The Gatsby New Year's Ball

Jan 13th 2024 19:30 

Victoria, Nasjonal Jazzscene
Karl Johans Gate 35


This is the night for dressing up like a "sheik" or "flapper", to enjoy  glamour and explore the wonderful dances of the jazz age, to the sound of a genuine 1920's dance orchestra. The venue is an fold cinema, now a concert hall, built in 1915, with a perfect dance floor. Get your tickets below. There will be a prize for the best costume of the evening. Get your tickets below. 

Dance Classes

The last Sunday before the ball, Jan 7, we offer crash courses in Charleston and Foxtrot, the two most common dances of the twenties.  While Charleston is quite demanding, Fox-Trot is for anyone, even those without previous dance experience. You will learn Fox-Trot the way it was danced in the 1920's, which is quite different from the ballroom version of present days. The classes are held at DanceCity, Møllergata 9. The door opens at 18.00. The class schedule is as such:

19:15-20:45 Charleston (kr 75,-)

20:45-21:45 Fox-Trot (kr 75,-)

NB! To dance the Charleston, you need shoes with a slippery sole. Outdoor shoes are not allowed in the studio. 


Some advice for dancers

Lindy Hoppers:

1920's music is generally fast, and not very suitable for Lindy Hop. There will be some slower numbers, but we reccomend you take the Charleston class. This is not the Charleston you know from Lindy Hop, and we will focus on figures unique to 1920's Charelston. We will however show you how to integrate the 1930's Charleston figures you already know from Lindy Hop. If you master the Balboa or Collegiate shag, our music is perfect for you.

Ballroom dancers:

If we see many of you on our guest list, we might include a few waltzes and tangos in our repertoire, but there will mostly be quick-step, jive and fox-trot for you.

Tango dancers:

If we se many of you on our guest list, we will include a few tangos on the list, but we do reccomend you take the Fox-Trot class, to be able to enjoy the evening completely. For an argentinian tango dancer, Fox-Trot is a piece of cake to learn -  you practically know it already!