Swing dance festival in Gothenburg

Join Swingin’ Spring 2023 & WCJs 40th anniversary!

Join the 27th edition of the festival and create new dance memories with old and new friends. The dance association WCJ is turning 40 years old this year – come celebrate with us during SiS 2023 with 4 parties!

If you want to participate in a real memorable party together with the whole West Coast Jitterbugs community – now is the time! Glitter and glam, late night parties and warm atmosphere – SIS 2023 is the place to be <3

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

Teacher lineup

We are happy to share this year’s lovely teachers with you!

  • Bianca Locatelli & Nils Andrén
  • Katja Završnik & Peter Winqvist Loggins
  • Frida Segerdahl & Skye Humphries
  • Marie N’diaye & Felipe Braga
  • Helena Kanini Kiiru

Band line up

  • The Hop ’sh Bam Connection
  • Maria Schilling Hot N’ Blue Trio

”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.

Classes in lindy hop & vernacular jazz

This year you can sign up for:
5 levels of lindy hop
2 levels of jazz

Get inspired by the amazing teachers and learn more about the dance!


Parties takes place at Forum and Scandic Platinan
Classes takes place at Forum, Scandic Platinan and Landala Sporthall

SiS discount on hostel & hotel

We have discount for two options for hostel/hotel in the centre of GBG for all participants.

Hotel Poseidon – 25% with the code ”lindyhop2023” for bookings between 15-25/3

Linnéplatsens vandrarhem – 10% with the code ”SWING10” for bookings between 17-20/3

Map of the event