European Swing Dance Championships

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The next edition of the European Swing Dance Championships will be held in London, England in 2017. Full dates and details will be announced shortly. Swing dancers from all nations of the world are invited to attend and compete in the swing dance contests, enjoy social dancing with live jazz music and international DJs, and take part in workshops taught by top international instructors. As always, there will be big cash prizes and our EuroStar Award program!
The European Swing Dance Championships was created to support the development of European Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and other swing dances, through competitive dancing and showcase. ESDC aims to be a world-class, international event, celebrating and promoting jazz-age dances, their music and culture. ESDC hopes to highlight the European presence in the international swing dancing community, whilst also honoring the rich history of Lindy Hop and other jazz dances, and preserving their true spirit.

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2015 Staff

Trisha Sewell

Trisha Sewell (UK) has been teaching swing in the UK since 1997, and internationally since 2003. For 10 years she has contributed ...

Scott Cupit

Scott Cupit (Australia) has been teaching Swing dancing since 1998. Since then he has taught at weekend workshops and festivals al...

Vincenzo Fesi

Vincenzo Fesi (Italy) is a worldwide recognised swing dancer. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and performs all over Europe, Aus...

Alice Mei

Alice Mei (France), one of the world's finest followers and jazz dancers. Known for her dynamic connection, free form body movemen...

Thomas Blacharz

Thomas Blacharz (France) is one of the most talented dancers in the world. His unique style is defined by free form body movement ...

Marcus Koch & Bärbl Kaufer

Marcus and Bärbl are the organisers of the Rock That Swing Festival, and the Munich Balboa and Shag Weekends. They are known arou...

Didier Jean-Francois

Didier "Dee" Jean-Francois (Canada) is a co-owner of the SAF Entertainement Group, Studio 88 Swing (with his partner Ann...

DJ Annegret Beck

Greta started off as a techno-Dj in her hometown Leipzig, Germany – that’s why she can’t leave those equalizers alone. Due t...

European Swing All Stars

The 2015 houseband will be a spectacular all-star swing band, created just for ESDC! We have hand picked the hardest swinging musi...

Hot Sugar Band

From Paris, the Hot Sugar Band is one of the most popular swing bands playing for dancers around Europe today. We're delighted to ...

Basin Street Brawlers

The Basin Street Brawlers are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies an...

Max & Pamela

Max Pitruzzella (France) has been a strong influence in international swing dancing in the past decade. One of the world's top co...

Tatiana Udry

Tatiana Udry (Montpellier, France) is a shooting star of today's swing dance world. She holds numerous international competition t...

Adam & Sanna

Adam LaMontagne (USA) and Sanna Leinonen (Finland) are currently two of Europe's top Balboa competitors. Adam hails from the mean ...

Remy Kouakou Kouame

Remy (France) is an established competitor, performer and teacher. He made the transition from world champion Boogie Woogie dancer...

DJ Janne Borjesson

Building an atmosphere, giving content to the dance floor and at the same time keep it swinging, thatís what Janne aims for. Jan...

DJ Matt Turner

Matt has been collecting and playing music for decades. For him, it’s the thrill of finding the right sounds to propel people on...

JB Mino

JB Mino (Montpellier, France), together with his partner Tatiana Udry, has taken the international swing world by storm in the pas...

DJ Shorty George

"Anything that you can tap your foot to is good music." -Louis Armstrong. If you see Shorty tapping his foot, you can be...

Alex Dreyer

Alex "Texas" Dreyer began swing dancing in Houston in 1999 at the age of 15. With his twin brother Austin he was a membe...

Isabella Gregorio

Isabella Gregorio (Italy) has been singing and dancing since she was a child. Her powerful Lindy Hop style, and her entertaining e...

Pontus Persson

Pontus Persson (Sweden) has been dancing since the age of five. A true multi-talent, he is renowned for his skills in Boogie Woogi...

Andreas & Gio

We are delighted to bring together Andreas Olsson (Sweden) and Gio Olla (Italy) as Balboa teaching partners this year. Andreas is ...

Pamela Gaizutyte

Pamela Gaizutyte (Lithuania) is one of the most exciting followers to burst onto the international swing scene in recent years. S...

William & Maeva

From France, William Mauvais & Maeva Truntzer have been dancing together since they were 14 years old. First as World Boogie W...

Ali & Katja

Ali Taghavi & Katja Uckermann (Germany) have built an international reputation as stylish dancers, dance floor favourites and ...

Juan Villafane

From Buenos Aires, Argentina. Juan is a dedicated historian of the dance and world renowned for his fast feet, eye-catching slides...

DJ Sally Young

DJ Sally Young, one of the UK's finest DJs, joins the ESDC lineup for a second year! Sally started lindy hopping when she was 19, ...


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