Swing dance festival in Gothenburg

Save the date for 2024

2023 was a blast with 750 particiapants! Next years edition will take place 21-25th of March 2024! Save the date and follow us on social media for updates.


Connecting to the roots of the dance is of great importance. All participants are encouraged to follow and take action on the following values:

– Be yourself
– Be open to improvisation
– Build relationships during the festival
– Have trust in yourself and in each other
– Show respect – to others, to the music and history, and to the space we create together

Recap of SIS 2023

”Jazz & Swing culture – an expression of freedom in the african american society”

All swing dances including lindy hop and vernacular jazz have deep roots in the unique African American art forms, which in turn arose in a culture marked by oppression. The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, was a unique and at the time controversial place where whites and blacks were allowed to meet on the dance floor.

The dances and music are marked by the racism that black Americans faced and the segregation that existed in society. Jazz and swing were a defiant reaction to the oppression and hardships people faced, a joyous resistance and at the same time an expression of freedom.

Some testimonals and voices from evaluation 2023

”The people were amazing and friendly, a nice sense of community.”

”Shows and the live music was good. But… the afterparty was the best. Forum has the best hang out space.”

”The event was positive, open minded with a playful atmosphere on the dancefloors”

”I liked the evenings I attended at Forum – I felt how nice the community is.

”Amazing event! Well organized and well thought through. Alot of heart

Some testimonals and voices from evaluation 2023

Videos of 2023