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May, 2019
2ndPorto Blues Exchange PortoBlues, Fusion Exchange
Porto Blues Exchange 5/2/2019 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 GrenobleBlues Workshop
Fallin' In Blues 5/3/2019 City: Grenoble, France Dances: Blues 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)
3rdIRN Blues GlasgowBlues, Fusion Workshop
IRN Blues 5/3/2019 City: Glasgow, United Kingdom Dances: Blues, Fusion Teachers: Andrew Smith, Isabelle Mugai, Agnieszka Burza, Becky Norris
10thBluesGeek 2019 NashvilleBlues Workshop
BluesGeek 2019 5/10/2019 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues 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.

#geekswillunite #bluesgeek2019
Teachers: To Be Announced Bands: To Be Announced
17thCanadian Swing Championships 2019 SherbrookeBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie, West Coast Workshop
Canadian Swing Championships 2019 5/17/2019 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 ZurichBlues Workshop
Blossom Blues 2019 5/24/2019 City: Zurich, Switzerland Dances: Blues 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 Washington, DCBlues Exchange
Red Hot Blues & BBQ 2019 5/24/2019 City: Washington, DC, USA Dances: Blues 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,
Capital Blues
29thTOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON ToulouseBlues Workshop
TOULOUSE BLUES MARATHON 5/29/2019 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues 5 social nights
4 social afternoon
11 concerts
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 StockholmBlues Workshop
Stockholm Blues Fest: The retreat 5/30/2019 City: Stockholm, Sweden Dances: Blues 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
30thThe Unintentional Blues Event Los AngelesBlues Exchange
The Unintentional Blues Event 5/30/2019 City: Los Angeles, USA Dances: Blues A dream weekend for the blues addict!

For one weekend this spring, all of LA’s regular blues dances happen to line up back-to-back.
So get ready for The Unintentional Blues Event May 30th-June 2nd!

Come out and dance starting at:
LindyGroove – Thursday, May 30th;

followed by:
Do Something Blue – Friday the 31st;

then for the LAST ever:
Blues Liberation Front – Saturday, June 1st.

Sunday: TBA

Spread the word; this is gonna be one fun and full weekend of blues in LA.

We look forward to dancing with you
31stLa Maliciosa Blues Fest MadridBlues, Fusion Workshop
La Maliciosa Blues Fest 5/31/2019 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.
June, 2019
7thCUBE ChicagoBlues Exchange
CUBE 6/7/2019 City: Chicago, USA Dances: Blues
14thMontreal Blues Bump MontrealBlues Workshop
Montreal Blues Bump 6/14/2019 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Blues Biggest Canadian blues event with montreal charm.
14thThe Slow Down 2019 BrnoBlues Workshop
The Slow Down 2019 6/14/2019 City: Brno, Czech Republic Dances: Blues 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 Denver, COBlues Workshop
Mile High Blues 2019 6/20/2019 City: Denver, CO, USA Dances: Blues 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 MoscowBlues Exchange
Blues Summer Moscow Echange 6/28/2019 City: Moscow, Russia Dances: Blues 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
Show-case contest
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
July, 2019
4thPortland Blues Experience Portland, OregonBlues Workshop
Portland Blues Experience 7/4/2019 City: Portland, Oregon, USA Dances: Blues Four days of dancing and competitions at the Portland Waterfront Blues Fest, plus late-night dances and a blues dance cruise Teachers: Brenda Russell Bands: Shemekia Copeland, Trombone Shorty, California Honeydrops, and about 80 more
5thBlues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin MinskBlues Workshop
Blues Spirit. Chapter 1: Origin 7/5/2019 City: Minsk, Belarus Dances: Blues 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...
11thSeravezza Blues Camp Seravezza (LU)Blues Workshop
Seravezza Blues Camp 7/11/2019 City: Seravezza (LU), Italy Dances: Blues Musicians and dancers together.
The most authentic Blues culture offering in Europe.
This will be a unique and special event to enable self-improvement and development in your understanding of Blues dancing and music. The original pioneers of Blues music were born and raised in close proximity within the confines of close-knit communities. It can be of great educational and spiritual value when we, as blues dancers and musicians, start from this principle to express ourselves in our best light, namely to learn about and experience the Blues together.

