Sofia Swing Dance Festival

welcome to

Home of the Crazy Bulgarians

30.05-02.06

10 Years of Craziness

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5

Kick-Ass Bands

500+

100% Crazy People

10

Awesome DJs

Artists

The Big Five

Inspired by the wild hot sounds of 1930s/40s Harlem and Chicago jazz, The Big Five have established themselves as Berlin’s most authentic swing-era combo. The Big Five are veterans of Berlin’s famed Lindy-hop and Balboa dance-halls and know how to turn a mild-mannered dance party into a raging frenzy of swing-outs. With their sharp attire and an intense passion for authentic swing-era jazz, these cats will certainly make you Jump for Joy!

The Oldie Goldies

The Oldie Goldies is a swing band based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Formed in 2021 they have quickly become one of the most popular swing bands in the Balkans. Performing from the most recognizable big band classics to original repertoire especially fitted for those who love to swing out, their original arrangements will keep you triple steppin’ till the end of the night. Great admirers of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Ellington, as well as the great American songbook, they’ve already shared their passion for swing music from Romania all the way down to Greece.

Old Sea Company

Old Sea Company was established in the queue at the Bulgarian immigration bureau. Jack Hughes (second in line) and Alex Merancienne (first in line) struck up conversation and decided there and then to meet a few days later and try out a few tunes. Jack meant to leave by summer's end. He never did. Three years later, and with long-term residency firmly secured, Old Sea Company has grown into a collective that fluctuates between a trio and an octet depending on the occasion.

Band of the Band Leaders​

Exciting News for Sofia Swing Dance Festival Attendees! Get ready for an unforgettable night of dancing on Friday evening! We are thrilled to announce a special treat for all our guests: an exclusive performance by a one-of-a-kind band made up of some of the finest band leaders in the swing scene. These talented musicians, each bringing years of experience playing for swing dancers, are coming together to create a band like no other.

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Ari & Simon

Lindy Hop

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Elze & Peter

Lindy Hop

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Sonia & Hector

Lindy Hop

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Alice & Remi

Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz

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Laura Glaess

Authentic Jazz

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Maria & Aurélien

Lindy Hop

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Nurbanu & Malik & Deniz

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Weronika & Michał

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Emiliya & Borislav

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Pavli & Victor

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Bilge & Uğur

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Ana & Alberto

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Lord Arnas

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Bobi

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Janča

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Julia

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Texas Tommy

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Jach

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Lukas

MC Sep

Sep

Passes & Prices

Full Pass

Lindy Hop

5

hours of classes

4

levels in limited and balanced groups

4

parties with live music

6

taster classes

Early Bird - till 30.03

190 €

Slow Bird - till 01.05

210 €

Late Bird - from 02.05

230 €

Full Pass

Authentic Jazz

5

hours of classes

4

levels in limited and balanced groups

4

parties with live music

6

taster classes

Early Bird - till 30.03

190 €

Slow Bird - till 01.05

210 €

Late Bird - from 02.05

230 €

Party Pass

+ Taster Classes

4

parties with live music

6

taster classes

Early Bird - till 30.03

140 €

Slow Bird - till 01.05

150 €

Late Bird - from 02.05

160 €

Party Pass

4

parties with live music

Early Bird - till 30.03

120 €

Slow Bird - till 01.05

130 €

Late Bird - from 02.05

140 €

Performance Track

with Laura

3

hours focused on performance choreo

1

Laura's Team Performance on Sunday night

Early Bird - till 30.03

30 €

Slow Bird - till 01.05

30 €

Late Bird - from 02.05

40 €

Single Party Night

Thursday- 30€, Friday - 40€, Saturday - 40€, Sunday - 40€

* Discounts

given to any Full Pass ​

Bulgarian Dancer Discount

Any Bulgarian dancer can get a discount on their FULL PASSES! When registering, leave a comment “BG DANCER” to apply.

Group Discount

If you are a group of 10 dancers from one country, you can receive 10% discount on your FULL PASSES. When registering, leave a comment with the name of your group to apply.

Special Discounts

Ukraine – If you're a dancer living and coming from Ukraine you can get 15% discount on your FULL and PARTY PASSES! When registering, leave a comment “UKRAINE DISCOUNT” to apply.​