We would love to welcome you to Amsterdam Lindy Exchange 2018.

Explore this beautiful city by day and dance to the music of Bumpy Roof Band (Es/Fr) by night.

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Registration & Ticket Sale

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Click here to register →

Dates

Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September 2018.

Registration

Registration will open on the 11th of May 2018 at 8PM CET

Price

Ticket for main event (28th, 29th and 30th of September)  =  € 95

Supplement ticket for the Sunday afternoon dance on the boat  = € 15

We only sell tickets for separate parties, if the full pass doesn’t sell out. Keep an eye on this page for updates. We expect to be able to make an estimation on the 30st of June.

Program



"Gettin' Together" - Mezzrow - Ladnier Quintet

Day

Ongoing


Bingo Hop

Collect your bingo card at the registration desk when you arrive. Every time you dance with a new partner mark their name off the card. First person to have BINGO wins a prize.

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City Swing out Challenge

Visit 3 Amsterdam hotspots on the map (PDF download) and do a swing out on location while a bystander films you. You can do this during the day activities as well! Upload your video(s) to our collaborative youtube playlist. *Please be aware that these might be beamed during the parties.


Vintage Shop till you drop tour

This map (PDF download) will take you past a number of our favourite (vintage) stores. If you pass by Catta Donkersloot’s shop on the Geldersekade, hop in! The gents can make their own bow tie and the gals can sew a hairband with Catta’s left over fabric.

**You can do this shopping tour in your own time, vintage stores are open on Sunday also. There will also be an organised vintage shopping tour on Saturday with Anna. Feel free to meet her and other ALX-ers for the tour, or stroll through the stores at your own pace.

Friday 28th

Today is all about getting to meet your fellow ALX-ers and getting a feel for the town, finding the main venue and relaxing a bit.

Pop up Swing By (16:00- 18:00)

Come join us for a dance at one of the regular spots of the Amsterdam Lindy scene. Swing By is a weekly social. If the sun is out we will be at the Vondelpark and in case of bad weather we will dance at our usual tuesday venue Conscious hotel.

Don't forget to add your favorite songs to the ALX special Spotify playlist and we will play them during the pop up Swing By. You can upload your songs here.

ALX choreo - DE BALIE (20:00 - 21:00)

It is amazing, we have our own ALX choreography. If you want to learn it and dance it at the parties you better join this class. The wonderful Earanee Niedzwiecki will teach you the choreography especially made by her for Amsterdam Lindy Exchange 2018.

Saturday 29th

Today is the day to meet more friends, continue the City Swing Out Challenge, learn more about Amsterdam and test your Lindy Hop knowledge.

Remarkable Amsterdam inhabitants tour (10:00 - 12:30)

Your guide: Monique

On a 7 km walk through Amsterdam you will meet some remarkable, famous and sometimes heroic inhabitants of “Mokum”.

Monique is born and raised in Amsterdam. She is one of the first Dutch lindyhoppers and started swing dancing more than 30 years ago. Besides dancing, she loves her city and its history. She loves to show people around and show them other sides of Amsterdam besides the touristic places.

The tour starts at 10:00 at the piano in the main hall at Central Station and ends at 12:30 at Dam Square.

Vintage shopping tour (14:00 - 16:00)

Your guide: Anna

Anna is one of the best dressed dancers around often decorated with remarkable vintage finds. Because of her style we asked her to show you where she finds her treasures. She will guide you through Amsterdam's finest vintage stores.

The tour starts at Dam Square.

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City centre tour (14:00 - 16:00)

Your guide: Matthias

Matthias was born in the center of Amsterdam in the year of 1985. The city has really changed over the years, but its historic atmosphere has always been present. Matthias is happy to give you a little tour of the city center and show you some places that are less known to tourists (and residents!). If you are affraid of red-lights don't sign up. If you like canals and historic buildings do! And don't forget to have a sip of Amsterdam distilled jenever. Tip: Look at the photograph how to drink this local liquor.

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Lindy Hop Pub Quiz (16:00 - 18:00) at Cafe Checkpoint Charlie

Your hosts: Shayne & Marloes

Be part of the local scene in CPC and test your knowledge of Lindy Hop trivia, music, moves and film. Join a team, share your knowledge and show us your competitive side.

Sunday 30st

A trip to Amsterdam isn’t complete without a minicruise across the IJ. Boat Stortemelk will take us off the beaten track. We will go past the Amsterdam islands toward Markermeer and see Dutch castle Muiderslot.

Boat across the IJ and Markermeer (13:00 - 17:30) - €15

The boat will depart and return at Pier 14 right behind the Central Station

Live music by The Ninth Bar

The Ninth Bar is an Amsterdam based swingband. After playing at local socials regularly, they're happy to play for you at the ALX! Think Count Basie, Ray Charles and Hoagy Carmichael. Passionate weirdos as they are, they will take care of the groove, but beware of some musical surprises...

The boat is covered but with good weather we are allowed to dance on deck.

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The boat trip is not included in the full pass basic ticket, the ticket costs an additional €15.



"They Raided The Joint" - Roy Eldridge Sextet

Night

Thursday 27th

Preparty at Checkpoint Charlie with the Ninth Bar

Join us for some dances and drinks in one of the coziest bars in town, Cafe Checkpoint Charlie, and cut some rug with the tunes of Amsterdam's own based The Ninth Bar.

Entrance to this party is included in the weekend full pass; get it here.

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th

Bumpy Roof Band (Friday & Saturday Night)


Friday and Saturday night Spain meets France with this Barcelona / Paris swinging jazz band. Founded in 2015 by Julien Silvand (trumpet / vocals) and Juli Ayme (clarinet / vocals) they joined forces with drummer Martí Elias, trombonist Josep Tutusaus,  bass player Queralt Camps and pianist Marc Martin Torrent.

