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July, 2018
4thPortland Blues Experience Portland, OregonBlues Exchange
Portland Blues Experience 7/4/2018 City: Portland, Oregon, USA Dances: Blues
6thThe 2018 National Smooth and Blues Champs (UK) HalifaxBlues Exchange
The 2018 National Smooth and Blues Champs (UK) 7/6/2018 City: Halifax, United Kingdom Dances: Blues Book own Accommodation - Turn up and Party.

Freestyles plus lots of Competition Categories...

Judging Panel is a who's who of UK-based Blues Teachers... ;)
6thThe Blues Spot StrasbourgBlues Workshop
The Blues Spot 7/6/2018 City: Strasbourg, France Dances: Blues
6thWeekend Blues @ Seoul SeoulBlues Workshop
Weekend Blues @ Seoul 7/6/2018 City: Seoul, Korea South Dances: Blues Weekend Blues event is now offering workshops during the day and parties during the night. The top eight Korean Blues instructors are going to be teaching the workshops. There are 4 different tracks for everyone. Each class is designed with each track’s goals and theme. There are also different levels of competitions and parties with colorful music.

◆ 4 Track Description:

BootcampBootcamp is fast track to learn Blues dance. If you are new to Blues, this is the perfect course for you. You will learn the basic blues steps, position, rhythm, and so many other things to jump start your blues dance.

AestheticThis course is designed for those who have had one or two blue's classes before. You may feel uncomfortable or shy dancing blues during social nights because you are not so sure how to comfortably dance blues. You prefer to review the basics of blues dance, understand what blues dance is and express your dance in an aesthetically pleasing way

DynamicThis track is designed for those who have been taking blues lessons for six months to a year. You are comfortable with basic blues movements, but you want to improve on your balance, connecting with your partner, and dancing to various tempo (80-140 BPM). This track, also, focuses on improving your musicality.

CreativeThis track is designed for those who have been taking blues classes for 6-12 months and dancing at blues social parties occasionally over 2 years. This track focuses on learning various blues music genres and dances, and how you are able to create your own style of movements from it. From vintage jazz music to delta music, it focuses on understanding blues music of various genres and deeply thinking about creatively expressing your body to music.
12thThe Spoonful EdinburghBlues Workshop
The Spoonful 7/12/2018 City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Dances: Blues
13thRiver City Mess Around St Louis, MOBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag Exchange
River City Mess Around 7/13/2018 City: St Louis, MO, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag Registration is OPEN at am-packed with live music from a variety of local bands, including:
Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing
Roya & The High Timers
Miss Jubilee
Sweetie & The Toothaches
The Sidemen
The Arcadia Dance Orchestra


PRICING
Full Weekend Pass - $90
A La Carte - currently unavailable

Individual dance tickets will likely be available at a later date as well as at the door, space permitting. The best way to ensure your spot is to purchase a full weekend pass!


WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY
8:00pm-11:00pm – Welcome Dance at the City Museum ft. Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing!
12:00am-3:00am – Late Night Dance at Central Studio ft. RCMA DJs

SATURDAY
1:00pm-4:00pm – Summer Day Dance at Lemp Mansion Pavilion ft. Roya & the High Timers
8:00pm-12:00am – Evening Dance ft. Miss Jubilee at Webster Groves Masonic Hall
1:00am-3:30am – Late Night Dance ft. Sweetie & the Toothaches at Central Studio

SUNDAY
1:00pm-4:00pm – Daytime Dance ft. The Sidemen
8:00pm-11:00pm – Evening Dance ft. the Arcadia Dance Orchestra at Off Broadway


MAP / DIRECTIONS
Check out our handy dandy Google Map for easy directions to dances as well as some of our other favorite spots in STL > http://bit.ly/RCMA2018


