Programme / Venues 2023

The programme will be updated and changed and more settled the closer we get to the festival. Follow us in Instagram and Facebook to ge the latest news!

Class schedule
Can be found on the bottom of the page

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

Wednesday 15th

19-22 Post Live with Gentlemen & Gansgters
(Clarion Post Bar)
– Free entrance & great cocktails!

Thursday 16th

18-20 Team Lindy Bingo – Pub edition
(Guldhedens restaurang, Doktor Fries Torg)
19-23.30 Welcome pre-party
Social dance Forum – West Coast Jitterbugs home venue

For early arrivers and local dancers – start the weekend early at our pre party

Friday 17th

16 – 17
Theme class: Inspire your Lindy Hop with Boogie Woogie

18.45 – 20
Dance Cultural Talk
We hope to se all participants of the festival at this talk!

20 – 21
Theme class: West African roots dance class to drums

Mix & Match prelims (21.15): Register here

21 – 02.00
Party at Scandic Platinan (centralstationen)
Band starts playing 21.00

21 – 22
Welcome hour
– one dance with one new person

Mix & Match competition
(all levels)

– Hop Sh´Bam Connection
– Gentlemen & Gangsters
Battle of the bands!

Saturday 18th

Classes during day time (schedule will be posted in booklet)

Daytime social dance and hangout at Forum

12.15 – 13.30
Theme classes
Soft shoe Tap (Platinan )
Walkin in Swingtime (Landala Sporthall)

19 – 20
Theme class: Jazz with Pontus (Platinan)
– WCJ History Talk

20 – 02.00
Celebaration party at Scandic Platinan!
Party theme – the 80s, gold & glitter!
Choose one or combine them all. WCJ is turning 40!

Bands: Hop Sh´Bam Connection
Maria Schilling Hot N’ Blue

01.00 – late or early morning
Late night at Forum!

Free food and fun all night long!

Sunday 19th

Classes during day time (schedule will be posted in booklet)

12.15 – 13.30
Theme class
Dance to the music (Landala Sporthall)

16 – 17
Theme classes
Jazz with Frida (Forum )
Jazz with Skye (Landala Sporthall)

17 – runs until late
Farewell party at Forum

18.30 Solo Jazz Competition

Monday 20th

West Coast Jitterbugs’ well-known monday dance at Forum

Come and dance the weekend off your body and enjoy everything you learned!

Class schedule

This is the final schedule. Details might be changed last minute and will then be annnounced on the webpage and on our social media channels.


Check out this year’s lovely venues for classes and parties

Doktor Fries Torg 7
Tram stop: Doktor Fries Torg
  • Pre party – Thursday
  • Classes
  • Late Night – Saturday
  • After Party – Sunday
  • Monay dance – Monday
Kapellplatsen 4
Tram stop: Kapellplatsen
  • Classes
  • Theme classes
Vikingsgatan 7
Tram stop: Nordstan
Chalmersplatsen 1
Tram stop: Chalmers
  • Classes
Södra Allégatan 4
Tram stop: Hagakyrkan
  • Classes