Review: Winter Jump in Oslo

Full of expectations Swedish swing dancer Agnes Hjelm took off to Oslo to attend Winter Jump. Four days later she left the event–still on a dance high and with new cool rhythms in her feet. Winter Jump is Norway’s largest lindy festival. It was held 23-26 Februari 2017, in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This is why you should not miss it next year. What’s your greatest impression from the weekender? – The energy of the Saturday evening. It was one of those magical nights where everything just came together beautifully to create the most amazing atmosphere: The band, The Jazzombies, was swinging hard,...

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Review: Winter Black Swing Festival

Winter Black Swing Festival was held 27-29 January 2017, in the Spanish city of Alcoy, an hour north of Alicante. Swedish Lindy dancer Jempa Wiklund Turesson is giving a report from a festive Festival. – The musicians were great. The performances were amazing and the artists magically talented. Atmosphere was growy and the city was beautiful! Music was played all around the village when I arrived and I was spontaneous invited to dance Lindy hop in the city square. When social dance was about to start on Friday night the Swing band Le Pepa Dancing came marching through the village....

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The Herräng soap – why you need it

Foto: Herrang Dance Camp Chronicle. I´m on my way home. Away from Herrang, the place that represents the beginning, my rebirth and where I return every year to shed my skin. I want to encapsulate everything that happened during the last weeks. I want to boil down the smell. Reuse all sounds and all feelings and make a soap. A soap that I can wash with every day – the rest of my life. Heavy dark clouds are wallowing up in the sky, the rain hangs in the air. However, the light wins, shining through the heavy clouds, tickling...

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Swing Kids – Herrang Dance Camp

More than 3000 persons visited Herräng Dance Camp last summer. Approximately 120 of them were children. Did you see them perform? If you did, you should have asked any of them for an autograph – they are expected to be the next generation’s Lindy hop stars. The audience cheered when around 40 swing kids and swing teens left the stage after their final performance in Herräng last summer. The master of ceremonies, Hanna Lundmark, was encouraging the audience to be even louder and the parents were so proud they could almost burst. And they had many reasons to! The Glenn...

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The Lindy Camp – Stockholm

The Lindy Camp in Stockholm is coming up 5-7 may. Marriott Courtyard is the venue, just like last year. The weekender is organized by the same crew responsible for The Snowball, The Four Swedes. Are you planning on going? Read this article from last years event! cover photo: Light eX Machina It’s Friday night, the last in April 2016, and a full moon shines over lake Mälaren and over hotel Courtyard Marriott. I hear tones of Count Basie. The music comes from the hotel’s main conference room where a 370-square-foot hardwood floor has replaced the fitted carpets. Right now a hundred dancers are swiveling...

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