14:00 - 18:00

— Beach Trip

You’ve made it to the end of Atlantic Swing Festival! So you’re all danced out and need to chill out a bit before going home? If you can stick around for another day, you should join us at the beach to get some sun and relax!

Don’t want to spend all day swimming in the surf? We’ve chosen Cascais because you can also find plenty of shopping, restaurants with a view, and places to rent bicycles.

Sign up on our activities form  for us to get an idea of how many of you will be joining!

MEETING / TIME — 14:00 at Cais do Sodré Train Station to catch the 14:20 train!
VENUE — Praia da Duquesa, Cascais
19:00 - 22:00

— Portugal Day Dance – ASF After Party

Just a bit more dancing before saying goodbye! This year our after party is on Portugal Day – “Dia de Portugal”!

Portugal Day is also known as Dia de Camões (Day of Camões) after Portugal’s national poet, Luís de Camões. The national day pays homage to the life of the famous poet, who died on the 10th June 1580. Camões was an explorer and is best known for his poem ‘Os Lusíadas,  one of the most important works in Portuguese literature and celebrates the country’s epic history and represents Portuguese pride.

As our festival falls on this day AND during Santos Populares in Lisboa, you’re going to experience the city in the most traditional way possible – traditional music and sardines being grilled on every street corner.

So we say goodbye with one more dance moment, where we’ll have a taster class in traditional Portuguese dances with Mati@s from Tradballs.  Don’t miss it – it’s going to be a lot of fun!

DJs — Abeth Farag & Mati@s
VENUE — Largo do Intendente • Metro Green Line, Anjos
19:30 - 20:15

— Traditional Portuguese Dances – Taster Class

In this workshop of Traditional Portuguese Dances, you’ll have contact with the culture of different regions of Portugal – learning both  couples and group dances.

We’ll travel a bit North to South of the country with several dances, such as: Repastado, Pingacho (Trás-Os-Montes), Viras, Regadinho (Minho), Picadinha, Fadinho de Lavos (Beiras), Erva Cidreira, Fado Batido (Ribatejo ), Toma Lá Cá (Extremadura), Fado de Espinho, Sariquité (Algarve), among others.

These dances were popularized mainly in the nineteenth century, some of them being very well known, and therefore a real part of the culture and tradition of Portugal.

Teacher — Mati@s
VENUE — Largo do Intendente • Metro Green Line, Anjos
Here’s the weekend recap of our last edition!