Bratislava Lindy Exchange

'Be Crazy, Stay Classy!'
Bratislava, Slovakia
11-13 Oct 2019


About the Event

Slovakia’s biggest yet the most cozy swing dance event of the year! Come and experience quality swing music from Slovak and Czech big bands playing original vintage arrangements as well as from smaller lively bands whose energy will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Found in the heart of Europe, Bratislava is the perfect place to get cheap flight tickets to (or beer, once you’re there!) and share the dance floor with your dancing friends or meet new lovely dancers from all over Europe.Bratislava is based in central Europe and that gives you an awesome opportunity to get cheap flight (or beer) and share the dance floor with your closest friend or meet new enthusiastic friendly people from all over the Europe.



On the dance floor



Of remarkable live music from Slovak and Czech bands



All the like-minded swing enthusiasts you can imagine


October 11, 2019
The Big Band Battle
Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall)


  • 18:00 - Door Opens
  • 18:45 - 19:30 - Taster of Preswing Dances
  • 20:00 - Bratislava Hot Serenaders vs. Ondřej Havelka & his Melody Makers

Follow us on a journey to relive the 1920s-40s in Central Europe. 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/Big Band Battle”)

Metropol bar
Špitálska 61

The party continues with more dancing in the Metropol bar

October 12, 2019
During the day
Day Program
Galéria mesta Bratislava
Mirbachov palác, Františkánske námestie 11

Entry only with full pass

Starts @ 14:00


- Gallery exhibition: THE YEARS OF DISSARAY 1908-1928. AVANTGARDES IN CENTRAL EUROPE more info here
- Secret Social Dancing in Mirbachov palác

Kamel klub
Molecova 2


  • 19:30 - Door opens
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Open Jack & Jill registration
  • 20:00 - 21:00 - Taster muzikality s Heart of Dixie
  • 21:30 - Heart of Dixie
  • 22:15 - Open Jack and Jill prelims
  • 00:00 - Open Jack and Jill finals

We’ll taste the atmosphere of the famous Savoy ballroom, just on a little smaller scale. The energetic band and the Open Jack and Jill competition will make the night into a crazy party.

October 13, 2019
Hanging out together
Bistro St. Germain
Rajská 7

Entry only with full pass

Beginning @ 12:00
lunch, coffee & cake, and of course dance and music

Farewell Party
Metropol Bar
Špitálska 61


  • 19:00 - Door opens
  • 19:30 - 20:30 - Taster class with Andrea & Mario
  • 20:30 - Band


  • Heart of Dixie


    Gabo Jonáš Swingtet


    Ondřej Havelka & his Melody Makers


    Bratislava Hot Serenaders


Heart of Dixie
Heart of Dixie is a crazy swing band that loves to party. They feel most comfortable at dance festivals, in the last three years they appeared in many venues across Europe. From their home base in Brno, Czech Republic, they often visit Germany, Austria and Poland, but also go to Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and other countries. Don´t be fooled by their classical dixieland setup - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, guitar, double bass and drums. With their great singing abilities and background in academic jazz they can go anywhere from 1920s to 1940s, from big band style music to modern tunes with a swing feel. The dancers should enjoy the music as much as the band - that is their motto.
Gabo Jonáš Swingtet
Brilliant and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians around pianist Gabo Jonas. Get ready for swing jam session that will make you soak up music to the last tone. Ageless swing classics, or less known melodies in arrangements, that maybe even musicians themselves don’t know yet won’t let you sit during their set.
Ondřej Havelka & his Melody Makers
Authentic sound, old-time's stylization and an attractive show full of sight and great musical performances will bring you to the early 30's to early 40's. The repertoire of the 15-member orchestra is truly varied, sweet jazz, hot jazz, from Hollywood musicals to the performances of great swing big-bands.
Bratislava Hot Serenaders
The Bratislava Hot Serenaders orchestra belongs to the list of the few strictly “early jazz” oriented bands in the world. The band’s 20 enthusiastic musicians have played together without interruption since the formation of the group in season 1991/1992. Their playing adheres to the sound, style, and feel of such orchestra’s as Paul Whiteman, Jean Goldkette, and Duke Ellington, in addition to featuring Czech, Slovak, and other European classic jazz tunes of the period. The Bratislava hot Serenaders are well established outside of Slovakia.


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I didn’t get any mail, what should I do?
Write us to We will check what went wrong and give you all the needed information.
Is it possible to get hosting for the event?
Our community is small, and so, we don’t have many places to host. First, we try to accomodate bands and teachers. If we will have any spots left, we will inform about it in event on social media.
I didn’t get hosting. Where to look for accomodation?
We heard good stuff about hostels and . Both of them are in the city center, near Friday and Sunday venue, also on the tram track to the Saturday party.
What do I get in Friday ticket for Big band battle? (Full pass only)
As a part of full pass you’ll get ticket to Fridays Big band battle. With the ticket you get place at the table on the balcony and, of course, entrance to the dance floor, where you can enjoy both big bands.
Can I go to day program without full pass?
Venues, where BLEX is taking place have limitted capacity, therefore day program is only part of full pass and can not be bought separatelly.
I bought ticket but can not attend. What should I do?
We reccomend selling the pass. After selling of the ticket we need both seller and buyer to contact us via mail Selling a ticket 24 hours or less before the event is not possible.


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