Events, Dance and Fitness

New Orleans Swing Dance Festival & Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown

When: Oct. 1-5 2015

Lindy hoppers converge for a five-day festival with dance contests, classes, parties, live music, a second-line parade and more. There's a second-line parade from Washington Square Park at noon Friday and free live jazz and dancing at the French Market's Dutch Alley from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (free dance classes at noon Saturday-Sunday). Individual event tickets start at $20; weekend pass $195 in advance, $210 at the door. Visit for schedule and details.

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