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Ahoy!

The organization of the next edition of Amber Swing Festival is in progress! The Festival will take place between
17th and 20th August 2017 .
You can’t miss the opportunity to dance on our seaside dance floors!

Feel the gentle sea breeze as you are swinging out with us in Tricity, Poland.

 

See you there in August!

Festival will start in:

News

Check out the winning design of T-shirt competition!

Date: 2017-03-31

In the voting conducted on our Facebook you had the chance to choose from two final projects. We present a shirt that won the hearts of most voters and became the official T-shirt of Amber Swing 2017. :)
Congratulations to the winner: Agnieszka Ejsymont!

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Choose yourself which track is the best for you!

Date: 2017-03-24

This year we have prepared for you 3 tracks (Day, Evening and Party Pass) so that everyone can chose something to their liking. You can find more information in sections: Workshop and Tracks.

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Design the Amber Swing 2017 T-shirt and win a full pass!

Date: 2017-03-11

Would you like to win a full pass to this year’s edition of the festival? All you need is an idea and a little bit of graphic skills!

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Workshops

This year we have prepared for you 3 tracks (Day, Evening and Party Pass) so that everyone can chose something to their liking. So we have a track for those who like diversity and want to expand their horizons a little bit, a track for crazy party-lovers, and a track for those who want to dig deep into the world of only Lindy Hop.

Choose yourself which track is the best for you! :)

Day Pass

Lindy Hop classes on 5 levels:

  • Improvers: you know Lindy Hop basics and have been attending regular classes for at least 3 months
  • Intermediate: you have been dancing for at least a year, you know how to lead and follow and are familiar with most of the basic figures, including swingout
  • Intermediate-Advanced: you have been dancing for at least 2 years, joining different figures, transitions between figures and rhythms is not a problem for you and you do it freely, you mastered swingout
  • Advanced: you have at least 3 years of dancing experience, you are comfortable with dancing to different tempo of music, you improvise and create your own variations of figures and transitions
  • Invitational: this group is for you if you got an invitation from the organizers of the festival. However, there will be a place in the group for a few more pairs that will prove their skills during audition. If you want to fight your way into the group choose Advanced group in the registration form and tick the mark that you are interested in the audition to the Invitational group.

During registration you sign to a group that you think is appropriate for your level of dancing. However, it is not binding and the actual group that you will end up in will be verified during audition.

Evening Pass

Registering for this track will allow you to take part in evening classes. Both on Friday and Saturday you will be able to choose 2 from 4 classes depending on what you find interesting. In the registration form you choose only the type of track (Evening) and indicate which classes you would like to attend (it is not binding but helps us to estimate the number of participants and find an appropriate room).

Teachers

Bianca Locatelli & Nils Andrén

You for sure well remember their amazing enthusiasm and a new, fresh look at dancing. No doubt that this time as well they will infect us with their joy and give a huge dose of inspiration. ;)
Please welcome on board – Bianca Locatelli and Nils Andrén!

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Eglė Nemickaitė & Arnas Razgūnas

They are real seadogs of our festival, so we don't have to introduce them any more. Without further ado - let's welcome aboard Eglė Nemickaitė and Arnas Razgūnas!

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Diana Geisler & Felix Berghäll

The way they play with the music and are open to each other's ideas stole our hearts and took our breath away! ❤
With longing we wait for the second dose of their surprising inspiration - both in the form of their fresh concepts during classes, and during our nightly romps on the dancefloor.
This August Diana Geisler and Felix Berghäll will anchor themselves to the gdansk coast!

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Claire Chen & Eran Tobi

This year both Lindy Hop and Balboa dancers will find a place for themselves on our board. If you have always been dreaming of being able to move around gracefully on a crowded dancefloor, there is a chance for you that has just appeared on the horizon!

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Ewa Jarosz-Jarszewska & Michał Ruszkawski

Welcome Ewa Jarosz-Jarszewska and Michał Ruszkawski who will add their Polish touch to Lindy Hop classes. We are sure that together with them we will sail with fair wind anytime during Amber Swing 2017!

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Tracks

Day Pass

Maximum focus on your Lindy! 7, 5 hours of Lindy Hop workshops during a day with international instructors + 2 hours of open classes + tasters + 4 nights of crazy parties.

Evening Pass

Perfect balance between workshops and partying! 5 hours of swing workshops: Balboa, Solo Charleston, Collegiate Shag and Lindy Hop in the early evening with international instructors + 2 hours of open classes + tasters + 4 nights of crazy parties.

Party Pass

If you like your holidays to be filled with only crazy dance and partying till morning this is the option for you! Tasters with international teachers + 4 nights of crazy partying.

