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On 23-25 March 2018, the Cape Town Swing community will be welcoming lindy hoppers from all over the world to our beautiful city for the third edition of Mother City Hop. Join us at the southern-most tip of Africa for a weekend of swinging jazz! Parties every night with live music and guest DJs; lindy hop and solo jazz workshops with top international instructors, for all levels; and taster classes in Mozambican dance, Pantsula, Gumboot dancing and more. The event will also include tailor-made sightseeing tours, led by our local dancers.

The inaugural event in March 2016 was crowdfunded on Indiegogo with support from dancers around the world. The teaching lineup featured award-winning teachers from the US and France, and tickets were sold to dancers from 17 different countries including Germany, the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Mozambique and Reunion Island. In 2017 we held the second edition of MCH – and due to its resounding success and positive feedback all round, we’re proud to be able to make this an annual event.

Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Mother City in 2018, and meet one of the friendliest lindy hop scenes in the world!

Tours: Mon 19–Thurs 22 March
Workshops and parties: Fri 23–Sun 26 March
Where: Various locations in Cape Town
Tickets: A range of tickets will be available, including a full pass, party pass and beginner lite pass.

PARTIES
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Mother City Hop will feature four parties with live music , guest swing DJs (both local and international), pro performances, and loads of social dancing fun. We have secured some of the most picturesque venues around the peninsula. Watch this space for pictures to come!

WORKSHOPS
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A chance to learn from some of the best international lindy hop teachers, and dance with lindy hoppers from all over the world. Each track includes eight hours of lindy hop classes PLUS up to four hours of taster/concept classes, including Mozambican dances, pantsula and gumboot dance.

There are four different tracks, from absolute beginner to advanced so you can find the right level classes for you.

TOURS
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To make your trip to Cape Town even more worthwhile, we’re offering a four-day tour package around the peninsula, where you’ll get to hang out with local dancers and explore the fairest Cape: from vibrant street markets, spectacular beaches and rustic winelands, to the iconic Table Mountain, the city’s oldest township and adorable African penguins.