The first edition of the Love Swing Dance Festival will be held from 27 to 30 September 2018 Plovdiv is already on the international map of swing culture lovers from all over the world with smiling and non-stop dancing boys with suspenders and bow ties, and girls with retro hairstyles and dresses in bright colors. The Love Swing Dance Festival is one of the highlights of the program of "Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019".

In its four-day programme, the festival includes outdoor swing dancing lessons, a tour of the city with music and dancing, evening parties with an authentic swing from the 20s and 30s, international dance competitions in various categories under the mentorship of award-winning Kevin Laurent and Joe Hofberg. (USA), as well as dance classes with some of the best teachers in the world - Alice May (France), Hyung Jung Choi (Korea), Felix Berghal (Sweden), Felipe Braga (Brazil), and many other bright stars of the reviving swing era.

With the beginning of the festival on September 27, the city will warm up with a procession of music and dance, which can include all lovers of swing, rhythm, and unforgettable experiences. The start is at 18:00 from Central Square / to the post office / and will pass through the Main Street to end at 20:00 in Kapana with an opening party in the bar "Gingertail".

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the organizers of "Lindy Hop Bulgaria" have the Drama Theater-Plovdiv to be the stage of the Balkan Lindy Hop Championships, where established athletes will compete for world recognition in swing dancing. Afterward, the evening programme for all the local and international guests will start from 9:30 pm at SKLAD in the Tobacco City. Especially for the festival comes the iconic Czech swing band, which performs the cover of the song Love by King Cole in the video I Charleston Plovdiv.

You can watch Balkan Lindy Hop Championships 2018 live:

The competition in the Drama Theater and the special programme at SKLAD have a paid entrance. More information at:

See how swing dancing conquers the city of 7 hills in - I Charleston Plovdiv!

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