September 25-27, 2020
Welcome to the limited version of the 7th edition of The Swing Challenge. For this year renamed The Local Challenge!

25th-27th of September 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark


Registration opens at the end of July

Read more about the changes to the 2020 event

We are sorry to announce that due to the world health crisis we will not be able to go through with the event as planned this year.
This means that we will unfortunately not have any international teachers visiting, and the workshops we had planned will not be taking place.

However, since the bands that we have booked for this year are all local bands and given how currently the epidemic seems to be under control in Denmark, we are looking to still have the planned parties for local dancers. This way we also get to support the musicians who like many of us have hit hard times recently.

The parties will of course live up to the Danish health guidelines, both when it comes to square meter requirements and avoiding partner rotation.

We are also looking into having some limited daytime classes taught by local teachers during the weekend, and will have more info for you about this soon.

We believe that while the event will be different than what we had originally planned, it will still be a fun and joyous weekend full of live music and dancing.

We hope to see you at The Local Challenge 2020 on September 25th-27th with Flying Jazzman Sextet, Dusty Rag Jazz Band and Salazar & his Tic Toc Trio!

General rules of the event

  • Due to the nature of the current health conditions in Denmark, participants are only allowed to dance with their fixed partner and/or small closed social groups during classes and parties. This is for everyone's safety.
  • In case of government health restrictions, the event can be cancelled on short notice. In that case all passes will be fully refunded.
  • Face masks are encouraged, but not mandatory. Hand sanitizers will be widely available during classes and parties.
  • When you check in to the event, you will get a wristband. Please wear it through the whole event. We cannot grant you access to parties and/or classes if you don't have the wristband on.
  • By participating at our event, you give us consent that we can use and publish photos and videos from the event, which might include you.
  • If you want to record a video or take pictures during classes, ask for teachers' permission first.
  • We do not take responsibility for your valuables at the event. Please make sure to keep an eye on your things. In case you lose something, we will have a Lost&Found box, where we will store all found items for two weeks after the event.
  • We reserve the right to change the class schedule or evening schedule due to unforeseen events such as flight delay, sickness, accidents etc., which might cause that some of our teachers, bands and DJs will come to the event later than planned, or will not be able to come at all (in which case we will do our best to find good substitutes for them).

Payment options

You can pay online with your credit card. All payments are processed securely by PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay. You can choose to pay directly by entering you credit card info, like in any online shop. (Note: the option of paying without a PayPal account is available in Denmark, but it might not be available in your country.) Read more here.

Confirmation of ticket purchase

Once you have made a registration to the event, you will get a booking confirmation. This booking confirmation does however not mean your registration is accepted. Your registration is only accepted once you have payed, at which point you have secured your spot. Thus, your proof of purchase is your PayPal receipt, which you receive from PayPal after you have payed.

When you check in, we will have your name in the door, but to be on the safe side, you can bring your PayPal receipt as your proof of purchase (either printed or in electronic version).

Cancellation policy

Tickets will be fully refundable in case the event has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets will also be transferable. In case participants feel sick, or can't come for other reasons, they can give or sell it to another person (read more below). Due to the special circumstances of this year's event, passes cannot be transferred to future events.

Ticket Transfer rules

If you cannot attend the event yourself, you can transfer your pass to someone else, under these conditions:

  • The person taking your place must be of the same role (leader or follower) as you are
  • If you are selling a Full Pass (including classes), the person taking your place must also be of the same dancing level as you are
    (Invitational Level: even if you have been accepted to the class, the new pass holder still needs to be verified by us to be able to join the class)
  • You can transfer your pass no later than Friday the 18th of September 2020
  • The transfer is only valid after you fill out the online form below where you notify us of the new pass holder:

Note: If you have a Full Pass or a Party Pass, you can only transfer the whole pass. You cannot give away parts of it to someone else. Once you have checked in to the event, your pass is not transferable anymore.

  Transfer Your Ticket

Class Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule and it is subject to change.
Venue: Happy Feet Studio, Ørnevej 33, København NV

Party Schedule

* The schedule is subject to change.


Everyone is encouraged to join our fun competitions, regardless of dance experience. It's about having fun, and at the same time challenging yourself.

You can sign up for the competitions online or at the event,
if there are still available spots.
Online signup for competitions will open in July/August
(dates to be announced)

We will have 2 competitions: 


This is a solo dance contest. You join the competition as an individual, and dance solo. You will not know the music beforehand.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: individually
  • Prelims: all-skate format, with dancers judged individually
  • Finals: Battle format with dancers judged individually. Four dancers will make finals (finals directly after prelims, to live music)
  • When: To be announced
  • Prizes: To be announced


This is a performance contest. You can dance any dance style you want in this competition, but your performance / routine must be max. 3 minutes long.

  • Level: open for all levels
  • Sign-up: Solo, one couple or multiple couples/dancers
  • Format: showcases will be performed one after another. We have space for max. 10 performances in our program.
  • When: To be announced
  • Prizes: To be announced



Feel free to contact us at anytime, by writing to

The Swing Challenge
Copenhagen, Denmark



The Swing Challenge is organized by Happy Feet Studio.
The organizers team consists of: Eiki, Kuno and Gosia.

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