Swing en Mallorca

Lindy Hop, the dance that’s a huge success in Palma

Swing is one of the musical genres that has reached cult status in lots of countries and it has become very popular in the laat few years in Majorca. There are lots of types of dance: Charleston, Balboa, Boogie-Woogie and Lindy Hop, among others, the last one being the most famous and having the most followers. Known as the dance of happiness due to its vibrant and electric energy, this style has attracted lots of followers on the island, opening dance schools and organizing one of the biggest swing events in Majorca, the Majorca Lindy Festival; the perfect way to dance lindy hop in Palma and to meet people during your holidays in Majorca.

Hundreds of people who want to learn, or perfect, this exciting dance are brought together from the 11th to the 14th of October for this festival. This event was created by Majorcan teachers who, seeing that each year more and more people wanted to sign up to their schools, decided to organize a festival that would allow all lindy hop lovers to learn and take part in workshops with the best teachers on the international scene.

You can take part in this festival whatever your level; both inexperienced beginners and experts can enjoy complete workshops held at the Ramis Factory, a space full of charm that is located in the town of Inca, 20 minutes by car from our 5 star hotel in Playa de Palma. During the event three swing parties are organized which are ideal for putting into practice what you have learnt in the workshops and where you can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink with various foodtrucks and craft beer.

These parties, which are sometimes known as ‘clandestines’, since they are usually unauthorized parties, take place regularly in Palma and in the towns and even some neighbourhoods in the city have requested to organize them as a way of reviving street activities in Palma. In addition to the workshops and dances in the street, on Friday, October 12th a guided tour of the centre of Palma is organized in which those who attend will learn about the main streets of the old town.

The Lindy Hop comes from the ballrooms of New York in the 1920s, specifically, the Savoy Ballroom, an establishment frequented by African-American dancers who popularized this style of dance. So, if you are looking for what to do in Palma during your holidays bear this excellent activity in mind.

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