Regional Events

  • Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown
    Oct 2 – 4
    New Orleans, LA
    Come experience the wonders of our magical traditional jazz, blues, and swing dance community.  Live music at every day, night, and after party. Dance contests with the best Lindy Hoppers from across the globe.  Swing dance classes for all levels, even total beginners. We offer taster classes in various styles of swing and traditional jazz dances:  Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, St Louis Shag, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, Solo Blues, Tap, and more.  Historic venues including The French Market, The Old US Mint, The Wax Museum, Southport Hall, and The Civic Theatre – the oldest theatre in New Orleans!

    Oct 9 – 11
    Columbus, OH
    The original North American intensive lindy hop workshop experience. Featuring Jo Hoffberg & Kevin St. Laurent!  Your weekend pass includes intimate workshops with hand-picked instructors, outstanding live music from Robert Bell & the Hot Swing Combo, evening dances at the historic 1928 Lincoln Theatre, a Jack & Jill competition, and special performances.

    Jammin’ On The James
    Oct 16 – 20
    Richmond, VA
    As regular as the leaves falling from trees during October, Jammin’ on the James returns for its 2015 edition.  A little Lindy Hop and probably a little Balboa as well! We will once again feature beginner, intermediate, and intermediate/advanced tracks to suit every dancer’s needs. Live music from Blue Crescent Syncopators, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, Doctors of Jazz.  
    Instructors:  Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama, Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

    Atlanta Varsity Showdown (AVS)
    Oct 31 – Nov 2, 14
    Atlanta, GA
    Get ready to get schooled because AVS is back!  We are bringing you teachers from around the country, a wide variety of classes, live music to keep you dancing, and plenty of competitions to make it a real showdown.
    Instructors:  Michael & Jaya Gamble, Dan Repsch & Jenny Snowden, Michael Brafford & Dee Daniels Locke

    Nevermore Jazz Ball
    Nov 6 – 9, 14
    St Louis MO

    Holy City Blues Exchange (Blues)
    Nov 6 – 9, 14
    Charleston, SC

    Music City Shuffle (balboa)
    Nov 21 – 23, 14
    Nashville, TN

    Pittstop Lindy Hop
    Nov 21 – 23, 14
    PIttsburg, PA

    Lindy Focus (Lindy, Blues, Bal, Music)
    Dec 27 – Jan 1
    Ashevile, NC
    Everyone’s favorite event, a 5 Day workshop/dance event with extra dancing on the days before and after the event.  What started as a small-town, basement party all about the original swing dance has become one of the world’s largest festivals of its kind, celebrating early jazz and swing music of the first half of the 20th century, and all its associated dance forms. We come together, we learn, we party, we bond, but most of all, we dance. Join us!  There are tracks in Lindy and music, as well as tracks worth of Balboa, Blues, Solo and various other classes.  Best instructors and bands ever in the southeast!

    My Lindy Kraze
    Jan 16 – 18, 2015
    Huntsville, AL

    Winter Blues (blues)
    Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015
    Greenville, SC

    Swing Into Spring
    Feb 13 – 15, 2015
    Columbia, SC

    Dayton Swing Smackdown
    Feb 20 – 23, 2015
    Dayton, OH

    Down South Camp Meeting
    Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2015
    Atlanta, GA

    Orlando Lindy Exchange (ORLX)
    Mar 6 – 8, 2015
    Orlando, FL

    Pirate Swing
    Mar 13 – 15, 2015
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Music City Exchange
    Mar 20-22, 2015
    Nashville, TN

    Bring On The Blues (Blues)
    Mar 27 – 29, 2015
    Charlottesville, VA

    April 11, 2015
    Chattanooga, TN

    Blues Shout (Blues)
    Apr 17 – 19, 2015
    Chicago, IL

    Statesboro Swings Out
    Apr 24 – 26, 2015
    Statesboro, GA

    DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX)
    Apr 24 – 26, 2015
    Washington, DC

    Southern Swing Challenge (Competition)
    March 11-13, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    A community based contest event, promoting the competitive spirit of swing dancing in the South East.  Jack & Jill and strictly competitions in a variety of swing dances.  Free to attend and inexpensive competitions.

    Columbus Lindy Exchange (CBUS)
    May 15 – 17, 2015
    Columbus, OH

    Charleston Lindy Exchange (CHEX)
    May 14 – 17, 2015
    Charleston, SC

    Richmond Lindy Exchange (RLX)
    May 22 – 24, 2015
    Richmond, VA 

    Red Hot Blues & BBQ (Blues)
    May 22 – 25, 2015
    Washington, DC

    School of Hard Knox
    June 3 – 5, 2016
    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!

    All Balboa Weekend (Balboa)
    June 9 – 12, 2016
    Cleveland, OH
    A huge event focusing solely on Balboa for a weekend of classes with international instructors, dances to live music and competitions (serious and otherwise).

    Greenville Lindy Exchange (GVLX)
    June 26 – 28, 2015
    Greenville, SC
    Exchange with live music and fun picnic games.

    The Process
    Jul 22 – 24, 2016
    Richmond, VA

    Bal-Ast Off (Balboa)
    Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015
    Huntsville, AL

    Tobacco Road Blues Exchange
    Aug 7 – 9, 2015
    Raleigh/Durham, NC

    Sweet Georgia Blues (Blues)
    Aug 14 – 16, 2015
    Atlanta, GA

    Summertime (Blues)
    Aug 21 – 23, 2015
    Columbia, SC

    International Lindy Hop Championships (workshops, competitions)
    Aug 25 – 28, 2016
    Washington, DC

    Swing In
    Sept 4 – 6, 2015
    Indianapolis, IN

    Music City Shake (Solo)
    Sept 11 – 13, 2015
    Nashville, TN

    Lindy Hop on the Plains
    Sept 18 – 20, 2014
    Auburn, AL
    Instructors:  Jon Tigert & Jenna Applegarth, Tim Korkuc & Jessica Southwell

    Knoxville Lindy Exchange (KLX)
    Sept 25 – 27, 2014
    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.