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Prague

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Charles bridge

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Prague castle

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Prague castle

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Old town square

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Prague bridges

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National Theater

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Prague

Vintage Dance Week 2015

Waltz, polka, quadrilles, 19th century mazurka, Regency Era dances, Ragtime dances, early Russian tango, Jazz Age dances, historical blues, and more!

July 11, Saturday

PM

arrival in Prague, check-in

05:00 registration in the hotel lobby

07:30 dinner in a local restaurant

We expect you to arrive at the Hotel Beránek in the afternoon or evening. From 5:00-7:30 PM we will be registering our dance week participants in the hotel lobby, after which we will walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner. If you arrive too late for dinner, you can register on Sunday morning.

July 12, Sunday

AM

08:00 registration

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

11:15 break

11:30 dance class

12:30 lunch on your own

PM

02:30 departure for sightseeing or free time

07:15 meet at the Jan Hus statue in Old Town Square

08:00 dinner cruise

10:00 free time

In the morning we will have three dance classes. Then you will have lunch on your own and a sightseeing tour of Prague. Or if you prefer, you can have a free afternoon. In the evening we will meet in the city center and will enjoy a Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River, providing a view of Prague from a different perspective.

July 13, Monday

AM

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

11:15 break

11:30 dance class

12:30 lunch on your own

PM

02:30 dance class

03:30 free time

05:00 departure

walk through the park with nice views of Prague

06:00 dinner in a local restaurant

07:30 concert

walk back to the hotel

This is the dancing day. We will have three dance classes in the morning and one in the afternoon. After a short break we will walk from the hotel to a nearby park where we will enjoy dinner and a concert in the beautiful villa Grebovka.

July 14, Tuesday

AM

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

11:15 break

11:30 dance class

12:30 lunch on your own

PM

02:30 dance class

free time

06:30 dinner and dance party

Today we will again have three dance classes in the morning and one dance class in the afternoon. For dinner we will visit one of the historical restaurants and then have a dance party.

July 15, Wednesday

AM

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

11:15 break

11:30 dance class

12:30 lunch on your own

PM

02:30 dance class

free afternoon

06:00 departure

06:30 dinner in a local restaurant

08:00 Jazz ball

11:00 return to the hotel

Another three dance classes in the morning and one in the afternoon. After a short break we will take the coach to dinner, followed by a Jazz Ball. We ask all participants to wear ragtime or jazz attire for the evening dance.

July 16, Thursday

AM

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

11:15 return to the hotel, check-out

12:00 load the coach

lunch on your own

PM

01:30 departure

03:00 arrival in Plzeň, check–in

05:00 walk around the town

06:00 dinner in a local restaurant

Today we will have only two dance classes in the morning, because we will check-out from the hotel, and after lunch time we will depart for Plzeň - the principal city of Western Bohemia, founded 1295. Plzeň is also the home of the famous Pilsner Urquell brewery. After our arrival will have a short walk around the city center and dinner in a local restaurant.

July 17, Friday

AM

09:00 dance class

10:00 break

10:15 dance class

12:30 departure for Pilsner Urquell brewery

PM

01:00 lunch and tour in the brewery

04:00 free time, dinner on your own

08:00 meeting with the local folk dance ensemble

And let's dance again. We will have two dance classes in the morning followed by time to take a shower and relax. Then we will go to the Pilsner Urquell brewery for lunch, after which we will have a tour and you will be able to enjoy the fresh beer! For the rest of the afternoon and dinner you will be free. We will meet again in the evening for a gathering with local folk dancers. They will show us some of their favorite dances and then we will join them and dance together. Attire for this dance is informal.

July 18, Saturday

AM

09:00 dance class for the public

practice for the closing Ball

11:00 break

11:30 dance class for the dance week participants only

12:30 lunch on your own

PM

free time

05:30 costume parade through the city center

06:30 dinner in local restaurant

08:00 Grand Ball in Měšťanská Beseda
with live music by the local Philhmarmonic Orchestra.

Our last day. In the morning we will have a dance class for beginners. We like to invite local dancers for the evening ball, but we want to ensure that all will know how to dress, what kind of dances we will dance, and other Ball customs. The second morning class is for the dance week participants only. For lunch time you will be on your own. In the afternoon we will dress for the Ball and then will have a parade through the historical city center. The dinner and Grand Ball will be in the spectacular ballroom of Měšťanská Beseda. If you do not have a period costume for the ball, we have arranged gown rentals at an affordable price.

July 19, Sunday

AM

08:00 transfer to the Prague airport

09:30 arrival at the Prague airport

And is time to say goodbye. We will arrange the transfer from Plzeň to the Prague airport. We recommend that you plan your departure for the afternoon.

 

Program may change without notice.

 

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Dance class

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Big Apple at the Riverside

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Dance class

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Dinner cruise

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Havlickovy sady

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Villa Grebovka

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Quartet

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Jazz ball

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Plzen

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Brewery

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Plzen workshop hall

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Folk dance group

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Parade

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Closing Ball dance hall

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Grand Ball

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Grand Ball

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Grand Ball

dvorana@dvorana.cz
2015-02-03