Lindy on TrackDear Friends, Dragon Swing Team warmly invites you to join Lindy on Track Festival which is our second amazing project. Today is the last day when special early bird prices for this event are available. Be quick and register until midnight to pay less for your pass! See you at Lindy on Track 2016

http://www.lindyontrack.pl/en/registration2016.html

 

 

 

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4 days to official start!

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CHECK-IN & AUDITIONS

First – you should do the Check-in. Come to DKK ( https://goo.gl/maps/Ri74N, Filipa 6)

Wednesday, 4 pm – 1 am
Thursday, 9 am - 1 am.
Friday, 9 am – 7 pm

If you have Weekend Party Pass, you can do your Check-in on Friday in DKK to 7 pm or before the party in Old Tram Depot (stara Zajezdnia) starting from 9 pm (party starts at 9:30 pm).

 

During your Check-in you will get a special package with
- audition ticket for wednesday and thursday auditions
- wristband (party passes option)
- transportation ticket (for Saturday party, there and back again)
- hand booklet with schedule, map, addresses,

Additional:
- meal ticket (if you bought meals before)
- accommodation package (if you are accommodated in DKK)

Audition is obligatory for Lindy Hop levels advanced and intermediate/advanced

Detailed information about auditions you will find here (please, read them before):

http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2015/audition.html

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PARTIES

Pre Party Tuesday 17th & After Party Monday 23th
If you are arriving in Cracow early or departing late we have a Pre-party called the “Before Party” Tuesday night. In the past this party has been a small relaxed social atmosphere, and it will take place at Hostel Giraffe (ul. Krowoderska 31), start at 9 pm – free entry.
Same deal if you are leaving late, on Monday after Dragon Swing we will have an after party at Piwnica pod Baranami (Rynek Główny 27) which will start at 9:30pm – free entry.

PARTY SCHEDULE
Wednesday (18.11.2015) - Dom Kultury Kolejarza (DKK), 21:30
Thursday (19.11.2015) - Dom Kultury Kolejarza (DKK), 22:00
Friday (20.11.2015) - Stara Zajezdnia Kraków (Old Tram Depot), 21:30
Saturday (21.11.2015) - Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka (Wieliczka Salt Mine), 20:00
Sunday (22.11.2015) - Dom Kultury Kolejarza (DKK), 21:30


ATTENTION: We are not selling Single Tickets or Late Entries for any day. If you have Weekend Party Pass you cannot join wednesday or thursday party, but you can join Open JnJ preliminaries.

Two bars and a coat check at DKK
During the parties at DKK (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) there will be two bars open. One just across from the dance hall which will serve drinks and some cold snacks, while a second bar downstairs at the lobby level. There you will be able to have a beer and buy something hot to eat. On the lobby level there will also be a coat room where you will have to leave your coats.

Blues at DKK
This year we are continue with our Blues dance room. It will be open on the second floor of DKK in the Orchestra room. On Wednesday and Thursday it will be open from 11pm. On Saturday, for those who simply cannot bring the night to an end, are invited to our special blues after-party at 5AM (technically that is Sunday Morning 5AM) at Hostel Giraffe.

Saturday party at Wieliczka Salt Mine (read info and join facebook event)
http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2015/party-at-the-wieliczka-salt-mine.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/1716963781858592/

 

Hawaiian style party

On Sunday, Orchestra Room (DKK) will be taken over by dance hits and… hawaiian themes! After a few days filled with 30's and 40's swing music we are going to change atmosphere a little bit and make a crazy music journey with all time songs playlist. Dress code: hawaiian beach costumes. Do you have at home any shirt with palm print, pareo or flip-flops? Or maybe you will find in your wardrobe some nice colorful glasses or garland made of flowers? Let's use our imagination and creativity to transform the dancefloor into Paradise beach :) We’re gonna party all night long! Lots of nice music, special drinks and other attractions await us!

