organizing a new event in Brno. It combines a slow swing & blues.
3 nights, 4 bands, chill out picnic and barbecues, history talks, couple and solo classes with international teachers! And, of course, crazy Saturday night in legendary world war II bunker! Come to visit us in Brno :)
Teachers: Sep Vermeersch, Els Houttequiet
Bands: Miss Mikey May and The Organ Grinders, Prime Minister Benny & his Clumsy Fingers, House Band, ...
20thMile High Blues 2019
Mile High Blues 2019
City: Denver, CO, USA
Save the date for Mile High Blues 2019
Celebrating 10 years!!
Featuring a Gala Thursday night
THREE days of Workshops - Friday, Saturday AND Sunday
Events for the whole family
Live music like you've never seen before
28thBlues Summer Moscow Echange
Blues Summer Moscow Echange
City: Moscow, Russia
The Summer is closer than it seems and we are welcoming you to the 1st Moscow Blues Exchange! See Moscow in its best mood, weather and find out how warm is the blues scene here!
What to expect?
3 parties and a preparty with the best Moscow live bands
Special guest Stefano Ronchi
Venues with great atmosphere every day
Amazing tours around Moscow that will make you fall in love with the city!
==Support with visa issues - just ask!==
Meet the new and old blues friends from all over the world here!
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Stefano Ronchi etc
5thBlues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
Blues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin
City: Minsk, Belarus
This is a story of light and darkness, the story of pain and joy, of a body and a soul. This is a story of the Blues Spirit.
Chapter 1. The Origin.
◾ A deep insight into American Blues history
◾ A way to get closer to the Blues Ethos
◾ A new format of classes from a US instructor of authentic blues dance
◾ A rare chance to feel the vibe of a Juke Joint
Agenda of the weekend:
6 hours of classes with a legend of blues
2 big parties with live music
1 secret after-party
and other surprises...
We are waiting for all, who wants to feel the spirit of blues!
== Free-Visa travel in Belarus! ==
Teachers: Dexter Santos (US)
Bands: information coming soon...
19thRebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
Rebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat
City: Cork, Ireland
The little workshop with the big heart goes international for 2019.
Pack your bags next summer and explore Ireland's second city, Cork, with its unique character, vibrant live music scene, and friendly inhabitants.
5 international instructors, 3 levels to choose from & 3 parties.
Teachers: Adamo Ciarallo, Vicci Moore, Leigh Anderson, Niclas Palmér, Sandra Thörn
26thSweet Molasses Blues
Sweet Molasses Blues
City: Boston, MA, USA
Sweet Molasses Blues returns to Boston July 26-28 2019!
What can you expect? I'm so glad you asked
- 2 full days of classes with top notch instructors (including some special guests)
- 3 nights of live Blues music
- Spectacular choreography and performances
- Sunday evening Soul Food dinner
- Sunday late night booty-shakin' after party!
Sounds pretty sweet, doncha think?
Want to know more? Learn in 3 easy steps!
1) Like the Sweet Molasses Blues page
2) Read the info on www.sweetmolassesblues.com
3) RSVP "yes" to the event and invite your friends!
27thStudio Hop Summer Camp
Studio Hop Summer Camp
City: Mont Dore, France
One Week of holidays an Blues dancing in the middle of France, Live music every party, pool party, sauna, hammam, Jaccuzzis, french food, chees & wine :) in the middle beautifull french volcanoes
Teachers: Vicci & Adamo, Alba & Gas, Lisa & Fabien, Anne-Helene & Bernard, more to come
Bands: Hot Engines Band, Mister Tchang Trio, The Raggedy Junkers sextet, The Blues & Bones
CincinnatiBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
City: Cincinnati, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag
Join us for our fouth annual swing dance exchange Aug 1-4 in Cincinnati OH. Four days of dancing in beautiful venues throughout Cincinnati. Awesome bands and DJs will keep you dancing all weekend. We can't wait to dance with you!
Bands: Visit website for details.
15thCeuvel Swing Camp 2019
AmsterdamBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2019
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz
Get ready for the five year anniversary of Ceuvel Swing Camp - long weekend of swing dance parties and classes in the North of Amsterdam. Also this year: every participant gets a private class; lindy hop group classes (with a focus on switching roles) and taster classes; everything within walking distance; a separate blues room; a Switch Mix&Match competition; and of course a very welcoming and cosy atmosphere.
