Karolína Square Dance Club

Hello and welcome to the website of the Karolína SDC dance club. We dance, promote and teach square and round dance.

There are no professional dancers in our club. Rather, people of different ages come here after school or work to dance in good company. We dance for the fun and joy of dancing. And we speak English :)

Our club evenings take place every Wednesday between 18:00-22:00 in the City Dance dance school on M. Schneidera-Trnavského 4, Dúbravka, Bratislava (map). (public transport) Public transport: the closest stop is Záluhy (buses 20, 83 and 84, trams 4 and 5). To get there from the main railway station, take bus 32 and change to buses 83 or 84 on the Sokolská bus stop. To get there from the bus station, take bus 21 and change to buses 83 or 84 on the Mokrohájska bus stop. In both cases we recommend that you buy a 60-minute ticket for €1.20 from a yellow ticket machine at the bus stop.

We dance in two halls in parallel: square dance levels MS, Plus, A1 (A2) and round dance phases II-VI. If you are considering visiting us, please email us first (this does not apply to those attending our beginner or open classes).

Round dance

Ballroom dancing with a twist: a cuer tells you what to dance.

We dance cha-cha, two-step, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, samba, jive, tango, quickstep and other dances to recorded music. Names of dance figures previously taught are spoken over the playing music by a cuer, bypassing the need for dancers to learn entire dance choreographies. The dance figures are categorised to phases (I-VI) according to their difficulty.

Square dance

Dynamic and variable choreographies for 8 people - a “square”.

In this dance, a caller calls out the names of figures for the dancers to dance. The dancers need to recognise the individual figures, but they never know the combinations in which the figures will arrive as this is up to the the caller’s imagination.

Join us

New beginner classes start every autumn. The first class will take place on October 2nd from 18:00 to 20:00 - we will tech you square dance and round dance. Please bring shoes with non-marking soles. And don’t be afraid to come without a partner :)

Below you will find videos from previous open classes.

The membership fee is €60 for 3 months or €100 for 6 months (this is about €2 for an hour).

May Special Dance

May Special Dance is a dance event organised by Karolína SDC since 1992. It is one of the largest dance events in our region, every year we attract 200 to 300 dancers from all over the world. Most dancers come from Czech Republic and Germany, with a considerable number of visitors from Austria and Russia, and even some from France, Netherlands, Serbia or Taiwan. We boast the very best caller stars; in recent years we had Sandie Bryant, Jerry Story or Brian Hotchkies call for us. You can find more information about the current Special at special.karolina.sk.

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Gallery

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Contact

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You can contact us also via email (info@karolina.sk) or phone (+421 908 129 202).