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Dear Friends,

This years Dragon Swing Festival is going to happen from 21st till 25th of November.

Come to Krakow to dance in the most beautiful and stylish ballrooms in our district (including legendary Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Old Tram Depot).
 
Join our classes and tasters and improve your Lindy Hop or Solo Jazz skills. This year we plan to have more Solo Jazz groups!
 
More info coming soon. Save the dates!
 
 
Your Dragon Swing Team
 
PS If you are curious about next years edition (10th anniversary of Dragon Swing), watch this short video:
 

Hello,

last news6 days to official start! Below you will find a bunch of useful links and some important information about workshops, parties and competitions. Read carefuly, if you want to be up to date :-)

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Check in

Where: DKK (goo.gl/dkZgoj, ul. Św.Filipa 6) - first floor
When: Wednesday 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.


In case you come very late on Wednesday and you are staying at DKK - let us know - we will leave keys to your room at the recpetion.


Late check in – Thursday

- DKK 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

- Stara Zajezdnia - Old Tram Depot- 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.


During your Check in you will get a Welcome Pack with:
- audition ticket for Wednesday and Thursday
- wristband (party pass, solo, intermediate - if you do not want to go to audition)
- return bus ticket to the Salt Mine (for Saturday party)
- booklet with schedule, map, addresses and some important information
- meal ticket (if you bought meals before)
- accommodation package (if you are accommodated in DKK)

Audition

Audition is obligatory for levels advanced and intermediate/advanced.
No audition for solo track. Intermediate level can participate in the audition. If you don’t want to go to audition, ask for a wristband during check in.
Detailed information about auditions you find here (please, read it before):
http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2017/audition.html


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Parties


Wednesday (
29.11.2017) – DKK - Dom Kultury Kolejarza, from 21:30
Thursday (
30.11.2017) – Stara Zajezdnia- Old Tram Depot, 21:30 - 5:00
Friday (
01.12.2017) – ICE - Centrum Kongresowe 21:30 - 4:00 (no restaurant with warm meals in ICE)
Saturday (
02.12.2017) - Wieliczka Salt Mine, 20:00-4:00
Sunday (
03.12.2017) – DKK - Dom Kultury Kolejarza from 21:00

We are sold out. Generally tickets at the door will be unavailable, but if you already have Silver or Crystal Pass you will be able to buy ticket for Sunday party (5 €/ 20PLN).


Bar and a cloak room at DKK
During the parties at DKK (Wednesday, Sunday) our bar will serve you drinks and some cold snacks. Obligatory leave your coats in our cloak room downstairs.

Blues after party on Saturday/Sunday
After Saturday party in the Salt Mine, for those who simply cannot bring the night to an end, there will be special blues after-party at 5AM (technically that is Sunday Morning 5AM) at Hostel Giraffe (ul.
Krowoderska 31).
Saturday party at Wieliczka Salt Mine (read info and join facebook event):
http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2017/the-salt-mine-party.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/166480570614950/

Bands & DJ's
This year we will have 5 bands playing for you!
- Hot Sugar Band (France) - Thursday
- Leliwa Jazz Band (Poland) – Thursday and Friday
- The Cajun Spices (Poland) – Friday
- Heart of Dixie (Czech Republic) - Saturday
- Lazy Swingers Band (Poland) - Saturday
http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2017/bands.html


Your DJ's for this year are:
- DJ Shorty George
- DJ Stepan Jordanek
- Guest DJ's
http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties-2017/dj-s-2017.html

Taster classes
All Taster Classes (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) take place in DKK. Schedule in your booklet.
http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2017/taster-classes.html

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Competitions

Rising stars - Open Jack ‘n’ Jill
Sign up: Thursday at DKK from 9.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Preliminaries: Thursday at DKK from 20:15 to 21:45
Finals: Friday, during the party at ICE


Shining Stars - Advanced Jack ‘n’ Jill
Sign up: Friday at DKK from 9.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Preliminaries: Friday at DKK from 19:30 to 21:00
Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Salt Mine


Strictly Lindy
Sign up: Friday at DKK from 9.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Preliminaries: Friday at DKK from 19:30 to 21:00
Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Salt Mine


Solo Charleston
No Sign up
Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Salt Mine;

Participants wear numbers during the competition:
-Jack ‘n’ Jill: every competitor wears a number on the back (please do not put numbers on any other part of your body);
-Strictly Lindy: only leader wears a number;
Everyone, who bought an admission ticket for parties can compete.

