Everything you need to know to fully enjoy VSN 2018!
VSN will be arranged 28.-30. September.
The perfect way to visit Trondheim, Norway!
3 days with LIVE music and parties!
Vintage Swing Night is a Lindy Hop exchange, but offers a few classes themed to fit the topic; social dance!
Organized activities around the city centre to show you new sides of Trondheim through Lindy Hop.
This is a cosy, small and warm event, perfect for those that want to have fun with new and old friends.
This year’s venue is BUL-salen, a big, old hall situated in the heart of Trondheim. BUL-salen is owned by BUL,
and is usually used for theatre (as the picture shows) folk dance and folk music.
Now its time for some swinging jazz and lindy hop there to!
A map can be found here
Thon Hotel Nidaros
This hotel is located on top of the dance venue and is newly refurbished. It's a really nice hotel that serves
and supper included in the price.
There is a special VSN deal, 1095,- per night for a single room or 1295,- per night for a double room.
To book send an email to email@example.com and mark the request with blockid: 26502002.
Request hosting when you register.
We will try as good as possible to provide hosting for all that wants
The hostel is located aprox. 10 min in walking-distance from the venues.
More info on their webpages: http://trondheimvandrerhjem.no
Trondheim has a high density of hotels. A list can be found here: hotels.com
There will be parties every night of the event and we will even throw in a couple of small parties during the daytime as well.
The main parties on friday and saturday will be at BUL-salen and the fabulous Jazzombies will play for us.
On saturday there will be a small concert/party at Almas which convenient enough is the same location as the place where you can join in for dinner.
As this event has a focus on social dacing, the classes will incorporate this by having different themes to fit this focus.
The classes will not be devided according to skill level, instead each class will contain a description about what techniques you should manage to benefit the most from the lesson.
In general the classes will be aimed towards dancers who want to learn some neat tricks to use on the social dancefloor.
The classes will be held at daytime on Saturday and Sunday.
Volunteering can be a great way to get to know both the club and the people in it. You get an insider´s perspective on how Lindy Hop-events are organized and you get to be a part of a group that want to contribute to the Lindy Hop-scene.
To make Vintage Swing Night fantastic we would really like to hear about your interests, idèas, education, people you know, things you have seen, what you like, what you would like to do….everything you can think of that can contribute to this being the weekend of your dreams! We love people thinking outside the box! - AND the practical, analythical ones!
Which one are you?
We have tasks both in the planning phase, as well as during the event. Volunteers are payed in gratitude and are in the running to win a pass to Vintage Swing Night 2018. The more you contribute, the bigger are your chances of winning. The winner will be drawn after the event, on the volunteers party.
Write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing your happy face as one of the volunteers of VSN 2018!
The organizing comittee
Jazzombies is pianist David Arthur Skinner's swing ensemble, with a lineup featuring some of the
best swing musicians
They've been playing for swing-dancers - as well as jazz clubs and festivals - since 2012.
At their webpage http://www.davidskinner.net/jazzombies/ you will find more info and movies from their performance at WinterJump.
Don't miss a thing :)
Click on the items to show more info!
Registration and warm welcomes. Let's get those wristbands on.
This class will be taught by Magnus and Kristine.
Start the weekend with an introduction / warm up course for the less experienced dancers or those that feel like brushing up their skils. This will last for about 45minutes and after that our lovely DJ will play some nice tunes.
This class will be taught by John Anders and Irja
In this class, you will learn the basics on how to do a typical Lindy Hop airstep (aka acro). In other words, you will learn how you and your partner can put some air under those feet. Perfect for when you want to spice up the dance or show off in the jam circle!
In this class you will need a partner, we will not rotate.
The band will give a lecture on how the swing music is built up and we will investigate how the dancers and the band can communicate better
There will be a small concert at Almas. There is plenty of floor space to dance around and really get your apetite going. There will be a discounted lunch deal for all VSN dancers.
Take some time to explore the city or go home and take a power nap, you choose! But be sure to charge your batteries and be ready for the dinner and dancing :)
We hope everyone will join us for dinner Saturday night! The dinner will be held at Alma's , a bar and restaurant, located in the old premises of Alma's Dance School. At Alma's, children learned to dance dances such as waltz, swing and cha cha! There will most likely be live ambient jazz music during the dinner, so we wouldn't want you to miss this! If you haven't already signed up for dinner, click here to sign up
The DJ will play some nice tunes
The class will be tought by Martha Standal.
In this class we dance without a partner and will be tought a choreography combining lindy moves with other jazzsteps. Some of the steps might be a bit over beginner-level, but everyone is welcome to join.
There will be a special discount for those attending VSN so the tickets will only be 45NOK.
«Dansa först» just premiered in Sweden and has not yet been shown in other countries. The movie is directed by actor and lindy hopper Rikard Svensson. In this romantic drama lindy hop has a major part of the plot. Even Norma Miller, Chester Whitmore, and the Harlem Hot Shots make an appearance in the film.
Watch the trailer
IMPORTANT: Everyone need to buy a separate ticket for the movie. This can be done here
We are happy to reveal that 2/3 Harakiri Band will be playing for us at the Tea dance
at Antikvariatet! This event will be open for the public and we look forward to the warm and cosy atmosphere
at this venue.
2/3 Harakiri Band consists of two childhood friends that has fallen in love with the nostalgia of the good
old ballads from near and far. Everything from 1910s blues to french 50s music.