Questions or concerns? Email us at contact@stljitterbugs.com.
Bands: Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing, Roya & The High Timers, Miss Jubilee, Sweetie & The Toothaches, The Sidemen, The Arcadia Dance Orchestra
20thSouthbound Blues Exchange 2018 NashvilleBlues, Other Exchange
Southbound Blues Exchange 2018 7/20/2018 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues, Other One of the biggest blues parties in the southeast is back for Vol. 3!! We've partnered with our local blues bars and musicians to bring you a fantastic blues festival here in Nashville. Check back for our musician and event announcements starting in February!!
27thAlbany Lindy & Blues & Swimming AlbanyBlues, Lindy Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 7/27/2018 City: Albany, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy Music. Dancing. Food. Swimming. Shenanigans. Albany. Bands: TBA - see website
28thStudio Hop Blues Week AuvergneBlues Workshop
Studio Hop Blues Week 7/28/2018 City: Auvergne, France Dances: Blues
August, 2018
3rdCincyHop 2018 Cincinnati, OHBlues, Lindy Exchange
CincyHop 2018 8/3/2018 City: Cincinnati, OH, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy CincyHop is an annual weekend of vintage swing dancing in Cincinnati, OH, that includes over 24 hours of dancing to great live bands and talented DJs in different venues all around the city. The exchange is August 3rd - 5th. We look forward to dancing with you soon!
4thBlues Cultural Immersion Workshop with Damon + Kelsy Stone San DiegoBlues Workshop
Blues Cultural Immersion Workshop with Damon + Kelsy Stone 8/4/2018 City: San Diego, USA Dances: Blues Please welcome Damon and Kelsy Stone to San Diego for a blues cultural immersion workshop! This workshop teaches the dances, the music, the culture, and the history as inseparable parts of the whole. The mission is to take folks who dabble in the blues or do blues dances and turn them into folks who understand and embody the values of the blues.

There are workshops that teach you about blues dances through topical classes broken down into discrete techniques, concepts, and movement qualities. This is not that workshop.

If you dance or are interested in dancing the blues, you WILL grow in this workshop through gaining a better understanding of the music and a deeper understanding of the blues in the context of Black American culture and history. Every concept, movement, and exercise will be framed with cultural context and history.
Teachers: Damon Stone,Kelsy Stone
5thMountain Blues Camp VolterraBlues Workshop
Mountain Blues Camp 8/5/2018 City: Volterra, Italy Dances: Blues
7thBig Blues Weekend MoscowBlues Workshop
Big Blues Weekend 8/7/2018 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues Three days of scalding-hot parties and live music with Moscow's top blues musicians! Sunday party featuring the Moscow debut of Dorrey Lin Lyles, a gospel, soul and jazz powerhouse from the US! Classes & bonus specials. Competitions and cabaret. Teachers: Darya Novikova, Evgeny Sherstnev and Tatiana Egorova, Gaston Fernandez and Alba Mengual, Max Parfeniy and Valeria Trifonova Bands: Dorry Lin Lyles, Hot Engine Band, Psychedelta Blues Band
10thHummingbird Blues KrakówBlues Workshop
Hummingbird Blues 8/10/2018 City: Kraków, Poland Dances: Blues 4th edition of very special blues exchange!
Get ready for 4 days of dancing, cuddling and fun in the lovely old town of Cracow.
The registration will start 4th April.
10thSevern Sinners BristolBlues, Fusion Workshop
Severn Sinners 8/10/2018 City: Bristol, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Fusion and blues in Bristol's friendly switchy scene. This year 2 guest teachers join our local badasses, live acts and skillshare. Teachers: TBC Bands: TBC
10thSweet Molasses Blues BostonBlues Workshop
Sweet Molasses Blues 8/10/2018 City: Boston, USA Dances: Blues
17thBear Blues Exchange BerlinBlues Workshop
Bear Blues Exchange 8/17/2018 City: Berlin, Germany Dances: Blues
17thBluesila MolėtaiBlues Workshop
Bluesila 8/17/2018 City: Molėtai, Lithuania Dances: Blues
17thHoochin' Blues Party 2018 Atlanta, GABlues Exchange
Hoochin' Blues Party 2018 8/17/2018 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues Come to Atlanta for a blues dance party in, around and on the banks of the Chattahoochee river. There will be two days and three nights of blues music, dancing, relaxing and fun.

