Info booklet for BBDC 2024

We are very happy that we get to spend three days and nights full of swing dances, music and partying with you. Thank you for taking part!

This page gives you all the important information you need for check-in and on site. You can download the info booklet as a PDF, or view it here on your smartphone.

General information

Code of Conduct

It is paramount to us that the BB-DanceCamp is a positive and safe space for all participants, where fun and enjoyment of the swing dances are in the foreground. We consider respectful and responsible behaviour towards each other to be a matter of course. We have summarised our understanding of this here. Should you become a victim or witness of verbal or physical violence, harassment or behaviour that endangers safety, please tell the Orga Team or any volunteer at any time or contact us at, so that we can help you and clarify the situation.


Our info-desk ("Infotheke") is located in the foyer of the Sportzentrum. We are happy to answer all questions you might have on the BBDC here. This is also where the check-in takes place.

Opening hours:

  • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
  • Sunda: 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Monday: 10 - 10.30 a.m.


To check in, just come to the info-desk and tell us your name. Please also bring your booking number just in case.

Check-in times are as follows:

  • Friday: 5 - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Sunday and Monday: 9.30 - 10.15 a.m.

Identification / participant ID

At the check-in, you will receive wristbands, which are your identification at BB-DanceCamp. Please wear your wristband visibly at all times. You will not be allowed to participate in the classes without!

Participants below 18 years of age

Please bring a signed declaration from your guardian allowing you to participate. Without such a declaration we are unfortunately not allowed to let under-aged participants take part.

Students/ trainees

Please bring proof of your status, if you haven't sent it to us yet. Without such proof, you will have to pay the difference against the regular price.

Important info for late payments

In case your payment has not arrived in our account by Wednesday, 24 May 2023, and you do not bring proof or your money order (bank statement), you will have to pay the entire workshop fee (and, if ordered, party tickets) in cash. Your participation is only possible with confirmed payment. In case of your incoming payment overlapping with the beginning of the BB-DanceCamp, you will of course receive your over-paid amount.

You can of course also purchase party tickets for Saturday and Sunday at the check-in. The price is €25 per person.

Please note that at the info-desk you can only pay in cash! Payment with EC cards or credit cards is not possible.


Everyone on the BBDC premises must wear a wristband. This also applies to guests, who can pick up a guest wristband free of charge at the info-desk. Please pass on this information if you invite guests.

Participation at your own risk

Participation in the classes and the dance camp events is at your own risk. This is also true for the participation in the Aerials classes! Of course, there will be paramedics at our Camp. Please have your insurance card or proof of insurance at the ready just in case.


Please mind your valuables! We will not cover your loss. In case you have lost or found something, please talk to our team at the info-desk - there is a lost&found box there. We kindly ask for your understanding that we will not mail lost items after the camp! In case you have lost something, please ask at, if it has been handed in, so that you can pick up your lost treasure.

Filming and photography

You can take pictures and videos for private use only. A violation is a breach of contract and will be prosecuted.

Information on the classes

Class venues

Please look at our schedule and maps to find the venues of your classes. All sports halls except for the “Tanzcenter Payer” can easily be reached on foot from the Sportzentrum in only a few minutes. There are signs showing how to get there.

Level check

The first class on Saturday is a level check, in which you can test, if your chosen class is a perfect fit. There will be no audition. The participants and the teachers decide if your level matches your class. If you think you should switch classes after this first lesson, you can talk to the teachers and then pick up a new wristband at the info-desk. Be honest with yourself here, and don't be afraid to take a step back if you are unsure.

You wil get more informationen during the welcoming session on Saturday.

Dancing shoes / locker rooms

Please enter the sport halls only in dancing shoes without heels. Locker rooms are available at every venue.

Change Partners!

In all classes, except Aerials and Boogie Woogie Competition, we are switching partners. This is because practicing how to lead, or how to follow, works best, if you dance with different partners. Moreover, you will meet a bunch of great people!

Filming in the classes

Registered BBDC participants may – if the teacher gives consent – film class summaries for private use. Please ask the teachers, if they are willing to give you such a summary.

