Crazy parties, breath-taking competitions, mind-blowing performances and amazing live music. Warsaw Collagiate Shag Festival is a pure Collegiate Shag experience. Check out who's going to make our asses sweaty and shoes buring over the weekend!

The Jungle Jazz Band is a traditional jazz band formed by six young international musicians based in Berlin. They all share a passion for the oldest jazz, born in New Orleans in the early 20 th century.
The Jungle is known throughout the European swing dance and traditional jazz communities for offering some of the best hot jazz in the scene. They often collaborate with renowned New Orleans musicians including Meschiya Lake, Russell Welch, and Joseph Faison.

The band resurrects the original rough and powerful sound of the early jazz era, when music was meant to be hot, entertaining and danceable. Drawing from great composers like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong's hot five, Bix Beiderbecke, and Sidney Bechet, the band delivers fresh interpretations and thrilling arrangements, exciting all kinds of audiences from dancers, to jazz connoisseurs and party crowds.

From the depths of the Warsaw dance scene comes the fresh and enigmatic Mermaid Swing Band.

Shrouded in myth, nobody is quite sure where the band came from. We know for sure, that it stopped in Warsaw and decided to stay. Dancers noticed a strange, out-of-nowhere band creating waves of highly energetic and positive music, luring them in, making them jerk, hop and dance wildly.

Some say that they have successfully caught the band at Warsaw's Mermaid Swing Festival, and once they heard their sounds, they fell blindly in love. Rumor has it, that the band is made up of five, alluring musicians, who sing sweetly and play a variety of musical instruments including the lyre, flute, and water organ.

It has also been said, that on this occasion they will be joined by an unknown number of human-like beings playing other instruments.

Put together some cayenne pepper, a bunch of oregano, thyme, garlic and sweet pepper to recall the taste of Louisiana. Mix the washboard, banjo, guitar, saxophone, double bass, violin and accordion to discover its sound.

The Cajun Spices is a unique combination of passion for music and swing dancing being the first band in Poland created by swing dancers and for swing dancers.

The band’s inspiration is music performed by legends of jazz from 20’s and 30’s, the gypsy jazz and the sound of today’s New Orleans street musicians and busking bands.

Join our journey to the place where the dew is hanging diamonds on the clover’s green leaves and the breeze is singing softly in the shadow of trees watching the waters of the lazy Mississippi.

Here you'll find some information about our parties venues. Go to the homepage to see all the festival's locations on a map.

DZiK - stands for The House of Fun and Culture (Dom Zabawy i Kultury in Polish) and that's exactly what it is. The venue is a legendary spot for the dancers community in Warsaw, hosting the longest running weekly swing social for almost a decade. Fall in love with beautiful interiors, lovely garden, amazing drinks and food!
ul. Belwederska 44a
Teatr komedia

Teatr Komedia's building hides one of the finest floors in Warsaw, located in the Antrakt Restaurant's ballroom. Explore Żoliborz, one of the most fancy neighborhoods in Warsaw, then jump right on the floor and try some traditional Polish cousine! 
ul. Słowackiego 19a
Primate's Palace
Probably you all know this venue from previous editions. Amazing dancefloor, beautiful interiors and central location made this spot a natural choice for the main Saturday party! Party like a Primate!
ul. Senatorska 13/15
Wonderful, cosy venue in the middle of the Ogród Krasińskich park, with spacious, round wooden floor.
ul. Długa 44/50

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Photos: Eric Bobrie, Clement Madeline
Graphics & design: Michal Oblacinski & Gosia Aniolkowska