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Swing Camp Portugal

Night Parties

4 parties with live music, from Wednesday to Saturday night.

A farewell parade down by the riverside on Sunday afternoon, where you can dance, play an instrument or sing.

Swing Camp Portugal

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Parade

Swing Camp Portugal

Performances

We will have performances by our amazing teachers and we invite you to share your passion too! If you want to perform drop us a line by e-mail, we would love to hear your ideas.

We believe competitions can be friendly and exciting. They can make you grow as a dancer and inspire others too. More information on this soon.

Swing Camp Portugal

Competitions

Bands

Swing Shouters

Swing Shouters is a quintet with powerful and communicative energy who arranges and plays jazz standards from 30’s to 40’s.
As the band was born within the dance school Swing & Shout (Tours, France) their music is ideal for swing dancers.

With more than 300 gigs under their belt the Swing Shouters had become one of the most popular bands in the international Swing community.

Sylvain Roudier: Tenor Saxophone and Vocals

Benoist Pasquier: Trombone

Carl Cordelier: Double bass and Vocals

Alban Aupert: Drums

David Ménager: Guitar and Vocals

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24 Robbers Swing Band
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24 Robbers Swing Band - Septet

One of the very few vintage jazz bands in Portugal, 24 Robbers are well known on the dance-floors of lindy hop, where their swinging groove makes it hard to stop dancing.

Though in 2015 when the band was first formed, it was meant for dancers only, lately 24 Robbers are reaching a way broader audiences from festivals to TV awards, from big stages around the country to more intimate private events.

This international group, that truly appreciates the art of swing, is heavily influenced by such names as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and many other great stars from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Kristina Zurauskaite: Vocals

João Pedro Silva: Guitar

Hugo Esteves: Drums

Heriberto Rojas: Double bass

Julien Silvand: Trompet

Francisco Menezes: Saxophone

Máxim Colls: Clarinet

Riverside Band

Four members of the local and international community got together just for our event! You will get to know Mattia Corda, Hugo Esteves, Julien Silvand and Maka The Monkey during your live music class and you can join them for a Taster and our Farewell Parade. Bring your instrument and jam with them!

Party Venue

All parties will happen at our beautiful hotel, Grande Hotel Thermas. Our Main Hall features a real wooden floor, big windows, elegant lights, and a great acoustic. You can party hard and have a nice drink at the bar, at an affordable price.

Competitions

Mix & Match
Friday night

In this competition, you can register alone as Leader or as Follower. In the prelims you will be judged individually dancing with different partners. If you get to the finals, you will have one randomly chosen partner and be judged as a couple. The finals will have live music from Swing Shouters. Expect some craziness that can only happen at Little Big Swing.

 

In the middle of September, you will receive an e-mail with a form to register for the competition. 

 

The prizes will be announced soon!

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Strictly
Strictly
Saturday night

Join this competition with your partner and dance to a song by the wonderful Swing Shouters. Although dancing with your partner, this competition is still a social dance competition by heart. Long choreographed sequences will not be as valued as spontaneous improvised moments.

 

In the middle of September, you will receive an e-mail with a form to register for the competition.

 

The prizes will be announced soon!

30 seconds Showcase
Saturday night
At Little Big Swing you have the chance to challenge yourself and make cool things together. From Thursday to Saturday, you’re invited to create a 30-second routine for a randomly picked song edited by us, with another participant(s). You can register during the camp and perform it on Saturday night. Take this time to get to know someone, develop a small project as a group, and grow together. The prizes will be announced soon!
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Your time to shine

We’ll have performances from our teachers and team. But the floor is also yours! Check the best moments to shine

performances
Open stage
Wednesday to Saturday nights

Share a dance performance! If you have an act prepared, alone or in a couple/group, this is the place to show it. We’ll ask you not to pass a 3-minute piece and register first, sending us a brief description, name and song to lbswing.com@gmail.com

Dance by the River Challenge
Trade a dance for a beer
Our beautiful location will make you want to create things, and there’s a balcony that is perfect to dance on. We’ll share this nice spot during the festival and encourage you to make a video dancing on it. It must have a minimum of 15 seconds and be shared on Facebook or Instagram, as a post or story, tagging @littlebigswingcamp. All participants win a fresh beer at the bar!
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Farewell Parade
Sunday afternoon
This is where you can show what you learned at our Tasters (camp choreo, choir singing and playing in a band). All the times you jammed and danced will be celebrated one last time, as we dance through the town of São Pedro do Sul. This is a way to give back to the local community that welcomed some crazy lindy hoppers, share our culture, and bring some smiles.