Swing road Armenia | 3 - 9 November 2023

Swing road Armenia | 3 - 9 November 2023

About us
We value kindness, compassion, and love, with a special appreciation for African-American culture and Armenia. Our journey began with the inaugural Swing Dance Festival in Armenia in 2019, a truly enriching experience shared with individuals worldwide. Now, in the present year, our aspirations are even greater as we aim to create something extraordinary, impactful, and memorable. Intrigued? Explore further details and revisit the excitement of our past event in 2023.
Artists
  • Josette Wiggan
    Tap, Solo Jazz
  • Frida Häggström
    Lindy Hop, Solo
  • Chester Whitmore
    Lindy Hop, Tap, Solo
  • Annelys
    Perez Castillo
    Afro-Cuban Dance
  • Steve Coombe
    Trumpet, Band Leader, DJ
  • Frederik Dahlberg
    Lindy Hop, Solo
  • Karen Khachatryan

    Armenian Dance

  • Tom Callens
    Saxophone
  • Maka
    Bass, Trombone, Talks, Lindy Hop
  • Yana Sanamyantz
    Lindy Hop, Tap
  • Satenik Mkhitaryan
    Yoga
  • Karen Grigoryan
    Piano
  • David Maxa
    Drums
Swing Road Armenia All Stars
One of our values is providing great swing music to the dancers. To make your experience unique, we have organized our own band. We have invited top-notch musicians to come together at SRA just for this occasion. After the festival, they will each go their separate ways to join their own bands around the globe. You'll never hear these great musicians playing together in this combination again; it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Swing Road Armenia All Stars is led by the one and only Mr. Steven Coombe!
Each night, they will surprise you (and sometimes even themselves!) with the program. Perhaps some unexpected guests will join them on stage... Come and see for yourself!"
Steve Coombe (trumpet), Tom Callens (saxophone), Peter Volkov (trombone), Karen Grigoryan (piano), David Maxa (drums), Mikhail Fominyh (bass), Nick Ter-Hovanissyan (guitar)
Our festival offers more than just classes. We provide a holistic experience with yoga, guided tours, and nature-based activities. Join us to dance, unwind, connect with nature, and discover Armenia's rich cultural heritage. Our goal is to leave you feeling energized, inspired, and fulfilled.
Come join us on this unforgettable journey.
Tracks
Here is a thing: we don’t believe in Lindy Hop without African Dance, Tap and Solo dancing. That’s why there is no option to have only lindy hop classes. You can pick 2 tracks out of 3, or maybe you’re too excited and you want it all - that's an option too! Afro-Cuban is included by default, no need to specify.
Lindy
Lindy Hop is a partnered dance of 1930-40s which is still alive and kickin. The spirit of it is even younger than some of us! You can sign up for Intermediate or Advance level. We still are going to have auditions, after which you’re going to be given a bracelet with the group you’re in.
Solo
Two levels: Challenging and Slow Enjoyment of the process. No auditions. Pick what you want.
Afro
Annelys Perez Castillo is our guide to the unknown and rich culture of Afro-Cuban dance and music. All of you are invited to have lessons with her. Just show up!
Tap
Challenging and exciting!
Two levels: beginner and intermediate advance. First is for those, who are excited for their first time, and second is for those who already know their shuffles and paddle rolls.
Let's go
30 september–6 October 2024 | Yerevan & Sevan, Armenia

Registration opens 1st of April!
Have some questions? Scroll down for FAQ or contact us.
Early Bird price is available until 1st of May. It is going to be +10 eur to all the passes after this date.

Հայաստանում բնակվող հայերին տրամադրում ենք զեղչեր։ Մանրամասները՝ այստեղ
Full Pass
490 eur

6 parties

5 concerts of Swing Road Armenia All Stars

5 hours of Afro-Cuban dance

10 hours of classes of your tracks

1 hour of Armenian Dancing

4 talks


2 hours of Yoga

Nature & Cultural activities


5 nights accommodation (1.10 - 6.10)

3 meals a day

Register!
Party Pass
440 eur

6 parties

5 concerts of Swing Road Armenia All Stars

1 hour of Armenian Dancing

4 talks


2 hours of Yoga

Nature & Cultural activities


5 nights accommodation (1.10 - 6.10)