The same folks who brought you Brickyard Blues are dropping the classes to create a Summer exchange focused on bringing you a blues dance party on the river.
Bands: Atlanta blues bands that tour nationally and internationally
17thSoda City Lindy Exchange ColumbiaBlues, Lindy Workshop
Soda City Lindy Exchange 8/17/2018 City: Columbia, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy
23rdDirt Cheap Blues Exchange Virginia BeachBlues Exchange
Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange 8/23/2018 City: Virginia Beach, USA Dances: Blues Da Blues & Da Beach!
14th Annual Bluesin' Vacation in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.
24thCeuvel Swing Camp 2018 AmsterdamBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Workshop
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2018 8/24/2018 City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz Ceuvel Swing Camp is a unique weekend with a special concept: private classes for everybody. Please read that again: Private classes for everyone! And we're again focusing on switch dancing: blending the dance roles until you don't know who's leading any more! All locations are within walking distance and we have lunch and dinner all together.
31stThe Big Blues 2018 Chania, CreteBlues Workshop
The Big Blues 2018 8/31/2018 City: Chania, Crete, Greece Dances: Blues We ivite you to share in our love
for quality lessons from great teachers,
relaxed dances in picturesque locations, music from special musicians and
side events connecting us with nature,Blue Sea, white sand, culture and with each other!
Enjoy the magic atmosphere of the Island (Crete) full of Blues!
Teachers: Adamo and Vicci (UK-ITA), Gas & Alba (Arg-Spa) Bands: Daniel Nash(UK), I Shot A Man (ITA), HOT SHOTS (ITA)
September, 2018
7thBe-Bluesed BernBlues Workshop
Be-Bluesed 9/7/2018 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Blues Website: https://www.be-bluesed.ch/be-bluesed-workshop
7thBig Damn Blues Jam 2018 Columbus, OHBlues Workshop
Big Damn Blues Jam 2018 9/7/2018 City: Columbus, OH, USA Dances: Blues An entirely musicality-focused weekend, geared towards creating more dialogue between dancers and musicians and highlighting local bands. Teachers: Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal Bands: John Henry & the Rainmakers, Lil' Red & the Roosters, Brenny's Bandits
7thDig Deeper GothenburgBlues Workshop
Dig Deeper 9/7/2018 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Blues
14thBlues River Notes - The Festival MilanBlues Workshop
Blues River Notes - The Festival 9/14/2018 City: Milan, Italy Dances: Blues
14thKorea Blues Camp SeoulBlues Workshop
Korea Blues Camp 9/14/2018 City: Seoul, Korea South Dances: Blues
14thLindy On The Rocks & Hot Night Fusion Weekend DenverBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Workshop
Lindy On The Rocks & Hot Night Fusion Weekend 9/14/2018 City: Denver, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Fusion, Tango, Solo Jazz, West Coast, Other Lindy on the rocks and Hot night fusion weekend are now conjoined. With dance classes spanning lindy, jazz, hip hop, tango, blues, fusion, and more... Find out more on either of our websites:
http://www.lindyontherocks.com/
https://hotnightfusionweekend.org/registration/
Teachers: Skye Humphries, Latasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, Gaby Cook, Joshua McClean, Jenna Applegarth, Jon Tigert, Nicole Trissell, Nathaniel Abrea, Jesica Cutler, Joe Demers, and more Bands: Red Hot Rhythm Rocket, Jonathon Doyle Swingtet, Hal Smith's Swing Central, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, Trifilio Tango Trio, Chance's End, and more
20thNorth Star Blues MinneapolisBlues Workshop
North Star Blues 9/20/2018 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues
21stBlues Exchange @ Toulouse ToulouseBlues Workshop
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 9/21/2018 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues
21stToulouse Blues Exchange TOULOUSEBlues Exchange
Toulouse Blues Exchange 9/21/2018 City: TOULOUSE, France Dances: Blues Blues Exchange @t Toulouse, it's:

-Good music with talented musicians and experienced DJs!
-Enthusiastic and warm community with nice dancers!!
-Original activities with lots of surprises to come!!!
-A pink city with Sun !!!!

And the registration opens on May 1st with early bird.
So, stop reading and book your WE from 22 to 24 September !!!!!