Schedule

Friday

  Open classes
12:00 - 13:00

Collegiate Shag: Diana & Felix

Shag it up


level: Intermediate and higher

NOT

Lindy Hop: Ewa & Michał

I've got rhythm: musicality engineering
- how to create rhythms on your own

level: Open

GASP

13:15 - 14:15

Balboa: Claire & Eran

Lead and follow: Balboa basic


level: Open

NOT

Lindy Hop: Bianca & Nils

Change of places: different variations
and fun of changing places

level: Intermediate or higher

GASP

  Evening Classes
16:00 - 17:15

Authentic Jazz: Felix



level: Open

NOT

Lindy Hop: Ewa & Michał

Move your body
- dance with your body from head to toe

level: Intermediate or higher

NOT

17:30 - 18:45

Collegiate Shag: Egle & Arnas

Cool combos in Shag

level: Intermediate or higher

NOT

Balboa: Claire & Eran

Flash and Trash: unique moves

level: Intermediate or higher

NOT

Saturday

  Day classes
  Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Int-Adv Advanced Invitational
10:00 - 11:00 10:30 Group split
ZSŁ
Audition
SoSalsa
11:00 - 12:30 Ewa & MIchał
ZSŁ
Eran & Claire
SP57
Arnas & Egle
SoSalsa
Diana & Felix
NOT
Bianca & Nils
SoSalsa
12:45 - 14:15 Eran & Claire
ZSŁ
Diana & Felix
SP57
Bianca & Nils
SoSalsa
Ewa & Michał
NOT
Arnas & Egle
SoSalsa
  Evening classes
17:00 - 18:15

Collegiate Shag: Egle & Arnas

Musicality in you Leading and Following


level: Intermediate or higher

SoSalsa

Balboa: Claire & Eran

Jazz up your bal: jazz moves in your balboa.
Included pure bal and balswing.

level: Intermediate or higher

SoSalsa

18:30 - 19:45

Authentic Jazz: Felix



level: Open

SoSalsa

Lindy Hop: Bianca & Nils

Competitions and tournaments:
how to look good when you are competing

level: Intermediate-Advanced or higher

SoSalsa

Sunday

  Day classes
  Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Int-Adv Advanced Invitational
11:30 - 13:00

Arnas & Egle

ZSŁ

Bianca & Nils

GASP

Diana & Felix

SoSalsa

Eran & Claire

NOT

Ewa & Michał

SoSalsa

13:15 - 14:45

Bianca & Nils

ZSŁ

Ewa & MIchał

GASP

Eran & Claire

SoSalsa

Arnas & Egle

NOT

Diana & Felix

SoSalsa

15:00 - 16:30

Diana & Felix

ZSŁ

Arnas & Egle

GASP

Ewa & Michał

SoSalsa

Bianca & Nils

NOT

Eran & Claire

SoSalsa

SP 57 - ul. Aksamitna 8
NOT - ul. Rajska 6
GASP - ul. Osiek 11
ZSŁ - ul. Podwale Staromiejskie 51/52
SoSalsa - ul. Elektryków

Open classes - thematic classes for Day Pass and Evening Pass owners.

Taster - classes before the party for all festival participants (Day + Evening + Party Pass).

Prices

Day Pass
40 first registrations (only with partner) further registrations
110 EUR 125 EUR
Evening Pass
20 first registrations (only with partner) further registrations
85 EUR 100 EUR
Party Pass
50 EUR

Parties

Thursday
So Salsa - ul. Doki 1/90B 21:00 - 04:00 Party
Friday
Sala BHP - ul. ks. Jerzego Popiełuszki 6

21:00 - 04:00 Party with live music
- THE SCHWINGS

Saturday
Sala BHP - ul. ks. Jerzego Popiełuszki 6 21:00 - 22:00 J&J Warm up - Small Hall BHP
21:00 - 22:00 Taster - Music Workshop With
THE SCHWINGS

22:00 J&J Prelims - Small Hall BHP

22:00 - 05:00 Main Party with live music
- THE SCHWINGS
Sunday
So Salsa - ul. Doki 1/90B 20:00 - 21:00 Taster - AUTHENTIC JAZZ AND BODY AWARENESS - IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR MOVEMENT!
with Krysia Dębicka
21:00 - 04:00 Party

Extras

Event map

Dear swing lovers! As every year our festival will take place in the very centre of Gdańsk. You can find exact locations on the map below and on our website.   Look on map

Venues

Sala BHP

We’ve heard some rumors that you love a lot of space for your fancy moves, wooden floor and a unique place in terms of its history and atmosphere. That’s fortunate because that’s exactly what we can offer you during our Friday and Saturday parties!

In August we’ll meet again in the heart of the Gdańsk Shipyard - in the BHP Hall! This is the place where the history of Poland changed its course. It was where “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed, which led to the establishment of Independent Self-Governing Trade Union “Solidarność” and later resulted in the end of the Communist rule in Poland. A party in such a unique place is of a particular importance to us.

Get ready for the amazing parties which will take you for a ride to the past and let you taste a little bit of the industrial atmosphere! :)

 

SoSalsa

It’s high time we reveal the venues of our parties! On Thursday and Sunday we have the pleasure to invite you all to the very heart of Gdańsk – Shipyard. The parties will take place in the dance school SoSalsa, which is located on the premises of Gdańsk Shipyard.