3 meals a day

Register!
What is not included in the pass?
  • Accommodation in Yerevan
    We do provide accommodation in Noy Land Resort starting from 1st of October, but you need to arrange the night in Yerevan (30 of Sept to 1 Oct) by yourself. Everything inside the center is a good area. You can recognize the center easily: you'll see a big circle of boulevards on the map, everything inside this circle is a center.
  • Transfer from Yerevan to Noy Resort and back
    Not all the participants need the transfer, so that is why you need to book it separately from your pass. Cost one way is 5 eur. No need to fill any special forms: you'll see this question in the main form. If you change your mind, let us know by email. armeniaswing@gmail.com
How do we proceed registrations
  • Two-Week Registration Window
    You'll have a two-week window to register for the festival. This ensures everyone has a fair chance to sign up. After two weeks we will start to send first confirmation emails. The registration form will not be closed after two weeks, unless we are sold out.
  • Non-First-Come-First-Served
    Unlike traditional approaches, we don't operate on a first-come-first-served basis. Instead, we consider various factors to create an inclusive environment.
  • Support for All
    We're committed to supporting those who may face barriers to attending, whether due to financial constraints or uncertainties about travel.
  • Early Registration Advantage
    While registration isn't strictly based on timing, registering early increases your chances of securing a spot.
    We can't wait to welcome you to our festival and create unforgettable memories together! Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for an incredible experience!
  • Limited Capacity
    As a small festival with limited space, we need time to process registrations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Location

Yerevan - Sevan, Noy Land Resort


Our festival kicks off in the capital Yerevan, otherwise known as the pink city.
When we arrive, we get to wander through the city on a city tour and end the evening with our first party with live music.

The festival is taking place in a beautiful resort on the shore of Armenian lake Sevan. The lake is famous for it’s fish and pure water. Some of the cottages stay on the water, so if sit on the balcony, you can dip your toes in Sevan. Parties and classes are also going to take place with the view to the magical lake.

That's right – you heard correctly. Join us as we gather within this remarkable setting, where history, nature, and knowledge intertwine.
Accommodation

There is a main building with rooms and separate cottages for big companies. The price is per spot.

If you're traveling solo, you will be sharing a room with another traveler. Our team will take extra care to ensure that you both have a pleasant and enjoyable stay. We do have a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy at an additional cost (+160 eur), so don't hesitate to register early to secure your spot.
More photos here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iayousurWjmbuUdq9?g_st=ic

Inspiration of this edition:

Armenian Women Artists

FAQ
  • I can’t pay for the festival right now, but I would love to come. Is there a way to keep my spot after registration and pay later?
    We understand that everyone has different situations in life. After registration, you have 10 days to complete your payment, but if this time is not enough you have 2 options:
    - pay half
    - send us a screenshot of your tickets to Armenia.
    After this you will have another month to complete your payment.
  • Can I take one class? What’s the price without accommodation ?
    We only sell offers that are mentioned in the passes. You can take full pass or party pass. There is no option without accommodation or for taking single classes. If there will be such an option, they will be offered closer to the date (in September).
  • My plans have changed and now I can’t come. Can I ask for a refund?
    We do not make any refunds. However, you can sell your pass to someone else on our facebook event page.
  • What about the food in the hotel?
    We have 2 dietary options available: vegan and vegetarian. For those, who can’t survive without meat we will serve it only on Thursday and Saturday dinner.
    In the registration form we also ask you about your allergies. The food is served as a buffet type, so you can pick what you like on the table.
  • Is the night in Yerevan and lunch included in the price?
    Everything that happens in Noy Land Resort (accommodation and food) is included, starting from lunch on Tuesday 1.10 to the Breakfast on Sunday 6.10.
    You need to book your Yerevan accommodation by yourself, the lunch on Tuesday is not included.
  • I want to register, but my friends don’t know yet if they are coming, so I can’t really say anything about accommodation. Can I register to not lose my spot and specify this part later?
    Yes, you can. We understand that arranging accommodation is the most complex part of the planning. In case you have friends who are yet undecided, you can write us at least the expected amount. If some of them will not come, we’ll try to fix the accommodation We need at least some information to make it work. Remember, that earlier you specify your needs, more options we will have for you. If you have questions/situations/ problems or anything, let us know and we will try to help you.
Feel free to contact us
Email: armeniaswing@gmail.com
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