3rdElm City Exchange
New HavenBlues, Lindy, Fusion
Elm City Exchange
City: New Haven, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion
Hosted by Yale Swing Blues Fusion (YSBF) - our annual swing/blues/fusion exchange!
8thHoly City Blues IX
Holy City Blues IX
City: Charleston, SC, USA
Join us in charming Charleston, South Carolina, Nov 8-11, 2018 and share in our love for the great American music and dance tradition: The Blues!
9thMoonshine Lindy & Blues Festival
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United KingdomBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other
Moonshine Lindy & Blues Festival
City: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other
Register here: https://www.moonshinevintagefestivals.com/lindyandbluesregistrations
Please join us for the 3rd annual Moonshine Lindy & Blues Festival in the stunning Scottish countryside!
Core tracks: Lindy Hop, Blues & Solo Jazz
Gaby Cook (USA) & Adam Brozowski (USA)
Jenny Sowden (USA) & Daniel Repsch (USA)
Joshua McLean (USA)
As well as core classes, we'll have our usual line up of traditional taster classes in Lindy, Blues & Jazz concepts in addition to an eclectic mix of other styles on offer with a selection of UK-based teachers TBA.
This unique residential takes place all on-site at the beautiful vintage spa hotel, Peebles Hydro, which boasts a heated pool, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi. There's also lots of exploring to do in and around the village of Peebles including hill walks, castles & more. We're looking forward to welcoming you!
Please see our website for further details: www.moonshinevintagefestivals.com
Teachers: Jenny Sowden and Daniel Repsch
9thSignifyin' Blues 2018
Signifyin' Blues 2018
City: LOS ANGELES, USA
Honoring the Origins of Blues
Teachers: Damon & Kelsy Stone, Laney Barhaugh, Kenneth Shipp, Heidi Fite, Whitton Frank, & More.
Bands: Barbara Morrison, Missy Andersen, Brother Yusef, Weapon of Choice, Blaux Bros, & many more!
10th1st Annual Japan Blues Practice & Party
1st Annual Japan Blues Practice & Party
City: Nagoya, Japan
Blues dancers in Japan from different cities decided to gather for 1 weekend of Blues at practice studios (and possibly Karaoke rooms as well!) Details are still being decided but the date appears decided.
10thNagoya Blues Weekend
Nagoya Blues Weekend
City: Nagoya, Japan
Blues dancers in Japan from different cities decided to gather for 1 weekend of Blues at practice studios (and possibly Karaoke rooms as well!)
City: Tours, France
The very first edition of "Blues Moon" Festival will take place in Tours (FR) in November. We invite you in Tours, Loire Valley (Unesco listed) to join a full Blues dance week-end with 3 parties and 5 hours of classes per level with 2 teachers couples :
Elise & Rija (Paris)
Aurélia & Jay (Tours/Toulouse)
From 8pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday, come to enjoy a cosmic atmosphere with live music and great DJ sets. On Sunday we plan a goodbye party from 6pm to 10pm.
Teachers: Aurelia & Jay
Elise & Rija
16thNorth meets South
North meets South
City: Stockholm, Sweden
Welcome to our weekend workshop North meets South on the 16:th to 18:th of November! This is a new concept where we invite teachers from different blues scenes in Sweden – because they inspire us and because we want to create stronger connections between our various Swedish scenes.
From Gothenburg, Sandra and Niclas will challenge and inspire us. From Umeå, Sweden’s northernmost blues teacher couple, Nina and Tobias are probably familiar to many of you. Together they will bring you on a journey all the way from southern latin blues rhythms to northern Chicago shuffles.
Teachers: Sandra and Niclas
Nina and Tobias
Bands: Jenny Almsenius and Martin Abrahamsson
16thPittStop Lindy Hop
PittStop Lindy Hop
City: Pittsburgh, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy
Social dance all weekend, no comps or classes to interfere with the pure joy of dancing! Live swing bands in the afternoons and evenings and live blues for the late night!
16thTake My Hand Blues: Gospel
Washington, DCBlues, Other
Take My Hand Blues: Gospel
City: Washington, DC, USA
Dances: Blues, Other
Take My Hand Blues is an effort to find the heart of blues dancing by exploring adjacent communities, adjacent dance, and a little of the core. Our first event, Gospel Blues in a Church will start with a live Jazz concert, then urban dance classes that draw on inheritances from Blues. The Saturday will see gospel blues classes from world renowned Blues dance teachers Damon and Kelsy Stone, Adam and Krystal Wilkerson, Grey Armstrong Ruffin, Dom Hanna, Amos Rose, and Jordie Ashely followed by a talk and then a dance with Memphis Gold. Sunday will see Memphis Gold play the morning service, then we have classes on DC Hand Dancing, a pre-swing revival living swing dance, followed by a DJ’d hand dance. We finish out the weekend departing the church for a club, grooving out to the tunes of Sam “The Man” Burns, an early House DJ and DC institution.