The event is focused on
-group experience and learning
-gaining a deeper appreciation of different styles
-creating and developing a dialogue between musicians and dancers

We will dig deeply into the correlation between dance and music, between figures and harmony, between movement and rhythm.

Brenda Jean Russell (USA): dance
Dante Zapata (USA): dance
Daniel Nash (UK): acoustic guitar
Valentina Bartoli (IT): Hammond organ & piano
Emiliano Degl’Innocenti (IT): guitar
Carlo Romagnoli (IT): bass
Davide Malito Lenti (IT): drums
Tom Blacksmith (DE): harmonica

Stefano Zenni: conference "Jazz & dance".

Thursday (free): introduction, teachers performances, open class, party with live music.
Workshop topics:
Friday: From Spiritual to R&B
Saturday: Muddy Waters and Chess Records
Sunday: Boogie and Boogaloo

MUSICALITY CLASS: all the students together are introduced to the topic of the day with listening and discussing about different styles and blues forms

The next are specific STYLE CLASSES or ensemble music for separated musicians and dancers

The combo jam is the heart of the workshop, when musicians and dancers play and create the blues together and learn together how to play and dance better and enjoy more

PARTY: The late night parties are with professional live bands playing the music of the day’s topics.

Teachers: Brenda Russell, Dante Zapata Bands: Dan Nash, Soul On Fire, Magic Bones
12thAlbany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 2019 Albany, NYBlues, Lindy, Fusion Exchange
Albany Lindy & Blues & Swimming 2019 7/12/2019 City: Albany, NY, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Fusion Music. Dancing. Food. Swimming. Shenanigans. Albany.
12thBlue SummerCamp Girona (Catalunya)Blues Workshop
Blue SummerCamp 7/12/2019 City: Girona (Catalunya), Spain Dances: Blues 3 days with Blues Dance Classes, live music, swimming pool, Jams, accommodation, and meals included

Let's Go!
Teachers: Melanie Mas
Albert Roca
Noemí Blue
Gem Antoja
Bands: The Blues Prisoners
Alan Bike
19thRebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat CorkBlues Workshop
Rebel Heart Blues - 2nd Beat 7/19/2019 City: Cork, Ireland Dances: Blues 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 Boston, MABlues Workshop
Sweet Molasses Blues 7/26/2019 City: Boston, MA, USA Dances: Blues 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!
Teachers: TBA Bands: TBA
27thStudio Hop Summer Camp Mont DoreBlues Workshop
Studio Hop Summer Camp 7/27/2019 City: Mont Dore, France Dances: Blues 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
August, 2019
1stCincyHop 2019 CincinnatiBlues, Lindy, Balboa, Shag Exchange
CincyHop 2019 8/1/2019 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.
4thMountain Blues Camp VolterraBlues Workshop
Mountain Blues Camp 8/4/2019 City: Volterra, Italy Dances: Blues Mountain Blues Camp 2019
August 4th-10th 2019

* 6 nights of Blues dancing and partying
* 5 days of classes with some of the best teachers
* Lots of live music
* Picturesque location in Tuscany

