Join us in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, Greece, for an unforgettable celebration of swing dancing and the joy of movement. 

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner taking your first steps on the dance floor, Swing Along has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in a weekend filled with exciting classes taught by top-notch instructors, and unforgettable parties.

7 International Instructors
African Percussion Ensemble
6 Theme Classes 
Live Music & Djs
5 Parties

Save the dates, spread the word, together we can make Swing Along a festival to remember!

Festival Passes

  • Full pass

    150€ // Passes Available
    130€ Early Bird // SOLD OUT

    9h of Classes*
    Musicality Class with the band
    Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz
    African Percussion Ensemble
    Theme Classes
    Parties
  • Mini Pass

    80€ // Passes Available
    65€ Early Bird // SOLD OUT

    3h of Theme Classes**
    Musicality Class with the band
    Parties


  • Saturday Pass

    15€ // Passes Available

    Musicality Class with the band
    Mini Show
    Social Dancing
    Live Music
    Djs


*The full pass includes 2h of Lindy Hop & 1h of Solo Jazz with Irene & DeltaP, African Percussion Ensemble Class with Sammy, Musicality Class with the band & 4h of theme classes of your choice. You can find more information about the classes below.

 

**The mini pass includes 3h of theme classes of your choice. We have a total of 6 theme classes to choose from exploring movement, acrobatics & swing dancing. You can find more information about the classes below.

About the Classes

  • Open Level Classes

    While not suitable for complete beginners, dancers with more & less experience can benefit from the classes. Open-level classes make dance accessible, regardless of experience, & emphasise the journey of self-expression & improvement rather than competition. It’s an excellent way to nurture a love for dance and build a diverse community.

    Anyone who is familiar with some basic swing dance moves (swing out, circle, tuck turn etc.) and more experienced dancers could join the classes.

  • Swing & Movement

    The classes are designed to enhance your dancing skills and expand your horizons. We believe in a holistic approach to movement. We offer a diverse range of movement & swing dance classes to keep you groovin’ and feelin’ great.

  • Theme Classes

    At Swing Along Festival, we believe in the power of choice and variety. You can create your own festival experience. Theme classes will be available on a first come, first served basis, and some might be sold out earlier than others. Register early to have more choices.

  • Groovin' Pass Project

    The joy of dance, music & the magic of festivals should be more accessible. That’s why we are launching Groovin’ Pass Project.

    We’re offering a free festival pass to an individual who is passionate about swing dancing & the festival experience but face financial constraints. All you need to do is send us through a short motivation letter (no more than an A4 page). Let us know what attending the festival would mean to you.

    Apply by the 18th of November by sending a motivation letter in English or Greek to hello@kunia.gr.

    At Swing Along, we believe in the power of music & dance to unite and uplift. Join us, and let’s make the world a little more harmonious, one festival pass at a time.

Theme Classes

  • Express with Rhythm
    Solo Jazz with Miro
    Last Spots

    In this class you will learn how to be more rhythmical in your Solo Jazz and with the help of a few syncopated and tap variations of popular Jazz steps, we will explore how to break the lines and dance to the music with more freedom and personal style
  • Classics Revisited
    Lindy Hop with Ιrene & DeltaP
    Followers Sold Out // Last Spots for leaders

    Inspired by classic routines (California Routine, Stops) and their variations by dancers like Shorty George, Leon James, Esther Washington, Gigi Brown & Garry K. Lewis, you will learn a short choreography. Through games and experimentation the main goal is personal expression while partnered dancing.
  • Balboa Intro Class
    with DeltaP & Jo
    Spots Available

    Dive into the world of Balboa in an introductory class, where you'll learn some basic steps, & work on rhythm, and connection.

    Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by its close embrace, intricate footwork, and a focus on smooth, subtle movements.
  • Partnering tools
    with Alexandros Anastasiadis “Greco”
    Sold Out

    In this workshop, we will explore tools that can be applied to partner dancing, such as the relationship between bodies in space, distance and proximity, rhythm and coordination, the use of weight, and the use of momentum.
  • Acrobatics Foundations
    with Lucia Lonegro
    Last Spots

    In this class, you will focus on foundations and technique for acrobatics while exploring movement range and working on body-consciousness. Lucia will show how to prepare body and mind to work on acrobatics tricks and gain trust in our selves.

