Last weekend, the 6th edition of Sofia Swing Dance Festival took place. As part of the Festival and the Swinging Europe Network project financed by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, the organizers held a very productive Discussion panel on the challenges of the swing dance community in times of Covid-19.

Here’s a message from the organiser’s team:

‘In times of trouble it is of great importance for people to stay together and be united in a way. With a lot of hard work and desire Sofia Swing Dance Festival Team did everything we could to make this year’s event possible. We will allow ourselves to quote few of the participants and say that last weekend was indeed a necessity for our dancing society.

The dance floor is where we feel at home and that is why we invited you all at our home, so you can have it as your own and feel safe about it as well. We never thought that in order to organize a dance festival, we would have to organize PCR tests because of a global pandemic – Covid-19. That was quite challenging, but also needed for everyone’s well being and comfort.

We are overwhelmed and full with many different emotions, but mainly grateful. Thank you all! Тhank you for trusting us and believing in this magic, without your support we wouldn’t have made it through.’