Our regular classes are not the only oportunity to dance swing. We also organise dance parties called the Socials, Open classes and Swing practice session. The Socials are the main reason why we teach – so we can socialise and dance to the wonderful swing music together! The Open classes are a bit aside of our regular lessons – you don’t have to register for an Open class, there are for beginners or all levels, themed or a bit special. The Swing practice session is there for you to have your own focused time to practice the class material or study something cool from a video you have found.
From time to time, we have special events where you can not only dance and learn how to swing but also socialise more with the others from the swing community and live new experiences with your new mates. You can find out about all of this in News, our FB page or google calendar Swing in Prague.
Every week we organize a social dance party on Wednesdays in Café Prostoru_. You can come to dance, have a drink at the bar, meet people from lessons or meet a few of the teachers from Swing Busters. Everything will be accompanied by great swing music. We have a DJ and sometimes live music. The party starts at 8 pm and goes almost until midnight. (We have summer regime: 7:30 pm – 10 pm outside, from 10 pm inside.). Admission is free, but we recommend to put something to DJ or the band playing. You can pay by cash or QR codes. During the school year, you can visit our Open Class just before the party starts (at 6:45 pm). During summer we sometimes offer taster classes for free. More actual info about the party and open classes at our events’ FB page.
You can find other regular socials and swing events in Prague Swing Calendar. How does it work at socials? In swing dancing, it doesn’t matter if you are a lady or a gent, we don’t wait to be asked for a dance, it is in your own hands as it is to say no, if you don’t wish to dance anymore or with someone. How to behave at socials and classes is nicely put together below in the Swing etiquette.
Swing Practice is irregularly on Friday at 6:15pm – 8:00 pm at ABC studio. It is a space for your next workout – you can train anything (ideally swing – Lindy hop, Charleston, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, etc.). Practice whatever you can/want – what you’ve been discussing in the lessons, what you have seen on YouTube, basically anything you are interested in. There is always a teacher on the spot, so feel free to ask for help. This is a space for your improvement!
Practice costs 100 Czk and it is possible to substitute your regular classes here.
Guided Practice is another opportunity to polish your dance style and technique. During one hour, the teachers give you exercises to practice a specific theme in dancing, which you can practice on your own in the remaining time of the night.
Follow this FB event to see the schedule of Fridays at ABC.
Don’t have time for regular lessons? Feel like trying it first without committing to a 9 week course? Do you want to substitute a missed regular class? Great, then you can come to our drop in Open classes! You can choose from 3 different ones, all for the same price of 250 CZK/class. You don’t have to register, simply show up.
The Swing Basics Open class is the best way to taste swing. It happens every Wednesday at Café Prostoru at NTK from 6.45-7.45 pm. (Not during summer months of July and August.) You can come with a partner or alone. Every week we introduce you to a different set of basics, so everybody can drop in, it is always new! There is a swing dance party at the same place right after the class where you can put all in practice, what an evening!
For more experienced dancer, we have weekly THURSDAY Lindy hop Int+ Open class at Flame dance studio, 7.25-8.25 pm. If you want to push yourself a bit, substitute a missed regular class in our studio or simply want to have fun exploring swing dance further with Fred and Jíťa, this is for you!
What (not) to do at socials
Check out the leaflet and take the swing etiquette as your own.
This is a nicely explained etiquette for the swing community aka how to behave at parties and classes. We invite you to read this leaflet carefully to respect certain rules and make all dancers feel good while spending time together. Do not forget one important thing: if you feel uncomfortable or you simply do not want to dance with someone, it is ok to refuse. You are entitled to it.