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    21 Edition

    Registration is now Open !

    Festival: April 18th thru 22nd

    Week : from April 13th …

The barSWINGona Festival

Allowing dancers from everywhere to share the passion for swing with people from Barcelona.

barSWINGona festival was created by Carmen & Lluís on may 1998 and has been run by the barSWINGona team which has been continuously renovated.

Since the beginning, barSWINGona purpose has been to allow dancers from everywhere share the passion for swing dancing and music with people from Barcelona.

barSWINGona is a not-for-profit event although the budget has been consistently increasing every year. Some years the festival did quite well whereas some others it did not and needed some private support to survive. We hope to even it up on the long run. We’re struggling to get public support and private sponsors as well with just minor successes so far.

Enjoy the new edition of barSWINGona.

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Dance Masters

Diana Geisler

Diana started her dancing career in her home town Vienna, where she co-founded a swing dance project. She is a social dancer at heart and travels frequently to international swing events, not only to teach but often just to dance and be inspired. The dynamics of Lindy Hop as well as the idea of energetic…

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Andrew Hsi

Andrew started dancing in 2006 as part of a small lindyhop scene in Beijing. For someone who never danced before he thought it was pretty cool. That year the Harlem Hot Shots were on tour and happened to be in town performing, he saw the show and was inspired, making the pilgrimage to the Herrang…

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Ariadna Beltran

Ari’s always been dancing since she was little. After finishing her degree in classical and contemporary dance she worked and travelled with various prestigious theatres and shows across Europe. Ari’s swing dancing career started in Barcelona, now she teaches and performs internationally and is predominantly based in Europe.  

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Simon Bressanelli

Simon has been dancing Lindy Hop since 2009 and along the way has fallen in love with all the swing dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, authentic American Solo Jazz, Balboa, Shag and Blues. His romance with swing dance (and dance generally) started in Beijing and has taken him across the world. He started teaching in early…

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Bianca Locatelli

Bianca started dancing at the age of six and tried a lot of dance styles from ballet to street dancing. Though, she got stuck in swing dancing, her biggest passion. She has been competing and performing several years first in Italy and then internationally. Nowadays she’s social dancing, competing and teaching Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop in Sweden and…

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Nils Andrén

Nils has now been dancing for 11 years. He has throughout his career been constantly competing in various dances such as Boogie Woogie, Salsa, Lindy Hop and the Swedish bugg. During several years of dancing he has acquired numerous of podium placements on competitions all around the world in Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie. Nils is nowadays traveling around teaching,…

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Music Masters

Professor Cunningham & his Old School

Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international swing scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning  New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repetoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the…

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Sant Andreu Jazz Band

Sant Andreu Jazz Band es una banda de jazz de la ciudad de Barcelona, formada por jóvenes (la mayoría entre 8 y 20 años) y bajo la dirección musical de Joan Chamorro. La banda nació en 2006. En palabras de su director: La San Andreu Jazz Band es un sueño hecho realidad. Es el resultado…

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Bumpy Roof Band

The Bumpy Roof Band was born from the desire of several Catalan musicians to bring all the city of New Orleans and its melodies . In the hands of the French trumpeter Julien Silvand will offer a repertoire full of energy , where blues, classic New Orleans jazz and swing mixed with spontaneity and vitality…

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What are you waiting for? barSWINGona 2019!




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