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Dear dancers, musicians, staff, locals and others of you who participated in making this summer so beautiful and awesome.
Before entering this year's edition of Herräng Dance Camp, we were not sure what to expect considering all of the events that have taken place around the world since the last time we saw you. Would you be interested to come back? Would you still love the swing scene, the dance and the music or is it a thing of the past? Could we still tempt you to travel to this one-horse-town in the middle of the Swedish forest for classes, evening dances and other ‘Only in Herräng’ activities that have over the years defined the camp?
Without a doubt, we can easily say that the magic still exists and that these three weeks have far exceeded our initial expectations. The dancefloors have been packed, the music was steaming hot and the banana bread is still as tasty as ever. Many attendees compared this summer to the joyous, more intimate atmosphere of Herräng Dance Camp 20 years back in time - in a good way - and for that we are more than happy. We have had helping hands everywhere and we have had lots of solutions and exciting happenings that could not have taken place without you and for that we are beyond grateful.
As we start to bring all tents down, pack up floors, clean and organise kitchens, shops and accommodation venues, we would like to say thank you for everything. Without you, we would not be able to make it happen. We also hope that this beautiful African-American dance and swing music will continue to bring us together, both on the dancefloor as well as in life.
Our work to improve, understand and reach out to people to become as good as we can possibly be has only just begun and we have a long and interesting journey ahead of us.
We hope to meet you again in July 2023!