SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Day of Dance, Haus der Sinne, 5pm
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to dance but lacked the partner or the confidence, drop your inhibitions, grab your dancing shoes, and head down to Haus der Sinne for a full evening of workshops and partying in a relaxed and fun environment.
The event, hosted by M.JIVE, offers lessons for beginners and advanced dancers alike, with three dance styles – Modern Jive, Blues and West Coast Swing – being taught.
Those who want to learn a few moves or brush up their skills can arrive early for workshops, with special sessions geared toward advanced West Coast Swing dancers, and other classes for everyone else. Bringing a partner is fine, but not required, as everyone will be switching partners regularly.
At 10pm the lessons stop and the party starts, beginning with an introductory class to get everyone warmed up, followed by music on into the night. And there’s more: everyone who shows up will be treated to fresh-baked pizza and a barbecue in order to boost their stamina and keep going – as Lionel Ritchie would have it – all night long. Natalye Childress
Haus der Sinne, Ystader Straße 10, 10437 Berlin; 0176 22 73 93 37; S +U: Schönhauser Allee; admission: €12-€26 (registration required – check website for further details).