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Barswingona is an international festival offering a six-day immersion in the finest jazz and swing rhtythm. It takes place during Easter Week in Barcelona. It's a meticulously designed festival aimed at captivating the most demanding Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz dancers. Organized by SHDansa, a school committed to equality and a passion for dance, Barswingona provides an unforgettable experience for music and dance enthusiasts.

ARI & SIMON

One of the most internationally recognized couples. They have a dynamic, elegant and powerful style that is a testament to their diverse backgrounds and their growth together. Their passion for the dance and the culture of swing has grown with them and it is something they constantly strive to develop and express. They come to Barswingona because of their quality as teachers and as performers.

WILL & JESSY

A very active couple who teach in London and around the world. Their dance is full of power movements based on social connections as a result of focusing on the basics, practicing interesting rhythms and finding unfamiliar moves. Good competitors as they are, they always get good places in international competitions.

They will share these amazing ideas at Barswingona.

LAURA & CLAUDIA

Get ready to elevate your dance skills with this dynamic duo!

Laura Glaess and Clàudia Fonte are teaming up for Barswingona to bring you energetic and dynamic Lindy Hop classes that will have you grooving like never before. These classes are not to be missed!

Get ready to dance, learn, and have a blast at Barswingona 24.

CLARA MARTINEZ

This International tap dance teacher and performer is a rhythm genius. Solo Jazz teacher and performer in SHDansa, she is a cheerful and powerful dancer who spreads her passion for this art form everywhere she performs.

For Barswingona, she will share a clear way to evolve in rhythm, no matter if you are a new or a very experienced solo jazz dancer.

MALIK KÜÇÜMEN

Since 2021, Malik has been securing top finishes in major competitions like the 2021 ILHC All-Star Solo Jazz (1st Place) and the 2023 Savoy Cup Advance Jazz Roots (1st Place).

In his classes, Malik shares his understanding of African American Jazz dances with the utmost respect for the past.

Don't miss the chance to dance with Malik and get ready to dance your heart out at Barswingona2024!

IBY & JORDI

Iby is a multi-disciplinary dancer based on urban dances but always exploring other fields like contemporary dance, Afro-contemporary dance, tap dance and Lindy Hop. This diverse background has allowed her to be part of different professional dance companies like Kampai, Aina Lanas, La Banda Street Groove, Les oiseaux perchès and Cia. Kiko López.

Jordi is a dancer specialized in urban dances, both in choreography and freestyle. He combines this work with being a DJ for over 10 years, focusing on jams, battles, and events within hip-hop culture.

ISMA & IRENE

Isma's passion is the dance since childhood; in Cuba. He dedicated his entire youth to training as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer in modern, contemporary, and folk dance at the Professional Dance Academy José M. Heredia. Later, he became a teacher at the "El Cucalambe" School and a dancer in the Emovere company. Since his arrival in Barcelona in 2011, he has been teaching classes at various dance schools.

Irene has been training in Spanish dance, flamenco, and contemporary dance. While studying at the Institute of Theatre, she was introduced to Cuban music and gradually delved into dance and music from Cuba. Currently, she is a professional dancer, choreographer, and also a teacher in different schools in Barcelona.

SWING SHOT

This Catalan band comprises a selection of musicians from the new generation of Jazzmen from the Catalan territory. Their Swing takes you to the ballrooms of Harlem in the 1930s, where dance and jazz converged in perfect harmony.

HOT SWING SEXTET

This group offers a trip back in time in the heated atmosphere of the jazz clubs of the 30s. From Paris to Harlem, From Django Reinhardt to Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong through, Hot Swing Sextet organized for you, a trip « tailored » towards « Swing ». Get on board with these six young musicians full of energy. « Swing, » « swaying » and good humor are on the menu of this great Journey through the « middle-jazz ».

PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM AND HIS OLD SCHOOL

Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought-after groups on the international scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning New York-based band performs the most swinging and grooving repertoire ranging from the streets of New Orleans to the early dance halls of Harlem NYC.

SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND

It is a tradition that this band plays for Barswingona, and this year they couldn’t be missed. A Big Band composed of highly talented young musicians (aged from 7 to 18) under the direction of Joan Chamorro.

