It is the revival of the twenties! swing is back and it is hot!
it is not only the dance that is hot again, it is also the clothing style from the 20ties that is at the moment totally in!
At the hostel we first got in touch with swing dance as the organisation of Berlin Swing Patrol contacted us in order to work together. We provided beds with a special discount for the swing dancers attending the swing patrol festival. It was such fun, seeing them practicing the dance in our garden. Such joy!
Besides the festival, a lot of clubs have special swing evenings. We have listed some of the best places to dance swing or to attend a swing dance class.
1. Kater Swing
maybe this is one of the most popular clubs in town, the KATER HOLZIG. They have created a special evening, a swing dance evening every Tuesday night. The dancing starts at 21.30 and the entrance fee is 3€. Adress: Michaelkirchstrasse 23
2. Jeder ist Tanzbar
It is a dance school, but the party evenings are open for every one! Monday evening there is swing dance on the program!
Located in Friedrichshain, Rudolfstr. 1-8. There is no entrance fee. the dancing begins at 21.15h.
3. Clärchens Ballhaus
this is the place to be if you are a beginner! Every Wednesday, from 19h on, you can try your moves on the dance floor. There is no entrance fee. The Ballhaus is located close by the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, at AugustStr. 24.
On Mondays at the Volksbar, A course for absolute beginners starts at 19.15. At 20.30 there is a course for advanced learner. Afterwards it is time to practice what you have learned. Sometimes there is a band with great live music, otherwise they´ll play great records you can dance to!
Volksbar is located at Rosa Luxemburg Str. 39, and there is no entrance fee!
5. Swing & Wine
Starts at 19.15 with a course for beginners, followed by a course for advanced dancers at 20.30. Then from 21.30 on there will be dj´s on to floors, you can choose between classic swing music, or electro swing.
Where? At Frannz Club, in the Kulturbrauerei, schönhauser allee 36. There is no entrance fee here either.
Some addresses for creating the perfect 20s look:
Herr von Eden
for the perfect suit
Alte schönhauserstr. 14, 10119 Berlin
for the finest headwear
Alte schönhasuer str. 35, 10119 Berlin
for fantastic custom fashion design
Langhansstr. 33 , 13086 Berlin
Mode from the 20s, 30s and 40s, that suites you!
Oranienburgerstr. 27, 10117
Enjoy shopping and dancing!