All registrations will be processed providing that you have read and accepted the conditions of the festival which are described below. Be sure to tick the box when filling in your registration form.
Registration procedure… you've made up your mind: you're coming to Donosti Belle Swing Festival!
Fill in the registration form; read and accept the conditions; click send. You will receive an automated reply that you registration is being processed. This does not imply confirmation and no money is due at this time.
As we want to offer the best quality in the classes in terms of numbers and leader/follower ratio we will need a few days to balance the applications. Once this is done, you will receive a personalised email confirming your place and giving details on how to make the payment within ten calendar days. If your payment is not received within that time, your place will be awarded to someone else.
Please note that we are unable to give refunds for paid registrations. In the event that you cannot attend the festival we suggest that you look for someone to buy your pass. This person must have the same role as you and the same level if classes are included. To transfer the registration you must inform us in writing as soon as possible (and definitely before October 23th, 2022) at this email address: email@example.com
Please include the following information:
Your name and surname.
The type of pass being transferred.
Full name and email of the person taking the pass.
In the event that not all of the levels are filled we may have to reorganise the groups - but we will always inform you of any changes and options well in advance.
Great! You have your pass, you’re in San Sebastian, and the festival is beginning. Please bear the following in mind:
Donosti Belle Swing Festival is a 100% volunteer-run event put together by members of the non-profit association Donosti Lindy Hop Dantza eta Kultur Elkartea. We are not professional event organizers and receive no compensation for organizing the festival. We work purely out of love for music and dancing. If at any point during the festival you find someting is wrong, please let someone on the team know and have a little patience :-)
Although we still have a lot to learn, at DLHDKE we believe it is important to be aware of the origins of the music and dance that we so much enjoy. Jazz and Lindy Hop are African-American artforms inextricably linked to the culture of racism and oppression from which they were born. We therefore wish to approach these artistic expressions with respect and appreciation. We believe Lindy Hop and Jazz are live artforms, and can only continue evolving by not losing sight of their roots.
Dancing is a very physical activity and as such you have to take some things into account: avoiding injury and accidents is your responsibility. When dancing, be aware of the available space and the type of floor. Be careful, and respect you dance partner and those around you. Remember to stretch before starting, drink plenty of water throughout the festival, sleep, rest and eat.
We all love the experience of dancing with someone who has a high level of personal hygiene! So, during classes and parties there will be facilities at your disposal for changing and freshening up, both for your convenience and as a sign of respect for others.
Throughout the festival there will be professional photographers taking still shots and recording videos. By participating in the events you assume that the organisation reserves the right to use these images for the promotion of Donosti Belle Swing.
Donosti Belle Swing takes your safety very seriously. No type of violent, intimidating, sexist, racist, or exclusionary behaviour will be tolerated under any circumstances. Everyone has the right to enjoy the activities with complete peace of mind. If you see or experience any improper behaviour during the festival please contact the organisation immediately (members of DBS can be identified by their badges). The organisation reserves the right to expel anyone who acts inappropriately.
And finally... don’t forget to enjoy the festival to its fullest! Squeeze every moment out of this special weekend - pay attention in classes, ask a stranger to dance, hang out with friends old and new, feel the music and applaud the DJs and musicians. Get ready for an incredible weekend!