LINDY HOP

There will be no auditions. We will move people to the correct levels if we believe they have placed themselves incorrectly.

Intermediate: You know the basics such as Swing out, Charleston, Frankie 6’s, and Tandem. You want to improve classic moves through some new movements that can give you a different point of view of the dance.

Advanced: You are ready for faster music (+190bpm). You enjoy a bit of challenge, but you like to finish the class with the feeling that you can make the move you learned.

Top: You love everything, the fastest and the slowest. You are in search of a real challenge because you practice at a high level each week.

SOLO JAZZ

Intermediated: You are a dancer that knows the Shim Sham and the classic Jazz Steps. You want to learn how to flow through rhythms and movements and work on your improvisation skills.

Top: You have a great sense of rhythm and body consciousness. You are looking for a challenge in your solo dance, something that will open a window to keep you evolving as a dancer.

LINDY HOP B-ROLE

Everybody Leads and Everybody Follows. Nobody will have a predetermined role in this class so everybody will learn both roles. The level of this track will be advanced so you have to dance both roles as an advanced dancer.

Advanced: You are ready for faster music (+190bpm). You enjoy a bit of challenge, but you like to finish the class with the feeling that you can make the move you learned.

JAM CLASS

A universal-level class where you are going to explore your movement through different rhythms. There will not be jazz music. You don’t need experience as a dancer. The class is open to everybody who wants to dance and enjoy. If you are an experienced dancer we truly recommend you this class, some amazing dancers in their styles will drive this amazing concept of class.

FULL PASS

  • 5 Nights of live jazz, performances, and competitions.
  • 6h Lindy Hop + 8h Jazz Solo classes.
  • 4h of Jam Classes for musical and movement exploration.
  • Access to 2VS2 and the Mix & Match B-Role competition.
  • Two options:
    - LH Top or B-Role + Solo Top.
    - LH Intermediate or Advanced + Solo Intermediate. (SOLD OUT)

LINDY HOP PASS

  • 5 Nights of live jazz, performances, and competitions.
  • 6h Lindy Hop + 2h Jazz Solo classes.
  • 4h of Jam Classes for musical and movement exploration.
  • Access to 2VS2 and the Mix & Match B-Role competition.
  • Options:
    - LH Top.
    - LH B-Role.
    - LH Advanced. (SOLD OUT)
    - LH Intermediate. (SOLD OUT)

SOLO JAZZ PASS

  • 5 Nights of live jazz, performances, and competitions.
  • 8h Jazz Solo classes.
  • 4h of Jam Classes for musical and movement exploration.
  • Access to 2VS2 and the Mix & Match B-Role competition.
  • Options:
    - Solo Top.
    - Solo Intermediate. (SOLD OUT)

PARTY PASS

  • 5 Nights of live jazz, performances, and competitions.
  • Access to 2VS2 and the Mix & Match B-Role competition.

WEEKEND PARTY PASS

  • Nights from Friday 29th of March 2024, to Sunday 31st.
  • 4h of Jam Classes for musical and movement exploration.
  • Access to 2VS2 and the Mix & Match B-Role competition.

MIDWEEK PARTY PASS

  • Nights from Wednesday 27th of March 2024, to Thursday 28th.
  • Admission to the Jazz Duo, 2VS2, Competition.
  • Live bands and special dance performances.

2 VS 2

You sign up your team. Each team consists of 2 contestants.

You can dance Solo Jazz and Lindy Hop.

Swing rhythm and partnership will be highly valued.

We do not accept aggressive behavior.

Semi-finals and final will be spotlight and live music.

Both teams at the final will have a prize.

Prelims will be with DJ and with blues chorus (12 bars).

Semis and final with swing chorus (32 bars).

M & M B-ROLE

At the prelims, everybody will lead and everybody will follow.

It is not a switch competition, you will have time to express yourself in both roles, leader and follow.

Lindy Hop and swing rhythm will be highly valued.

Smooth connection will be greatly appreciated, do your partner better!

Finals will be spotlight and live music.

In the finals, you will dance one swing chorus as a leader and one chorus as a follower.

Prized will be awarded individually, not by couple.

