About The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival

The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival is an international jazz music and dance festival dedicated to promoting swing dancing in New Orleans and introducing our brilliant music community to a wider audience of jazz fans world-wide.

This 4-day festival features live local jazz, social dancing, outdoor concerts at the French Market, after parties with live music, a second line parade, dance performances, dance classes for all ages and levels, a musicians vs dancer baseball game, and so much more.


About The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown

The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown began 14 years ago as a weekend centered around a new way kind of lindy hop competition. No holds barred and improvisational, "Showdown" showcased dance contests like no other. Using no rules, boundary pushing contest formats, live music, and focusing on the intrinsic relationship of jazz music and dance, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown became one of the most influential, and most copied, events in the international swing dance community. Little does everyone know, Showdown paved the way for how people run contests today.


Questions?  Email lindyshowdown (at) gmail dot com

Stay In Touch

Event Information

contact information lindyshowdown (at) gmail dot com
© 2012 New Orleans Swing Dance Festival LLC, Artwork © 2012 Drew Fansler, Code © 2012 Shawn Lavelle, Photos © 2012 Eric Bertrand & Babs Evangelista.