Variety of blues music at the parties: the quartet, the duo with the washboard, the blues piano solo, guitar & upright bass, etc..
Teachers: Catherine Palmier
Jennifer Sowden
Annette Kühnle
Bands: Pablo Micha
Stefano Ronchi Quartet
9thTake My Hand: Slow Drag WashingtonBlues Workshop
Take My Hand: Slow Drag 8/9/2019 City: Washington, USA Dances: Blues A weekend of Slow Drag, from the late 1880s to the 1960s. Dive deep into this simple dance to engage with history, musicality, quality of motion, and proprioception at a level more advanced than you would achieve in a weekend where you did all the things. Teachers: TBA, but get excited
15thCeuvel Swing Camp 2019 AmsterdamBlues, Lindy, Fusion, Solo Jazz Workshop
Ceuvel Swing Camp 2019 8/15/2019 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 Bands: HOMMAGE
15thDirt Cheap Blues 2019 Virginia Beach, VABlues Exchange
Dirt Cheap Blues 2019 8/15/2019 City: Virginia Beach, VA, USA Dances: Blues 15th Annual Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. August 15-18, 2019 - Not Just an Exchange, It Is A Bluesin' Vacation!
16thBluesila 2019 VilniusBlues Workshop
Bluesila 2019 8/16/2019 City: Vilnius, Lithuania Dances: Blues 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 Exchange
Camp Hollwood 2019 8/30/2019 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!
30thLadybug Blues Weekend EindhovenBlues Workshop
Ladybug Blues Weekend 8/30/2019 City: Eindhoven, Netherlands Dances: Blues Big mama, Ladybug Blues returns in 2019 to continue building the blues dance community in Eindhoven. While lil’Ladybug blues&fusion exchange focuses on having lot’s of dance and fun Ladybug Blues weekend is about expanding our horizons and learning more. This weekend includes workshops with Lucky Skillen en other local and international heroes as well as great live music. Teachers: Brian Lucky Skillen, Taryn & Ollie, Jonne & Gregor Bands: Van Tastik
30thOpen Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival Piotrowice NyskieBlues, Fusion Exchange
Open Blues 2019 :: Dance in Poland :: Hangout and Festival 8/30/2019 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.

www.openblues.pl
September, 2019
5thBe-Bluesed BernBlues Workshop
Be-Bluesed 9/5/2019 City: Bern, Switzerland Dances: Blues ​The annual international Blues Dance Workshop in Bern Teachers: Flouer Evelyn, Jenny Sowden any many more Bands: Stefano Ronchi, Sam Mr. Tchang and more
13thEmerald City Blues Festival SeattleBlues Workshop
Emerald City Blues Festival 9/13/2019 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Blues 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 MinneapolisBlues Exchange
North Star Blues 2019 9/19/2019 City: Minneapolis, USA Dances: Blues 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!
20thBlues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019 ToulouseBlues, Fusion Exchange
Blues Exchange @ Toulouse 2019 9/20/2019 City: Toulouse, France Dances: Blues, Fusion 3 days, 3 venues, 3 parties, 3 live bands, and more to come. Afternoon outdoor dancing, picnic and other activities. Come and dance with us! ♥ Bands: To be announced...
27thExpress Track Blues New YorkBlues Workshop
Express Track Blues 9/27/2019 City: New York, USA Dances: Blues
27thThe Afterparty TorontoBlues, Other Workshop
The Afterparty 9/27/2019 City: Toronto, Canada Dances: Blues, Other
October, 2019
4thThe Throwdown St. Louis, MOBlues Exchange
The Throwdown 10/4/2019 City: St. Louis, MO, USA Dances: Blues 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
Bands: TBA
11thRound Midnight AthensBlues Workshop
Round Midnight 10/11/2019 City: Athens, Greece Dances: Blues We welcome you to the sunny city of Athens for a wondrous Blues Dance Festival!

Last year left everyone raving about the first edition so we're back!

☛ Inspiring Classes
☛ Parties in Astounding Venues
☛ Amazing Music by international and local bands & Djs

We are keeping everything that you liked (friendly atmosphere, great music, fascinating venues) and fine-tuning all the details to make the second edition even better!
Teachers: Vicci Moore,Adamo Ciarallo,Gas Fernandez,Alba Mengual,Alex Palamidis,Ioanna Panagopoulou,Mariangela Salichou,Albert Roca Vila,Melanie Mas,Bibi (Beatrice Elespini),Leigh Anderson,Dáire Mac An Bháird Bands: Stefano Ronchi,Storyville Ragtimers,Blues Fathers
18thBlues Muse PhiladelphiaBlues Workshop
Blues Muse 10/18/2019 City: Philadelphia, USA Dances: Blues 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 Workshop
Moonshine Blues Festival 10/25/2019 City: North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom Dances: Blues 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 Bands: TBC


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