27 WEDNESDAY

18H BAR OPENS
HOT CHANCHA'S FOOD, DRINKS & JAZZ
ALIANÇA PETIT CLUB

19H REGISTRATION
ALIANÇA

20H PARTY STARTS
THE GRAND OPENING, JAZZ PREMIERE NIGHT
ALIANÇA

1H PARTY ENDS

28 THURSDAY

17H REGISTRATION
ALIANÇA

18H JAM CLASS
SOUL AND FUNK MEET JAZZ
ALIANÇA

19H BAR OPENS
HOT CHANCHA'S FOOD, DRINKS & JAZZ
ALIANÇA PETIT CLUB

20:30H PARTY STARTS
GROOVIN' WITH THE SEXTET
ALIANÇA

21H COMPETITION
PRELIMS 2 VS 2
ALIANÇA

22:45H COMPETITION
FINALS 2 VS 2
ALIANÇA

1H PARTY ENDS

1:15H OUTDOOR DANCE
AFTER PARTY
LOCATION'S MAP

29 FRIDAY

10H CLASSES
LH TOP - LH BROLE - SOLO INTERMEDIATE
CLASSES

12:30H CLASSES
LH ADVANCED - LH INTERMEDIATE - SOLO TOP
CLASSES

16H MIXED LEVEL CLASS
LH TOP - LH BROLE - SOLO TOP
ALIANÇA

19H BAR OPENS
HOT CHANCHA'S FOOD, DRINKS & JAZZ
ALIANÇA PETIT CLUB

20H PARTY STARTS
JAZZ IT UP! TWO BANDS ONE BEAT
ALIANÇA

1H PARTY ENDS

1:15H OUTDOOR DANCE
AFTER PARTY
LOCATION'S MAP

30 SATURDAY

10H CLASSES
LH ADVANCED - LH INTERMEDIATE - SOLO TOP
CLASSES

12H OUTDOOR DANCE
SOCIAL WITH MESQUESWING
LOCATION'S MAP

12:30H CLASSES
LH TOP - LH BROLE - SOLO INTERMEDIATE
CLASSES

16H MIXED LEVEL CLASS
LH ADVANCED - LH INTERMEDIATE - SOLO INTERMEDIATE
ALIANÇA

17H BAR OPENS & JAZZ TALK
THE JAZZ RHYTHM WITH QUERALT CAMPS
ALIANÇA PETIT CLUB

20:30H PARTY STARTS
BANDS TRIBUTE - COUNT BASIE, DUKE ELLINGTON AND EARL HINES
ALIANÇA

21H COMPETITION
PRELIMS MIX AND MATCH B-ROLE
ALIANÇA

22:35H COMPETITION
MIX AND MATCH B-ROLE FINALS
ALIANÇA

1H PARTY ENDS

1:15H OUTDOOR DANCE
AFTER PARTY
LOCATION'S MAP

31 SUNDAY

10H CLASSES
LH TOP - LH BROLE - SOLO INTERMEDIATE
CLASSES

12:30H CLASSES
LH ADVANCED - LH INTERMEDIATE - SOLO TOP
CLASSES

18H JAM CLASS
RUMBA CUBANA
ALIANÇA

19H BAR OPENS
HOT CHANCHA'S FOOD, DRINKS & JAZZ
ALIANÇA PETIT CLUB

20:30H PARTY STARTS
GROOVIN' HARD
ALIANÇA

1H PARTY ENDS

1 MONDAY

12H OUTDOOR DANCE
LA SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND
LA PLAÇA REIAL

13:30H OPEN CLASS
LINDY HOP WITH SHDANSA
LA PLAÇA REIAL

14:30H BARSWINGONA 24TH EDITION FINISHES

CLASSES & PARTIES

PLACES TO STAY

Hotel Acta Voraport 15% discount code: ACTA4U

Eurohotel 15% discount directly through the website

Hotel Four Points 15% discount code: 2GS

Facebook Hosting Group for Barswingona

MAIN PLACES ON THE MAP

GENERAL TERMS

All registrations will be processed providing that you have read and accepted the conditions of the festival which are described below. These general terms and conditions are the essential part of the contract registration between the Organization and the individual who registered to Barswingona. If you do not agree to this document during registration (and thus do not agree with the terms) you will not be able to attend the festival.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

1. Fill in the registration form. Please note that in case that space runs out – or there is a high imbalance between leads and follows in any given group, registrants can be put on a waiting list.

