XmaSwing 2021 - cancelled

News - online classes with Remy (December 15th)

Stay tuned - those of you who donated all or part of their ticket fees, will receive their links to the online classes with Remy shortly via e-mail. The dates and times (corrected) are:

Solo Jazz Beginner-Intermediate 10.30 to 11.45 on Saturday Dec 18th

Solo Jazz Intermediate Advanced 10.30 to 11.45 on Sunday Dec 19th

News - ticket refunds in progress (December 13th)

We have now begun refunding your tickets, please allow us some time to process. We would like to thank everyone who donated all or part of their ticket - you will receive the link to Remy's classes via e-mail.

News - XmaSwing cancelled (December 2nd)

Dear XmaSwing participants, as you all know the Covid-situation has gotten much worse and hospitals, doctors and nurses are already over their limits. We have been asked to limit our contacts and more restrictions are in place, very likely with even more to come. Right now, these include even less participants per room, "vaccinated and tested" or "recovered and tested" participants only with daily tests, and no parties. With a heavy heart we therefore have to cancel XmaSwing 2021. We really wanted to make this work, but it was not meant to be.

We would like to thank our teachers, band and DJs for their efforts and enthusiasm in making this work and for hanging in there with us! And of course, we also say thank you to all of you who wanted to come - tickets were sold out really quick and we got a lot of emails supporting the event, kind words, well-wishes and a lot of crossed fingers. Let us keep this spirit and hope for next year. We sincerely hope XmaSwing 2022 will work out - please save the date 16-18 December 2022!

In the meantime, everyone please stay safe and take good care of yourselves! Let us all try to keep up the good swing-spirit and keep our fingers crossed for next year.

We invite all Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Dance fans to the Augsburg Jazz Rhythms 2022 as well - registration is open. Come to Augsburg from 08 - 10 April 2022 and dance with Joris Focquaert / Clàudia Fonte / Héctor Artal / Sonia Ortega!

Tickets for XmaSwing 2021 will be refunded automatically after December 13th, 2021 - please allow us some time to process all refunds. Since the event was sold out, it might take a while.

To help us cover the non-refundable costs, you were able donate all or part of your ticket(s) until December 12th, 2021. In return, you get two online classes with Remy .

Solo Jazz Beginner-Intermediate 10.30 to 11.45 on Saturday Dec 18th

Solo Jazz Intermediate Advanced 10.30 to 11.45 on Sunday Dec 19th

News - update to Covid-regulations (November 10th)

Due to the increasing numbers in regard to Covid XmaSwing shifts permanently to "Covid-vaccinated or Covid-recovered" participation only, since we do not believe there will be any change soon (vaccinated or recovered only are the current regulations by the authorities as of today anyway). The current frequent change/tightening of regulations is hard for all of us and all of us are frustrated because there is little planning security and we also do not know what the new German government will finally establish as rules (end of November) for Germany as a whole and what the Bavarian government needs to do (right now and in the coming weeks) because of the increasing numbers.

We made this decision for the permanent "vaccinated or recovered only" not lightly because in our opinion Swing Dance is inclusive and open to all but we would like and also need to give everybody clarity now (four weeks to the event!) to whether or not they can attend, time to return tickets, cancel flights and hotel bookings if need be and dance partners to figure out if both would like to cancel or only one of them if one person is not vaccinated or recovered. Those who would like to cancel their participation, can return their tickets free of charge and will receive a refund (conditions under which those tickets were booked did change). Persons on the waiting list will be notified when tickets free up in the order of sign-up (list is full!). To return your ticket(s), please write to info@hepcatclub.com with subject line "XmaSwing return tickets", your name(s) and which ticket(s) you would like to return. In case of one partner still staying on for XmaSwing (please let us know in that case with your cancellation!) and the other returning the ticket, those from the single-sign up pre-registraiton list (list is full!) will be contacted in the order of their sign-ups. Please allow us a few days for processing all e-mails, returns and inquiries - thank you for your patience!

This enables us at Hep Cat Club to take back your tickets in time and people who are vaccinated or recovered to move up from the waiting list. We are very sorry that non-vaccinated or non-recovered dancers cannot participate this year - we welcome you back next year!

