WGC Vintage Fest Dance Camp 2024

Event Date:

June 21, 2024

Event Time:

7:00 pm

Event Location:

Oaklands College

WGC Vintage Festival – Dance Camp 2024! 

Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Town Centre, AL8, UK
(20th),21st, 22nd & 23rd June 2024

Check out our 2023 highlights here!

We are so excited to bring you the third edition of the WGC Vintage festival Dance Camp in Welwyn Garden City with 3 evenings of social dancing featuring live music, 2 days of workshops with at least 10 international teachers, plus an outdoor Jazz Festival featuring over 10 live bands, all in the same location. Since booking lines opened on 1st December dancers have booked from 12 countries and counting. We recommend booking NOW….

REMAINING TICKETS: New Lindy Hop Levels opening Monday 19th February 2024.
NB:L/F couples or Leaders only, unless booking for solo jazz. Email admin@jiveswing.com to be on the followers waiting list

DANCE CLASSES:

Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City, AL8. Classes will take place inside the college and other studios within the town centre so that socials, workshops and everything at the WGC Vintage Festival will be no more than 2 – 5mins walk away!

WEEKEND OVERVIEW:
Friday – Taster Class & Evening Party
Saturday – Workshops, Outdoor Jazz Festival & Evening Party
Sunday – Workshops, Outdoor Jazz Festival & Evening Party

LEVELS:

Improver You have started taking beginner classes over the past few months and you have learnt some of the basic steps. It’s time to build your confidence and have your first taste of an international festival!

 

Intermediate You’ve got the core basics under your belt such as The Swing Out, Lindy Turn, Lindy Circle & Charleston and you are confident social dancing these regularly. It’s time to have some fun taking your dancing to the next level!

 

Intermediate/Advanced You have been regularly taking classes and workshops, perhaps at dance camps and you feel comfortable social dancing. As well as core Lindy Hop, you have some experience of solo Jazz and are ready to up your game in technique & styling!

 

Advanced: As the highest level in the camp, you’ll likely have years experience of taking or teaching workshops internationally, able to pick up quickly with a good understanding of  lead/follow techniques and easily integrate jazz into any move.

NB: Those who have booked for the advanced level will need to audition at 7:00pm on Friday evening to confirm a place in this level.

 

Solo Jazz: This track is for those with prior solo jazz experience, who know routines such as the Shim Sham, JiveSwing Stroll, Tranky Doo etc. Experience of other solo dances may also help. If in doubt, send us an email prior to booking


EVENING SOCIAL DANCES:
Main Hall, Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 @8pm – 2:00am
Friday – Welcome Party
Saturday – JiveSwing Vintage Ball
Sunday – Farewell Party

All 3 evenings are held in the main hall, with live music, bar and nice wooden floors.

OUTDOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL STAGES:

1. Howard Centre Main Entrance, WGC. (Next to the train station)
2. Stonehills Performance Area, WGC.
There will be at least 2 separate outdoor stages with FREE live music all day, plus family entertainment for those with children. You can visit these between or after workshops. See www.wgcvintagefestival.com

THURSDAY NIGHT CLASS/ SOCIAL:
Two Willows Pub, Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 (1 min walk from everything else)
Thursday 20th June 2024
8:00pm – late
NB: This is our local class, open to everyone arriving early.

INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS:
TBA

EVENING BANDS:
TBA

DJ’s:
TBA

 

Competitions:
Competitions will take place on Sunday evening, we will have both Mix & Match  and Solo Jazz competitions.


COST:
Full Weekend Pass (All Classes & Evening Social Dancing):
Early Bird Rate is £149.99 before 15th December, £169.99 until 15th January 2024, £189.99 until 30th January, £199.99 until 30th February 2024, then £249.99 until 19th June in tickets remain.

TRAINS:
Welwyn Garden City – 1 mins walk.
Only a  25 minute train ride from King Cross.

PARKING:
Howard Centre Carpark – 1 min walk
NCP Carparks – 3 mins walk
Sainsburys Carpark – 1 mins walk
Campus West Carpark – 3 mins walk

NEAREST AIRPORTS BY CAR/TRAIN:
Luton Airport (24 mins)
Stansted Airport (45 mins)
Heathrow Airport – (49mins by car /1h30 by train)
Gatwick Airport – (1h26mins by car /1h32 by train)
.

ACCOMMODATION:
Travelodge – 1 mins walk (you’re right there)
Premier Inn – 15mins walk

EATING:
The location will be filled with vendors, but surrounded by lots of classic restaurants, all within 5 mins walk.

T-SHIRTS:
There will be limited stock of T-Shirts on the weekend so why not order yours in advance to guarantee your size and the colour you want.
T-shirts are available in 2 styles and 2 colours and can be purchased in advance for £12.99 or £15.00 on the weekend, subject to availability.

Please select the style, size and colour upon booking.

Share this  event with everyone you know. It’s gonna be awesome.

Lots more details to follow, but we recommend BOOKING NOW, as the dance camp will sell out!!

 

Please See Our SAFE SPACES Policy

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
WGCVF Dance Camp 2024

Dance Camp

£189.99
WGCVF Dance Camp 2024 + T-Shirt Pre-Order

Dance Camp & T-Shirt

£202.49
WGCVF Weekend Evening Pass (Fri,Sat,Sun)

Evening pass only

£74.99
Quantity: Total

Event Location:

Tickets Available 750
  • Oaklands College
  • The Campus
  • WELWYN GARDEN CITY
  • AL8 6AH
  • United Kingdom

Event Schedule Details

  • June 21, 2024 7:00 pm
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