6. - 8.September 2019 Trondheim, Norway
Vintage Swing Night
10 Year Anniversary
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Full weekend Lindy Hop Exchange

Event Information

Everything you need to know to fully enjoy VSN 2019!

About the exchange

VSN will be arranged for the 10th time on the 6th.-8th. September.

The perfect way to visit Trondheim, Norway!

3 days with LIVE music and parties and a special anniversary program!

Vintage Swing Night is a Lindy Hop exchange, but offers a few classes themed to fit the topic; social dance! We also sell curiosity passes, a ticket for those who want to come look, hear and learn more about the dance and the music!

This is a cosy, small and warm event, perfect for those that want to have fun with new and old friends.

Please take some time to read our Code of Conduct

Location

This year’s venue is BUL-salen, a big, old hall situated in the heart of Trondheim. BUL-salen is owned by BUL, a folk culture-organization, 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

Accommodation

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 delicious breakfast and supper included in the price.
We are working on a special VSN discount, so stay tuned for more information.

Hosting

Request hosting when you register.
We will try as good as possible to provide hosting for all that wants

Trondheim Hostel

The hostel is located approximately 10 min in walking-distance from the venues.
More info on their webpages: http://trondheimvandrerhjem.no

Hotels

Trondheim has a high density of hotels. A list can be found here: hotels.com

Parties

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.

More info soon!

Themed classes

We are incredible proud to present our teachers line-up for this years VSN. Ranging from social dancing tricks through solo jazz, musicality, Boogie and more, this years themed classes will broaden your dancing and expand your movements :)

Volunteer

Volunteering can be a great way to get to know both the club and the people in it. You get an insiders 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, ideas, 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, analytical 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 2019. The more you contribute, the bigger are your chances of winning. The winner will be drawn after the event, on the volunteers party.

Contact:
Write an e-mail to vsn@trondheimlindy.no
Looking forward to seeing your happy face as one of the volunteers of VSN 2019!
The organizing committee

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Stockholm Swing All Stars

The top jazz and swing players in Stockholm


Stockholm Swing All Stars Bio

This band plays well known jazz hits in their own way, featuring well known icons such as Dizzy Gillespie, Django Reinhardt, Count Basie and Duke Ellington! The members of the Stockholm Swing All Stars are considered among the best in their field in Sweden. They often play at lindy hop events and have performed at Herräng Dance camp every year for the last decade!

The Stockholm Swing All Stars have released five albums and one DVD. The most recent album, “In The Spirit of Duke Ellington”, was released in September 2018. At their webpage https://www.stockholmswingallstars.com you will find more info and movies from their performances.

Band Members

Karl Olandersson – Trumpet and vocals

Klas Lindquist – Reeds

Fredrik Lindborg – Reeds

Dicken Hedrenius – Trombone

Daniel Tilling – Piano

Göran Lind – Double Bass

Mattias Puttonen – Drums

Stockholm Swing All Stars

Dance the night away!

Give me a ticket to Vintage Swing Night
Exchange Schedule

Don't miss a thing :)

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18:30
Registration & Welcome
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

Registration and warm welcomes. Let's get those wristbands on.

19:00 - 19:45
LindyHop warm up course & Jazz café
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)


Start the weekend with an introduction / warm up course for the less experienced dancers or those that feel like brushing up their skills. This will last for a small hour and after that our lovely DJ will play some nice tunes.

20:30
Party with the Stockholm Swing All Stars
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)


This amazing band will play the roof off our cozy basement venue and we'll keep the party going all night long (all-night, all - night - long)

11:00 - 12:15
Class #1 - Lindy Woogie and Boogie Hop!
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

Are you a Lindy Hopper curious of Boogie Woogie, or vice versa? This class will focus on the similarities and differences between these two related dances, and hopefully serve as an eye-opener for those who already know some Lindy Hop or Boogie Woogie. After attending this class you will be able to take a lot of what you already know and translate it into a slightly different dance using a few tricks and tips! The class is most suitable for those who already know some Lindy Hop or Boogie Woogie, but everyone are welcome to join!

