After an amazing Blues exchange in 2022 we invite you to join us for a weekend in Erlangen, Germany,(near Nuremberg) with lots of fun, dancing and adventure.
We want to share with you an unique experience, showing you special places and things our region has to offer:
- Dance in a historic steam train while seeing the beautiful nature of the Frankonian Swiss
- Explore ’s stalactite caverns (where we will also be dancing)
- Dance to the amazing music of Stef Rosen & Roger Wade as well as our Blues & Fusion DJs
- Share activities with wonderful people
- and experience our great region!
We are pleased to announce that we will again be hosting a Blues & Fusion Dance Exchange. This will take place from August 10-13, 2023 in Erlangen, Germany.
- Thursday evening we will start with a small Pre-Houseparty.
- Friday will mark the opportunity to see Nuremberg and especially some nice sights like the Catacombs and the German train museum. Ending the day with meeting in the castle park of Erlangen and a dance party afterwards.
- Saturday offers nice activities and skill shares in Erlangen with a concert by Stef Rosen & Roger Wade in the evening.
- Sunday we will travel to the Frankonian Swiss, a beautiful forrest and mountain area north of Erlangen and board a historical steam train to bring us to a stalactite cave for dancing and amazing acoustics.
- Monday will have a picnic at the lake to recharge our energy after the event.
In the coming weeks we will post more info here. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Erlangen.
This years theme:
Fruits of their labor: The connection of Blues, African American culture and railroads
With the German train museum, Fürth & Nuremberg being the first cities in Germany to ever have a railroad and our historical train ride, we want to give a little bit of a focus how people of African-American culture were among the main workers who build the US railroad and all the hardships they endured.
Today people see the railroad almost for granted, but it was the work of thousands of men and women, who made all this possible. No matter if it was building the tracks or the huge trains that would one day ride over them.
If you have knowledge that you would like to share or film recommendations on this topic, please let us know!
20:00 h – ~23:55 h
At Andreas‘ appartment, Stubenlohstr. Erlangen
Culture day – You can also visit other sights of the city.
|Tour through Nuremberg’s catacombs||11:30 h||Altstadthof
Bergstr. 19 Nuremberg
Bergstr. 19 Nuremberg
|Visiting the German railway museum including guided tour||15–17 h||DB Museum Lessingstr. 6 Nuremberg|
|Outdoor Meet and Greet||18-20h||
Schloßgarten Erlangen (infront of the Orangerie), Erlangen
|Dance night||20h-~2h||Kulturforum Logenhaus, Universitätsstr. 25, Erlangen|
|Breakfast||10–12 h||ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen|
|Skillshares||12-14 h||ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen|
|Outdoor Dancing Skulpturengarten||14–16 h||Skulpturengarten Erlangen, Burgberggarten, Erlangen (At the terrace)|
|Beer tasting||16-17 h||Entlas Keller, An den Kellern 5-7, Erlangen|
|Musical Jam session/ skill share||17-18 h||ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen|
|Dance night||19h-~2h||ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen|
|Travel to Ebermannstadt||9:00h (departure train 9:14h)||Erlangen main station|
|Dancing on a Steam Train||10-11 h (train departure 10:05h)||Ebermannstadt train station|
|Picknick||11–12 h||Bahnhof Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz, Gößweinstein (Behringersmühle)|
|Dancing inside the Sophies’s cave||12-14 h||
Sophien Höhle, Ahorntal
|Picknick||14-15||Bahnhof Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz, Gößweinstein (Behringersmühle)|
|Dancnig on a Steam Train||15-16h (train departure 15:05h)||Bahnhof Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz, Gößweinstein (Behringersmühle)|
|Departure to Erlangen||16:00 h (departure train 16:03)||Ebermannstadt train station|
|Dancing Night||~17:30 – 24 h||ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen|
Picnic at the lake, 11:30 h, location Baggersee Baiersdorf
These are the costs for participation:
120€ full pass for all the shenanigans we are offering
100€ low income ticket and price for members of the 1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg e.V.
60€ Helper tickets (Subsidised) for people who would otherwise not be able to come.
The amount of Helper tickets we can provide depends on the generosity of other participants as each person .can decide to donate some extra money to make this possible.
You can register via google forms under this link: https://forms.gle/C7fzunuvie7krq1U8
Please be aware that we only have 60 spots for this event and places will be generally given via a first come-first serve principal.
Code of Conduct
We want to create a fun and safe space for everyone during this event. We are currently revising our Code of Conduct and will post it soon here.
For accomodation we recommend finding something in Erlangen, Germany.
Transportation and Venues
Our main dance locations are:
Kulturforum Logenhaus, Universitätsstr. 25, Erlangen https://goo.gl/maps/4ibCmpfvHppQNgKD8
Saturday and Sunday evening
ev. Familienzentrum, Bismarckstr. 19, Erlangen https://goo.gl/maps/nNCnX5oz4ZndS4cU7
All other venues you can find in the schedule.
Please be on time for the tours on Friday and the trip on Sunday as we cannot wait.
Impressions from last years exchange: