Friday party takes place charming premises of the historical cultural center Dělnický dům in Židenice. The program of the night includes a taster class for advanced dancers, Solo Jazz dance competition, and much more.
Laura and Felipe love the artistry of jazz and Lindy Hop; the fact that one can always find new ways to create and be inspired by the music in the dance. Felipe is a champion competitor, Laura is a passionate choreographer and both love social dance the most of all.
Express your solo jazz! Dance competition in authentic solo jazz & charleston. No registration needed. Finals will be “tap in”.
Our studio is located in industrial space of old factory Mosilana. You can get there from the tram station Vlhká, then through the gate to the building far back on the right, the fourth floor.
The main party takes place in the biggest hall of its kind in Brno - cultural center Babylon. These promises are the host for most of Brno dance events for many years and the Dark Blue Swing can not be an exception.
Jack & Jill is a traditional competition in improvised Lindy Hop among swing dancers. It's specific by changing your partner during the competition for every song. Dancers of all levels can take part, it's a lot of fun, don't forget to join!
Registration will start on Saturday at 21:30, finals will happen at the same party around 01:00.
Music Lab is open cultural premises for music, theater, and movie located in cellars of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Faculty of Music. It includes the a bar with a rich offer.
Coffee shop with great food, drinks, and a very unique environment. It happens to be the home of Brno swing dancers due to regular dance evenings organized here every Sunday.
The first Dark Blue Swing was organized in 2014. We expected a decent Saturday swing night but we were surprised by our swing friends from the whole of Moravia, Prague, Vienna, and Krakow. We were taken by the unbelievable energy of the crowd bouncing in the swing rhythm. But with the growing community in Brno, one swing night isn't enough anymore. Today the Dark Blue Swing is the weekend full of dance evenings, parties, and concerts connecting swing dancers throughout the whole Europe. No lessons, no workshops, no hard work. Just having fun, eating, drinking, and listening to great swing and jazz, and dancing till morning.
We are slowly aspiring to a dance festival with live music only. There will be more than 50 musicians this year! For the first time, we are also preparing exciting lectures and workshops about swing music - a musicality lesson with live music, and a workshop for Lindy Hop Dj´s. Follow our website, soon we will give you more information!
There will not be any classes during this weekend. The important is to have fun, eat and drink, listen to swing and jazz, and dance till morning!
The name of our event is inspired by a famous Czech song Dark Blue World (Tmavomodrý svět) composed by a Czech jazz legend Jaroslav Ježek. It's a blues song recounting his destiny. Ježek was almost blind - he could only recognize the shades of blue. Despite having problems with his hearing as well, his love for music led him to the career of a professional musician.
One of the famous Czech movies was later also named Dark Blue World. This movie tells a story of Czech RAF pilots during WWII. It's a movie full of inspiring fashion, insight into Czech history, and music by Jaroslav Ježek.
Music can often say what eyes don't see and resonates beyond what ears do hear...