The closest to heaven - 2011

Herräng Dance Camp started as a small gathering of enthusiasts in 1982. Since then it has grown to the world’s largest swing dance festival, and made Sweden a modern hotspot within the field. Dancers from all over the world come to take classes, dance all night, play jazz and dress up like in the American 1920-40s. The small, normally quiet village turns into a bursting nostalgic escape. To quote Ms Dawn Hampton, swing dance veteran born in 1928: ”Herräng is the closest to heaven you will ever get”.