ABOUT US ...

In September 1998, BCNswing was established as a non-profit association. It was born with the intention of promoting this dance in Barcelona and later expanding it throughout Catalonia and beyond.

The association also aims to be a meeting point for people interested in these topics. We feel like a community, and together with our members, participants, volunteers, organizers, and Board of Directors we collectively organise dance socials. We want the association to be a cornerstone, a place where these dances can be organised, promoted, and shared, so more people can enjoy them. We prioritise live music to ensure the highest quality parties and events.

We also aim to maintain constant contact with other clubs and associations in Europe and the United States sharing similar goals, as well as promote exchanges between dancers from countries around the world.

We invite you to visit our website, where you can learn more about us and check the calendar to see "almost all the swing-related events" happening in Catalonia.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Welcome refreshments - Friday 19.00

On Friday from 19.00 to 20.00 we will welcome all participants with a Full Pass or a Weekend Pass to some complimentary snacks and refreshments to gather strength for the evening and the weekend that awaits us and celebrate the meeting between hoppers coming from many different countries.

The snack includes a complimentary drink and food until we run out.
We hope there will be many of us as we are really excited to welcome and get to know each other before going to the dance floor.
Where? : Upstairs Casino Room

Vermouth refreshments - Saturday 14.00

On Saturday at noon, after the social dance at the Ciutadella park, we will have the traditional picnic. We will provide ice, vermouth, and olives, all you need to do is bring some food to share.

The idea is for us to get to know each other, dancing will be much easier afterwards.

Are you in?
Where? : Ciutadella Park

PAST EDITIONS

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2023

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2022

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2019 

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2018

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2017 

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2016

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2015

Barcelona Lindy Exchange 2016

sustainability

Following the latest trends of more sustainable festivals, the BLE team also shares those principles.
We understand that there are certain things that are impossible in practice, but there are others that are achievable with just a small effort, and those are the ones we want to promote.
Firstly, we encourage the use of public transportation to reach the parties. They are easily accessible by metro or urban buses, with a cost of just over €1 per journey  (T-Casual for 1 zone).  The metro closes at 2 AM on Fridays, and operates throughout the night on Saturdays. There are also night buses throughout the night covering most areas.
Another recommendation is to avoid using single-use plastics. We can start with the two night time parties at the Casino. We will provide water, and you can bring your own reusable cup.

It's a fair deal, isn't it?

VISITING

Accommodation

The spirit of an Exchange is not only dancing but also exchanging experiences and cultures, being hosted is the best way of enjoying that spirit. If you are visiting Barcelona and would like to look at options, please join this Facebook group where you can join forces with any other visiting folks, arrange for shared accommodation, exchange tips, or find locals that can host you. Similarly, if you live in Barcelona and want to host Lindy Hoppers coming from abroad, please join the same group, stating that you are offering accommodation, and which kind.

Please join well in advance to help plan your visit. 

Visitor tips

Please check out the Barcelona tourist safety tips page here for essential information on ensuring you have a successful and safe visit, while respecting the local community. Also remember Barcelona in September is still very sunny and warm, so remember some basic heat management tips: like staying hydrated, using sun blocker cream, packing a hat and staying in the shade to cool down. Public water fountains are safe to drink and a great way to refill your reusable bottle.

Terms & Conditions

All registrations will be processed providing that you have read and accepted the conditions of the festival which are described below. 

These general terms and conditions are the essential part of the contract registration between the Organization and the individual who registered to BCNSwing. If you do not agree to this document during registration (and thus do not agree with the terms) you will not be able to attend the festival.

The payment method at BCNSwing is a one-time payment of 100% of the amount, either via online payment platform . Once the payment has been done, the BCNSwing Organization considers this reservation as paid, and will not be compromised to any total or partial refund. Please, note that we don’t give refunds for paid registrations. If there is the case that you cannot attend the Festival, we suggest that you look for someone to buy your pass. This person must have the same role as you.

BCNSwing reserves the right to change schedules, location, bands and price of the workshops and / of the evening dances and communicate any changes on the website.

BCNSwing will not be held responsible for any physical injuries, or damages to / thefts of private property that might occur during BLE. With this, it does not take responsibility for accidents or losses, thefts or harm that occur to participants at the event for whatever reason, unless such harm comes from the fault of the organizers themselves.

Information from BLE organizers is collected only through direct input from customers such as email, names, address, phone number, etc. The information is collected for personalization of the interaction with the website, improvement of the website and the services, execution of the offered services and user data is not distributed/shared/sold to third parties. All necessary precautions to ensure the security of the user data has been taken. Users have the right to contact us and request to delete or change all personal information.

The users and total or partial attendees of BLE , being of legal age, in full possession of their civil rights, states that during the days of celebration of BLE, may be photographed and/or filmed. These images are intended to portray the events of BLE, and in any case there is a mercantilist interest of such images. The Organization of BLE is not responsible for any use that third persons or companies do without the permission of those images.

For all these reasons, expressly I AUTHORIZE the use of my personal image resulting from the festival as mentioned.

And for the record and takes effect, I agree to this authorization under the provisions of the Organic Law 1/1982 of 5 May, Civil Protection the right to honor, to personal and family privacy and Self-Image. The general acceptance of these terms implies permission of this clause on the transfer of right image.

BCNSwing  believes Swing is live art form, and we wish to approach these artistic expressions with respect and appreciation. 

We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy these activities with complete peace of mind. and that everyone has a responsibility to build a safe environment and contribute to the well-being of the whole community. 

No type of violent, intimidating, sexist, racist, or exclusionary behavior will be tolerated under any circumstances. If you see or experience any improper behavior during the festival please contact the organization team immediately. The organization promise to treat any reports made, from dancers in our home scenes or elsewhere, with sensitivity and to keep all details as confidential as possible. Also, the organization reserves the right to expel anyone who acts inappropriately.

Dancing is a very physical activity and as such, everyone is responsible for their own physical safety and that of others nearby. Practice a safe floor-craft, say sorry if you accidentally bump into another person, do not offer unsolicited advice or instruction, nor perform aerials on the social floor, except in jam circles.

The guidelines above apply to everyone attending BLE, including members of staff, volunteers, musics and participants. 

By clicking on the Terms and Conditions for the attendees of BLE on the registration page via Internet, you state that you fully agree with the content of this document and will obey all the rules and regulations.


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