Their way of performing songs is truly unique and should not be missed.
2/3 Harakiri Band consists of Carsten Tourrenc on vokal and Eirik Zahl on gitar.
Free entrance - but we'll pass the hat around so bring a dime ;)
Until we meet again :)
Meet our teachers
Martha works professionally at theatres in the musical scene. She has been in shows such as Cabaret, Chicago, Crazy for you, Hair and Fiddler on the roof, among others. Martha is also working as a choreographer, choreographing for musicals and for theatreplays.
John Anders and Irja started dancing together about a decade ago. They like to be playful in their dance and airsteps are a cool, old-style part of this. This couple were among the founding members of Trondheim Lindy and have been teaching both beginners and more advanced dancers for years.
Magnus started dancing Lindy Hop in 2011. He has traveled a lot and participated in events
throughout Europe in both
Lindy Hop, Balboa, Authentic Jazz, Charleston, and Blues. Magnus has taught the Lindy beginner course for
Lindy Hop for several years, emphasizing rhythm and play in his classes.
Kristine started dancing in 2014 and with her education as a school teacher she has a pedagogical approach to teaching. She has been contributing activly in the local Lindy Hop community and has teached several classes over the past few years.
Spinning those records
Where to go and what to see!
Nidaros Cathedral is a Church of Norway located in the city of Trondheim. Built over the burial site of Saint
the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation. It was built from 1070 to
and designated as the cathedral for the Diocese of Nidaros in 1152. After the Protestant Reformation, it was
from the Roman Catholics by the Lutheran Church in 1537. It is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the
More info on Wikipedia
Bakklandet is a cozy and old fashioned neighbourhood of Trondheim. It lies on the east side of the Nidelva
the Bakke Bridge (Bakke bru) and the Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro).
The neighbourhood is dominated by small, wooden houses and narrow streets. It is among the major tourist attractions in the city.
In 1965, the road plan for Trondheim proposed that the area large be demolished to make way for a four-lane motorway which would connect Elgeseter gate with Innherredsveien. The plans were met by opposition from locals, and by the early 1980s the plan was shelved, after the city's environmental council had approved depopulating the neighbourhood in 1974.
Well worth a visit. :)
Ladestien (English: the Lade Trail) is a broad walking track that strolls along the Trondheimsfjord around
Lade Peninsula in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.
The track is about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) long. The western part of the track starts at Korsvika, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) east of the center of Trondheim, and follows the fjord east to Charlottenlund. The western part climbs small hilltops, often with a beautiful view of the Trondheimsfjord. The eastern part is almost flat.
There are several beaches (mainly rocky or with pebbles) along Ladestien, some of the most popular are Ringvebukta (not far from Ringve Museum and botanical garden) and Djupvika; the latter includes a large lawn and volleyball net. Swimming in the fjord is indeed refreshing, although a water temperature of 18 °C (64 °F) is fairly common during warm spells, and in warm summers water temperatures might reach 21 °C (70 °F).
In nice summer weather, a walk along the lush Ladestien with the calm waves from the fjord rolling gently against rocks and beaches might give associations to places much further south.
In mood for a walk? Well, try you hiking shoes at Ladestien!
Some (but not all) of the museums in Trondheim:
The Archbishop's Palace Museum
The museum shows original sculptures from Nidaros Cathedral and archaeological finds from its dramatic history. Visitors can see the Archbishop's mint, where coins were stamped, just as it was found by archaeologists.
Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
The NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology provides an enjoyable learning experience at the centre of town. Exhibitions of natural and cultural history. Museum shop and café. Middle Age exhibition in separate building (Suhmhuset) on same ticket.
Ringve Music Museum
Ringve is a specialized museum dedicated to music and musical instruments. During the summer season all visitors are invited to a guided tour with Ringve's talented guides demonstrating historical instruments from the music history. The historical interiors of the main building provides a backdrop and add to this unique experience.
Science Centre Trondheim
Popular- science adventure centre. More than 150 models for you to explore. Revelations for visitors of all ages. Also containing planetarium and a "science shop".
National Museum of Decorative Arts
The museum houses a historical and modern collection that includes furniture, silver, glass, textile, ceramics and design from the 15th century up till today. Also administrating guided tours in Stiftsgården - The Royal Residence.
Trondheim Art Museum
The Art Gallery has a large collection of Norwegian art from around 1850 up to the present. It also has an impressive collection of Danish art and a significant representation of other renowned international artists. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year.
Rockheim (also called Det nasjonale opplevelsessenteret for pop og rock, The National Discovery Centre for
Rock, and Det nasjonale museet for populærmusikk, The National Museum for Popular Music) is Norway's national
for popular music from the 1950s to the present. It is a division of Museene i Sør-Trøndelag (Sør-Trøndelag
and is housed in a former grain warehouse in Trondheim.
The museum also has a virtual presence, Virtuelle Rockheim, which launched in 2009, and since 2011 musicians and groups have been chosen for the Rockheim Hall of Fame.
If you want to learn something about Norwegian music, then this is the place!
Vintage Swing Night is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Vintage Swing Night are required to comply with the following code of conduct.
Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Vintage Swing Night is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, regardless of gender,age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be found at any venue.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue staff or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.
We expect participants to follow these rules at dance and workshop venues.Thank you
This document was based on WinterJump’s and Berlin Balboa Weekend’s code of conduct.
Feel free to use this, as-is or in a modified form, for your own dance event.