Taster classes

There will be taster classes on a variety of topics. You may choose spontaneously, which one you would like to attend. Topics are outlined below.

Other important information

Camping in tents or caravans

If you haven't done so yet, please register via this form, no matter if you sleep in a tent or camping vehicle.

PLEASE NOTE: Please have a closer look at the maps and make sure you are on the right camping site. There are a few changes this year, as outlined below. The car park right next to the Sportzentrum is reserved exclusively for the Orga team.

You may tent for free on the meadow in front of the indoor ice rink next to the Sportzentrum.

You may park your camper or caravan in the car park "Schlüsselanger" about 5 minutes' walk from the Sportzentrum. You can also get electricity there. There is an additional charge of €5 per vehicle, which you can pay directly at reception on arrival. You will then receive a sign that allows you to park there and use a power connection. There is a maximum of 20 spaces with electricity.

Alternatively, you can use the car park on Rot-Kreuz-Straße without electricity free of charge.

There are showers and washrooms available in the Sportzentrum.


If you come to class by car, you can park it where the campers may stand, i.e. car park "Schlüsselanger", or car park on Rot-Kreuz-Straße, close to the Sportzentrum. There are car parks at the "outer" venues like Gymnasium as well. However, except for the dance school Payer, you can easily walk there from the Sportzentrum as well.


In the foyer in front of the Swing-Diele, you can buy vintage clothes, dancing shoes, and more.


Breakfast: Due to a lack of interest, we do not organise any breakfast this year. Please organise breakfast yourself.


  • The new restaurant Offside at the Sportzentrum will offer a lunch buffet for €17.90 per day and person (excl. drinks). Wrist bands will be available from the host. To help him with planning, please send us a brief, non-binding response via this form, if you would like to participate.

    • Saturday

      • Salad buffet with various dressings and toppings
      • Sweet potato lentil curry with rice (vegan)
      • Dumpling trio with butter and parmesan (vegetarian)
      • Beef roast with Bavarian pasta
    • Sunday
      • Salad buffet with various dressings and toppings
      • Pasta with zucchini, bell pepper, and eggplant sauce (vegan)
      • Homemade cheese Bavarian pasta (vegetarian)
      • Pork roast with potato gratin
  • At our kiosks at the more remote halls, as well as in the Swing-Diele, you can get snacks and drinks.
  • Or you just bring your own food.

We would like to offer cakes in our Swing-Diele during lunch time and in the afternoon. For this, we rely on your cake donations. Whoever brings a cake will receive a voucher for a piece of another cake. If you plan to bring a cake, please let us know in advance via this form. Please read these guidelines in advance, to avoid misunderstandings and disappointment.

For dinner, you have to find your own option. There are numerous restaurants in Landsberg.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the public holidays, all supermarkets will be closed from Saturday noon, or 8 p.m. latest up to and including Monday!

General times

From 17:00 Check-in
From 20:00 Friday Hop
09:15-09:45 Welcoming Session
10:00-12:00 Block and Special classes
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Block and Special classes
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Taster or Guided Practice
16:30-21:00 Break
From 21:00 Shake that Rhythm Night
10:30-12:00 Block and Special classes
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Block and Special classes
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Taster or Guided Practice
16:30-21:00 Break
From 21:00 Sunny Side Hop
10:30-12:00 Block and Special classes
12:00-12:15 Lunch break
12:15-13:45 Block and Special classes
After 13:45 Departure


Site map of the Sportzentrum


Don't miss our parties with great live bands, show acts, and Mix&Match competitions!

We would like to make you aware of two highlights this year:

  • At the Talk on Friday during the Friday Hop, we speak about the history of Lindy Hop with Erin and Tami Stevens. Erin was the one who looked up Frankie Manning’s number in the phone book in 1986 and got him back into the swing dance scene (thus helping to ignite the 2nd Era of Swing that we are now all part of). If you ever wanted to hear some first hand stories about some of the greatest legends of Swing dance, you should not miss this chance! Admission free.
  • On Saturday we offer a Mix&Match competition Boogie Meets Lindy for the first time. We will mix not only dance couples, but also dance styles (Lindy and Boogie), and in the finals even amateurs and professionals. You can register here (even if you haven't booked any workshop tickets).

