Gordon Webster Band – US (28/12, 30/12, 31/12)Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the Lindy Hop scene. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at numerous dance events world wide. Together with his band Gordon is drawing influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, and Gene Harris and serves a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

 

Naomi & Her Handsome Devils – US (29/12, 30/12, 31/12,1/1) International Lindy Hop champion Naomi Uyama has formed a band with some of her very favorite jazz musicians to bring you the most swing possible. Since coming together in 2013 Naomi & Her Handsome Devils has played some of the biggest and best lindy hop events around the world. This will be their third year back at the Snowball.

Hornsgatan Jazz Orchestra – SWE (26/12)Hornsgatan Jazz Orchestra is an extended version of the Stockholm based band Hornsgatan Ramblers. Twelve musicians with heart and soul in the sounds and styles of the 30s and 40s. Influenced by the great traveling American dance orchestras and Harlem night club house bands - Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan only to name a few.

Joakim Falk Blue Devils – SWE (27/12, 28/12)This band focuses on slow blues inspired by New Orleans greats like Bunk Johnson and Louis Armstrong, and of course music of 20th century blues queens like Bessie Smith among others. Joakim Falk Blue Devils will play two late nights in the blues room.

Classes start on December 27th and run through the 30th.

Before you sign up please consider your level carefully. It’s more rewarding at a dance camp or in classes if you sign up to the correct level from the beginning. Read more about our workshop tracks here!

Schedule - To see the workshop schedule download our app Twebcast via App Store or Google Play.

​Track – You select a main track and level and stay with this track for all four days of the workshop.  If you choose the ‘gold pass’ you can chose two tracks depending on the schedule.

We have many different class levels to make your learning experience better at the Snowball. Unfortunately that means we can't guarantee that each level will see all of our teaching couples but we have hired some of our favourite teachers from around the world so we know that whoever you get- you'll have some great classes. Thank you for understanding.

Register together – If you register with a dance partner, you need to register on the same day for the same level.  For our records please have the leader register just before the follower.

Additional classes – Each day there will be one additional taster class that you can choose from (if you're already registered for classes).  Examples of taster classes; charleston, big apple, shim sham etc.
 

Auditions

Balboa

Balboa has one audition on December 26th . The teachers will divide intermediate/advanced into three to four levels. Therefore, in the registration form there is only one level to choose from: Int/Adv balboa.

Lindy Hop
There will be auditions for levels Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced.

​The Lindy hop Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced level auditions happen in two parts:

 

1.) Peer Audition – The Peer Audition will take place in Clarion Hotel Sign on the evening of December 26th. In the Peer Audition students will be dancing with other students and anonymously ranking each other.  This helps us prepare the groups for the Teacher Audition that take place the next morning.

Peer Audition 26th

7.00 - 8.00pm Intermediate/Advanced

8.00 - 9.00pm Advanced

 

 

2.) Teacher Audition - The second part of this audition process will take place the next day (Dec 27th). Some of our teachers will be there to see how the peer auditions sorted everyone and to make the final decisions.  At the end of that session all participants will receive their wristbands for their class level.  
 

Teacher Audition 27th

9.00 - 10.00am - Advanced

DECEMBER 26th

 

Main Ballroom

7pm – 8pm Audition Lindy Hop Int/Adv
8pm – 9pm Audition Lindy Hop Advanced
9:30pm – 3am Social dancing - Band and DJs
Band: TBA (1st set at 10pm)

 

Clarion Upper
8pm – 9pm Brush up your basics
9pm – 10pm Audition Balboa
10pm – 3pm Social dancing - DJs (balboa floor)
3am – 7am Late night dancing depending on attendance, DJs

 

Clarion Lounge

11pm – 2am Blues/Slow - DJs

DECEMBER 27th

8:30am - 10.00am Registration for Lindy hop classes at the Snowball reception

10.00am.12.00 Registration for all dances at the Snowball reception

12.00am-01.00am Registration for bronze pass and all dances at the Snowball reception

10am – 7:10pm Classes (Check class schedule for

auditions)
 

Main Ballroom

9.15pm – 5am Social dancing – 2 bands and DJs
Band 1: Enric Peidro Swingtet (1st set at 9:30pm)
Band 2: TBA (1st set at 12:30am)
11:15 – 11:30pm Welcome Ceremony, teacher’s presentation
12:15 –  12:30am Finals for the Minute Challenge

1:15 – 1:30am Prize ceremony

 

Clarion Upper
7:30pm – 10:00pm Prelims- The Minute Challenge, Strictly Lindy & The Solo Vernacular Jazz/Charleston
10:15pm – 5am Social dancing (balboa floor) - DJs
5am – 7am Late night dancing, DJs


Clarion Lounge

11pm – 5am Blues/Slow - Band and DJs Band: Joakim Falk Blues Band (1st set at 11:30pm)

Clarion C4

TBA


DECEMBER 28th

10am – 7:10pm Classes

 

Main Ballroom

9:15pm – 5am Social dancing - 2 Bands and DJs
Band 1: Stockholm Swing All Stars (1st set at 9:30pm) 
Band 2: TBA (1st set at 1:15am) 

10:30pm – 11:15pm Finals for the Solo Vernacular Jazz/Charleston, Strictly Lindy & Invitational 

12:15am – 12:30am Prize ceremony
 

Clarion Upper

7:30pm – 9:30pm Prelims - LoTD Lindy Open & Advanced
9:45pm – 5am Social dancing (balboa floor) – Band & DJs
Band: TBA
(1st set at 10pm)

