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)
Jordan & Charlotte (Germany)
Julia & Peter (Netherlands)
Pierre & les Optimistes (Friday night)
The Swing Rhythm Club (Saturday night)
Absolute beginner (2 x 1.25 hours before the parties)
Intermediate (5 hours fo class)
Advanced (5 hours of class)
Friday party & Saturday party : De Utrechter (Vredenburg 40, 3511 BD Utrecht)
Sunday DJ tea dance : Moira (Wolvenstraat 10, 3512 CH Utrecht)
Beginner’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)
𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 (prices to be revealed):
Party pass (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Individual party (Friday or Saturday)
DJ tea dance (Sunday)
Absolute beginner’s track*
* 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 2 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 1𝘩15𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴.
Teachers – Jordan & Charlotte
We are very excited to have the amazing Jordan and Charlotte teach at this first edition of Shaggin´ 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 couldn´t 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.
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱 : 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲 & 𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘀
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
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱 : 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗵𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗺 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯
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 1920’s to the 1950’s. We love to play a range of tempos, from slow to fast, to ensure a happy dance crowd.