Dance Workshops

A central part of this years festival programme are the Jazz Dance Workshops, which are open to all. Our guest dance teachers have put a short, fun and concentrated program together for absolute beginners of all ages- their “Zero to Hero” workshops will put everyone one at ease, teaching simple skills for partner dance, and fun tricks for solo dancing, to get everyone ready to hit the the Festival Club with jazzy style in the spirit of the New Orleans Ballrooms.

Elisabet Monllor (ESP), Frances “Fancy” Dougherty (US) & Arnas Razgunas (LT) will also be teaching classes in Solo, Lindy Hop and Shag aimed at more experienced dancers as part of the Lindy Express in The West programme. See for more details.

SWING KIDS This year the festival is running a fun dance workshop for children on Saturday at 11:30 in the Festival Hall.

Places can be booked in advance for kids and Zero to Hero workshops by emailing