  • Evolutionary Movement
    with Milan Herencsár
    Spots Available

    Throughout this little teaser class, we are going to play around with imitation. The class will contain elements from capoeira and floor acrobatics that might be useful in terms of applying them to your dance practice.

Events & Parties

One thing is certain, in Thessaloniki we know how to throw down a party!
  • Wednesday
    29/11
    20:30 - 24:00
    Free Beginners
    Lindy Hop Class +
    Social Dancing

    Free Event
    Gallerie Mikrou Mikous
  • Thursday
    30/11
    Social Dancing
    Live Music by Divarco

    Free Event
    Kunia Cultural Hub
  • Friday
    1/12
    Social Dancing with Djs
    Dance it all! Competition

    Free Event
    Urania
  • Saturday
    2/12
    Social Dancing
    Musicality Class with the band
    Live Music by One Night Band
    Mini Show
    Djs

    Ticketed Event
    Mikri Skini
  • Sunday
    3/12
    Closing Party
    Soul, Funk & Groove
    Swing Along meets Movers Circle

    The Residents

The Schedule

  • Wednesday 29/11
    Free Class + Social Dancing
    • 20:30-24:00
      20s Charleston Free Class + Social Dancing
      Party
      At Galleria Mikrou Mikous
  • Thursday 30/11
    Live Music & Social Dancing
    • 21:00-24:00
      Social Dancing // Live Music by Divarco
      Party
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
  • Friday 1/12
    Classes & Social Dancing
    • 18:15-19:45
      Acrobatics Foundations
      Lucia
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 21:00 - Until late
      Social Dancing with Djs + Dance It All Competition
      Party
      at Urania
  • Saturday
    Classes & Social Dancing
    • 11:00-12:00
      Partnering Tools
      Alexandros El Greco
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 12:15-13:45
      African Percussion Ensemble
      Sammy Gian
      Full Pass Only
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 15:00-16:00
      Lindy Hop
      Irene + DeltaP
      Full Pass Only
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 16:15-17:15
      Classics Revisited // Lindy Hop
      Irene + DeltaP
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 17:30-18:30
      Express with Rhythm
      Miro
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 20:15-Until Late
      Social Dancing + Mini Show + Taster Class
      Music by One Night Band
      Party
      at Mikri Skini
  • Sunday
    Classes & Social Dancing
    • 11:00-12:00
      Evolutionary Movement
      Milan
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 12:15-13:15
      Vernacular Solo Jazz
      Irene
      Full Pass Only
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 13:20-14:20
      Lindy Hop
      Irene + DeltaP
      Full Pass Only
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 15:15-16:15
      Balboa Intro Class
      DeltaP + Jo
      Theme Class
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 16:30-17:15
      Game Time (Dance, Drawing, Fun Movement Games)
      Kunia Team
      Free for all
      at Kunia Cultural Hub
    • 21:30-Until late
      Closing Party
      Cross-festival Party // Swing Along + Movers Circle
      Party
      at The Residents

ARTISTS

  • Irene Ragusini
    Teacher & Performer // Greece
  • Delta P
    Teacher & Performer // Greece
  • Sammy Gian
    Teacher & Performer // Kenya & Greece
  • Miroslav Mironov
    Teacher & Dj // Bulgaria
  • Alexandros Anastasiadis “Greco”
    Teacher & Performer // Greece & Belgium
  • Milán Herencsár
    Movement researcher, teacher & evolutionary biologist // Hungary & Germany
  • Lucia Lonegro
    Teacher & Performer // Greece & Argentina
  • Penelope Syllignaki
    Dj
  • Thanos Matrapazis
    Dj
  • Martha Liveri-Dalaveri
    Performer
  • Jo Manavopoulou
    Teacher & Performer