GHX Days

No nights without days!

Although this year's festival is focused on the Nights, we're happy to introduce the GHX Days! 🥳☀️ During the days of the festival, our awesome local community of dancers will make sure you don't have time to get bored!

Be prepared to explore our wonderful medieval city, to listen to some live music in our most beloved cafés and for some spontaneous dancing in the afternoons.

Note: please be aware that GHX Days is not an official part of the exchange. This means that anyone can take part (you don't need a ticket to join) and that the GHX team is not responsible for the organization and course of these activities.

However, we do support all locals who would like to organize something. Do you enjoy bringing people together or are you brimming with ideas to connect dancers from abroad with locals? Would you like to take the initiative to show our beautiful city to foreign dancers? Let us know by sending an e-mail to ghx@gentsehoppers.com.

 

SATURDAY

Urban Hop with potluck

After the first night of dancing, we can’t think of a better way of charging our batteries than with some food and an open-air social dance! The Gentse Hoppers will bring some music, and everyone is welcome to bring some snacks or food to share. Fingers crossed for nice weather!

13:30h - 17:00h
Bijloke, 9000 Gent, entrance at Godshuizenlaan 6
Organized by: The Gentse Hoppers community
Balroom

 

Birds of Swing Sessions - Live music at Bar Lume

Live concert for dancers. You can decide whether you want to dance or just listen to the music while enjoying a drink or two at one of our favourite music cafés in Ghent. It won’t be easy to stay still with this line up!

Jan Deconinck: trumpet
Tom Callens: sax
Wim Segers: vibraphone
Djalt Baculalay: guitar
Pieter Mortier: double bass
Waso De Cauter: rhythm guitar

16:00h - 18:00h
Bar Lume, Vrijdagmarkt 33, 9000 Gent
Organized by: Bar Lume
https://www.facebook.com/BarLumeGent

 

Explore the city

Ghent has a lot to offer. If you’ve never visited before, we recommend taking some time to explore the city center in the afternoon. The medieval architecture and the buzzing atmosphere on the weekends are a great combination.
Around Vrijdagmarkt and Korenmarkt there are plenty of cafés where you can enjoy a typical Belgian beer and grab a bite to load your batteries.

Tip: on the website of Visit Gent you can find information about activities happening in the city, as well as places to eat, sleep, things to see…
https://visit.gent.be/en

 

SUNDAY

Shake That Afternoon

Social dance organized by our local dance school Crazy Legs. Come wake your body up in the afternoon, enjoy the great dance floor and meet some of our local dancers.

14:00h - 19:00h
Sint-Salvatorstraat 18a, 9000 Gent
Organized by: Crazy Legs
https://www.crazylegs.be/

 

Exchange about African-American Culture in Jazz Dance

In response to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the Crazy Legs team formed a BLM working group. We want to honor the history and culture of the dance, both in and outside of our classes. On Sunday we invite everyone to join us for an exchange about this topic.

15:00h - 16:00h
Sint-Salvatorstraat 18a, 9000 Gent
Organized by: Crazy Legs
https://www.crazylegs.be/

 

Missy Sippy Sunday Sessions

Missy Sippy is one of our regular locations during the GHX and one of the essential cafés that keeps the blues, jazz, and swing scene alive in Ghent. Say goodbye to the weekend with some live music in the historic heart of the city (and don’t miss their delicious cocktails!)
Matti De Rijcke: guitar
Karel Algoed: double bass
Olivier Vander Bauwede: harmonica

start at 21:00h
Missy Sippy, Klein Turkije 16, 9000 Gent
Organized by: Missy Sippy
https://www.facebook.com/MissySippy.Gent

 

Birds of Swing Sessions - Live music at Hot Club Gent

Hot Club Gent is a renowned spot in Ghent where live music is always the center of attention. Don't miss the chance to visit this hidden gem and end the weekend listening to a gipsy swing concert.
* This is a listening concert, there is no place to dance at Hot Club, but by the end of the weekend we're sure you'll have danced more than enough and the line up is fantastic:
Fapy Lafertin: guitar
Dajo De Cauter: double bass
Waso De Cauter: rhythm guitar

21:00h
Hot Club Gent, Schuddevisstraatje 2, 9000 Gent
Organized by: Hot Club Gent
https://www.facebook.com/hotclubgent

 

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