12:30 - 13:30
Class #2 - Musicality Class
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

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

14:30 - 16:00
Lunch + Concert at Almas
Location: Almas (Repslagerveita 2A)

There will be a small concert at Almas. There is plenty of floor space to dance around and really get your appetite going. There will be a discounted lunch deal for all VSN dancers.

16:00 - 18:00
City exploration / Relaxation time

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 :)

18:30 - 20:00
Dinner
Location: Almas (Repslagerveita 2A)

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!

20:00
Saturday Party with Stockholm Swing All Stars
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

Being that Friday is just a warm up day, this night will top it all. Concerts, competitions, shows, DJs and surprises.. Who knows what will happen. See you there!?

10:00 - 10:30
Waffle breakfast & Warm up
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

Start the day with some warm waffles and a slow yoga warm up

10:30 - 11:30
Class #3 - Solo Jazz
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

The class will be taught by Martha Standal. Her class last year was a tremendous success and we are so lucky to have her back this year with a twist on last years class. In this class we dance without a partner and will be taught a choreography combining lindy moves with other jazz-steps. Some of the steps might be a bit over beginner-level, but everyone is welcome to join.

12:00 - 13:30
Class #4 - Leading and Following
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

In this class you will learn some techniques to improve your leading and following, both on the social dance floor and in the competitive scene. The class will be of a more advanced level, but everyone are welcome to join in.

14:00
Movie & Lunch
Location: TBA

We will put on an old classic movie and you can have lunch and let those sore feet rest for a while.

16:00 - 18:00
Vintage Dance & Café
Location: Transit (Kjøpmannsgata 63)

Vintage and Waffles goes hand in hand when we do a lindy takeover at this lovely reuse/second-hand store. There will be live music, coffee, waffles and a lot of dancing among the old furniture and cosy interior.

18:00 - 22:00
Good Bye Party with DJ
Location: BUL (Søndre gate 22B)

Until we meet again :)

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Teachers

Meet our teachers



Desirée and Christoffer

Desirée and Christoffer

Desirée and Christoffer started their dance journey right here in Trondheim a little over four years ago, and are currently teaching for NTNUI Dans and competing internationally in Boogie Woogie. Much of their dancing emphasizes the elements shared between Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie, with expression of music, connection and feel being key words. To them, it doesn't really matter what you call your dance - as long as it feels right, you're dancing right!

Martha Standal

Martha Standal

Martha works professionally at theaters 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 theater plays. She is currently working on Alice in Wonderland that will be shown at The National Theater in Oslo.

Thorbjørn and Flora

Thorbjørn and Flora

Thorbjørn and Flora are professional dancers within the category of Swing. They are crowned World Champions several times and travel around the world sharing their passion for Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz. Check out their Facebook page for more info and videos.

DJ's

Spinning those records


Thanks to our sponsors!

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Welcome to Trondheim

Where to go and what to see!



Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral is a Church of Norway located in the city of Trondheim. Built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the king of Norway in the 11th century, who became the patron saint of the nation. It was built from 1070 to 1300, and designated as the cathedral for the Diocese of Nidaros in 1152. After the Protestant Reformation, it was taken from the Roman Catholics by the Lutheran Church in 1537. It is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
Official site
More info on Wikipedia

Baklandet

Bakklandet is a cozy and old fashioned neighborhood of Trondheim. It lies on the east side of the Nidelva river between the Bakke Bridge (Bakke bru) and the Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybro).

The neighborhood 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 neighborhood in 1974.

Well worth a visit. :)

Ladestien

Ladestien (English: the Lade Trail) is a broad walking track that strolls along the Trondheimsfjord around the entire Lade Peninsula in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway.

The track is about 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) long. The western part of the track starts at Korsvika, about 1 kilometer (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!

Museums

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

Rockheim (also called Det nasjonale opplevelsessenteret for pop og rock, The National Discovery Centre for Pop and Rock, and Det nasjonale museet for populærmusikk, The National Museum for Popular Music) is Norway's national museum for popular music from the 1950s to the present. It is a division of Museene i Sør-Trøndelag (Sør-Trøndelag Museums) 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!

Main Location

  • BUL Salen
    Søndre gate 22B, Trondheim
  • vsn@trondheimlindy.no
  • (47) 915 86 531