Social Dancing at Swingkatten
Swingkatten offers social dancing around the year in many different dance styles. See what suits you and come and dance with us!
Swingkatten’s regular dance evenings for lindy hop on Tuesday evenings at 20-22.30 at Drabanten, Bangårdsgatan 13. The association’s own DJs play swing music that is suitable for lindy hop. Sometimes a workshop or opportunity is arranged to try one of Swingkatten’s dances at 19-20.
It is much appreciated if you as a visitor at sometime per semester can help out with opening or closing. Keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook for more details on what’s happening and how you can help!
Cat´s corner does not take an entry fee, it is part of the membership. Those who are not members are welcome a couple of times free of charge, but for more visits we ask you to become a member.
During the summer months, the park dance (Parkdans) takes over on Tuesday evenings.
Swingkatten’s even more festive dance nights with live bands usually on Saturday nights! Lindy hop is in focus, but music can also be played for other dance styles found at Swingkatten. The dance evening opens at 20, the band starts at 21, and the evening ends at 01. The entrance fee is SEK 150 for members and SEK 200 for non-members.
The swing evenings are possible because you as a member and visitor are helping out. You can sign up to, for example, run the café, bake a cake, collect the entrance fee, help clean up or man the closet. A work shift gives a discount on admission, and you can sign up in a document that is usually shared on Swingkatten’s Facebook page.
If you want to be part of the group that plans and conducts the Swing evenings, you are very welcome to contact someone in the organizing group or Swingkatten’s board!
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Uppsala’s most swinging club!? Shake, Rattle and Roll is Swingkatten’s social dance night where music is mainly played for the dance style Boogie Woogie. You do not have to know Boogie Woogie to join in and dance.
At the beginning of each semester, an hour of try-out is usually arranged for anyone who wants to learn the basics. Keep an eye on the calendar or on the page “Boogie Woogie i Uppsala” on Facebook.
Admission is free and during the dance evening you can buy fika for only 20 SEK. Welcome!
At Bal’n’Blues we have two dancefloors to dance both Blues and Balboa to DJs from across Swingkatten. Events are held at the cozy venues of Valegårdens close to the central station (Alsikegatan 6). Usually, there is a taster session at 19.00 in one or both of the dances, followed by social dancing 20.00 to 23.30. Entrance is free and during the evening there will be fika which you can buy fika at low cost. Dates are announced on our Facebook page and our website.
Sometimes there are even Blues workshops in the afternoon on those days. You can find more information on those courses and can register for those in the “Classes” tab.
Swingkatten offers outside dancing during the summer months of June, July and August at the dance pavilion in the city park (near Parksnäckan). On Tuesday evenings at 19-21.30, the association’s own DJ’s music is suitable for lindy hop. From time to time, live bands can appear to brighten the dance evenings!
It is also usually packed with opportunities to try different dances that Swingkatten has and workshops at 6 pm on Tuesdays.
Other dance styles within the association, such as Boogie Woogie and Blues dance, also appear from time to time at other times during the summers on the dance floor in the city park. Keep an eye on our website and Swingkatten’s Facebook page for what’s happening!
The park dance is free – even when there are bands performing! Sometimes when there are events at Parksnäckan, the dance moves to a jetty by the Fyrisån river near Eddaspången.