History of Summer Swing

The 2018 Tartu Summer Swing Festival will be this event’s fourth edition. The three previous events have been held in Alatskivi, where the best parties took place in the castle and where the entire camp group had meals together in the school dining hall and slept in the school classrooms on mats. This year, as the name suggests, we are moving to Tartu.

TARTU SUMMER SWING 2015:

  • Lessons led by Tadas and Ana (Lithuania)
  • 40 dancers (from Estonia, Latvia, and Russia) took part
  • At our Alatskivi castle party, dancers were accompanied by Quintet of Cannons
summer Swing 2015
summer Swing 2016

TARTU SUMMER SWING 2016:

  • Two lindy hop levels, led by Igor and Kristina Ben (Russia) and Peter and Pavli (Czech Republic)
  • School party with the Phontrattarne big band (Uppsala)
  • Castle party with The Ultimata Swing Band & Jana Kütt
  • Closing party at the Emajõe Embassy with the Estonian Dixieland Band
  • There were 57 dancers at the camp (from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, the USA, the UK, and Taiwan)

TARTU SUMMER SWING 2017:

  • Two lindy hop levels, led by Felipe Braga and Diana Geisler (Brazil and Austria) and Daria Chupyrkina and Dmitry Vostrikov (Russia)
  • School party with Jimbino Vegan 
  • Castle party with The Ultimata Swing Band & Jana Kütt
  • Closing party at the German Cultural Institute with the Estonian Dixieland Band
  • There were 85 dancers at the camp (from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Romania, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, and the UK).