The beautiful rhythm of lindy hop mixed with the explosiveness of a melodic jazz trio and the sweet wooden undertones of a bass will keep us dancing until the ‘ small hours’ as we say in Dutch.

At ALX 2018 drummer Olivier Rocque will be part of Bumpy Roof Band.

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©Fotografía: Nuria Aguade Huelamo

Sunday 30st

closing party at Jungle (19:00 - 01:00)

The weekend is almost over, but not before we have one last party. 

More info on the closing party tba



DJ's


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Superheidi

"Oh, play that thing!"

Dippermouth Blues/Sugar Foot Stomp

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Mark

"Do you wanna jump, children?"

Van Heusen /Bryant/Donahue/Selsman

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Danny

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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An Ngo

"Okay, how does the bread smell?"

Lester Young

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Peter

"You can never be overdressed or overeducated."

Oscar Wilde

 

Venues

De Balie (friday & saturday)

De Balie is a centre for theatre, debate, film and politics located in a 19th century courthouse (with a beautiful wooden floor) right in the centre of the city.

You can have dinner in the Balie’s Grand Cafe (make a reservation in advance) or venture out to several restaurants in the area. It is right around the corner of the well known Vondelpark and a 10 minute walk from the museum square where you can visit Amsterdam's three important museums:  Rijksmuseum (museum for national art), the Van Gogh Museum and Het Stedelijk Museum (museum for modern art).

Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
+31(0)20-553-5151
www.debalie.nl

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Jungle (sunday)

Our saying goodbye party will be held in Jungle. We love this place for its laid-back atmosphere. We are planning something special for this last one, more details will be updated asap.

Tweede van Swindenstraat 26, 1093 VS Amsterdam 
+31(0)20-737-3326 

www.jungle.amsterdam

Schedule

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


Thursday (27/9)

20.00 - 23.00
Unofficial pre-party @ CPC with The Ninth Bar

Friday (28/9)

20.00
Registration

21.00
Start party (DJ)

22.00
Bumpy Roof Band (1st set)

22.45
DJ

23.30
Bumpy Roof Band (2nd set)

00.15
DJ

01.00
Bumpy Roof Band (3rd set)

01.45 - 03.00
DJ's

Saturday (29/9)

21.00
Prelims Jack & Jill

22.30
Bumpy Roof Band (1st set)

23.15
DJ

00.00
Jack & Jill Finals + Bumpy Roof Band (2nd set)

00.45
DJ

01.30
Bumpy Roof Band (3rd set)

02.15 - 03.00
DJ's

Sunday (30/9)

13.00 - 17.30
Dance during boat cruise, The Ninth Bar

19.00 - 01:00
Farewell dance @ Jungle


The City Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!

The best thing to do as a tourist in the beautiful capital of the Netherlands is simply stroll along the famous 17th century canals. The waterways are lined with beautiful, old canal houses, all slightly crooked and tilted forwards. So don’t forget your camera! The city is easy to read: you will easily find the highlights, such as the museum quarter, the red light district and the royal palace.

Instead of giving you the standard tourist tips we decided to share our personal favorite places with you instead!

More about Amsterdam →Our tips for a great visit!
 

FAQ



What is your cancellation policy?

We don’t take tickets back, but you are permitted to transfer your ticket to someone else. Just let us know so we can swap your names in our administration.

Can I get a discount as a volunteer?

Send us an email to let us know what you had in mind. For most tasks we probably can’t give a discount, because we simply hope to break even for this first edition. We can give lots of love, gratitude, dances and a drink. But we are open to hear suggestions.

What happens to pictures and video’s taken during the weekend?

We will spread them over the web and use them for future promotion for ALX and possibly other dance events we organise. By joining the event, you agree upon the fact that we can use this footage. If you are for some reason very unhappy about a photo on the web, let us know and we will see what we can do.

Can I buy my boat ticket later?

Of course you can, but we wouldn't recommend it. The number of people the boat can accommodate is limited, so make sure to book your spot fast!

We will have a live band and possibility to dance both indoors and on the deck (if the weather allows).

For those of you travelling on Sunday, we plan to have the trip in the early afternoon, between 13:00-17:00.

How do you keep track of ratio?

We aim to not have a waiting list for follows for multiple reasons.

  1. it is not nice to keep people waiting.
  2. Experience tells us leads do sign up, they just do so later.
  3. many people both lead and follow nowadays.
  4. solo dancing is dancing too. We try to actively ask leads to sign up in time, so we won’t become a follow only event.

We will love you even more if YOU also help us!

Will you help me find a host?

In the registration form we ask you if you need or can provide hosting. There is not a guarantee that we will find you a host but we will do our best to bring people in touch that can help each other out.

What happens with my contact information?

In the registration form we ask you if you need or can provide hosting. There is not a guarantee that we will find you a host but we will do our best to bring people in touch that can help each other out.

Can I buy tickets for my friends?

Sure! You can add multiple passes to your cart.

What does 'Switch' mean?

It means that you both lead and follow. We see that quite some people like to switch between the traditional roles, and we don’t want to force people to choose during their registration.

Check out the awesome Mix & Switch Finals from our friends at Ceuvel Swing Camp!


Contact

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Team

Marloes 'Shoe Shine' Albers

Alexander 'Crazy Riff' Rulkens

Julia 'Around the World' Conemans

Shayne 'Boogie Back' McCreadie

Danai 'Shimmy' Lyginou

Get in Touch

You can send us an email at info@amsterdamlindyexchange.com

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