Swing Dance Cork are thrilled to bring you Spring Stomp  – Solo Jazz and Lindy Hop workshop weekend in Cork, 21st -23rd April 2017. Witness first hand the fire and zest of international instructors Peter and Elze this April. Expect a full weekend of dancing, learning, and socialising with the friendliest people on the planet.


Registration is open! We are asking that people register with a person of the opposite role. However, there will  be limited space for people to register without a partner.

Your place is only confirmed once both partners register and pay. You will receive an email with payment options after registration.


Registration will be closing Friday 21st of April at high noon!


There will be a minimum of 6 hours of workshops and these will comprise of both partner and solo dancing. All workshops will take place in the city centre – see map below.


Lazy Bird: €125 per person (All workshops and parties)


There will be two levels, so there will be something for everyone, be this your first international workshop or your 100th!

Level 1 :  Beginner/Improver. You have taken classes for at least 3 months and understand what we mean by triple step, groove walk and kick step. You know the Shim Sham but the half breaks get you every time! 🙂

Level 2:  Intermediate/Advanced. You have been taking classes for at least 1 year and are comfortable social dancing, changing rhythms and improvising. You have taken a bite of the Big Apple but some parts still taste a little funny! 🙂


All socials will take place in Cork city centre.

There will be socials on:

  • Friday night (Cricket Club) – Kick off about 9p.m. €5 entry for non workshop attendees,
  • Saturday night (Redmonds GAA Club) – See Springcopation details,
  • and a Sunday Tea Party  (Long Yard Studio) – After workshop classes on Sunday, non workshop attendees it is €5 OR Free if you bake a cake!

The Saturday social will be in conjunction with the Swingcopation team.  Things will kick off about 9p.m. Entry is included for Spring Stomp participants or €10 on the door for non workshop attendees.  Click banner above for more details on Facebook.



About the Instructors

Elze and Peter are maybe just the right amount of crazy you are looking for!

Elze comes from Lithuania, where she teaches for Hoppers Dance Studio while Peter comes from Los Angelus but currently lives in Montpellier, France where he started his own swing dance school.

Their style is all about fun and connectedness. Their musicality, playfulness, and creativity are not just part of their light-hearted personalities as dancers, but also as instructors.

Be prepare for loud laughs, crazy fun, and exciting new moves.

About the DJS

DJ Donncha:
He knows a swinging standard and has a solid ear for a modern cover. A local legend on and off the dancefloor; he keeps the floor hopping with his eclectic tastes so you never know what’s going to come next!

DJ Sam:
Is as passionate about the music as she is about the dance. She chooses her songs on clap-ability, humour, and has an awesome talent to find the quirkiest of songs that you just can’t get out of your head!

DJ Ciara:
A love for Swing Jazz brought Ciara to the world of swing dancing a few years ago. Sharing that passion with all dancers, and her driving swing rhythms have made her a popular DJ both locally and nationally.

DJ Tom:
His enthusiasm for music is infectious. He’s the man with the pulsing rhythms, but he’s not afraid to push the tempo either. All about the Hamp at the moment, be prepared to swing out to them vibes.


We are pleased to announce our main venue for classes – The Long Yard Studio. A great space, lots of room, mirrors and sprung floor! Classes are also happening in Redmond’s as per ones welcome pack.

Venues can be seen in the map below.


Venue Map

Click Map to bring you to Google Maps.

Accommodation Ideas and Options

We are not officially organising hosting for Spring Stomp, but you are welcome to ask on the FB event page (click banner below), some of our locals dancers may be able to host you.
Here are a list of ideas –

The following are a 20 minute walk to the workshop venue:-

  1. Isaacs Hotel & Apartments   http://www.hotelisaacscork.com/
  2. Kinlay House Hostel  http://kinlayhousecork.ie/
  3. B&B’s along the Western Road
A note on parking: 
Private car parking will be available at the workshop venue for €5 per day – please contact us if you wish to avail of this.
There is also on street disk parking around all venues, places may be limited.

The fine print  – please read

Sometimes unexpected things can happen, flights can get canceled, venues can close etc… Swing Dance Cork reserve the right to change/cancel the event if matters arise that are outside of our control.

There are no refunds. However, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to a person of a similar role & level, please send us an email first though.

Please make sure to secure your valuables and warm up/cool down for classes. Swing Dance Cork will not be held liable for any damage/injury to persons or property during the event.

Dancing is a great way to learn a new skill, have fun and meet new people. However we try and create a safe, fun and enjoyable space for dancing, thus; any inappropriate behaviour or harassment (verbal, physical, physiological or emotional) will not be tolerated at Swing Stomp. Anyone violating this will be asked to leave immediately.