Teachers: Katie Kobalt, Audun Kveberg, Kibble White, Jason Hsu, Jeff Tong
15thDirt Cheap Blues 2019
Virginia Beach, VABlues
Dirt Cheap Blues 2019
City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
15th Annual Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. August 15-18, 2019 - Not Just an Exchange, It Is A Bluesin' Vacation!
City: Vilnius, Lithuania
Live music, classes, full accommodation and meals, Competitions - all of this in the middle of beautiful Lithuanian forest on the crystal clean lake shore! More info TBA
Teachers: Bernard Cavasa and Anne-Helene Carvasa, Nicolas Naman and Alina Vysotskaya, Alina Sokulska, more TBA
Bands: Hot Engines Band, A.Belkin Band, Christine & The Blue Drags
30thCamp Hollwood 2019
Los Angeles, CABlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollwood 2019
City: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
Camp Hollywood is one of the largest and longest running swing dance camps in the world. Now in its 22nd year, we're proud to offer the finest selection of international dance instructors, live music and competitors which provide a fun-filled long weekend with something for everyone!
30thOpen Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
Piotrowice NyskieBlues, Fusion
Open Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival
City: Piotrowice Nyskie, Poland
Dances: Blues, Fusion
THE FESTIVAL: 30th August - 1th September 2019
Open Blues is Poland's first blues dance camp. The festival is 4 days, 4 parties, dozens of peer-based workshops, and live music. The hangout is a lovely community hanging out.
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.
13thEmerald City Blues Festival
Emerald City Blues Festival
City: Seattle, USA
After an 8 year hiatus, Emerald City Blues Festival is coming back to Seattle in September, 2019! 3 nights of dancing with both live music and DJ'd music, 2 days of workshops taught by local and nationally renowned instructors, and 3 different competitions.
ECBF was once one of the largest and well respected social blues dance events. We are bringing it back under new leadership but with the same values of professional instruction, world-class music, and organized competitions. We're excited to bring you the best in blues from all over the world.
News and information about the event will be posted on this event page and on the website at www.emeraldcityblues.com.
Teachers: Ruth and Mike
John Lozano and Brooke Filsinger
Dexter Santos and Heidi Fite
19thNorth Star Blues 2019
North Star Blues 2019
City: Minneapolis, USA
The coziest year yet...North Star Blues is the friendliest blues dance exchange in the U.S.
4 nights of dancing
3+ live bands
2 social events (past: BBQ, mini-golf, rooftop party, bakery dancing...)
1 cozy Thursday house party.
You betcha we want you to come eat hotdish and dance with us!
Bands: Joyann Parker and more!
St. Louis, MOBlues
City: St. Louis, MO, USA
Prepare to Throwdown next August as St. Louis hosts one of the biggest blues competition weekends ever!!
We'll be showcasing STL's best blues bands, multiple comp levels and variations, and cold hard cash for our winners. Check back for more details in the coming months!!
Presented by the BluesGeek Foundation
City: Philadelphia, USA
Blues Muse is a follower creativity and leader receptivity focused dance weekend!
Blues Muse 2019 will have live music, fantastic DJs who have dedicated time to the study of blues music, and inspiring instructors who have devoted themselves to these dances, and who have proven themselves to be excellent instructors, lovely dancers, and admirable community members.
25thMoonshine Blues Festival
North Berwick, ScotlandBlues
Moonshine Blues Festival
City: North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Join us at a luxury hotel on the sea shore for a weekend of social dancing, live music, workshops and teacher training!
Teachers: Damon Stone, Kelsy Stone, Vicci Moore, Adamo Ciarallo
7thSignifyin' Blues 2019
Signifyin' Blues 2019
City: Los Angeles, USA
A 4 day Blues music and dance festival in Los Angeles, CA benefitting Barbara Morrison's CA Jazz & Blues Museum!
Teachers: TBA (the best of the best)
Bands: 3x Grammy nominee Barbara Morrison & about a dozen other Grammy winning and nominated blues/jazz/funk bands
ViennaBlues, Solo Jazz
City: Vienna, Austria
Dances: Blues, Solo Jazz