 

Bands & DJ's

This year we will have 4 bands playing for you, 4 nights long with 2 bands playing on Saturday party!
- Django Sisters and their boy band (Brno/Czech Rep) – Saturday party
- Leliwa Jazz Band (Tarnów/Poland) – Thursday and Saturday party
- Jazz Band Ball Orchestra (Kraków/Poland) – Friday party
- The Cajun Spices (Warsaw/Poland) – Sunday party

http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2015/bands.html

And your DJ's for this year will be:
- DJ Shorty George
- DJ Reverend Turner,
- and guest DJ's

http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2015/dj-s.html

 

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TASTER CLASSES

Check our Taster classes schedule. Plan your time and take part in extra classes :)

http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2015/taster-classes-schedule.html

 

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COMPETITIONS:

Open Jack n Jill:
Sign up: Thursday, 6 pm - 9 pm in DKK
Preliminaries: Thursday, 10:00 pm, place - ZSPS (Plac Matejki 11)
Finals: Friday, during the party in Old Tram Depot

Advanced Jack n Jill:
Sign up: Thursday, 6 pm - 9 pm and Friday 6 pm - 7 pm in DKK
Preliminaries: Friday, 9 pm, place: DKK
Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Strictly Lindy:
Sign up: Thursday, 6 pm - 9 pm and Friday 6 pm - 7 pm in DKK
Preliminaries: Friday, 9 pm in DKK
Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Solo Charleston:
Sign up, Preliminaries and Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

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 USEFUL THINGS & LINKS:


Important places & addresses:
http://dragonswing.pl/en/dates-and-places.html


Transport (how to get to center, how to move etc)
http://dragonswing.pl/en/travel-and-stay/transport.html


Quick air transportation
http://dragonswing.pl/en/news/657-quick-air-transportation-info.html

Schedule (workshops)
http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2015/schedule.html


Food and drinks info:
http://dragonswing.pl/en/news/655-food-and-drinks-info.html

What else to do in Kraków (if you have party pass):
http://dragonswing.pl/en/news/656-what-else-to-do.html

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CONTACT LINE

+48 509 712 612 – Dragon Swing blue line
Access (only during the festival): Wednesday morning till sunday evening
Call us with any question.

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WEATHER

We would love to have sun, but we can expect rain and colder nights, so please take some jackets and scarfs with yourself.

Temperature should be around 10º C degrees and it may become windy. Take care of yourself and your health during the festival ;)

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We are waiting for you!
Let's have a good times together.

 

If you cannot wait for the booklet, you can download short and useful PDF and map, but all info you will get after Check-in.

Useful information

Map

 

Sincerely,
Dragon Swing Organizers & DSSF

If you come to Kraków by plane, you should read this!
Recently Krakow-Balice Airport gained a new, fast train connection to the center. Railway station is located opposite to the terminal. Just follow the signs (see the plan attached). The ticket costs 8 złoty's. There are ticket machines on the terminal, on the platform and most likely on the train. Your final stop is Kraków Główny (Main Station).
You can also use a bus but it takes ages to get to the center.
Have a nice trip!

flights info

CracowWe know, you come for the DS 2015 to dance.

And to sleep after dance, recover and dance for another night. But… Krakow has some nice alternatives for this :)

What about exploring the city?

Free Walking Tours! They have some interesting options like “Macabre Krakow”, “Foods of Krakow” or “Street Art”. For groups smaller than 7 people reservation is not required, but groups of 7 or more people are required to contact organizers in advance. Guides speak English/Spanish. You can find schedule, meeting points and details on: http://freewalkingtour.com/krakow/tours/calendar-krakow/

Wanna feel like local? Visit Stary Kleparz, one of regular Krakow markets, it’s just right behind the corner, heading from DDK. You can find fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, cheese, sweets, socks, clothes, spoons, flowers, spices, baby strollers, meat, tools, telephones, toys, fish, umbrellas… Open hours: Mon – Fri 08:00 – 18:00, Sat 08:00 – 15:00. Remember to take a cash!

You can also share your ideas with others in comments.

Have fun!

foodFood and Drinks info!


Guys, we know. Hoppers got to eat. But sometimes it's hard to find a place with good quality and atmosphere in a town you don't know. But don't worry, Dragon Swing Special Forces checked this out for ya! We created the special map where you'll find the places we like to eat, drink and party. And it will also not ruin your budget!


Red spots - food
Yellow spots - coffe/drinks/food(?) - check the description
Blue spots - venues/workshops

 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zDaIsjEDFEd0.kMQKoSmAFTKE