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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

clockHello Dragon Swing Lindy Hoppers!

 

Only 14 days to go!

We know that some of you are coming earlier so we decided to send you frist reminder about most important things. Please, read this reminder carefully and if something concerns you, please send a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :)

 

CHECK-IN

  • will be open on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Dom Kultury Kolejarza (Filipa 6). If you plan to come later on wednesday and you would like to join the party, please inform us before ;)

  • will be open on Thursday in DKK from 9 a.m., all day long

  • for Weekend Party Passes, it will be on Friday in DKK all day to 7 pm and at the venue from 9 p.m. till midnight

  • if you made 50% of payment, bring other 50% in cash (EUR if you paid in EUR, PLN if you paid in PLN), we will not accept payments by card

 

AUDITIONS

  • First part of audition will be on Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. in Akademia Tańca

  • Second part of audition will be on Thursday, 10 am. in DKK. Please be on time. You have to be registered first!

  • Audition is obligatory for Lindy Hop levels advanced and intermediate/advanced, but we recommend participants registered for intermediate level to join the audition as well

  • Detailed information you will find here: http://dragonswing.pl/en/workshops/audition.html

 

PARTIES

  • Remember that we are not selling any tickets at the doors.

  • If you cannot come and want to sell your ticket, please check our event page – there's plenty of people who would like to buy any kind of passes:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1764337193780794/

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • If you booked accommodation through our registration, you'll receive all the informations concerning your stay shortly

  • If you booked accommodation, but you cannot join festival or you want to sleep elsewhere, you may have to sell your accommodation spot to someone else, but all booked accommodation must be payed.

  • If you want to stay with someone specific but you didn't tell us before, please write to us. We will try to locate everyone the best we can. For example - registering as a couple is not 100% information that you want to stay with your partner, so if you want to be in the same room, send us a message ;)

 

MEALS

  • If you have booked meals option and you have any kind of allergy, special diets or you are vegetarian, please tell us, so we could add this information to our kitchen :)

 

COMPETITIONS

  • If you didn't sign up for any competition during your registration, but now you know you want to do it, please send us e-mail and write which competition you want to take part. We will add this to your registration.

  • If you have Weekend Party Pass but you are coming to Kraków already on Thursday and you want take part in Open Jack n Jill prelims – it's okay, you will be able to take part in them as they will be placed in different venue than party place.

 

GREEN DRAGON CHOREOGRAPHY WINNERS

  • We have our Green Dragon winners – Daniil Nikulin and  Mariia Flippova
    They will be teaching it on Friday evening, after workshops.

  • Take part and perform the routine next day in Salt Mine!

    You can find choreo here:

     

 

A week before the festival we will send one more newsletter with more specific info (the one that you could print and have it with you), so look for it and till that time, if you have any questions, concerns about your registration, write to us so we could deal with them asap :)

We are happy that you are coming and we are super excited to finally start the festival!

Best regards

DS Team

In this year for Green Dragon Choreography Competition We got from You 22 movies. This is the previous record, we are very pleased that each year more and more people take part in it.

After long debates, our judges have decided to emerge victorious pair.

 

First place goes to:

Daniil Nikulin and  Mariia Flippova

 

Second  goes to:

Sona Valuchova and Jakub Sustek

 

and third place goes to:

Katie Latter i Fred Lindbom

 

If You want to learn winning choreography, it will be possible on Friday evening and on Saturday You will dance during the event in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

green dragon 2016

This year for the 5th time in a row we will run a GREEN DRAGON TEACHING AND CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION for Dragon Swing 2016: Lindy Underground.
This is a special contest where participants have to make a choreography, record it, break it down and send us instructional video to win, teach and perform it on our festival :)

The winners will get Full Passes for Dragon Swing 2016, free accommodation during festival time, free meals (breakfast and dinners) through all 4 days, our special hand-made Green Dragon Trophy and possibility to teach the winning routine and perform it with students during main party in the Wieliczka Salt Mine!

Check the details here.

dragon swing

Hello Dear friends.

 

Look what they were writing about us :)

"Hi there!!! I've written a review of this year's festival in our blog. I hope you like it. Thank you for making that everybody enjoy the 2015 Dragon Swing Festival!!! See u next year!!"

by Andrés Usatorre from Pamplona! :)



Link to the article:

http://bigkickpamplona.com/2016/01/01/dragon-swing-festival-english-version/

 

Thank you Andres for such a kind words!

:)

 

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