Regional Events

Swing In
Sept 2 – 5
Indianapolis, IN
It’s only THE biggest swing dance event that happens every year in Indiana! This is the final year for SwingIN to happen over Labor Day weekend – and we’re going out IN style! We’ve brought in some amazing instructors and we’ve got a weekend geared up to overhaul and overload your swing dance! The Boilermaker Jazz Band ft. Russ Wilson
Instructors:  Andy Reid & Mia Halloran (New Orleans), Micharl ‘Dargoff’ Darigol & Brittany Johnson (Seattle), Gustav Jakobsson & Laia Puig (Spain), Jon Tigert (Nashville) & Mandy Hogan (IN), Dexter Santos & Shelby Pritt (IN)

I Heart Balboa
Sept 2 – 4
Richmond, VA
Join us in lovely Richmond, Virginia over Labor Day weekend for our 2nd Annual I *Heart* Balboa dance weekend!  with live music by the Mint Julep Jazz Band
Instructors:  Kate Hedin & David Rehm (Boston), Heather Ballew (Denver) & Javier Johnson (FL), Chelsea Lee & David Lee (DC), Jen Barnett

Classic City Swing
Sept 16 – 18
Athens, GA
Classic City Swing will be back this fall, bigger and better than ever. 8 hours of classes, 5 dances, and incredible music – you want to be in Athens this September!  Music with Mint Julep Jazz Band.  Instructors:  Falty & Nina (Baltimore), Shauna Marble & Kyle James Hankins (CO), Jon Tigert & Jenna Applegarth (TN)

Dance St Lou Blue
Sept 23 – 25
National Blues Museum visit discounts, live music, 3 tracks (with incredible instructors that you won’t want to miss), and countless hours of social dancing. Experience St. Louis charm as we Dance St. Lou Blue. Music with Sweetie & The Toothaches, Loot Rock Gang
Instructors:  Joe Demers (Denver) & Mike Legenthal (Boston), Dan Repsch (Montreal) & Jenny Sowden (NY), Jeff Meyer and Sara Lapan (NY)

New Orleans Swing Dance Festival
Sept 30 – Oct 2
New Orleans, LA
Dance workshops for all levels with your favorite New Orleans dancers AND a few of their friends from out of town, Live music in some of your dance classes, 10+ Hours of LIVE New Orleans Jazz, Swing, & Blues, Second line parade through the city,  Daytime dances with live music in the French Market, The New Orleans Vintage Fashion and Lifestyle Expo

Oct 7 – 9
Columbus, OH
The original North American intensive lindy hop workshop weekend giving you dedicated class time to get inside the minds of the rockstars of lindy hop. You and your classmates will spend two days working with champion lindy hoppers to learn the skills and techniques that can take your dancing to the next level.  Rocktober 2016 features four lindy hop rockstars never-before-seen at Rocktober!
Instructors:  Michael Jagger & Evita Arce (NY), Jon Tigert & Jenna Applegarth (TN), Chistain Frommelt & Jenny Shirar (St Louis)

Jammin’ On The James
Oct 14 – 16
Richmond, VA
As sure as the third weekend in October rolls around each year, Jammin’ on the James will be back once again for a glorious 14th edition!  Music with The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Blue Crescent Syncopators, Gypsy Roots.
Instructors:  Skye Humphries (NY), Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama (MN), Sylvia Sykes

Knoxville Lindy Exchange (KLX)
Oct 21 – 23
Knoxville, TN
Dance weekend here in your home city with multiple dances a day over the weekend to live bands with visitors from all over the southeast and midwest coming to dance with us!  A special big band is being formed solely for our event.

