Prague Swings Christmas Festival
From December 6 to 8, the Prague Swing Christmas Festival will fill the streets of downtown Prague. The festival will have international teachers, live bands, and Christmas-themed venues at the Akademie and Centrum tance.
Put on your vintage attire and dance the Lindy Hop with Alice and Remy from France, Isa and Pontus from Sweden, Gio and Andreas from Sweden, or Pamela and Rokas from Lithuania. Pamela will also teach Solo Jazz as an extension workshop on Friday afternoon at Autoklub CR.
For dedicated swing dancers interested in taking classes year-round, Prague Swing Festival sells classes with international teachers in English for intermediate and advanced dancers. Those looking to take advanced classes must audition, and everyone applying for classes must have a basic knowledge of swing dance.
After class, participants can head over to the after-party at Autoklub CR at 8:00 pm. There will be live music, competitions, shows, and more. There will also be a pre-festival party at Cafe Liberal on Thursday and a post-festival party at Cafe Jedna on Monday.
Prices for the festival are dependent on which events participants want to attend. A festival pass, which includes eight hours of classes on Saturday and Sunday, and access to all parties and tasters, is valued at 180 EUR for partners and 200 EUR for singles. The extension workshop with Pamela is 70 EUR. The party pass, which grants access to all parties, is 80 EUR. And each lunch is 180 CZK for one person.
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