You find more detailed information on our Party page as well as the pages for Shake That Rhythm Night and Sunny Side Hop. Please be aware you need a party ticket on Saturday and Sunday even if you only want to dance in the Swing-Diele.

Taster classes

In the taster classes you have the opportunity to try something completely new and different. You can choose the tasters you would like to attend spontaneously on site.

For dancers in the Competition or Intensive classes, we recommend that you use the time for Guided Practice instead of the taster classes, in order to repeat and consolidate the topics you have learned. Enjoy working in groups with other participants and actively seek feedback and help from the teachers.

Taster classes in 2024

Taster classes for all


St. Louis Shim Sham I – Carla and Nino
Carla and Nino will teach you a special Shim Sham, which you can watch here. If you like, you are welcome to attend both taster sessions on this topic and then perform what you have learned on Sunday as part of the evening programme! Who's in?

Stealing – Jessy and Kuschi
Fun guaranteed! Jessy and Kuschi will show funny tips and tricks for partner stealing and practice it with you. You should have a secure basic step (also 8-counts) and like surprises in your dancing.

Spins and Turns – Tanya and Sondre
In this taster, Tanya and Sondre will go into technical details and elements of good turning technique. Tanya can draw on her wide range of dance skills, and Sondre has some tips for the leaders.


St. Louis Shim Sham II – Carla and Nino
Carla and Nino will teach you a special Shim Sham, which you can watch here. If you like, you are welcome to attend both taster sessions on this topic and then perform what you have learned on Sunday as part of the evening programme! Who's in?

Shag Beginners – Cherry and Filip
This taster class introduces you to the funny and dynamic dance style Collegiate Shag. No previous knowledge required. For Shag teachers, it might also be interesting to see how our teachers structure a beginners class.

Balboa Beginners – Nathalie and Dominik
Welcome to Balboa! Here you will take your first steps in Balboa, the "smooth" and cool swing dance, which you can dance especially to fast music and which ideally complements your other swing dances.

Mid-Camp Recharge – Tanya and Sondre
You danced through 2 days and nights? You feel every bone and muscle in your body? But you still want to dance through Sunday evening? Then this class is perfect for you. Tanya and Sondre have prepared some great exercises to stretch and take care of your stressed body. Please bring a tennis ball or something similar to this class.

Taster classes for Boogie dancers


Your own style – Alice and William
In this lesson Alice and William will work with you on aspects of your own style. How can I find my own style? How can I develop it further and work out that ‘little something extra’ without disturbing the harmony of the couple?

Boogie Slow – Elsa and Andy
Slow dancing is not just dancing Boogie to slow music. Elsa and Andy will show you some of the peculiarities, style elements, and possibilities of Slow Boogie.


Social Dance with surprises – Zoriana and Thorbjørn
Zoriana comes from Toulouse and Thorbjørn from Trondheim – why does it look like they've been dancing together for a long time when you see them dance? Why do they even manage to do dips and tricks with a partner they don't know? The two of them will share their secret of a good connection and show you how to surprise even unfamiliar dance partners with little tricks.

Taster classes for Lindy dancers


Everybody Leads - Everybody Follows – Natalie and Dominik L.
ELEF – i.e. leaders dance follower roles, and vice versa – is a concept that is now part of the standard class portfolio of the Boogie-Bären, and has proven very popular. Changing roles not only opens up possibilities to get to know and understand the "other side" better, but holds unimagined possibilities to even change roles within a single dance. Be prepared for a lot of fun!

Lindy Rueda – Erin, Tami and Scott
The Rueda originally comes from Latin America and is a group dance that is also performed in Salsa in particular. The dancers/couples line up in a circle and dance together, but use certain figures to change partners. Fun and socialising is guaranteed!


Partner Charleston Variations – Erin, Tami and Scott
Charleston belongs to the portfolio of basic steps in Lindy Hop. As a couple, you can dance numerous variations together that simply add variety to the dance. Partner Charleston is one of the classic ‘must-dos’ for Lindy dancers, so why not get a little inspiration!