In normal times Eurovision fans would be packing their suitcases and getting ready to head to Rotterdam for Eurovision 2021. But as we all know these are unusual times and things aren’t so straightforward.

But the city of Rotterdam is responding in a beautiful way: It’s giving everyone the chance for a digital visit — right now — courtesy of The Rotterdam #SWINGALONG. The project is all about people swinging their way to the city through dance and technology.

The project comes with a fun new song and music video called “#SWINGALONG” from the artists David Vunk & Dde Likt, filmed across several eye-catching locations. In the #SWINGALONG video clip, well-known and unknown Rotterdammers dance at six Rotterdam locations. The catchy dance spreads in a fluid movement from one person to the next. I’m very happy to say I have a small cameo myself!

 

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Best of all: you can take part. You can learn the moves and film yourself with the fun #SWINGALONG filters, which will transport you to the deck of a colourful Spido Rotterdam water taxi, to the green and inviting space of DakPark, and to the iconic interior of Blue City (a former indoor swimming pool).

A series of winners will be chosen and from May 17 their videos will be projected onto the World Port Center in Rotterdam! Yes, you can be seen dancing on a building during Eurovision 2021.

To watch the full music video and start playing with the filters, visit the official #SWINGALONG web site. A step-by-step guide is also below. 

Join the Rotterdam #SWINGALONG dance challenge

Here’s how the team in Rotterdam describe their project.

“The best antidote to lockdown lameness is dancing! Although we can’t meet in real life, we can still throw a serious dance party. Rotterdam invites the world to join the fun and #SWINGALONG. Get ready to celebrate Eurovision, Rotterdam-style.”

This is how you participate

1. Check out the dance tutorial and make your own Rotterdam #SWINGALONG video
2. Challenge a friend, share with #SWINGALONG #rotterdammakeithappen #eurovision and tag @rotterdam_info (Instagram) or @rotterdam.info (Facebook and TikTok).
3. Use Rotterdam as a backdrop and increase your chances at winning!

Have you started using the filters? Do you have what it takes to dance your way onto that building? Let us know in the comments box below!

 

 

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Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

You better do The Roop and thier Discoteque dance :))

Ffs
Ffs
1 month ago

Creepy De La Vomit

Bart
Bart
1 month ago

It’s DeLikt with one D! Nice and fun challenge. Dave Vunk is the most famous Italo DJ in Rotterdam. So, how cool is that!

Nancy G
Nancy G
1 month ago
Reply to  Bart

Oh wow. i didn’t know that! It’s great that Eurovision in the Netherlands can attract the top talent!

Ende
Ende
1 month ago

You are a genius William

Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

Nice choice with the white crop top and silver pants, William 😛

The guy in the green speedos sure looks ready to swing a long.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jimmy Smit