​the festival
​1 - 3 November


Parties &
​Live Music

Countless Memories

We are very excited that 6 high talented international instructors  - Rikard, 

 Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Tracks
Participants can choose to attend 3 or 4 hours of classes per day. 2h on their choosen level plus one or two theme classes per day.  

The amazing Meschiya Lake & Dizzy Birds will serenade the crowds and make you dance your socks off. Groovy DJs will set the vide throughout the festival and you will have no choice but to boogie around, triple step and swing out all night. 

People in Thessaloniki know how to throw down a party. Join us Friday till Sunday!
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. It's easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful, vast sea views. 

In the heart of Greece, located on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki's historical momuments, lively people, and lifestyle will charm you soon after you arrive.
Hut-O-EE, according to Slim Gaillard’s dictionary means together. Together we can make the swing dance scene a better place. At Swing Academy, we believe that it's everyone's responsibility to drive change, and take action. We encourage diversity and we would like to make the festival accessible to as many people as possible. Under the Frankie Manning Foundation guidance, we decided to run the Hut-O-EE programme and offer a full festival pass and hosting to one dancer from Greece and one dancer from abroad that might not be able to attend the festival otherwise.

How to apply:
To apply for the Hut-O-EE programme, email [email protected] stating why it would be a valuable experience for you to attend Thessaloniki Swing Festival and why you would be valuable to the event. Applications will be reviewed by the Frankie Manning Foundation and successful applicants will be announced on our website.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a great desire to learn and further develop their dancing, to understand better the dance and its history, and to engage with the community, but may not have the financial means to participate otherwise.

Deadline for Applications 15 July
Applications should be in English. If someone doesn’t feel comfortable writing an application in English, do get in touch and we can help you with the translation.
Apply for a free full festival pass and hosting!


The successful applicants for 2018 are:
Zoi Karagiannidou (Greece)
Prodromos Chrysanthou (Cyprus)