Atlanta Varsity Showdown (AVS)
Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA
This workshop weekend features classes, comps, and social dances in lindy hop, balboa, charleston and other vernacular jazz styles.
Instructors:  Ryan Calloway, Dee Daniels, Dan Repsch, Jenny Snowden

Nevermore Jazz Ball
Nov 4 – 6
St Louis, MO
A one-of-a-kind celebration of jazz music and dancing in the beautiful, historic river city of St. Louis, MO. A world-class festival with a truly local focus and commitment to community, it’s the kind of party that can only happen in St. Louis. Music with The Rhythm Serenaders and Miss Jubilee, plus The 5th Annual CHEROKEE STREET JAZZ CRAWL, a street festival in one of STL’s most vibrants arts districts featuring ~10 live, local jazz bands for your listening and dancing pleasure on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Instructors:  Ramona Staffeld (Australia), Mia Halloran, Todd Yannacone, Andy Reid (New Orleans)

Holy City Blues Exchange (Blues)
Nov 11 – 13
Charleston, SC
Blues exchange in Charleston with Meschaiya and the Little Big Horns.

Whistle Stop
Nov 11 – 13
Affordable laid-back workshop weekend at Purdue University with the Rhythm Serenaders.
Instructors:  Evita Arce & Michael Jagger, Peter Strom, Bobby White & Kate Hedin, Jenny Sowden & Dan Repsch, Dave Deenik & Kerry Kapaku

Lindy Hop on the Plains
Nov 11 – 13
Auburn, AL
Beginner/intermediate Lindy Hop workshop, unbelievable amount of fun in “The Loveliest Village on the Plains.”  Music by Harlequin Jazz Band and Taryn Newborne & The Real Deal.
Instructors:  Robert Barbier (Atlanta), Diana Smith (Greensboro), Joe & Kadie Pangburn (Huntsville), Huy & Whitney Huynh (Huntsville)

Music City Shuffle mini weekend (balboa)
Nov 18 – 20
Nashville, TN

Pittstop Lindy Hop (exchange)
Nov 20 – 22, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

Regional Meetup & Swing Triathlon
Dec 12, 2015
Huntsville, AL

Lindy Focus (Lindy, Blues, Bal, Music)
Dec 27 – Jan 1
Ashevile, NC

My Lindy Kraze
Jan 15 – 17, 2016
Huntsville, AL

Mo Better Blues
Feb 12 – 14, 2016
Nashville, TN

Swing Into Spring
Feb 19 – 21, 2016
Columbia, SC

Dayton Swing Smackdown
Feb 26 – 28, 2016
Dayton, OH

Orlando Lindy Exchange (ORLX)
Mar 4 – 6, 2016
Orlando, FL

Pirate Swing
Mar 11 – 13, 2016
Ann Arbor, MI

Music City Exchange
Mar 11 – 13, 2016
Nashville, TN

Backwater Blues
Mar 18 – 20, 2016
Huntsville, AL

Lindy Fest & Lone Star
Mar 24 – 27, 2016
Houston, TX

Burg Is the Word
Mar 25 – 27, 2016
Blacksburg, VA

Blues Shout (Blues)
Apr 15 – 17, 2016
Chicago, IL
BluesSHOUT! is an annual celebration of Blues Dance, striving to bring you the best of the blues dance world every year through classes, competitions, and dances. bluesSHOUT!

DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX)
Apr 15 – 17, 2016
Washington, DC

Down South Camp (mini) Meeting
Apr 15 – 17, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Midwest Lindy Fest
May 5 – 9
Minneapolis, MN

Southbound Blues Exchange
May 6 – 8
Nashville, TN
Come check out the biggest blues party in the south

School of Hard Knox
May 13 – 15
Knoxville, TN
A weekend of classes and dances right here in Knoxville!  Learn from some of the best dancers in the world to build confidence in your dance ability, fine tune your technique and learn some super awesome new moves!

Columbus Lindy Exchange (CBUS)
May 20 – 22
Columbus, OH
The Columbus Lindy & Blues Exchange (aka Cbus Exchange) is a weekend long swing & blues dance event where dancers travel to Columbus, Ohio to enjoy swing & blues music, make new friends, eat delicious food, and HAVE FUN!

Charleston Lindy Exchange (CHEX)
May 20 – 22
Charleston, SC
Join us for another weekend of great music, dancing, beach days, dear friends, and a pocket full of memories.

Richmond Lindy Exchange (RLX)
May 27 – 30
Richmond, VA
Get pumped for:  Seven dances, Moonbounce swingouts, Field day games, Dancing, James River hangouts.

