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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Download the barSWINGapp

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Download the barSWINGapp

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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    Intl. Barcelona Swing Festival 2016

    Barcelona, March 22rd thru 28th.

    In Easter, Barcelona becomes the world capital of swing.
    You must be there !

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barSWINGona 2016 Outline

It’s Party Time !

The Hovering Clarinet

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A week of amazing parties with powerfull bands, spectacular showcases, and all in a unique, vintage, hardwood floor ballroom. From tuesday to monday !
And after the party there is always and afterhours …

The Best Top Teachers

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A lineup of 5 couples among the best top international teachers. You’ll get 10 hours of classes to really improve your dancing.

Come and Enjoy Barcelona !

Showcase at Plaça Reial

Barcelona Skyline

Most of the Festival parties and activities are located in Poblenou district, close to the beach, but there are events scheduled in other beautifull areas for Barcelona such us Sants, Gràcia and downtown.

DATES

The most Important Dates of Barcelona Swing Festival are:

  • FESTIVAL dates:
    • barSWINGona festival: Will start on Wednesday March 24th evening and will close on Monday March 28th at 3:00pm
    • barSWINGona previous events: >> NEW << There will be warm up events as of Sunday March 20th.
  • REGISTRATION deadlines:
    • Registrations opens: December 8th at 00:00.
    • EARLY bird deadline: January 27th at midnight.
    • LAZY bird deadline :  February 28th at midnight.
    • LAST day registration: March 17th at midnight (if we’re not sold out before).

MASTERS

Isabella.

Isabella

Isabella Gregorio is a well-known international dancer. She teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers of the world. She is well known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002, with a…

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Pontus.

Pontus

Pontus Persson has been dancing continuously since he was 5 years old, actively competing (since the age of 6) and started teaching professionally as a 16-year old. After graduating, he moved to Stockholm in 2008 to evolve his dancing, being offered membership of the dance company, Harlem Hot Shots. He has since then been spreading…

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Sharon

Sharon

Sharon Davis is a professional dancer, specialising in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Burlesque and other authentic dances from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.  Originally from Australia, Sharon is now based in London, and travels the world throughout the year, performing and teaching her dance. She holds numerous 1st place titles at the most prestigious swing dance…

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Juan

Juan

Juan Villafañe is a Buenos Aires based professional swing dancer. He specializes in Lindy Hop,Jazz Roots, 1920s Charleston, Tap and other authentic dances from the Golden Age of Jazz. With his dance partner Sharon Davis, Juan travels the world throughout the year, teaching and performing his dance. Visit http://www.juanvillafane.com.ar/ to find out more about.

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Maeva.

Maeva

Native of Montpellier, France, Maeva started modern jazz dance at the age of 4 years. A few years later she started participating in Rock Sauté competitions. After several years, Maeva was attracted by more rythmical dances like Boogie Woogie and the Lindy Hop. With easy and surprising abilities, Maeva rose through the ranks to become…

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William

William

William Mauvais,  born in 1988, close to Monpellier, France, William willy1started couple dancing in 2002, at the age of 14 years, when he followed his parents in their weekly dance class. William wasn’t predestined to this art, since he was practicing ‘Football’ (soccer) from the age of 6 years. He was chosen many times to…

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Katja

Katja Vintage is the new cool. From living the vintage life style to living on the vintage dance, the swing dance era has brought me a lifetime of joy and happiness. First, I fell in love with the clothes and the hair-dos. Dancing and teaching all across the globe gave me the opportunity to share…

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Ali

Ali

Ali. I have an idea! Most people know me as a pragmatic person who loves to try and apply new ideas. Often these ideas are based on my interest areas such as science, psychology, stand up comedy or one of my many educational audio-books. In our dance classes, it is not uncommon to find me citing…

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Tatiana.

Tatiana

TATIANA UDRY is from Montpellier, France. A rising star in Lindy hop and solo charlestons, her latest accolades include 1st place in Solo Charleston and Charleston showcase at Paris Jazz Roots Festival 2014, 3rd in “All-star Strictly” divisions in ILHC 2013, as well as 1st place at Strictly divisions in Lindy Shock 2012, Hungary, with…

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J.B. Mino

Mino

JB MINO is from MontPellier, France. A professor of lindy hop, he is a proud member of the Swingjammerz, a Swing performance team from France, as well as The Gypsies, the swing performance group participating in various showcases and competitions around the world. JB has won numerous solo and partnered competitions with the recent years,…

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BANDS

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The Atomic Swing Five

Its becoming a tradition to have a band premiering in barSWINGona. The rookie band of BSF’2016 will be the Atomic Swing Five. It is a  formation leaded by the renowned, all-roads, powerfull and mellow singer Agustí Burriel sorrounded by 4 young yet solid musicians from the Barcelona classic jazz scene. AGUSTÍ BURRIEL: Vocal and Guitar. BERNAT…

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Juli

Musical Director

Juli is a professional musician, band leader and talented clarinet player. He is the musical director of the festival.

