Shaggin’ Utrecht Festival

This is Swing in Utrecht’s first Collegiate Shag festival from 30th of June to 2nd of July. Registrations will open on May 10th 18:00. Click here to register (accessible from 18:00).

Final schedule below (updated as of 23/06/2023)

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ :
Jordan & Charlotte (Germany)
Julia & Peter (Netherlands)

๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ :
Pierre & les Optimistes (Friday night)
The Swing Rhythm Club (Saturday night)

๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ :
Absolute beginner (2 x 1.25 hours before the parties)
Intermediate (5 hours fo class)
Advanced (5 hours of class)

๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ :
Friday party & Saturday party : De Utrechter (Vredenburg 40, 3511 BD Utrecht)
Sunday DJ tea dance : Moira (Wolvenstraat 10, 3512 CH Utrecht)
Beginnerโ€™s workshops : at the party venues
Classes Jordan & Charlotte : Gymzaal Amsterdamsestraatweg (Amsterdamsestraatweg 3, 3513 AA Utrecht)
Classes Julia & Peter : Gymzaal Weerdsingel (Weerdsingel Westzijde 22, 3514 AA Utrecht)

๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ (prices to be revealed):
Full pass
Party pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Individual party (Friday or Saturday)
DJ tea dance (Sunday)
Absolute beginner’s track*

* ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ’๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด 2 ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ’๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 1๐˜ฉ15๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.

Teachers – Jordan & Charlotte
We are very excited to have the amazing Jordan and Charlotte teach at this first edition of Shagginยด Utrecht. With over 6 years of experience dancing Collegiate Shag, Jordan & Charlotte bring the heat to the dance floor and in classes with their passion for the dance. Based now in Berlin, they have taught across Europe and competed at multiple festivals.

Teachers – Julia & Peter
We couldnยดt be happier to have the lovely Julia and Peter join us from Amsterdam to share their enthusiasm for Collegiate Shag. They’ve both been dancing various styles of swing for over 10 years (you might remember them as the winners of the competition at the last Swingdom) which shows in their musical and elegant style of shag.

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ : ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ & ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
Pierre et les Optimistes play sweet songs, swinging tunes, sunshine vibes and summer grooves! Their personal vision of global music is inspired by namely by Classic Jazz and Jazz Manouche – as well as anything else that might catch their ear. Whether with original songs or all-time classics they aspire to share joy with the world. Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, they have developed an international following throughout the last years.

Pierre Laernoes – guitar & vocals
Myrthe van de Weetering – violin, vocals & double bass
Vincent Arp – double bass & tres


๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ : ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—บ ๐—–๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ

Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, The Swing Rhythm Club brings great energy and the hottest Jazz and Swing tunes to any crowd and any party. Strongly influenced by Gypsy Jazz and New Orleans Jazz styles, The Swing Rhythm Club specializes in Swing music from the 1920โ€™s to the 1950โ€™s. We love to play a range of tempos, from slow to fast, to ensure a happy dance crowd.