If you’re looking to travel to a fun lindy hop event this year then look no further than The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown! Now in its 9th year – and its second year in New Orleans – ULHS is generally regarded as one of the best lindy hop events in the world! Last year a large group of dancers from Toronto made the trek to Louisiana for ULHS and had a fantastic time dancing, competing and enjoying the rich New Orleans culture. No city does jazz like New Orleans!
More about ULHS from the website:
“The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown began nine years ago as a weekend centered around lindy hop competitions. No holds barred and improvisational, ULHS showcased dance contests like no other. Using no rules, boundary pushing contest formats, and focusing on the intrinsic relationship of jazz music and dance, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown has become one of the most anticipated events in the international swing dance community.
With its move to New Orleans in 2009, ULHS became more than a mere competition event. With more social dancing, more live music, historical lectures, dance classes, special guest performances, and a traditional New Orleans second line, the event has simply outgrown its name.
With that, we are proud to present The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival & The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown – the same exciting competitions and a whole lot more. The festivities begin Thursday Sept 30th and end on Monday Oct 4th with a Musicians vs Dancers Baseball Game.
We look forward to seeing you in October!”
If you would like to know more about the event and talk to Toronto dancers that went last year, feel free to use the comment section in this post.