We reccomend and kindly ask all attendees do a a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation, since studies indicate that you can still have Covid when you are vaccinated/recovered and do now show symptoms but can infect others. This is voluntary but it would be great if you could do a test.

News - update to Covid-regulations (November 8th)

There has been yet another change to the Covid-regulations, since Augsburg is now a "Hotspot" the level was raised to red today, effective tomorrow November 9th. Unless the situation changes again until December, the following applies

  • Participants of the workshops must either be fully Covid-vaccinated or Covid-recovered - German "2G rule". If you are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered, you unfortunately cannot participate. FFP2-masks must be worn in the building (staircase/building entrance) and in the studio if not dancing. If the level should turn red or switch back to green, requirements change again (please see our covid-regulations info page for more details).

  • Participants of the evening dances must either be fully Covid-vaccinated or Covid-recovered - German "2G rule". If you are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered, you unfortunately cannot participate. FFP2-masks must be worn in the building (staircase/building entrance). If the level should turn red or switch back to green, requirements change again (please see our covid-regulations info page for more details).

Those who would like to cancel their participation, can return their tickets free of charge and will receive a refund (conditions under which those tickets were booked did change). Persons on the waiting list will be notified when tickets free up in the order of sign-up. To return your ticket(s), please write to info@hepcatclub.com with subject line "XmaSwing return tickets", your name(s) and which ticket(s) you would like to return.

We reccomend and kindly ask all attendees do a a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation, since studies indicate that you can still have Covid when you are vaccinated/recovered and do now show symptoms but can infect others. This is voluntary but it would be great if you could do a test..

NEWS - update to Covid-regulations (November 7th)

There has been an update for the Covid-regulations in Bavaria as of November 7th. For XmaSwing, this update means that there are new regulations in place that are tied to the status of the Bavarian hospitals, which is given in levels green-yellow-red. On November 7th, the level switched to yellow, these regulations are by the authorities of the Free State of Bavaria and are in effect immediately after November 7th, local regulations for the City of Augsburg may be tightened if the local situation changes:

  • Participants of the workshops must either be fully Covid-vaccinated, Covid-recovered or bring a PCR test (max. 48hrs) - German "3G Plus rule". If the level should turn red or switch back to green, requirements change again (please see our covid-regulations info page for more details).

  • Participants of the evening dances must either be fully Covid-vaccinated or Covid-recovered - German "2G rule". If you are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered, you unfortunately cannot participate. If the level should turn red or switch back to green, requirements change again (please see our covid-regulations info page for more details).

Those who would like to cancel their participation, can return their tickets free of charge and will receive a refund (conditions under which those tickets were booked did change). Persons on the waiting list will be notified when tickets free up in the order of sign-up. To return your ticket(s), please write to info@hepcatclub.com with subject line "XmaSwing return tickets", your name(s) and which ticket(s) you would like to return.

We reccomend and kindly ask all attendees do a a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation, since studies indicate that you can still have Covid when you are vaccinated/recovered and do now show symptoms but can infect others.

NEWS - all tickets sold - waiting list (October 17th)

All tickets sold out (waiting list). Registration has opened on October 6th, 2021 but all tickets are already sold out. There is a waiting list and we will notify you in the order of waiting list entries if spots free up.

NEWS - teachers, band and DJs confirmed (September)

We are super excited to welcome Clàudia Fonte and Remy Kouakou Kouame on Saturday and Sunday to Augsburg 2021 and Frenschie and Walter for a special class on Friday! For the Saturday evening dance, Bebof's Swing Jam Quintet will play for us - we are so glad to have live music back to the Hep Cat Club. We also have three DJs - DJ Ferenc, DJericho and DJ Zazie Métro to get you into the XmaSwing-mood.

Keep up to date!

Please check covid regulations regularly to see what the current rules are, we will update those who have already signed up if regulations change.

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Questions?

Please contact us at info@hepcatclub.com

Stay in touch & see you in Augsburg!

About XmaSwing

Our XmaSwing is a very special festival at a very special time of the year!

Our XmaSwing festival offers you workshops in different levels for lindy hop and authentic solo jazz. Before christmas, the City of Augsburg is even more beautiful than usual, and invites you to take a stroll in the illuminated streets and enjoy some mulled wine and delicious food at the christmas market.