A BIG THANKS to all of the dancers, volunteers, pinups and picnicers that came out to make The Big Swing a huge success! So much happened that we’ll have more recaps to come!
Stay tuned for more photos, updates and the next date!!!
Saturday, April 20th
7pm-10pm ✶ FREE EVENT!
@ Hollywood ArtsPark
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Celebrate Spring and Swing Under the Stars!
The Big Swing is perhaps the largest gathering of the swing dance community in South Florida! All are invited, from beginners to professionals, to have a grand old time in the beautiful Hollywood ArtsPark. For the very first time on the same stage will be two of South Florida’s most popular swing bands: The French Horn Collective and The Swing All Stars. Your host for the evening will be World Champion Swing Dancer Yuval Hod, who will lead dance lessons and demonstrations along with dancers from Swing Out South Florida and All Swing Miami. SOFLO’s Bradley will be spinning your favorite vintage tunes during breaks! Also, enjoy a pin up contest and classic car by Pin-up Miami, vintage photo booth, food trucks and more!
Presented by the City of Hollywood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department
Saturday Evening Schedule
7:00pm ✶ Beginner Dance Class w World Swing Dance Champion
7:30pm ✶ Live Jazz w The French Horn Collective
8:30pm ✶ Pinup Contest & Swing Dance Entertainment!
9:00pm ✶ Live Jazz w The Swing All Stars
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— Featuring —
✶ Two Live Bands ✶
Known as the leading South Florida based swing dance band, the Swing All Stars feature a collective of top nationally recognized vocalists and musicians. They make musical magic happen for dancers and listeners alike!
The collective’s wide variety of musical influences ranging from gypsy jazz, jazz, French electic original music and hot swing— resulting in an exciting fusion of gypsy-parisian-swing-world music. Lead by Vincent Raffard.
✶ Swing Dance Lessons & Performances ✶
Join All Swing Miami with World Swing Dance Champion Yuval Hod & Gypsy Juls! They perform, teach & judge competitions around the world! Catch classes & dances in Miami & Miami Beach!
Swing Out South Florida provides an open, enjoyable dance environment for all of South Florida based in Fort Lauderdale, FL in which to learn vernacular jazz dances such as East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa.
Catch DJ Bradley’s tunes during the band breaks!
✶ Pinups & Vintage Cars ✶
Pin-up Miami brings together individuals (men & woman) that have a passion for cars, vintage & rockabilly and lindy hop!
Join or watch the Pin-up Contest during the band break!
Take photos with the Ford Model A!
— Car provided by Rex & Sheryl Turner —
✶ Vintage Photo Booth ✶
Dress up and take photos in a unique vintage photo booth trailer!
— Provided by Gone Dreaming —
RSVP with your email to get updates on the event!
Make it a full BIG SWING weekend!
Friday Night Blues social in Fort Lauderdale
Starting Friday night, join us for a Blues dance in Fort Lauderdale! Full details below:
Saturday DC Shim Sham Workshop in Miami
Where: iDance Miami (2699 Biscayne Blvd, Suite #4)
When: 12:30pm-3:30pm Saturday, April 20th
Price: $35 for 3 hours
12:30pm-01:30pm Review of the basic Shim Sham
01:30pm-03:30pm Dean Collins Shim Sham
Join World Swing Dance Champion Benjamin Ricard in a three-hour DC Shim Sham workshop!
Limited spots are available! Reserve your ticket online: