Creating a virtual experience for the global community

With the global Covid-19 (Coronavirus)  pandemic, the Cape Town Swing team has decided to take the Mother City Hop experience online, and is hosting dance classes, talks and DJ sessions online by livestream on our Facebook page. Join us!

Cape Town Swing is a registered non-profit organisation with PBO status. If you would like to support the organisation (including Mother City Hop, The Pebble Shakers and the Echoes of Sophiatown transcription project), you're welcome to donate using PayPal.

Lindy hop on down to Cape Town for South Africa's fifth annual swing dance festival

Join us in the beautiful Mother City for a 4-day dance festival featuring parties with unique South African swing music, workshops with acclaimed instructors in lindy hop, solo jazz and African dance, plus sightseeing tours with the local community. The event is open to everyone, beginners and seasoned lindy hoppers alike.

Pre-Event Sightseeing: 16-20 March  |  Workshops & Parties: 19-22 March

International Teachers

The Mother City Hop 2020 teacher lineup features great dancers from all over the world, sharing their

Take lindy hop, solo jazz or African dance workshops with some of the best teachers around, and experience the joy of solo movement and partnered dancing to jazz music and African rhythms.


Maxwell Rani

South Africa


Cat Foley



Evita Arce



Felix Berghäll



Yana Sanamyantz



Sep Vermeersch



Vasco Uate



Robath Kumuma


Explore Cape Town

Monday 16 – Friday 20 March 2020

Nestled between two oceans and the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is a city worth exploring. Get the insider tour of the best kept secrets of the Cape, guided by our local dancers. Hike up the mountain, wander through the winelands, laze on a secluded beach, meet the African penguin and savour local food and music.

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The Pebble Shakers

Party every evening with new friends, swinging jazz with local and international guest DJs, and live music with the Pebble Shaker Jazz Band.
swing dancers at Mother City Hop
trumpeter from the Pebble Shakers
Mother City Hop group photo

Featuring recently revived South African swing music from 1930s-50s, straight from the Echoes of Sophiatown transcription project.


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