The Swiss Lindy Hop Dance Scene is already very established. According to the information found on Lindyhop.ch portal the first Lindy Workshops in Switzerland took place in the 1980ies. There are countless social dance opportunities in the different larger cities for you. Moreover, several live events happen per week.
Switzerland is not very big and you can easily catch the train from one city to the other just for a dance event. Especially weekday and Sunday afternoon dances are recommendable for train commuters.
Find information about where to go dancing:
www.lindyhop.ch contains major dance events in german speaking Switzerland. Live bands in yellow. A quick glance will show you: dancing is possible every night, there are several possibilities
Popular events in Switzerland
Sunday afternoon tea parties with cake and vintage teapots/ cups are sought after! Started with Zurichs «Tea Time» Swing and now rolled accros the country to Bern and St. Gallen. Luzern has a sunday evening dance once a month, so you can even dance in 2 places in one day if you wish.
Zurich: All that your heart wants
Largest Swing City of the country. Dancing is possible almost every evening. Usually there is more than one to chose from. Weekend parties FR/SAT and sunday afternoon dance events. Weekday events Mo/Tu/Wed/Th. Live Tue/Wed at the HelsinkiClub.
→ There are specific thematic dance evenings/afternoons for Bal and Shag, Boogie and Blues!
Several Dance Schools in Zurich:
Bern and Biel:
Dances all styles! Lindy, Solo, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Balboa and some some Shagsters to be seen… still ab it scattered but they exist. Monhtly Balboa Parties and a very lively community.
Local and one of the oldest swiss dance club: www.SwingMachine.ch
As rumor has it, a scene is bound to emerge.
Switzerlands Silocone Valley holds small Lindy and Boogie classes done by www.boogieriot.ch
Our information to this point is incomplete. Please send us more information if you have it. This shows that there is a language gap between west and east and not that much visible interaction.
Italian speaking Switzerland
Unknown at this point, unfortunately. Please let us know if you have any information.
Popular and already established Festivals: bookable on www.swingplanit.com
Bern: Leapin Lindy, Rocky Balboa
Zurich: Is there hop, Stir It
Geneva: Shake that Lake
A note about prices:
As this is a rather established scene in Switzerland and there are many life acts, most dance events cost money. The afternoon dances range from 5 CHF up wards and the evening dances from 7- 25CHF per event, depending on the appearance of life bands. Some scattered free events are possible in the smaller communities.
→ Usually the local schools offer their own social dance events which are free if you take classes. Inquire at the different schools.
In general thought, Switzerland is expensive, we can´t deny it. However, there are lots of courses and opportunities!