About

Hamburg Balboa Exchange took place for the third time in 2019. Initiated by Bloody Hot Swing, a local swing dance school.

In 2020 it will be called Hamburg Balboa Festival, to make the format of the event more clear to visitors. In Swing Dance event language “Exchanges” hold parties and other programm only, “Weekends” and “Festivals” usually hold classes additionally.

Registrations will open on February 11th 2020 – 3pm (Berlin time zone)!


There will be a variety of activities, the focus of the event is set on the parties though. During the day you can join our social activities including Balboa in the streets to a live Band (Saturday afternoon) or make your own tourist program.

Download your personal Hamburg guide here ! NEW EDITION 2019 !!

If you wish to save money, don’t hesitate to ask for volunteering (door, others) in exchange for drink tickets.

Scholarships: You are rather financially poor, but you really want to join the Mini Workshop? Register for the Party Pass and apply for a scholarship during registration. You will still need to pay the Party Pass though.

Tickets are limited, as the locations have limited space. So make sure to book your ticket early enough!


Hosting: We will try to host as many dancers as possible, but we cannot promise to host everyone. Alternatively please check out the cheap hostels or fancy hotels in Hamburg.


Mix and Match (dance contest) on Saturday, Prelims 10pm, Finals in between the band sets.
All participants will pay a starters fee of 10€. There will be a nice price for the winning couple.
Pre registration online is recommended to ensure your place! All levels welcome!


Imprint, Disclaimer, Terms and conditions please find here


This Code of Conduct applies to all events that are organized by Bloody Hot Swing


To learn more about Hamburg Balboa Festival (ex Exchange), just keep on exploring this website!