5am – 7am Late night dancing - DJs

 

Clarion Lounge

11pm – 5am Blues/Slow - Band and DJs Band: Joakim Falk Blues Band (1st set at 11:30pm)

Clarion C4

TBA

 

DECEMBER 29th
10am – 7:10pm Classes

 

Main Ballroom
9:15pm – 5am Social dancing - 2 Bands and DJs
Band 1: Stockholm Swing All Stars (1st set at 9:30pm)
Band 2: Naomi & Her Handsome Devils (1st set at 12:30am)

10:30pm –  11:15 Finals for LoTD Lindy Open & Advanced

Clarion Upper 

9:15pm – 5am Social dancing (balboa floor) - Band and DJs
Band: Enric Peidro Swingtet (1st set at 10pm)

2:30 – 3:30 Fast Feet Throwdown

​5am – 7am Late night dancing

 

Clarion Lounge

11pm – 5am Blues/Slow - Band and DJs
Band: Christoffer Johansson (1st set at 11:30pm)

Clarion C4

TBA


DECEMBER 30th

10am – 7:10pm Classes

Main Ballroom

9:15pm – 5am Social dancing - 2 Bands and DJs
Band 1: Hot Sugar Band (1st set at 9:30pm)
Band 2: TBA (1st set at 12:30am)

 

Clarion Upper 
8:15pm – 10pm Prelims -  LotD Balboa Open

10:00pm – 5am Social dancing (balboa floor) - Band and DJs

Band: TBA (1st set at 10:15pm)

11pm – 11:45pm Finals for LotD Balboa Open and Invitational and Prize ceremony

3am –  4am Slow Jam competition
5am – 7am Late night dancing

 

Clarion Lounge

11pm – 5am Blues/Slow – Band and DJs
Band: Christoffer Johansson
(1st set at 11:30pm)

Clarion C4

TBA

DECEMBER 31st

New Year's Eve celebration! Dress to impress!

 

Main Ballroom

5pm Doors open to get seated
6pm – 9pm New Year’s Eve Dinner (pre-booked only)
10pm – 5am Social dancing - 2 Bands and DJs
Band 1: Naomi & Her Handsome Devils  (1st set at 10pm)
Band 2: TBA (1st set at 1:30am)
12am – 12:30am Happy New Year!

 

Clarion Upper

9pm – 10pm Social dancing (lindy & balboa mix) - DJs
10pm – 5am Social dancing (balboa floor) - Band and DJs

Band: Hot Sugar Band (1st set at 10pm)

11:45pm – 12:15am Ballroom closed, NYE celebration in Main ballroom
5am – 7am Late night dancing

 

Clarion Lounge

11pm – 5am Blues/Slow – DJs
11:45pm – 12:15am Lounge closed, NYE celebration in Main ballroom

 

 

JANUARY 1st

Main Ballroom

7pm – 1:30am Early evening dance - Band and DJs
Band: Naomi & Her Handsome Devils (1st set at 8pm)

Classes start on December 27th and run through the 30th.

Before you sign up please consider your level carefully. It’s more rewarding at a dance camp or in classes if you sign up to the correct level from the beginning. Read more about our workshop tracks here!

Schedule - To see the workshop schedule download our app Twebcast via App Store or Google Play.

​Track – You select a main track and level and stay with this track for all four days of the workshop.  If you choose the ‘gold pass’ you can chose two tracks depending on the schedule.

We have many different class levels to make your learning experience better at the Snowball. Unfortunately that means we can't guarantee that each level will see all of our teaching couples but we have hired some of our favourite teachers from around the world so we know that whoever you get- you'll have some great classes. Thank you for understanding.

Register together – If you register with a dance partner, you need to register on the same day for the same level.  For our records please have the leader register just before the follower.

Additional classes – Each day there will be one additional taster class that you can choose from (if you're already registered for classes).  Examples of taster classes; charleston, big apple, shim sham etc.
 

Auditions

Balboa

Balboa has one audition on December 26th . The teachers will divide intermediate/advanced into three to four levels. Therefore, in the registration form there is only one level to choose from: Int/Adv balboa.

Lindy Hop
There will be auditions for levels Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced.

​The Lindy hop Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced level auditions happen in two parts:

 

1.) Peer Audition – The Peer Audition will take place in Clarion Hotel Sign on the evening of December 26th. In the Peer Audition students will be dancing with other students and anonymously ranking each other.  This helps us prepare the groups for the Teacher Audition that take place the next morning.

Peer Audition 26th

7.00 - 8.00pm Intermediate/Advanced

8.00 - 9.00pm Advanced

 

 

2.) Teacher Audition - The second part of this audition process will take place the next day (Dec 27th). Some of our teachers will be there to see how the peer auditions sorted everyone and to make the final decisions.  At the end of that session all participants will receive their wristbands for their class level.  
 

Teacher Audition 27th

9.00 - 10.00am - Advanced

10.00-11-00am - Intermediate/Advanced

TopThis is a small exclusive group and you cannot sign up for this level.  Register for int/adv and you have the chance to get into Top during the Audition for balboa.

To share a roomThis year Clarion Hotel Sign will offer a few rooms for those traveling solo who want to share a room.  You can book a spot in a room for 3 people (separate rooms for men and women). The dates for this offer are December 26-January 1 and can only be booked for the whole time period.  It will not be possible to book this kind of room for only for a few nights. Please contact Clarion Sign to book: TBA