swing festivals in march 2024

All the Swing Festivals in March 2024

Step into the rhythm of March 2024, where the world of swing dancing comes alive with an electrifying array of festivals that promise to make your feet tap and heart race. As the month unfolds, swing enthusiasts are in for a treat with a lineup that goes beyond the ordinary. From high-energy dance floors to soulful melodies, March is poised to be a swing extravaganza. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of the must-attend Swing Festivals in march 2024.

So, tighten those shoelaces and get ready to swing into March like never before!

Swing festivals in March 2024 from Italy

1. Swing Days

8th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 2024 – Torino

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Dusty Jazz proudly unveils a workshop that will not only make your head spin but will also set your feet on fire!

Brace yourself for an extraordinary event featuring internationally acclaimed teachers who will transform your dance dreams into reality. Immerse yourself in captivating classes and groove to the live music during social dance events that promise to be nothing short of magical.

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from the best, including international maestros Skye Humphries, Frida Segerdahl, Claudia Fonte, Maria Mallan Smiltys, Andrikonis Kamile, and Pundziute Kamile!

Get ready to elevate your dance game to new heights. See you on the dance floor!

2. Brescia Balboa Festival ” The Series”

8th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 2024 – Brescia

Welcome to the rhythm-packed extravaganza that is the Brescia Balboa Festival – The Series! This sensational serialized festival is your passport to a balboa wonderland, unfolding over one thrilling weekend per month, from October to May. Dive into the swing of things by opting for the entire series or cherry-pick your weekends based on your schedule – the choice is yours!

Four stellar teachers ready to unravel the secrets of balboa in each and every event, including international sensations Jeremy Otth with Laura Keat and Lucia Galiana with Javi Zurdo. The carefully curated study schedule ensures an enriching experience for dancers of all levels – whether you’re taking your first steps or perfecting your advanced moves.

But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill dance festival. Beyond the classic lessons, immerse yourself in classes that explore the soul of dance through musicality. Feel the beats, understand the rhythms, and let the music guide your every step. And that’s not all – take a stroll down the memory lane of dance and music with captivating sessions delving into the rich history of this art form.

3. Swing in Spring Festival

15th  Mar 2024 – 17th Mar 2024 – Prato

Get ready to dance the night away to both live music and DJ sets, embracing a fusion of dance styles! The festivities extend to the Crossover Ballroom at Via Inghirami 19, hosting an after-party to cap off the festival in style.

In this revamped 2024 edition, join a stellar lineup of dancers who have clinched the most prestigious titles worldwide, including William Mauvais and Maéva Truntzer, Sondre Olsen-Bye and Tanya Georgiievska, Filippo Buccomino and Titti Sperzagni, Marco Guglielmino and Eleonora Santoro, Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke, and Dom & Cetti.

The stage will come alive with vibrant live music from featured bands like Die Boogie Banausen, Hot Swing Sextet, OverJump, and CrosStompers with Dalila Del Giudice. And of course, the dance floor will groove to the eclectic beats curated by DJs Willy Hopper, Dj Fux, Houserockin’ Chris, and Nick Lametta.

But that’s not all! Brace yourselves for the thrill of competitions because no true festival is complete without them. Get ready to showcase your skills in a variety of competitions, including Two Couple Showcase, Mix and Match (dedicated to Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie), Boogie Woogie CUP (IDO circuit), Lindy Hop CUP, and Team Battle. The choices are endless, so warm up those dancing shoes and get ready to make this festival an unforgettable dance extravaganza!

4. Roma Balboa Weekend

15th Mar 2024 – 17th Mar 2024 – Roma

Get ready to ignite the dance floor because the 6th edition of Roma Balboa Weekend is here!

Imagine countless hours of social dance on the magnificent Palazzo Brancaccio dance floor, where you can unleash the moves you’ve learned in classes. The 2024 RBW is set to be a dance extravaganza with a workshop featuring 6 hours of classes, concept classes, and enticing taster classes. Get ready for three nights of top-quality live music parties against the historical backdrop of Palazzo Brancaccio.

But that’s not all – brace yourself for international competitions and much more! We’re thrilled to announce an incredible lineup of instructors, including Jennifer J. Lee (U.S) & Gio Olla (SWE), Moe Sakan (UK) & Vincenzo Fesi (ITA), Olga Marina & Andreas Olsson (SWE), and Natalia Rueda (NL) & Mickey Fortanasce (U.S).

As always, we’re committed to offering you an unforgettable Roman holiday. So, set your alarms and mark your calendar for the dance event of the year in the heart of Rome! See you on the dance floor!

5. The Blues Timing

22nd Mar 2024 – 24th Mar 2024 – Firenze

Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting city of Florence as we present the inaugural edition of The Blues’ Timing – a festival crafted exclusively for blues dancers!