Here the link Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578166402300987/
and the website: http://b-e-a-t.fr/

See you soon ! :)
Bands: Agathe Da Rama
28thIllinois State University Lindy Exchange 2018 NormalBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Other Workshop
Illinois State University Lindy Exchange 2018 9/28/2018 City: Normal, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Other Save the date! We will have classes Saturday and dances Friday and Saturday evenings with a late night blues following both. Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
October, 2018
5thBlues n Soul VI OrlandoBlues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast Exchange
Blues n Soul VI 10/5/2018 City: Orlando, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion, West Coast Blues n Soul VI is going to be a dance experience in artistic expression. Focusing on Soul, Blues, Modern, Funk, and music to get you grooving on the dance floor. Feel the connection all around you from the dancers, musicians, djs, artists, photographers, painters, and whatever other craziness we can come up with. Bands: The Beautiful Bobby Blackmon and the B 3 Band
12thRound Midnight Blue Dance Festival AthensBlues Workshop
Round Midnight Blue Dance Festival 10/12/2018 City: Athens, Greece Dances: Blues We welcome you to the beautiful city of Athens for our first international Blues Dance Festival!

Join us in October for an unforgettable Blues experience:
- 7 hours of Inspiring Classes
- 3 Parties in Astounding Venues
- Amazing Music by international and local bands & Djs
Teachers: Fabien Vrillon,Lisa Clarke,Adamo Ciarallo,Vicci Moore Bands: Stefano Ronchi,Storyville Ragtimers
19thBlues Muse 2018 PhiladelphiaBlues Workshop
Blues Muse 2018 10/19/2018 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues Blues Muse is one of the longest-running and most well-respected Blues Dance workshops in the world. It focuses strongly on the roles of leaders and followers in the dance, ranging from clear, technical communication to solo-movement expression within partnership. It's a place for followers to explore their voices, and for leaders to explore how and when to be receptive. If you're interested in inspiration, partnership, and connection, then join us for our 11th year at Blues Muse.

In our eleventh edition of Blues Muse, we plan to reinvest and refocus on our goals of connection and expression. Stay tuned for many exciting announcements!
Teachers: TBD Bands: TBD
November, 2018
3rdElm City Exchange New HavenBlues, Lindy, Fusion Exchange
Elm City Exchange 11/3/2018 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 Charleston, SCBlues Exchange
Holy City Blues IX 11/8/2018 City: Charleston, SC, USA Dances: Blues 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!
9thSignifyin' Blues 2018 LOS ANGELESBlues Workshop
Signifyin' Blues 2018 11/9/2018 City: LOS ANGELES, USA Dances: Blues 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!
16thPittStop Lindy Hop PittsburghBlues, Lindy Exchange
PittStop Lindy Hop 11/16/2018 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!
23rdBlues in the Hudd HuddersfieldBlues Workshop
Blues in the Hudd 11/23/2018 City: Huddersfield, United Kingdom Dances: Blues 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
January, 2019
11thCrazy Blues 2019 Montecatini TermeBlues Workshop
Crazy Blues 2019 1/11/2019 City: Montecatini Terme, Italy Dances: Blues 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 Atlanta, GABlues Workshop
Brickyard Blues 2019 1/18/2019 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues 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
February, 2019
1stBlack Label Blues EdinburghBlues, Fusion Workshop
Black Label Blues 2/1/2019 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 Bands: TBC
8thBlack Coffee Blues Exchange 2019 Tel AvivBlues Exchange
Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2019 2/8/2019 City: Tel Aviv, Israel Dances: Blues 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.
March, 2019
1stBig Red Swing Workshop Weekend 2019 BloomingtonBlues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag Workshop
Big Red Swing Workshop Weekend 2019 3/1/2019 City: Bloomington, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Solo Jazz, Shag Amazing annual event in Btown. Come see IU's beautiful campus.
14thCocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona BarcelonaBlues, Fusion Exchange
Cocoa Blues&Fusion Exchange Barcelona 3/14/2019 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' Los AngelesBlues Exchange
Cruisin' for a Bluesin' 3/14/2019 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues BLUES CRUISE!!

Carnival Cruise
BOAT, "IMAGINATION"
WATERSLIDES!
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
Cruise Entertainment
Casinos
Port Fees & Taxes
Fuel Charge
Documentation Fees

Dance Your Aft Off!
Bands: TBA
15thSteel City Blues Festival PittsburghBlues Workshop
Steel City Blues Festival 3/15/2019 City: Pittsburgh, USA Dances: Blues Come out for the best instructors, DJs, and bands here in the beautiful Steel City (aka Pittsburgh)!
April, 2019
4thbluesSHOUT! 2019 ChicagoBlues Exchange
bluesSHOUT! 2019 4/4/2019 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues

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