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Announcing ESDC 2013!

I’m delighted to finally announce the date and location for the European Swing Dance Championships 2013 – it’s London on 25th, 26th and 27th October 2013! Every year we have a survey to get feedback about the event, and we’re really grateful that every year we get hundreds of responses. I know this means you […]

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ESDC 2012 has now ended!

Thank you to all the amazing dancers who attended this year and made it so special. It was a spectacular weekend of competitions, workshops and parties. It was an honour to host so many wonderful dancers in Barcelona this year, and we hope to see you all again at ESDC 2013. Please help us make […]

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Announcing photographer Bobby Bonsey

We’re delighted to announce that ESDC 2012 will be captured by uber-talented dance photographer Bobby Bonsey (USA). So wear your finest threads, get out there and be seen! Bobby is one of the most popular swing dance photographers in the world, and it’s not hard to see why – check out some of his spectacular […]

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ESDC 2012 Swing Shop

Get some cash for your trash! We’re having a commission shop at ESDC this year, meaning bring along your unwanted swing gear to sell! We’re looking for vintage 1920s-1950s clothing, retro style modern clothing, dance shoes, hair accessories, etc. Only quality items in good condition and an appropriate swing style will be accepted. How it […]

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2 months to go! So who’s coming?

The registrations rolling in have us super excited! So far we have registrations from 19 countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Russia, Argentina, Switzerland, South Korea, Ukraine, Lithuania, Sweden, Greece, Norway, Italy, Hungary and Denmark! At this moment, there are still places available in all workshop streams and all competitions. Registration is now […]

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No long boring Awards Ceremony: just a killer party!

Announcing we’ll be closing the weekend with a huge late-night party at the historic Esferic pavilion in Montjuïc Park – a historic building, built for the Barcelona Exposition in 1929, with beautiful views of the city. And no long boring awards ceremony! We’ll be handing out the awards throughout the party, in between live band […]

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Announcing the 2012 Authentic Jazz instructors!

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Vote on the ESDC 2012 t-shirt design!

Head over to our Facebook group and vote on your favourite design for the 2012 t-shirt! Which one would you wear? Vote now >

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Go down laughing, get up and swing out!

Crashing aerials, slipping, sliding, tumbling and generally falling down a lot is just part and parcel of this crazy dance we call Lindy Hop. Here’s a short video to put a smile on your face, and remind you that even the pros fall down sometimes.  There’s plenty of embarrassing footage of my own tumbles in […]

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Poll Results: How Should a Jack & Jill Contest Be Judged?

  Well the results are in on our first poll. The question asked was: Should Jack & Jills be judged as individuals in finals, as well as prelims? That would mean the final winners would be the best leader and the best follower, but they would not necessarily have danced together. What’s your opinion? And […]

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