swing festivals in may

May in swing! All the swing festivals not to be missed in May

May is swinging into action with an array of exciting swing festivals around the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just tapping your toes, these events promise unforgettable experiences. Let’s dive into the vibrant lineup of swing festivals in May.

9 Swing Festivals in May You Won’t Want to Miss

1. Athens Rhythm Hop 2024

Date: May 9 – 12, 2024
Location: Athens, Greece

Dive into four days of swing parties, classes, and outdoor activities in the vibrant city of Athens. Get ready to groove to the tunes of Miss Mikey Mike & The Organ Grinders across unique venues, promising an unforgettable rhythmic journey through Athens’ historic streets.

2. Swing City Festival

Katowice, Poland
Date: May 10 – 12, 2024
Location: Katowice, Poland

The Swing City Community is hosting its 7th annual swing celebration in the heart of Katowice. Brace yourself for a weekend of workshops and parties scattered across the city. From the bustling center to nearby Chorzów, the festivities will be in full swing with events at iconic venues like Absurdalna Pub and Starochorzowski Dom Kultury. Don’t miss out on the after-party at Swing City—a perfect finale to an electrifying weekend!

3. Lindybloom 2024

Date: May, 2024 (Exact Dates TBD)
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Lindybloom Exchange debuts this May with three days of dance, live music, parades, and more. Canada kicks off its biggest week of live swing music and dancing with this fantastic Festiva. For eleven days, immerse yourself in the infectious rhythms of swing across various clubs, followed by an exciting long weekend of festivities in Vancouver. Join the community for a joyful extravaganza celebrating the spirit of Lindy Hop.

4. Victoria Lindy Exchange

Date: May 10 – 12, 2024
Location: Dance Victoria – 2750 Quadra St, just north of Hillside.

Explore Beacon Hill Park and walk to Fisherman’s Wharf for outdoor dancing. See the flowers, peacocks, and beautiful scenery. Oh and don’t forget the ice cream at Beacon Hill Drive-in and at Jackson’s Ice Cream.

Finding your own dance through solo movement.

Body Research, Music Exploration

How does this song make you feel? What would it be like to explore different textures of the music and your body? In this class we will move our bodies with the intention of breaking out of our habituated patterns, while exploring the jazz cannon. Evening Social Dance with Live Music from The Flying Saucers.

5. Galapagos Dance Cruise 2024

Date: May 14 – 23, 2024
Location: Quito, Ecuador

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the Galapagos Islands aboard a deluxe yacht filled with dancing enthusiasts. This bucket-list trip promises breathtaking views and unforgettable dance experiences against the stunning backdrop of the Galapagos.

6. Nanaimo Big Band Festival

Date: May 17 – 19, 2024
Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Relive the golden age of swing at the Nanaimo Big Band Festival, featuring three nights of incredible music. From a nostalgic musical journey through the 30s to a tribute to the Rat Pack, this festival offers a unique blend of music and dance.

7. The Oval Swing Fest

Date: May 25, 2024
Location: Margate, UK

Join the inaugural Swing Fest at The Oval Bandstand for a day packed with swing, jive, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. With top-notch performances by The Jive Aces and other talented acts, this promises to be a swinging affair!

8. Break A Leg! 2024

Date: May 24 – 26, 2024
Location: Poznań, Poland

Break a Leg! returns for its second edition, featuring three days of parties, classes, competitions, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant swing dance scene of Poland.

9. Sunny Slide Swing Fest 2024

Date: May 30 – June 2, 2024
Location: Silvi Marina, Italy
Swing Circus invites you to the Sunny Slide Swing Fest—a celebration of dance, music, and community on Italy’s Adriatic coast. From workshops to beachside parties, this festival promises a delightful blend of swing culture and relaxation.

May is shaping up to be a sensational month for swing enthusiasts. Whether you’re jet-setting to Europe, exploring Canada’s west coast, or sailing through the Galapagos, these festivals offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the joyous world of swing dancing. Mark your calendars and get ready to swing into action this May!

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