Start off the New Year with some Bluesin'!

 

We would like to welcome you the the Kraków Blues Happenings - Cracow's first Internatonal Blues Festival. It will take place very soon, January 11-13 with 3 nights of parties and 2 days of workshops you really shouldn't miss this!

 

The parties will take place in familiar locations: Bar/Hostel Giraffe as well as the Piwnica Pod Baranami.

 

Instructors:
Shorty George
Alba Mengual
Tomasz Przytycki
Nina Grosser
& More!

 

Schedule
Workshops (Sat / Sun), 11:00-17:00
Blues Musician Jam (Sat), 19:00-21:00
Parties (Fri / Sat / Sun), 21:00 - ??
Competitions (Fri / Sat / Sun), 23:00


Bands
At least two nights of awesome traditional blues bands for our Friday and Saturday Night! We are finalizing our negotiations... stay tuned!

 

DJ's
DJ Shorty George 
DJ Mad Oli

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our previous update. It has some important information.

 

Dragon Swing starts this Wednesday, and we are really excited to see that the number of participants has crossed the 250 line, and we are approach 300 dancers! This is going to be an exciting week! You will be able to start dancing on Tuesday, and dance all the way until Monday Night. Soon we will have a Camp Booklet PDF available on-line to download.

 

Register Now or Pay More!

Tomorrow, Tuesday is the last day to register for Zone 1 prices. Anyone showing up on Friday will be paying the Zone 2 prices for the Full Pass and Party Pass. Save money and register today! We have also posted at the door prices for the individual parties. Please note that you can buy the pass to the Wieliczka Salt Mine Party for only 50 PLN until 7PM at the DKK. At the door at the Salt Mine will cost 80PLN, so get them early!

 

Pre-Party Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 20th for all early arrivals, we are holding a pre-party at Hostel Giraffe. Enjoy a nice cold beer, some good company, and warm up your dancing before Dragon Swing: Lindy Underground starts for real with our Wednesday Welcome Party. At this party you will have an opportunity to Register for Dragon Swing as well as a chance to skip the line on Wednesday and Pick up your registration materials!(Correction, you will be able to register, but you should pick up your registration materials from 4PM on Wednesday.)

 

address: ul. Krowodoerska 31

price: FREE

500 mL beer: 6 PLN (1.5 Euro)

 

 

After-Party Monday Night!

 

To finish you off we will be having an after-party on Tuesday, November 26th. Where if you can still stand, you can keep on dancing on Hostel Giraffe's beautiful wooden floor. If you can't, just knock back a beer and mingle with the other survivors, and tell stories of your bravery.

 

address: ul. Krowodoerska 31

price:FREE

500 mL beer: 6 PLN (1.5 Euro)

 

Kryniczanka Spring Water



We happy to announce, that Kryniczanka is sponsoring 600 liters of water for our dancers for Dragon Swing. This means we will have bottles of Kryniczanka Spring water available at the workshops, and you will simply be able to grab a bottle.

 

 

Golden Age of Swing Dancing Original 

Ink & Watercolor Paintings Sale

 

Nina Grosser, the owner of Hourglass Studios, will be selling her prints at Dragon Swing. She is the artist behind our dancing dragons, and will be exhibiting and selling her art throughout the event. She will be selling originals for 80PLN/20 Euro, and laser prints for 25PLN/6 Euro, and on top of that an amazing 40% discount for “Full Pass” Dragon Swing participants. Click here for more details. For more about Nina Grosser, check out her site: ninagrosser.com

 

 

Tasters with Euro Star Award Winners Alex & Cat

 

Alex Carter and Cat Foley, winners of the Euro Star Award at the European Swing Dance Championships will be attending Dragon Swing this year. Not only that, but they will be teaching some of our taster classes, so stay tuned!

 

 

At the Door Prices Have Been Published! 


We recommend that you buy our full passes, as they are cheaper and give you priority in case we fill up. But click here to take a look.

 

Our Bus to Wieliczka is Big!

The bus which will take dancers to and from the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a Solaris Urbino 18 - a double-segmented bus able to fit over 100 dancers each. Thus in each group of dancers departing to the Salt Mine should be able to fit in only two trips.

Register this weekend to still get our low September prices! If you register by Sunday, September 30th the entire five nights and four days of parties are yours for 100 Euro if you live in zone 1, and 115 Euro if you live in zone 2 (to find out what zone pertains to you, please check out our prices page). On October 1st the price goes up 10 Euro, so save money and register now!

 

We have received multiple questions about the waiting list for followers. All single followers registering will be placed on the waiting list. We cannot guarantee that you will get off the waiting list, but until then we do net expect payment. We will make sure that party passes are available to buy for followers on the waiting list in the case that they are not taken off. We are also considering opening a solo track aimed at followers - more on that soon.

 

Green Dragon winner to be announced on Monday!

 

The 21st was the deadline for a video competition organized by Lindy Hop Moves. The objective of the competition was to record an instructional video of an original solo or partner choreography. The winning individual or couple receives a full pass to Dragon Swing 2012: Lindy Underground, together with free housing and meals - as well as the opportunity to teach their choreography at Dragon Swing. The winning video also takes home our Green Dragon trophy which is carved by hand out of steel (take a look!).

 

We have received 8 entries from 6 six different countries, and we will announce the winner on Monday, October 1st. In the meantime, you can browse through the submissions:



Ariadna & Jaume (Spain):



Enjoy, and learn!