Join us for a weekend brimming with fantastic live music, four skill levels of classes led by international maestros, three nights of electrifying parties, and engaging daytime activities to discover the beauty of the city.  A weekend filled with dance, live music, and unforgettable moments. And that’s not all!

A stellar lineup of instructors, including Gaston Fernandez & Alba Mengual, Adamo Ciarallo & Elisa Cangini, and Alex Palamidis & Ioanna Panagopoulou.

Pack your dancing shoes and get ready for a blues-filled celebration like never before!

Florence awaits, and the dance floor is calling!

6. Your Swing Super Weekend

23rd Mar 2024 – 24th Mar 2024 – Genova

Get ready for a weekend packed with rhythm and swing! Join international dance sensations Ari & Simon for an immersive Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz workshop on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, at the elegant Tower Hotel Genova. These award-winning instructors have wowed audiences at prestigious festivals worldwide, and now they’re bringing their expertise to you.

The excitement continues on Saturday night at 9:30 PM with the NP Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra igniting the dance floor with the timeless tunes of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Artie Shaw. Let the music move you as you enjoy special performances by our talented guests. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a swing lover’s dream come true – mark your calendars and get ready to dance into the night!

7. World swing in Milan

23rd Mar 2024 – 24th Mar 2024 – Milano

Get ready for the sensational 10th edition of World Swing in Milan on March 23-24 at the vibrant NEW MADISON – Via Giovanni da Udine 28, Milano. This promises to be an extraordinary event with an exceptional artistic lineup!

Featuring electrifying live performances by  Billy Bros Swing Orchestra and The Good Fellas; with special guest appearances by Si Cranstoun and Jackson Sloan

Guiding us through the excitement will be the official host, the fabulous Dalila. The rhythm will be in full swing with the stellar DJ lineup including Ivan Jive, Giusy Wild, Mr. Barini, and G-Swing.

Sharpen your dance moves with the expertise of renowned instructors, like Filippo Buccomino & Tiziana Sperzagni; Gabriele & Valentina Ficara; Marco Martignani & Daisy Assabi; William Pisani & Alice Faraone; Marco Guglielmino & Eleonora Santoro; Cristina Cotta Ramusino; Lester Iannizzotto & Giada Rigoli; Matteo Capizzi; Valeria Bonfanti, and many more!

Save the date for a weekend filled with sensational music, special guests, and top-notch instructors.

Join in celebrating a decade of swing excellence!

Europe swing festivals in march 2024

8. B.T.Switch

8th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 2024 – Darmstadt, Germany

Immerse yourself in a weekend dedicated to the art of switching roles in Lindy Hop! With four tracks, including one tailored for absolute switch-newbies, and guidance from expert instructors Elle Brenecki & Joris Focquaert, Anouk Chipault Le Guennec & Areski Stichweh, Aurelien Patoz & Bertille Lague, this event promises a transformative dance experience. The rhythm will be fueled by the fantastic Shirt Tail Stompers and local band stars across three nights of lively parties. Mark your calendars – registration opens on October 8, 2023. Come, switch it up with us on the dance floor!

9. Pairs Spring Balboa

8th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 2024 – Paris, France

Immerse yourself in the world of Balboa with an unforgettable weekend of workshops, lessons, and parties featuring the incredible teaching duo, Edgar & Celine CAVASA, alongside Bernard CAVASA & Aude GUIFFES. Join us for a celebration of dance, skill-building, and vibrant social gatherings.

Don’t miss the chance to refine your Balboa moves with these fabulous instructors!

10. The Happy GetAway

8th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 2024 – Denmark

Embark on a weekend of Lindy Hop, knowledge, and joy in the serene surroundings of a charming boarding school just outside Copenhagen from March 8th to 10th! Barcelona’s dynamic duo, Sonia Ortega Betriu and Hector Artal Parada, will grace us with their expertise, bringing a touch of Spanish flair to the dance floor. This event embraces the ELEF approach – Everybody Leads, Everybody Follows, promising a distinctive and inclusive learning experience. Join us for a weekend filled with laughter, new friendships, and the joy of Lindy Hop!

11. Cork Swing Exchange

9th Mar 2024 – 10th Mar 202 – Cork, Ireland

Dive into a quintessentially ‘Cork-like’ weekend filled with the excitement of aerials, solo jazz, live band parties, craft beers, uncovering city secrets, and much more! Our skilled instructors, Tom (Cork), Joanne, and Rob (Liverpool and Manchester), are set to elevate your dance experience. Join us for a dynamic blend of dance, culture, and the unmistakable charm of Cork. Get ready to swing, savor, and discover the vibrant spirit of the weekend ahead!