Teachers: Damon Stone; Kelsy Stone; Grey Armstrong Ruffin; Adam Wilkerson; Krystal Wilkerson; Dom Hanna; Jordie Ashley; Amos Rose; Love2 Dance2 (eleven Hand Dance teachers)
Bands: Memphis Gold, Sam “The Man” Burns
23rdBlues in the Hudd
Blues in the Hudd
City: Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Returning for it 3rd year!
One of only 2 all blues events in the UK this year!
Awesome classes, brilliant bands, ace DJs, great venues & lovely people!
Europe's only switch & match comp, affordable pricing, 10+ hours of classes plus 2 taster classes!
Teachers: Ruth & Mike, Leigh & Daire
Bands: The David Broad Band, The Niffi Osiyemi Trio, Paolo Fuschi
30thBluesy Christmas 2018
Bluesy Christmas 2018
City: Rennes, France
Dances: Blues, Fusion
It's never too early for Christmas! The second edition of the workshop in Rennes (France) with 4 hours of classes for 3 levels.
Teachers: Alex Pierre & Marion Boudeville (Rennes), Arnaud Romien & Mélodie Romien Cadot (Tours)
City: Rochester, NY, USA
7th and final year with two full days of classes and three nights of live music parties.
Teachers: Julie Brown, Mike and Dan Legenthal, Grey Ruffin and Nathaniel Abrea, Joy Arico, Finn and more. Guest lectures with Doug Curry and Brother Yusef.
Bands: Brother Yusef. Gordon Webster Blues Band featuring Brianna Thomas
14thWinter Wonderland Blues
Winter Wonderland Blues
City: Nuremberg, Germany
Enjoy an amazing, festive Blues dance event with Jenny Sowden, Annette Kühnle and Hamed Jenabi. High level of classes, German christmas markets and a Saturday christmas dinner give you the opportunity to celebrate this lovely season with your blues dance friends.
2 tracks (Intermediate and Advanced) 3 parties with live music and lots of mulled wine and bisquits.
Teachers: Jenny Sowden, Annette Kühnle, Hamed Jenabi
11thCrazy Blues 2019
Crazy Blues 2019
City: Montecatini Terme, Italy
A full immersion weekend dedicated to the Blues dance and the Blues live music in a "All inclusive" formula (accommodation + classes + parties).
The festival is located in the middle of beautiful, charming Tuscany in Italy, and more precisely in Montecatini Terme, a suburb of Pistoia famous for its thermal water and the Liberty style.
Teachers: Ruth & Mike (USA); Ilaria & Nick (UK); Leanna Peled Rozen (Germany)
Bands: Stefano Ronchi, Bob Jay & the Blues Band; more has to be added
18thBrickyard Blues 2019
Brickyard Blues 2019
City: Atlanta, GA, USA
Blues dancers from 17 states streamed into Atlanta during March 2018 for Brickyard Blues. For our inaugural year, we went big with live music in classes, three nights of live blues music, two days of classes, multiple historic venues, and fantastic instructors from across the US.
For 2019 we will be adding more class tracks while keeping our commitment to awesome live music, world class instructors, and great venues.
Join us as we build an already great event into something epic.
Bands: Atlanta blues bands that tour nationally and internationally
25thBreizh Blues Invasion 2019
Breizh Blues Invasion 2019
City: Rennes, France
Welcome to a friendly event in a midieval city of France!
This year we prepare for you:
- 2 parties with 2 live bands;
- 7 hours of classes of coupled and solo blues;
- 8 international teacher;
- french spirit and good memories of cource!!!
Teachers: Cedric Clerc / Caroline Flaivre (France)
Dmitrij Ivanov / Olga Podoliakina (Lithuania/Belarus)
Nicolas Naman / Virginie Walker (France)
Dexter Santos (USA)
Alina Vysotskaya (Belarus)
25thSitting at the Foot of the Blues
Sitting at the Foot of the Blues
City: London, United Kingdom
Join us in London for a new type of blues dance festival!
Let's delve deep into the blues, exploring the dances, music, and history of the people who originated this culture.
We’ve got San Francisco's Damon Stone, London's Trisha Sewell, and London's resident American Jae Wilson to get you movin’ and groovin’. They’ll be joined by musician / lecturer from Leeds Arts University Tom Attah and some expert community members to get you thinking and hmmm-ing. And cocoa. We’ll also have lots of cocoa.