If you want to feel the true maritime spirit of the city – get your dancing shoes ready and get on board – this one is not the one to be missed!

Competitions

Soon...

Music

The Schwings

Performing for seven years now, The Schwings Band is one of the first bands in Lithuania to play authentic early swing and gipsy jazz, and do so with passion. In addition to their music, listeners relish their artistic skill, their relationship with the audience, and the sheer joy of their performance. Mr R.Rancys (saxophone) leads the band from the very start and is well deserving of his title of one of the most prolific musicians of his generation in Lithuania. He is involved in projects and collaborations with numerous musicians and across an array of genres. "In our recent collaboration with the well-known performer Migloko, we have created a unique repertoire of authentic jazz. Her mellow and strong voice is an ideal match. Migloko has a brilliant musical intuition, and I'd say, almost a sixth sense. I have invited her to perform because having spent significant time in the Netherlands, she comes to Vilnius now more and more often" said Mr. Rancys.

Migloko is a definition-defying musical phenomenon, a natural force, and a philosophy. Behind this pseudonym is a young artist, based in Lithuania and the Netherlands. Music lovers first heard Migloko perform six years ago. And since she has proven her ability to juxtapose distant genres in the present moment. Migloko is interested not only in music but also art, film, playwriting, and contemporary dance. Nevertheless, one of the main forms of inspiration for her are jazz and soul music.

 

The Band:

The Schwings Band Feat. Migloko 

Migloko - vocal 
Richardas Banys - piano 
Gediminas Svilas - double bass 
Gediminas Stankevicius- drums 
Dmitrij Levencov - trumpet 
Remigijus Rancys - saxophones 

Registration

The registration is already closed.

Tricity

A beautiful city with over a thousand-year of history which can be almost felt while walking the streets of the Old Town. For centuries Gdańsk has been the symbol of freedom and independence. It has always been a meeting place of different cultures, religions and ideologies. The citizens of Gdańsk are courageous, devoted and creative people who live by  the maxim Nec temere nec timide which translates as Neither rashly nor timidly. It is not without reason that this is a home of the freedom movement which has changed the course of European history. To fully understand the freedom spirit of the city we recommend to visit European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk Shipyard and the Monument to the fallen Shipyard Workers 1970. If you want to please the eye with the gold of Gdańsk visit the Amber Museum or take a walk down Mariacka Street.

 

With less than 90 years of history, Gdynia is one of the youngest and most modern Polish cities. Gdynia is the true "city made of sea and of dreams" as within 5 years in 1920s it was transformed from a fishing village to a major sea port at the Baltic Sea. Now it is a flourishing city with buoyant economy and modern architecture with the newly built Sea Towers – Gdynia’s architectural landmark. Its beautiful seaside location among wooded hills attracts many nature lovers. You will easily catch great views of the sea from the famous cliffs in Orłowo or the viewpoint at the Stone Hill (Kamienna Góra). You can also take a stroll along the longest seaside boulevard or visit one of Gdynia’s pristine beaches. The biggest tourist attraction are the two museum vessels moored at the quayside: the oldest destroyer “ORP Błyskawica” and over a 100-year tall ship frigate “Dar Pomorza”.

 

A seaside city and spa resort located between green hills and the bay. Sopot is famous for the longest wooden pier in Europe (511,5m) and its pristine beaches which stretch along 4,5 km of the city’s coast. Since the beginning of the 20th century Sopot has been not only a holiday resort but also a cultural centre. It is a home of various festivals such as Sopot Song Festival or Jazz Festival which attract many visitors. If you are an art-lover we recommend visiting Sopot National Gallery which is housed in the new Dom Zdrojowy. Every year the city is like a magnet for the tourists who seek entertainment and relaxation. To experience the city life just visit Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street - the most famous pedestrian precinct lined with many restaurants, pubs shops and galleries. If you want to slow down the tempo and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, just turn into one of the side streets where you can find beautiful villas and well-kept gardens.

 

Accommodation

This year, we are not organizing a group accommodation HOWEVER there a few places that we can recommend :) First of all, we encourage you to stay in Bursa Gdańska (ul. Podwale Staromiejskie 51/52) or in Dom Harcerza (ul. Za Murami 2/10). Both of these places are located in the city centre and staying there will not break the bank ;) There is also a possibility to stay in Dom Studencki nr 6 (student dorm) of the University of Gdańsk (ul. Podwale Przedmiejskie 20) just a walk away from the main city.

Transport

Soon...

About us

Małgorzata Iskierska

Wanna dance? The music must be played!- in other words, meet Gosia, our main DJ and the person who is, in a broad sense, responsible for music at our festival.

Kasia Bąk

Kasia is responsible for the registration - when needed she will rush you into paying for the workshops. ;)

Robert Lew-Kiedrowski

When asked to comment on his tasks in this year’s edition of the festival Robert said: “Me? I’m only cleaning here.” So we repeat after him: he’s only cleaning here. And since there is a lot to clean Robert has hands full of work ;)

Contact

Write to us!

amberswingfest@gmail.com

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