12. Swing Sanctuary

15th Mar 2024 – 17th Mar 2024 – Cambridge, United Kingdom

Embark on a weekend of swing magic in the picturesque setting of Cambridge! With stellar instructors Roser Ros and Leo Ost, along with the dynamic duo Claudia Biggeri & Maxi Prado, brace yourself for two streams of classes, three vibrant social dances, and the enchanting tunes of multiple live bands. Our welcoming and playful scene invites you to dance, learn, and indulge in the promise of cake. Join us for an unforgettable fusion of rhythm, laughter, and community spirit!

13. Harbour Hop

15th Mar 2024 – 17th Mar 2024 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

The grandest swing dance event in Rotterdam is making its triumphant return! This year, our spotlight is on the Harlem Renaissance and its pivotal role in shaping Black American culture and queer history. Join us for an enlightening exploration through dance, history, and community.

Featuring a stellar lineup of instructors, like Alina Sokulska; Areski Stichweh; Jason Hsu & Katie Cobalt; Vassiliki Papadopoulou & Viktor Lillard.

Get ready to dance through history, celebrate diversity, and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the swing dance community. Don’t miss this extraordinary experience!

14. Shimmy Fest

21st Mar 2024 – 24th Mar 2024, Albacete, Spain

Step into the rhythm at the International Swing Festival in Albacete, Spain, from March 21st to 24th, 2024! Join us for an electrifying weekend filled with Charleston, Jazz, and Lindy Hop workshops. Learn from the best with international instructors Fredrik Dahlberg & Mimmi Gunnarsson (Stockholm, Sweden), Lizette Rannqvist & Patrik Pettersson (Stockholm, Sweden), Niklas Taffner & Gina Monzon (Saarbrucken, Germany). The nights will come alive with the soulful sounds of Hot Swing Sextet from Bordeaux, France, and the swinging tunes of Albacete’s own Swinging Cats Club Band. Don’t miss this fusion of dance, music, and unforgettable moments!

15. Swingin’ Spring

21st Mar 2024 – 25th Mar 2024 – Gothenburg, Sweden

Swing into spring since 1994! Kick off the season in style by joining us in Gothenburg for Swingin’ Spring – where dancing and partying collide. With 400+ enthusiastic dancers, 2 days of diverse classes including themed sessions, and 5 nights of unforgettable dancing (featuring a late-night at Forum with workshops in Jazz and Lindy Hop), this event promises an unmatched experience. Learn from the best with renowned teachers Tyedric Hill & Breonna Jordan (US), Nils Andren & Bianca Locatelli (SWE & IT), Skye Humphries & Frida Segerdahl (US & SWE), Mikaela Hellsten & Felix Berghall (SWE). Let’s make this spring swing like never before!

16. Sheffield Shuffle: Switching it up

22nd Mar 2024 – 24th Mar 2024, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Get ready to break the mold! Our upcoming weekender is revolutionizing Lindy Hop by ditching traditional roles – no lead, no follow, just pure dance connection. For those seeking a different rhythm, we’ve got a shag stream (taught in lead and follow) for a unique twist. On Sunday, dive into a mix of workshops, all embracing the “switching it up” theme. Held at Sheffield University campus, enjoy two days of classes, and three socials, two featuring live bands! Join us with the stellar teaching trio: Trisha Sewell, Hung Jie Hsu & Earanee Niedzwiecki, and the dynamic duo Hannah & Ali. Let’s redefine the dance floor together!

17. Barswingona

27th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 2024 – Barcelona, Spain

Embark on a rhythm-filled journey at the Swing Dancing Festival in Barcelona, where the heart of Jazz and Lindy Hop takes center stage! Join us for inspiring workshops led by renowned instructors Ari & Simon, Jessy & Will, Claudia & Laura Glaess, Malik Kuçumen, and Clara Martinez. Let the music guide your steps with electrifying performances by Swing Shot, Hot Swing Sextet, Professor Cunningham, and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band. Immerse yourself in a weekend of dance, music, and unforgettable moments in the vibrant city of Barcelona!

18. Fly to the Moon

28th Mar 2024 – 31st Mar 2024 – Ostrava, Czech Republic

Get ready to swing into the Easter season at Ostrava’s unique slow dance festival – Fly to the Moon! Whether you’re into Lindy Hop, Balboa, or Blues, this event has it all. Join us for 3 unforgettable parties, 2 exciting taster sessions, and immerse yourself in 6 lessons of Blues, Slow Bal, and Slow Lindy Hop. With 10 expert lecturers and the soulful tunes of The Lewis Creaven Band (Friday) and Géri and Jasters (Saturday), including instructors Kamila Kahounová, Štěpán Pilecký, Veronika Lupková, Adam Birka, Soňa Lepíková, Tomáš Korec, Pavla Tomanová, Martin Šandera, Michaela Jordánková, and Štěpán Jordánek, this promises to be an Easter celebration like no other!

Book your spot at one of the fabulous European festivals and hit the dance floor!

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See you next time!