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.

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

International Teachers

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

Maxwell Rani

South Africa


Katja Završnik

Katja Završnik

Slovenia


Felix Berghäll

Felix Berghäll

Sweden


Cat Foley

Cat Foley

UK


Yana Sanamyantz

Yana Sanamyantz

Russia


Sep Vermeersch

Sep Vermeersch

Belgium


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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Shake it!

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 March 2020

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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