Red Hot Blues & BBQ (Blues)
May 27 – 30
Washington, DC
BBQ. Blues dancing. Sunshine. Laying in the grass. Chocolate mousse. More blues dancing. More food. More friends and fun community time.

Seaside Stomp
May 27 – 30
Pensacola, FL
Come join us for a fantastic weekend of lessons, dancing, and the beach in the beautiful Pensacola, Florida.

Live Love Lindy
June 3 – 5
Winstem-Salem, NC
We are going to celebrate life through loving Lindy Hop!

Chicago Underground Blues Exchange
June 10 – 12
Chicago, IL
All the blues music!

All Balboa Weekend (Balboa)
June 16 – 19, 2016
Cleveland, OH
A huge event focusing solely on Balboa for a weekend of classes with international instructors, dances to live

Greenville Lindy Exchange (GVLX)
June 24 -26, 2016
Greenville, SC
Exchange with live music and fun picnic games.

Blue Ridge Bal (Balboa)
July 1 – 3, 2016
Asheville, NC
Join us in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains for Blue Ridge Bal, Asheville’s premiere Balboa event! Between the thriving downtown, the incredible food scene, and live music provided by Michael Gamble and his Rhythm Serenaders, this event will keep you shuffling all night long.

The Process
Jul 22 – 24, 2016
Richmond, VA
Once upon a time, there was a shortage of Lindy Hop information – a few precious movie clips were sometimes all that Lindy Hoppers had to learn from. But as time passed and more information became available, the biggest challenge became that of processing the current abundance of knowledge.  To help modern Lindy Hoppers meet this challenge, Richmond is hosting an educational event.  Tracks for dancers and a track dedicated to instructors and organizers seeking to improve both the quality and quantity of dancing in their local scenes.

Bal-Ast Off (Balboa)
Aug 5 – 7, 2016
Huntsville, AL
LET THE COUNTDOWN SEQUENCE COMMENCE…..  Bal-ast Off! is back for year 3 August 5th-7th 2016 in Huntsville Alabama!  This year we have FOUR full tracks of Balboa classes planned for you, taught by some of the best instructors in the world! In addition we also have a beginner friendly balboa flight school!
Instructors:   Nick Williams & Laura Keat (LA), David Rehm & Kate Hedin (Boston), Bobby White (NY), Shani Brown (LA), Corey & Susan Manke (Nashville)

Tobacco Road Blues Exchange
Aug 5 – 7, 2016
Raleigh/Durham, NC
We’re gearing up for round 4! Great venues! Two amazing live bands — The Downtown Shimmy and Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five — and lots of fantastic DJs! Dance performances! Beach and BBQ! We’ll have it all!

Cincy Hop
Aug 12 – 14, 2016
Cincinatti, OH
Following the official conclusion of the Cincinnati Lindy Exchange in 2015, CincyHop continues Cincinnati’s lindy tradition with new energy. You can expect hours of dancing, great bands, historic venues, and a weekend of fun in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Saturday afternoon’s dance will be held in conjunction with 1940s Day at Lunken Airport hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center.  FEATURING The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Blue Sky 5, Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band, and more live music announcements to come!

Great Lakes Balboa Escape
Aug 19 – 21, 2016
Chicago, IL
The weekend will include unique balboa class tracks with lots of personal attention including Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor, and Balboa Teacher Training. Plus, everyone will have a chance to participate I’m some fun electives. Live music will be provided by Jake Sanders and the other fantastic musicians of Chicago.
Instructors:  Adam Speen, Nelle Cherry, Bobby White, Jennifer Barnett, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Matt Mitchell,Desiree Roffers.

International Lindy Hop Championships (workshops, competitions)
Aug 25 – 28, 2016
Washington, DC
9th year of world class workshops, bands, and of course- dance contests. The International Lindy Hop Championships are a showcase and celebration of lindy hop from around the world. Boilermaker Jazz Band, Jonathan Stout’s Orchestra, Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five, ILHC All-Star Band
Instructors:  Ramona (Australia), Remy (France), Skye (NC), Nick (OC), Alice (France), Todd (New Orleans), Vince, Moe, Nico, Mikaela, Kevin & Jo (San Fran), Naomi (Minneapolis)