American Lindy Hop Championships
Oct 20 7:00 pm - Oct 22 7:00 pm$25 – $242
Stay tuned for more 2023 info! Oct 20-22, 2023
The 2022 American Lindy Hop Championships Swing Dance Festival is a 4-day dance weekend featuring social dances, dance contests and more.
This year the American Lindy Hop Championships is pleased to present 4 days of dances, nostalgia, dance classes, dance contests and the ALHC Soundies Film Fest along with live and DJ music.
Our 4-day event features Lindy Hop, Tap, Charleston, Jazz, Musicality, Disco and Hustle dance classes taught by Chester A. Whitmore, Jovon Miller, Joyce Stoughton-Kim, Harvest Moon Ball champ Sonny Allen and Barbara Billups, Nathan Bugh & Gaby Cook and more to be announced. (Check our Staff page for updates.)
Make sure you have us on your calendar for 4 dance parties at 4 locations. The weekend starts with a Disco pre-party. So go vintage. Break out your bell bottoms, platform shoes. puka shells, hot pants, love beads and tie dye for one night only! Location to be announced.
Friday night is hosted by The Swing Remix. If you purchase either a Dance/Competitors Pass or a Weekend Pass all four dances are covered! Yay!
Saturday night will be at the historical Alhambra Ballroom. We’ll rock the Crystal Ballroom with Swing With Us NYC’s Ron Jones as our DJ with live music provided by Gordon Webster.
Sunday afternoon ALHC presents its first Battle of the Bands. Join us for non-stop music and dancing.
For the third of our 3 D’s (dance parties, dance classes, dance contests) we have 10 competitions for you to enter: Strictly Lindy, Classic, Open Showcase, Junior Swing Championship, Masters, The American Showcase Harvest Moon Ball Division (Strictly Lindy, the Classic Division as a musicality challenge and Open Showcase (choreography) all rolled up into one, ProAm, Cabaret, ProAm Cabaret and the Truckin’ Division (solo jazz with a tray). Sign up on Eventbrite AND follow the following link to enter the contest of your choice. Enter one or more of our dance contests here.
And of course we cannot forget our ALHC Soundies Film Fest. Submit a new, rejuvenated or old musical short for consideration. Or ask your local band to use one of its songs. It’s free publicity for them. Use our Band Permission Form if you do. Use this link to enter our ALHC Soundies Film Fest .
Links you may need:
The American Lindy Hop Championships https://artspectrum.org/alhc.htm
ALHC Contest Information https://artspectrum.org/contest_info.htm
Soundies Film Fest Information https://artspectrum.org/filmfest.htm
ALHC Swing Dance Festival Staff https://artspectrum.org/staff.htm
Dance Contest entry
Film Fest entry