New Year Swing Celebration!
This event has ended. You might want to check out our upcoming events instead!
From Thursday December 28th to Monday January 1st
Duration: 5 days
Bristol, United Kingdom
Open for registration here:
All class & social passes & NYE tickets now sold out.
For hosting /accommodation and taxi/car-share offers and requests use this event:
How do you like our new name?
It reflects the event better - as a swing camp with a little bit of blues dancing - and it really is the most magnificent way to welcome the new year, so come and join the celebration!
Scroll down for details of the schedule.
Introducing your teachers....
Solo track - Ben & Robyn (1 day with each of them)
Aerials track - Andy & Lindsay
Partner track - Ben & Michaela, David & Michaela/Kira, Jim & Nicky (Shag), plus guests.
Due to rising costs, we've had to increase prices slightly, but we're also reducing numbers to ensure more dance floor space (so there will be very few social passes available - if you want to be sure of joining us better to book a full pass).
Full pass £125 (partner or solo)
NYE only £35 - sales open in November.
**Registration opens on Tues 12th September 2017 at 5pm**
- All timings are approximate, there may be small changes.
- Details of bands, cabaret, night themes to be added.
THURSDAY 28th December
7.30pm Watershed Cinema, BS1 5TX, City Centre.
Screening of swing dance film Alive & Kicking, a wonderful evocation of both our dance and our community. Watching in Bristol's harbourside cinema with 200 other dancers is a perfect way to get you in to the dance festival mood.
Dancing before and after the film included in festival pass, approx times 5-7pm at Old Duke BS1 4ER, then 10pm-midnight at the cinema. Film not included in festival pass, tickets available direct from cinema – cost £9 full / £6.50 concs / £4.50 under 24
FRIDAY 29th December
12 noon – 6pm Afternoon social & registration at The Old Duke, BS1 4ER, City Centre.
Registration, a chance to meet and chat, and you're welcome to bring in food to eat here in Bristol's famous jazz pub. Plus some dancing (limited dance floor space).
3-6pm Warm-up classes at St Francis, BS3 1JP, Southville.
A few playful classes to get you started, suitable for all.
8.45pm-4am Dance at The Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW (East of City Centre).
SATURDAY 30th December
11am-5pm Partner track, Southbank BS3 1DB and St Francis BS3 1JP, both in Southville.
Choose any 4 classes out of the 5 sessions (the other session is your break, just choose the time that suits you). All classes are drop-in, just turn up to whichever you want. Most classes are general level, a few will be more advanced / more basic. Options will include 6 hours of Shag classes with Jim & Nicky, voice work & teacher training with David & Kira, and a few Surgery classes for individual feedback.
11am-4pm Solo Jazz track, Hamilton House, BS1 3QY (North of City Centre)
One day with Ben, one with Robyn. They'll plan together for a coherent 2 day track.
12-4pm Aerials track, All Hallows Hall, BS5 0HH, Easton.
Two days with Andy & Lindsay, roughly split into 1 day learning the aerials, and 1 day putting them into a performance routine to perform on NYE. Fixed partners.
8.45pm-4am Dance at The Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW (East side of City Centre).
SUNDAY 31st December
All classes as for Saturday.
7.30pm-1.45am NYE Mansion Dance, Kings Weston House, BS11 0UR (North of City).
We're back at our magnificent mansion venue to welcome in the new year.
NB This venue is some distance from the city centre. We have arranged return coach travel from the Harbourside area which you can pre-book, cost £10 (see confirmation email for details of how to book). Or you can lift share, or arrange your own taxi – but don't wait til NYE to book.
MONDAY 1st January 2018
12-6pm Swing Brunch & Tea Dance, St Francis, BS3 1JP, Southville.
Free brunch until 1pm, then dancing til we say goodbye at 6pm.
Need a place to stay in Bristol during New Year Swing Celebration!? See accomodation offers during these dates in cooperation with booking.com.
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