2. You will receive a personalized email confirming your place and giving details on how to make the payment within ten natural days. If your payment is not received within that time, your place will be awarded to someone else.

* In the case that not all of the levels are filled, we may have to reorganize the groups – but we will always inform you of any changes and options in advance.

PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELATION POLICY

The payment method at Barswingona is a one-time payment of 100% of the amount, either via online payment platform or via bank transfer to the account of Associació SHDansa, organizers of Barswingona. In the case when the payment is not made after 10 natural days, the registration will be cancelled and the slot will be released.

Once the payment has been done, the Barswingona Organization considers this reservation as paid, and will not be compromised to any total or partial refund. Please, note that we don’t give refunds for paid registrations. If there is the case that you cannot attend the Festival, we suggest that you look for someone to buy your pass. This person must have the same role as you and the same level if classes are included. To transfer the registration you must inform by writing us as soon as possible (and definitely 5 natural days before the event happens) at this email address: infobarswingona@gmail.com

Please include the following information:

  • Your name and surname.
  • The type of pass being transferred.
  • Full name and email of the person taking the pass.

In cases of force majeure such as pandemic, epidemic, outbreak, crisis, war, terrorist attack, labor strikes, extreme weather, government actions, etc., Barswingona could cancel, postpone or modify the nature of the festival, as well as absolve itself of the responsibility of making a complete refund for reasons beyond its control. In any case, the Organization may retain a percentage of the amount paid under the concept of administrative fees consisting of covering the part of expenses already produced and not recoverable during the year prior to the event. In any case, the Organization will always try to consider alternative options to reduce damage to both parties.

If the event is cancelled or postponed by us (the organizers) due to circumstances beyond our control participants will have the option to transfer their passes for the new date of the event.

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA & IMAGE RIGHTS

Information from Barswingona organizers is collected only through direct input from customers such as email, names, address, phone number, etc. The information is collected for personalization of the interaction with the website, improvement of the website and the services, execution of the offered services and user data is not distributed/shared/sold to third parties. All necessary precautions to ensure the security of the user data has been taken. Users have the right to contact us and request to delete or change all personal information.

The users and total or partial attendees of Barswingona, being of legal age, in full possession of their civil rights, states that during the days of celebration of Barswingona, may be photographed and/or filmed. These images are intended to portray the events of Barswingona, and in any case there is a mercantilist interest of such images. The Organization of Barswingona is not responsible for any use that third persons or companies do without the permission of those images.

For all these reasons, expressly I AUTHORIZE the use of my personal image resulting from the festival as mentioned.

And for the record and takes effect, I agree to this authorization under the provisions of the Organic Law 1/1982 of 5 May, Civil Protection the right to honor, to personal and family privacy and Self-Image. The general acceptance of these terms implies permission of this clause on the transfer of right image.

INJURIES & THEFTS

Associació SHDansa will not be held responsible for any physical injuries, or damages to / thefts of private property that might occur during Barswingona. With this, Associació SHDansa does not take responsibility for accidents or losses, thefts or harm that occur to participants at the event for whatever reason, unless such harm comes from the fault of the organizers themselves.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Associació SHDansa believes Lindy Hop and Jazz are live art forms, and we wish to approach these artistic expressions with respect and appreciation.

We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy these activities with complete peace of mind. and that everyone has a responsibility to build a safe environment and contribute to the well-being of the whole community.

Dancing is a very physical activity and as such, everyone is responsible for their own physical safety and that of others nearby. Practice a safe floor-craft, say sorry if you accidentally bump into another person, do not offer unsolicited advice or instruction, nor perform aerials on the social floor, except in jam circles.

The guidelines above apply to everyone attending Barswingona, including members of staff, volunteers, teachers, judges and participants.

SIGNATURE & AGREEMENT TO GENERAL CONDITIONS

By clicking on the Terms and Conditions for the attendees of Barswingona on the registration page via Internet, you state that you fully agree with the content of this document and will obey all the rules and regulations.

CHANGES

Barswingona Organization reserves the right to change schedules, location, teachers, bands and price of the workshops and / of the evening dances and communicate any changes on the website.