14:30 — 18:00

Spend a few hours around the centre of Lisbon, learning some history and seeing the sights, stopping along the way to have a dance – this is a great way to get to know a bit of the city as well as some other participants before all the workshops and parties fill up your schedule.

TOUR GUIDES — Live History
2€/person – pay on arrival
VOLUNTEERS — Pedro Brasão & Jackie D’o
MEETING POINT — Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio) at 14:30
ENDING POINT —  Praça do Martim Moniz
15:00 - 19:00

  A workshop for jazz musicians who would like to return to the roots of jazz music and understand the language and structure of old-time swing music: danceable jazz music!  Arrive between 14:15 and 14:45 for Check-In!

TEACHERS — Marti Elias & Juli Aymi
VENUE — Estúdio Time Out | Time Out Market Lisboa
GETTING THERE —  Metro Green Line • Cais do Sodré
15:30 — 19:30

An intense progressive workshop on Thursday to learn Collegiate Shag – a freshly reborn swing dance from 1930s that’s now sweeping Europe.  Arrive between 14:30 and 15:15 for Check-In!

TEACHERS — Arnas Razgunas & Egle Nemickaite
VENUE — Lisboa Ginásio Clube
GETTING THERE — Metro Green Line • Anjos
18:00 — 20:30

— Atlantic Welcome Dance & Check-In

Whether you’ve done the Lisbon Tour or not, come dancing outdoors in the early evening! It’s also your chance to do an early check-in for the festival!
Go to our ASF Info Desk and get your festival wristbands and information about the weekend. You can also pick up ASF t-shirts or bags!
Have a drink, eat some food, dance a bit, relax before the first official ASF party. It’s up to you!

VENUE — Mercado de Fusão, Martim Moniz
22:00 - 23:00

— What About that Swing Talk

The first hour of the party we’ll have a talk about the music we dance to.  Exploring a bit of the history helps to understand the essence of the music and what it tells about our dance.


GUEST SPEAKERS — Sep Vermeersch & Abeth Farag
VENUE — Estúdio Time Out | Time Out Market Lisboa, Cais do Sodré
22:00 - 04:00

— Evening Party & Check-in

Among other activities during the night, we’ll be projecting the Instagram Contest photos from the Lisbon tour during the day. All you’ll need to do is “like” your favourite tour photo on Instagram. The photo with the most likes by Sunday evening will win ASF merchandising!

If you didn’t get to check in at Martim Moniz earlier, you can check in when you arrive to the party – just go to the Info Desk and our volunteers will give you your festival wristband and all other information you need! Also, you can pick up  some ASF merchandising in our shop by the Info Desk!

LIVE MUSIC — Doc Scanlon’s International All Stars
VENUE — Estúdio Time Out | Time Out Market Lisboa, Cais do Sodré
GET THERE — Metro Green Line, stop: Cais do Sodré
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