We have specifically selected the most inspiring and sought after instructors representing a wide range of blues dance styles to create an amazing learning experience!
Vicci & Adamo and Alba & Gas will be your main instructors, joined by some upcoming international teachers from around the world!
& Vicci Moore
Adamo and Vicci are blues dance instructors, organisers and DJs. They started their blues dancing journey together in London, where they nurtured and grew the blues dance scene and created Europe’s first blues dance performance troupe, The Down and Outs.
They have an incredible chemistry on the dance floor. Their passion for both blues music and dance is evident in their classes, giving dynamic and energetic lessons with a focus on honouring the history of the blues and the African American culture from which it came. Both trained teachers, they strive to bring out and improve dancers technique, creativity and understanding of the dance and the music.Read & Watch More
& Alba Mengual
Gas is a professional dancer and dance instructor, based in Madrid. Apart from Blues dancing, he also specializes in other vintage dance styles (Lindy Hop, Charleston, Tango). Thanks to his background in Tango, his Blues has style drama and strength, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner.
Alba started dancing because the people in that community were exactly the crowd she was looking for in a new city! With time the dancing on the dance floor led her to ecstasy and she was really hooked when the jazz music found a big space in her heart. There was no way back then!Read & Watch More
& Mariangela Salichou
Alex & Mariangela are the organizers of Round Midnight. They have been teaching together Swing dances for almost 10 years and they love to draw inspiration from all of them and bring it to their Blues!
Their experience in choreographing and performing makes their dancing very theatrical and captivating!
& Ioanna Panagopoulou
Alex & Ioanna are both trained dancers; Alex has been doing Swing dances for more than 10 years and Ioanna has been dancing since she was a kid.
Since 2017 they have been focusing mainly on Blues, travelling around Europe performing, teaching and developing their skills as well as exploring the Blues dance and it's culture!
They cherish looong nights of social dancing...Read & Watch More
Melanie and Albert started dancing Blues together in Barcelona. Their passion for blues is evident in both their dances and their classes which are fun and instructive as well as focusing on technical skills.Read & Watch More
After many years of dancing, Bibi discovered the blues and fell in love with it: the overwhelming passion for the music and dance was a one way ticket around the world: she traveled in Europe, USA and Asia to deepen her knowledge and share her love for the blues.Read & Watch More
Leigh & Dáire are dance teachers, DJs, and event organisers, who have been sharing their love of the blues with dancers around Europe since 2010. They first met in 2011 and little did they know that 7 years later they would embark on a new journey, living and working together in Valencia, Spain.
When these two get together, they are truly greater than the sum of their parts. Leigh and Dáire mix humor, enthusiasm and terrible puns in equal measure to create fun, welcoming spaces that challenge and entertain.Read & Watch More
Becky Norris &
Becky & Moritz come from London and are part of the Down & Outs, one of the best Blues performance troupes.
They both teach regularly Blues in London, enjoy connecting with their students and strive for the magical moments created on a social dance floor!
All classes will be in our own "Swing Lounge" and a nearby studio.
Getting there: The area is very well covered by public transportation. "Ampelokipi" is the nearest metro station (just a 7 min walk to our studio).
The Swing Lounge
It's listed as "Athens Lindy Hop" (the name of our primary organization) on maps.
Address: Fthiotidos 24, Ameplokipoi 11523
Just a couple of blocks (5 min walk) from our main studio is a beautiful and comfortable studio with 2 rooms.
Address: Kifissias Avenue 1, Ampelokipi 11523
Get into the Blues
This is an intensive crash course into Blues dancing for people that:
- are experienced dancers in any type of partnered social dance (Swing, Tango etc)
- and/or have taken some blues classes.
If you are familiar with the concepts of leading and following and want to explore the Blues, join this course! You 'll learn all the basics plus more that will comfortably get you on the dance floor and enjoying the Blues!
Level B (SOLD OUT)
Understanding the Blues
This course will guide you through the process of evolving your dance skills and your understanding of the blues, idiom dances and music.
You must already be beyond the basics and eager to learn new ideas and moves that will take your dancing and understanding of the Blues culture, dances and music to the next level!
If you 're constantly looking for opportunities to go Blues dancing and have already attended various workshops or classes in the past couple of years, you 're ready for this course!
During registration select "Level B / C", There will be an audition on Friday late evening to place dancers in the level that is most suitable for their needs! You do not need to come to the audition if you are happy attending this level and don't want to try getting into level C. Bear in mind, the instructors and organizers have the right to move you to a lower or higher level at any time if they think it will be most suitable for you.
Level C (SOLD OUT)
Deep into the Blues
Mastering an art form is a two-step processes:
- Going back to the basics to make sure you comprehend them well
- and exploring new ideas, options and possibilities!
If Blues dancing is a big part of your life (you go dancing often, take regular classes or travel to Blues events from time to time) this course is what you need to keep you inspired!
This course will deepen your knowledge and expand your understanding of what makes a good and evolving Blues dancer.
During registration select "Level B / C". There will be an audition on Friday late evening to place dancers in the level that is most suitable for their needs! If you do not come to the audition you will automatically be placed in level B. Bear in mind, the instructors and organizers have the right to move you to a lower or higher level at any time if they think it will be most suitable for you.
Here's the class schedule. You can also download it as an image to have it handy!
You'll have three super fun and inspiring taster classes to choose from with an elite team of upcoming Blues instructors from around Europe!
You'll be sent an email a couple of weeks before the festival, so you can choose which you want to attend. In the mean time, you can check out the amazing stuff that our taster teachers have prepared for you in the link above!