Sofia Swing Dance Festival

Registrations Will Open

10th March
at 5PM (CET)

Registration Details

Registration Procedure

Every participant must register individually. By filling out and submitting this registration, the registering person is confirming his or her intent to participate in Sofia Swing Dance Festival 2024 (SSDF2024).

For greater effectiveness of classes, we aim to have balanced groups in all levels, thus the places in all groups are limited. Participant registering for Lindy Track will be prioritized based on successful couple registration. In the case that space runs out - or a high imbalance between leads and follows in any given group, registrants can be put on a waiting list.

After a successful submission of the form, each participant should receive “Registration Confirmation Payment Details” email. Registrants are required to make the payment counting 7 days from the date he/she receives information regarding the chosen payment method and the final amount due.

Payment

You can pay your pass via bank transfer, PayPal or cash (for local participants only). If paying via PayPal, your amount will increase within 3.6% and 5.6% depending on you country in order to cover transfer fees. If paying via bank transfer, you will also have to cover all the transfer fees.
  • "Registration Validation and Payment Details" email will be sent to all successfully registered participants, after submitting the registration form.
    *N.B In the case of Lindy Full Pass where you are in a waiting list, you will receive this email after a successful partner match.
  • Please check your spam folder for the follow up registration email, as it might make it there. If you haven't received anything, please contact us as soon as possible.

Discounts

given to any Full Pass ​

Bulgarian Dancer Discount

Any Bulgarian dancer can get a discount on their FULL PASSES! When registering, leave a comment “BG DANCER” to apply.

Group Discount

If you are a group of 10 dancers from one country, you can receive 10% discount. When registering, leave a comment with the name of your group to apply.

Special Discounts

Ukraine – If you're a dancer living and coming from Ukraine you can get 15% discount on your FULL and PARTY PASSES! When registering, leave a comment “UKRAINE DISCOUNT” to apply.

Merchandise

If you want one of the unique SSDF T-shirts or Bags, we advise you to pre-order it now, while registering. We will accept orders for merchandise till 01.05.2024.

The price of a T-shirt is:
  • 20 EUR till 31.04
  • 25 EUR after 01.05

If you already registered and want to add something to your order, please write us an email to info@sofiaswing.com.

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Please, read them carefully prior registration! Thank you for cooperating!

Levels

Lindy Hop

Min 1 year Lindy Hop experience. Can comfortably lead/follow basic steps, but might make mistakes when it comes to more difficult figures. You feel comfortable doing steps/figures such as: basic 8-count, swing out, 6-count figures, inside/outside turn, Texas Tommy, flying Charleston, tandem Charleston. Familiar with basic jazz steps.

Approximately 2 years Lindy Hop experience. You are traveling to international camps/workshops at the intermediate/advance level and are comfortable with leading/following, dancing to music at/above 200 bpm, and are comfortable improvising. You have a variety of figures in your arsenal, know the Shim Sham, and are familiar with other jazz steps.

Approximately 3 years Lindy Hop experience. You’re regularly traveling to international camps/workshops at the advance level. You are very comfortable with leading & following, improvisation, dancing at 230+ bpm and 120bpm or slower. You are skilled in jazz steps and other dance styles such as balboa, shag, charleston, etc.

* All participants registered for the Lindy Hop track Advanced Level will have an audition on Friday, 31 May 2024, before the start of the first workshop.

During the auditions before classes on Friday 31.05.2024 teachers will select and invite dancers to join this top level group.

Authentic Jazz

* If registered participants are less than 30, there will be only one level!

Take this level if you have done plenty of authentic jazz classes, but solo dancing still presents some challenges. You are currently extending your vocabulary, finessing your technique, you improvise and try to implement your knowledge of swing music in your dancing. You have done over a year of authentic jazz classes. You are familiar with lots of traditional steps and you can dance numerous routines. You have experience in improvising.

Take this level if you are already an advanced jazz dancer and you are looking to push yourself to a higher level. You dance Authentic Jazz for several years. You learn new routines quite fast and might even choreograph your own. You probably have been in jam circles or performed as a dancer already.

* Teachers reserve the right to change the levels of participants during the classes if necessary.