SWING PARADISE 2024, JUNE 6-9TH
So here we are back and we invite you to our next Vilnius Swing Dance & Music Festival – Swing Paradise 2024! The new date is June 6-9th, 2024 and our email subscribers can register before the official registration opens on January 17th.
Have a look at what’s Swing Paradise like and about in this recent recap video by the amazing Nuno Neves (Within the Groove).
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SWING PARADISE 2024
Simona Pogosian & Rokas Borusevičius (St. Louis Shag/Collegiate Shag)
Larissa Heckendorn & Heiko Heckendorn (Collegiate Shag)
Sandy Lewis & Martí Gasool (Collegiate Shag)
Moe Sakan & Andreas Olsson (Balboa)
Lucía Galiana & Javi Zurdo (Slow Balboa / Balboa)
☞ CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
This year we have the usual – St. Louis Shag, Collegiate Shag, Balboa – track classes which already start on Friday afternoon and two additional theme workshops on Friday.
- Show/Choreography with Sandy & Martí – Open level but for couples only and will be happening on Friday 15:00-17:00 at What a Jazz dance studio
- Slow Balboa with Lucía & Javi – Open level (Zero to Hero) and will be happening on Friday 17:15-19:15 at What a Jazz dance studio
There will be an open Peabody dance class at the beginning of Saturday party and a History Talk/Lecture on Sunday.
☞ COMPETITION & THE BATTLE
This year we run again the Swinging Trinity Mix&Match competition which is free for all Full Pass and Party Pass holders. You will find a registration when you purchase a ticket and make sure you’re informed that the prelims are happening on Friday in the beginning of the party.
Our most famous and epic dance battle is happening on Sunday and this year we have teachers taking care of the trainings – there are 90min sessions on Saturday and Sunday to make it happen all together. You can register for it when you purchase a Full Pass or Party Pass ticket.
☞ BANDS & MUSICIANS
Our locals The Schwings Band, our beloved Lester’s Blues from Belgium and a combination of some international guests for Swing Paradise All Stars Big Band led by the one and only Steven Coombe. These cats will swing for you at the late night Jam Session on Friday and Saturday as well.
☞ SWING PARADISE FUND
Starting the year with gratitude to everyone who attended Swing Paradise last year.
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.
Thanks to every Swing Paradise participant, 5% of all purchased tickets were used to fund our support. And this year we have €2910 donated to support Ukraine, Collective Voices For Change organisation and personal discounts.
Full report of 2023 fund is coming soon, you will find it on our website next to 2022 fund report.
BIG UP EVERYBODY, THANK YOU!
Anyone can apply to Swing Paradise Fund – please share it with someone you know they could benefit from.
Official registration opens January 17th 21:00 (CET) but starting from today you can book your ticket already – this is your early bird and loyal subscriber benefit.
We hope to see you swinging back with us in Vilnius!
Arnas & Eglė
What a Jazz dance studio