Bratislava Hot Serenaders (SK) & Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers (CZ) -
Taster Class: B-Swing teachers Janči and Hanka
Taster class @ 6:45 p.m. : Peabody, One-Step, Breakaway
Friday’s Big Band Battle will start at 6:30 p.m. in the building of Old Market located at Námestie SNP. You will be enjoying the battle of Bratislava Hot Serenaders and Ondrej Havelka & his Melody Makers. They will be playing until midnight and afterwards we will move to Metropol Bar at Americké Námestie for afterparty (DJ TBA)
Bratislava Hot Serenaders (SK) and Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers (CZ) Big Band battle of two big big bands that Czech and Slovakia has to offer. Follow us on a journey to the music 1920s-40s in Central Europe and America. Besides swinging to quality American big-band music, there will be opportunities to enjoy Peabody or Charleston to the authentic arrangements played in this part of Europe back in the days. (The evening party is part of the public event “Veľký tanečný večer”). The evening will start with a taster class with our local teachers from B-Swing :).
Hanka is a professional musician, Janči is a professional dancer. This connection brings unrestrained creative energy, dynamics, extra emphasis on musicality without losing the precision of movement on the dancefloor. At their class you will be able to try the dances that preceded swing. Dances that go hand in hand with ragtime music and early jazz. This lesson will enrich the repertoire of each Lindy Hopper and at the same time helps to all who are still at the beginning of their dance journey.
Afterparty in our favourite bar with great DJs.
For everyone who decided to buy the Full Pass we prepared an interesting program.
Practical talk about vintage clothing during the swing era, with our enthusiasts for vintage fashion Borka and Matúš. We will get into dressing styles for both men and women and in the end we will have some practical tips and tricks on how to create your vintage inspired outfit with limited resources :).
Trying to be a good man -
Taster Class: Janča and Marek
Kamel Klub(Karloveské Centrum Kultúry)
Molecova 2, 841 04 Karlova Ves
Saturday party will start at 8 p.m. with a couple taster class (Janca and Marek(CZ)). There will be a special band Trying to be a good man from Brno with vibraphone with the one and only band leader Janek Čarek.
What can you expect in detail from Saturday night?
- from 8 p.m. taster class (Janca and Marek(CZ))
- from 9:10 p.m. Trying to be a good man (CZ)
- at 9:50 p.m. the prelims and at 11:45 p.m. finals of Mix and Match Competition
- Photo Corner
- Vintage corner with By Ili, Swing It, Náušky od Dášky
- dancing until late night/ early morning
Karloveské rameno 1, 841 04 Karlova Ves
For Sunday, we prepared a chill out lunch. Come and have a nice meal, chat with friends, have a coffee and cake, or just enjoy the atmosphere with a glass of wine and a dance.
LAM Trio -
Taster Class: Justa and Lukas
The Sunday Farewell party will be located at Metropol Bar at Americké Námestie. We will enjoy this evening with the band LAM trio. We will start with a taster @ 8p.m. with great teachers Lukas and Justa. Afterwards we will dance until we drop :)
Lukas and Justa is a couple from Vilnius who's been in swing scene dancing lindy hop for over a decade and can do anything from east coast to LA styles.From the first glance they seem shy and timid but these guys will show you some killer moves where you've never seen before to surprise your partner at the dance floor.