Quick Air Transportation Info!
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!
What else to do? :)
We 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.
Food and Drinks info!
Food 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
Dragon Swing 2015 News – Parties
with this first part of information we want to start countdown!
- the 6th edition of Dragon Swing Festival is getting closer and closer, so let's see where we will party this year.
Pre-party: for those who will be in Krakow on Tuesday we prepare warm-up party at 9 p.m. in Hostel Giraffe (Krowoderska 31 Street). It will be warm, cosy and open for everybody :)
Wednesday: the first official party of the festival starts at 8 p.m. in Main Hall in DDK (Dom Kultury Kolejarza – św. Filipa 6 Street) with taster class, then the official opening and we'll let the DJs do their job! For all blues lovers we open the blues room at 11 p.m. at the second floor. Notice! You can register for the festival at the beginning of the party: registration desk is at the entrance to the Main Hall.
Thursday: taster class starts at 7:45 pm, then we dance in Main Hall (DDK) and blues in Orchestra Room (from 11 pm). Don't be late for live band sets – at 11:00 pm Leliwa Jazz Band takes over the scene! At the beginning of the party you can still register at the registration desk in DDK.
Friday: last year this new venue – Stara Zajezdnia (św. Wawrzyńca 12 Street) really rocked! This year you will also have an opportunity to dance in a gigantic, beautiful, pre-war tramway depot and also to try a delicious locally made craft beer :) We start from 9:30 p.m. At 11.30 p.m. the great Jazz Band Ball Orchestra will start to make your feet swing!
Saturday: the big night! As always, main party of our fesitval will take place in Wieliczka Salt Mine - in the Warsaw Chamber , 125 meters underground! Party starts at 8 p.m. Remember – we provide you the transport there and back, you will get more details soon. Any surprises this year? Of course! This year we will have two bands playing for you - Leliwa Jazz Band and first time in Poland – Django Sisters and their Boy Band. They will rock this salty cave hard!
Sunday: we are not slowing down. In the Main Hall (DDK) we are going to swing hard and in Orchestra Room (2nd floor) we are preparing something different – the change of an atmosphere :) Theme for this year is Hawaiian Party! Take your coconut drinks and hula skirts and come to relax...
Stay tuned for more news!
Dragon Swing Organizers & Special Forces
Dragon Swing Reminder - 2 weeks to go!
Hello Dragon Swing Lindy Hoppers!
15 days to go!
will be open on wednesday from 4 pm to 1 am in Dom Kultury Kolejarza (Filipa 6). If you come later on wednesday and you would like to join the party, please inform us before ;)
will be open on thursday in DKK from 8 am, all day long
for Weekend Party Passes, it will be on Friday in DKK all day to 6 pm and at the venue from 7:00 pm till midnight
if you made 50% of payment, bring other 50% in cash (EUR of you paid in EUR, PLN if you paid in PLN), we cannot accept payments by card
First audition will be on Wednesday, 9:30 pm.
Second audition will be on Thursday, 10 am. Please be on time. You have to be registered first!
Audition is obligatory for Lindy Hop levels advanced and intermediate/advanced
Detailed information you will find here:
If you would like to exchange your Party Pass for Weekend Party Pass or the other way, you can send us e-mail. We will make a list of that and if we will have people on both sides, we could help you to make an exchange.
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/624498034351641/
Also: there is a Sunday party theme – if you want to know what is that, check the link below:
If you booked accommodation through our registration, you'll receive all the informations concerning your stay in a few days.
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 ;)
If you have booked meals option and you have any kind of allergy, special diets or you are vegan or vegetarian, please tell us, so we could add this information to our kitchen :)
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 – Alex Parker and Natalia Eristavi
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!