Your ticket includes 8+ hours of classes and 3 parties with traditional music from Tom Attah, Stefano Ronchi, and more!
The last Friday night of every month is Blues At The Ritzy - and this January is no different! A ticket for London’s longest-running monthly dance has been incorporated into your ticket, lucky you. 8pm - 2am, act TBA.
Saturday we’ve teamed up with London’s other premier blues night, Merchant Moonshine with Blues Revolution. 8pm - 12am+ with music from Stefano Ronchi at one of the coziest cocktail bars in the city.
Sunday we’ll be running an early evening dance after workshops with live music from Tom Attah.
If you want to learn more about where blues dance came from, as well as being part of a community celebration of that culture, bring it on in.
We’re still finalising workshop and talk ideas so fill out a survey and let us know what excites you: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2J2G8H5
REGISTRATION is live Saturday 29 September at 12pm.
Early bird price is only £95. Yeah, really.
£95 if you register by Sat 13 Oct, £110 thereafter.
Payment options will be available inc staged payments. Any questions then message us or message us anyways as we like to chat :)
Teachers: Damon Stone, London's Trisha Sewell, and London's resident American Jae Wilson
Bands: Tom Attah and Stefano Ronchi
1stBlack Label Blues
Black Label Blues
City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dances: Blues, Fusion
Black Label Blues returns in 2019 to continue building the blues dance community. This time we are featuring:
- Foundations and General level workshops with Damon Stone
- Classes with some of our blues community heroes
- 3 parties!
- An optional teacher training programme with Damon Stone
- Limited numbers to keep that friendly community vibe
- All in a boutique hotel in Edinburgh - limited residential passes will be available.
Teachers: Damon Stone
1stRuth & Mike in Stockholm 2019
Ruth & Mike in Stockholm 2019
City: Stockholm, Sweden
For the second time, by public demand, we bring you Ruth and Mike for a small & intimate Workshop in Stockholm.
Teachers: Ruth and Mike
Bands: Dan Nash
8thBlack Coffee Blues Exchange 2019
Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2019
City: Tel Aviv, Israel
You might call it winter, but in Tel Aviv spring will have arrived!
Three nights and four parties in amazing venues as well as a pre-party and after party is what we like to call value for money. Those of you who have been here before know that we put music first and will have outstanding live music and DJ's that will have you dancing until the early hours. This year we are also adding a series of lectures about blues music and history to go together with the parties.
City: Huntsville, AL, USA
Backwater Blues is focused specifically on the education and preservation of the sub genre of vintage blues idiom dances known as Ballroomin' Blues.
Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Julie Brown, Laney Barhaugh
Bands: Taryn Newborne and The K-Night Owls
15thIn Love With Blues 2019
In Love With Blues 2019
City: Tours, France
Dances: Blues, Fusion
In Love With Blues second edition!
6h of classes (4 levels) with 3 couples of teachers from all over the world.
2 parties, 1 tea party.
Live music, DJ Eric and DJ Su.
Teachers: Caroline Faivre & Cédric Clerc (Strasbourg, France), Melanie Mas & Albert Roca Vila (La Garriga, Spain), Dawa Jung & Youngdon Kown (Seoul, Korea)
22ndDiversion 20th Anniversary: Where Swing & Blues Meet
DenverBlues, Lindy, Other
Diversion 20th Anniversary: Where Swing & Blues Meet
City: Denver, USA
Dances: Blues, Lindy, Other
Previously known as Lindy Diversion. Diversion is dedicated to the pure enjoyment of dancing. Our event comprises instruction in Lindy, Blues, and solo movement, superb live music, hard-hitting performances, and a lot of incredible social dancing. This promises to be the perfect diversion for you this February!
22ndThis Jawn is My Jam
This Jawn is My Jam
City: Philadelphia, USA
Powerhoues Blues's idiom focused dance weekend with added Philly flavor!
Come for a weekend of cozy dancing and learning in the city of brotherly love. This is our second year and we can't wait to announce what's in store.
Teachers: Sarah Lokay, Ross Blythe, Miryam Coppersmith, Genevieve Senechal
Bands: Live Music TBA
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!
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
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!
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Blues festival with classes, 3 parties and live music every night
Teachers: Ruth & Mike + Kenneth & Laney
Bands: Stefano Ronchi +more
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
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
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
24thBlossom Blues 2019
Blossom Blues 2019
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Blossom Blues is coming back next year!
As always, a lot of live music at parties and in classes, wonderful teachers at the workshop and more surprises to come!
Last weekend of May in Zurich.
SAVE THE DATE! May 24-26 2019!
More information to come...
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
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
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