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Ricard Gili Septet & friends

Ricard Gili and Vidal. (Barcelona, ​​1948). Architect. Founding member and director of the legendary classic big band “LA LOCOMOTORA NEGRA” (The Black Locomotive). In front of this group has performed since its foundation in 1971, in many Catalan towns and several cities in Spain. He also participated in festivals in France and Belgium. He has…

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Shakin’ All

Ready for a great dance party? Ready for a wild swing session?   Shakin’ All will lead you to vintage music universe, a land between Jazz, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and New Orleans Music. A funny concert, with the groovy songs of Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Louis Prima…     Web site: http://shakinall.blogspot.com.es/  

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The Bumpy Roof

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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Jove Big Band de Girona dir. by Dani Alonso

Jove Big Band Girona dir. by Dani Alonso

Girona Youth Big Band is a jazz orchestra composed of young musicians (from 15 years ) and has a project to understand and interpret the language and repertoire of the big bands of the golden age of jazz, Duke Ellington , Count Basie , Lionel Hampton … the orchestra was founded in autumn 2010, with…

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MINOR BANDS

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Three Cool Cats

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New Orleans Pussycats

Amazing authentic jazz players that made the street their home and anybody passing their audience. PEPE ROBLES: Trumpet MIKHA VIOLIN: Vocals and Banjo. MIKHA ULYANOWSKY: Piano.  

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MCs

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Aurelien

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Lluís lindyvill

Coordinator

Since 1998 organizing barSWINGona.

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DJs

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Cristina

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CALL for DJs

  • Are you an Experienced swing DJ ?
  • Are you good enough to face the challenge of satisfying a high standards audience such as the barSWINGona users ?
  • Are you interested in DJ  one or several 45min slots during barSWINGona parties ?

If you answered yes to all the questions above, then please check the DJ terms and fill the following DJ Application Form and, in case we need you, you’ll hear from me.

Kisses,

Cristina.

GLOBAL SCHEDULE

CLASS SCHEDULE

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TASTER CLASSES

FRIDAY March 25th:

  • 16:30: BOOGIE WOOGIE TASTER with William & Maeva at Casino ballroom.
  • 16:30: BALBOA TASTER with Lluís & Mus @ Casino Club (2nd floor)
  • 16:30: BLUES TASTER with Miguel & Eila @ Illunion Hotel.

 

SATURDAY March 26th:

  • 16:30:  Coming soon !

 

SUNDAY March 27th:

  • 12:45: For Advanced Levels Only: STYLING for LEADERS & FOLLOWERS with Pontus & Isabella @ Illunion Hotel.

 

COMPETITIONS

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Xenia

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CALL for Competitors

  • Do you like to compete ?
  • Do you like competing, not with you partner but with anybody selected randomly ?
  • Are you good enough to face the barSWINGona audience in the Casino ballroom ?
  • Are eager for fame and nice prizes ?

If you answered yes to all the questions above, you might be interested in entering the barSWINGona Jack&Jill contests.

Find here the registation from ( CLOSED )

Find here the lists of the dancers ACCEPTED for the BSF’16 Jack & Jill Competitions.

Kisses,

Xenia.

Troupes

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Maria

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CALL for TROUPES to enter the “Troupes Challenge”

  • Are you member of a Dancing Troupe (aka Performing Team) ?
  • Do you think your troupe would be interested in entering the Troupes Challenge where we’ll ass the Master as well as the Audience to choose their favorite performace.

If you answered yes to all the questions above, you might be interested in knowing that:

  • Registering for the competition is free.
  • The ticket to get into the Party is also free.
  • You’ll have facilities for preparing, rehearsing (the main ballroom), changing and getting ready.
  • Your showcase will be scheduled for performing at showtime (0:00) in either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening.

If your troupe is interested in entering a TROUPES Challenge please fill the following BSF’16 Troupes Application Form and, in case we need you, you’ll hear from me.

Find here the TROUPES APROVED for the BSF’16 TROUPES CHALLENGE !

Kisses,

Xenia.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I prefer barSWINGona to other swing events ?

  • Because we have 15 editions of experience.
  • Because barSWINGona parties are unique: for big glamour parties and moreover some parties including an after hours party.
  • Because, the teachers line up is just impressive.
  • Because it has probably the best ration quality / price of all swing events in Europe.
  • Because Barcelona, this mediterranean enchanting city.

Can I purchase the party pass and PARTY TICKETS in advance ?

Yes, you can purchase the PARTY PASS in advance as well as Big party tickets.
Check the PRICES section.

Single party tickets can only be purchased after the Early Bird deadline.

barSWINGona looks great but I have no money. Is there any way I can take workshops ?

You can participate as “alt-i-allo” exchanging your work for your free access to Parties, Workshops or both.

 

I do not dance but I’d like to be part of the barSWINGona festival.

You can join the organizing team as volunteer: volunteers do not get paid and cannot take workshop but they get free access to all events and share the festival from the organizers point of view and you’re invited to meals while you work and to the staff lunch.

COLLABORATORS

barSWINGona is organized by barSWINGona team under the supervision of BALLASWING  Associació in cooperation with:

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