Dear colleagues,

We are glad to invite you to the Second European Swing Fair that will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria the 29th and 30th of May in the framework of the 5th edition of the Sofia Swing Dance Festival (

Sofia Swing Dance Festival is organized by Lindy Hop Bulgaria, the largest swing dance school in the country, founded in 2009. Since then Lindy Hop Bulgaria has been dedicated to develop the swing culture among the newly born Bulgarian swing dance scene by organizing various events related to swing music and dancing.

In 2017 the booking agency from Spain – Marmaduke, specialised in Jazz and Swing, as a lead partner of an international consortium together with Lindy Hop Bulgaria, Markodrom and ASD Italian Swing Dance Society, was awarded a grant by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission for a project called Swinging Europe (

One of the aims of the project is to build a professional cooperation among different actors in the swing sector by establishing the European Swing Network.

While in the Jazz scene there are several opportunities available for professionals and artists to meet and exchange practices, this is still not true for the swing scene despite the audience’s growing interest for this genre. Our ambition is indeed to create a new space where artists, festival organisers and agents can meet and cooperate.

In this context we are very glad to invite you to take part to the second European Swing Fair that will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria the 29th and 30th of May.

This is a provisional general schedule for the meeting, a final and detailed programme will be circulated by the end of March:

29th of May: 14.00 Presentation of the participants, exchange of experiences, needs and skills

29th of May (Night): Swing party / Swinging Europe concert

30th of May: 9.30 Focus on Swing event’s management

30th of May: 140.00 Session resulting from the participants’ proposal (see the application form)

30th of May (night): Swinging Europe concert

Travel, accommodation for two nights and food costs during the fair will be fully reimbursed for one representative of your entity.

We kindly request you to confirm your participation by the 15th of March by filling and sending the application form to so that we can better organize the logistics as well as to make available this opportunity to other colleagues in case you are not able to join.

Lindy Hop Bulgaria & Marmaduke on behalf of the Swinging Europe project.

For more information: Caterina Amicucci (, Georgi Evgeniev (