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Useful links

Important places & addresses:

http://dragonswing.pl/en/venues-2017.html

Map:

http://bit.ly/2mOyMkC

Schedule (workshops)
http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops-2017/schedule.html

Food and drinks info:
goo.gl/U81Df4

What to do in Kraków:
https://www.inyourpocket.com/krakow

Weather
We would love to have sun, but snow and rain would not be a surprise, so please take some warm clothes with you and check the weather forecasts.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Regards,
Dragon Swing Organizers & DSSF

 

 

The registration for Dragon Swing 2017 starts traditionally on August 1st at 8pm CEST UTC+02:00. The most important information about current edition of the festival should be published on the website one month before the registration.

We would like invite you to take part in the Green Dragon Choreography Competition. To take part in the competition, it is necessary to prepare choreographies to swing music in solo or in a couple, record it, add an instructional video and send it to the address indicated by us. The prize in the competition is a full pass for Dragon Swing 2017 with accommodation and meals (breakfast and lunch) during the festival, the Green Dragon trophy and the opportunity to teach a taster and present the winning choreography at the Main Party at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Check the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/243891922761338/

Hello,

last news4 days to official start!

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CHECK-IN & AUDITIONS

Firstly – you should do the Check-in. Come to DKK (goo.gl/dkZgoj, ul. Św.Filipa 6)

Wednesday, 4 pm – 1 am (if you plan to come later let us know)

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 before 7 pm or in the 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)

- bus ticket to the salt mine (for Saturday party, there and back again)

- hand booklet with schedule, map, addresses, and some important information

 

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 it before):

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

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PARTIES

Pre Party on Tuesday 15th & After Party on Monday 21st

If you plan to be in Cracow earlier, we have the “Before Party” on Tuesday night. It was always a relaxed party with social atmosphere. It will take place at Hostel Giraffe (ul. Krowoderska 31), starting from 9 pm –  entry is free.

If you are leaving later, 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 (16.11.2016) - Dom Kultury Kolejarza (DKK), 21:00

Thursday (17.11.2016) - Dom Kultury Kolejarza (DKK), 21:30

Friday (18.11.2016) - Stara Zajezdnia Kraków (Old Tram Depot), 21:30

Saturday (19.11.2016) - Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka (Wieliczka Salt Mine), 20:00

Sunday (20.11.2016) - 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 on Thursday in Akademia Tańca (Długa 17).

 

Bar and a cloak room at DKK.

During the parties at DKK (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) there will be a bar open  just across from the dance hall which will serve you drinks and some cold snacks. On the lobby level, you will find an obligatory cloak room.

 

Blues  after party on Saturday/Sunday

After Saturday party in Salt Mine, for those who simply cannot bring the night to an end, there will be special blues after-party at 5AM (technically that is Sunday Morning 5AM) at Hostel Giraffe (ul. Krowoderska 31).

Saturday party at Wieliczka Salt Mine (read info and join facebook event):

http://dragonswing.pl/en/parties/party-at-the-wieliczka-salt-mine.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/1082679551800280/

 

Bands & DJ's

This year we will have 5 bands playing for you, 4 nights long with 2 bands playing on Saturday party and 2 bands on Sunday party!

- Django Sisters and their boy band (Brno/Czech Rep) – Saturday party

- Leliwa Jazz Band (Tarnów/Poland) – Thursday and Saturday party

-The Facepalmers (Moscow/Russia) – Friday party

- The Cajun Spices (Warsaw/Poland) – Sunday party

- Lazy Swingers Band (Krakow/Poland) - Sunday party

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

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TASTER CLASSES

Check our Taster classes schedule. Plan your time and take part in extra classes :) All participants of the event can participate in taster classes for free (Full Passes, Party Passes - all tasters, and Weekend Party Passes - weekend tasters).

http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops/tasters-schedule.html

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COMPETITIONS:

Open Jack 'n' Jill (Rising stars):

Sign up: Thursday, 6 pm - 9 pm in DKK

Preliminaries: Thursday, 10:00 pm, place - Akademia Tańca (Długa 17)

Finals: Friday, during the party in the Old Tram Depot

Advanced Jack 'n' Jill (Shining stars):

Sign up: Friday 6 pm - 8:30 pm in DKK

Preliminaries: Friday, 9 pm, place: DKK

Finals: Saturday, during the party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Strictly Lindy:

Sign up: Friday 6 pm - 8:30 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 INFOS & LINKS:

Important places & addresses:

http://dragonswing.pl/en/venues.html

 

Transport (how to get to center, how to move etc)

http://dragonswing.pl/en/travel-stay/transport.html

 

Schedule (workshops)

http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops/schedule-2016.html

 

Food and drinks info:

goo.gl/U81Df4

 

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 warm clothes with you and check the forecasts.

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We are waiting for you!

 

If you can't 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:

goo.gl/rCrd6W

 

Sincerely,

Dragon Swing Organizers & DSSF

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