WELCOME TO SWING PARADISE

Vilnius Swing Dance & Music Festival
June 5-8th, 2025

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Swing Paradise is held in the beautiful and romantic capital of Lithuania – Vilnius, which is a sweet hot spot in the world swing dance map. It’s a weekend affair to ignite passion for Balboa & Shag in your swinging soul with a pulse of the great African-American swinging jazz music from 1930’s and 40’s. Around 400 swinging souls every year create magic on the dance floor.
Lithuanian swing sance scene has been bringing up new talents to the world for almost two decades. Unfortunately, there are too few big events here to show the world how amazing and intense this small scene really is. On the other hand, that’s what makes it a true hidden gem, an unspoiled paradise – you don’t go there often, but when you do, you can’t forget it and you’re never the same afterwards. If you’re into Balboa & Shag as we are, we invite you to the Swing Paradise.
Swing Paradise is a swing music & dance festival for experienced swing dancers focusing on Balboa, Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag. Well known international and local teachers, four nights of parties with live music, held at beautiful venues at the heart of Vilnius downtown, competition, shows, and a lot of FUN – you’ll have it all. And the BATTLE! WHAT A BATTLE!
SWING PARADISE

Vilnius Swing Dance & Music Festival

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Swing Paradise is organised by What a Jazz dance studio, by dancers and teachers who are Vilnius swing dance scene leaders with 10+ years experience organising local & international events.

Expect top-notch organisation. We aim to create an ultimate swing experience: dance classes with true to the core swing dancers-teachers, authentic swinging music of 1930s-1940s with original and modern touch, beautiful Vilnius old town venues at your best walking distance, spectacular on-time evening program with plenty of time to social dance.

Even though we focus on fast swing dances as Balboa & Shag, we invite all swing dancers to one dance floor. Swing Paradise festival vision is an immersive swing music and dance experience – expect a very wide range of tempo in the music, some waltzes and ballads, orchestral arrangements, even some time to sit down and enjoy the concert*.

*We mean, enjoy the moment.

WHAT IS SWING PARADISE?
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IGNITION FOR SWINGIN’ SOULS
Weekend affair to ignite passion for swing dances
LEGENDARY SINCE 2016
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Every year we organize an All Stars Big Band orchestra made of the best Lithuanian and international jazz musicians, who prepare a very special classical swing big band program for dancers at the beautiful Vaidila Theater in Vilnius. This program is part of Vilnius Swing Music Festival “Svingelis“.

Probably the biggest highlight for everyone – both the participants and the spectators – is the legendary DANCE BATTLE between Balboa, Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag dancers who spend a weekend preparing a chaotic but yet spectacular choreography performed massively to live music on Sunday night. True cherry on top you don’t want to miss!

This legendary event wants you to be part of its magic!

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SWING PARADISE FUND
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Part of every ticket to Swing Paradise is collected to fund a noble action – supporting Ukraine, contributing to organisations working for a better and more open Jazz dance community and giving discounts to everyone who can’t afford our festival.
Read more about Swing Paradise Fund.

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WORDS OF SWING PARADISERS

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ABOUT US

Swing Paradise is organised by What a Jazz dance studio and is held at Vaidilos Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Swing Paradise is part of the Swinging Europe Network project which is co-funded by the European Union.

 

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