2023 was a blast with 750 participants! We are thrilled to share that 2024 edition offer an amazing variety of fun and engaging classes, inspiring talks, and unforgettable festival late nights that will keep you going until the wee hours of the morning! We take great pride in curating a diverse range of experiences that cater to all interests and tastes, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, connect with like-minded dancers and simply let loose and have a blast, our theme classes, talks, and late-night festivities are sure to deliver. So why not come join the party and see what all the fuss is about?
We can’t wait to see you!
It’s essential to stay true to the values and roots of dance. We must prioritize creating an event that resonates with everyone. To achieve this, we urge all participants to embrace and act upon the following values. Let’s keep it authentic.
Breonna Jordan & Tyedric Hill (US)
Bianca Locatelli & Nils Andrén (IT & SWE)
Frida Segerdahl & Skye Humphries (SWE & US)
Mikaela Hellsten & Felix Berghäll (SWE)
Recap of SIS 2023
”Jazz & Swing culture – an expression of freedom in the African American society”
All swing dances including lindy hop and authentic 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 Black people and white people were allowed to meet on the dance floor.
The dances and music are marked by the racism that Black Americans faced and still face today, 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.”Some testimonals and voices from evaluation 2023
”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
Videos of 2023
Thursday, Sunday & Monday – Forum
Friday – Kooperativet
Saturday – Scandic Centralstationen (Platinan)