18-20/01/19
Brno | Czech Republic
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About

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.

What's new this year?

Slowly but steadily we are aspiring to host festivals with live music only. This year we will have even more of live music than usual. Together with local and Prague musicians we are bringing you belgium raising stars among swing dance bands REVERENT JUKE! Meet them on Saturday on the main stage and on Sunday in the bunker for slow swing and blues!

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!

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Why Dark Blue Swing?

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...

Program

  1. Friday

    18/01/2019

    Afternoon lectures at the factory

    18:00 - 20:00

    Do you want to know more about the music and dance history, the culture behind jazz and swing? We will announce more soon.

    Light Blue Party at Dělnický dům

    20:30 - 03:45

    An interesting taster lesson taught by our foreign guests, solo jazz competition, stands with swing accessories and delicacies made by Brno bakers. Two energetic bands – Brno´s The Dudes of Ellington and Prague´s Appendixie will play for you!

  2. Saturday

    19/01/2019

    Afternoon party at the Mosilana factory

    15:00 - 17:00

    We will take you to our studio hidden in the industrial spaces of a former factory Mosilana. Swing and blues, live music, beer tasting, filtered coffee, dancing and relax!

    Dark Blue Ball at KC Babylon

    21:00 - 03:00

    A taster lesson for beginners with Swing Wing dancers, Jack and Jill competition. We have prepared something special for you this time. Apart from the legendary Heart of Dixie a Belgian band called Reverent Juke will perform for you. Sep, a foreign moderator, dancer and DJ, will accompany you throughout the evening.

  3. Sunday

    20/01/2019

    Hangover Soup in Café Atlas

    17:00 - 20:00

    Excellent soup made by our amazing friend Hedvika for Saturday hangover! The soup is included in the full pass price, drinking is your responsibility. Swing music, balboa jam, cappuccino and relax.

    Speakeasy Lindy Blues Party

    20:00

    A meeting in front of Café Atlas and marching towards the secret party. This year the speakeasy will be especially hot. Swing and blues performed by two bands – Prague´s Miss Mikey May and The Organ Grinders and Belgian Reverent Juke!

Tickets

Full pass - i want it all

1700 Kč

Cena: 1700 Kč




  • Odpolední přednášky v továrně

  • Bleděmodrá tančírna v Dělnickém domě

  • Odpolední party v továrně Mosilana

  • Taneční večer Tmavomodrý ples v KC Babylon

  • Kocovinová polévka v Café Atlas

  • Speakeasy Lindy Blues Party


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Price: 68 Euro




  • Afternoon lectures at the factory

  • Light blue party at Dělnický dům

  • Afternoon party at the Mosilana factory

  • Dark blue social evening at KC Babylon

  • Hangover soup at Café Atlas

  • Speakeasy Lindy Blues Party

Sold Out

Full pass - no Sunday night

1300 Kč

Cena: 1300 Kč




  • Odpolední přednášky v továrně

  • Bleděmodrá tančírna v Dělnickém domě

  • Odpolední party v továrně Mosilana

  • Taneční večer Tmavomodrý ples v KC Babylon

  • Kocovinová polévka v Café Atlas


 

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Price: 52 Euro




  • Afternoon lectures at the factory

  • Light blue party at Dělnický dům

  • Afternoon party at the Mosilana factory

  • Dark blue social evening at KC Babylon

  • Hangover soup at Café Atlas

Sold Out

Friday night party

380 Kč

Cena: 380 Kč




  • Bleděmodrá tančírna v Dělnickém domě

  • Brněnská kapela The Dudes of Ellington

  • Pražská kapela Appendixie

  • Taster od zahraničních lektorů

  • Solo jazz soutěž


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Price: 17 Euro




  • Light blue party at Dělnický dům

  • Brno band The Dudes of Ellington

  • Prague band Appendixie

  • Taster with foreign teachers

  • Solo jazz competition

Saturday night party

600 Kč

Cena: 600 Kč




  • Taneční večer Tmavomodrý ples v KC Babylon

  • Brněnská kapela Heart of Dixie

  • Belgická kapela Reverent Juke

  • Ukázková lekce pro začátečníky

  • Taneční soutěž Jack & Jill


 

 

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Price: 25 Euro




  • Dark blue social at KC Babylon

  • Brno band Heart of Dixiw

  • Belgian band Reverent Juke

  • Taster lesson for beginners

  • Jack and Jill competition

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Contact

+420 774 540 041
pilot@darkblueswing.cz
Swing Wings Studio
Areal Křenová 19, building 15
Brno, 602 00