Our venue, called Forum, is the home of West Coast Jitterbugs dance society and the place to go for lindy hop, balboa, boogie woogie, tap and blues dancing in Gothenburg. Forum is a vibrant place that hosts weekly social dances and classes as well as the members’ own training sessions. If you’re staying in Gothenburg for a few days after GÖTEBLUES, you are more than welcome to join the weekly lindy hop social on Monday night. We also have a bi-weekly blues dance social, Tuesday is Bluesday, on Tuesday nights on even week numbers (for the Tuesdays close to GÖTEBLUES that will be the 28th of April and 12th of May).
The Monday after the event is the time of our big weekly Lindy Hop social dance. This particular Monday there’s also Boogie Woogie and Tap at Forum.
Göteborg is easily reached by bus, train or plane, depending on your point of origin. Here are some tips on how to reach the venue:
Take the airport coach to Korsvägen. From there take trams number 6 (towards Länsmansgården) or 8 (towards Frölunda). These will take you through a tunnel and up to Wavrinskys plats, where you get off. From there, it’s a ten minute walk up the hill along the tram tracks to Dr Fries torg and the end of your journey. If you are burdened by rain or heavy luggage (or just plain lazy) you can wait at Wavrinskys plats for a few minutes and then take the tram number 10 one stop to Dr Fries torg. You will find the venue Forum at the far end of the square.
Get off your train and head out through the large exit that is on the left hand side as you leave the track. You will reach Drottningtorget, a square with a small kiosk in the middle, and a canal at one end. From here, walk along the water to the right, to Brunnsparken. There you can hop onto tram number 10 heading towards Guldheden, and this will take you all the way to Dr Fries torg and the end of your journey. You will find the venue Forum at the far end of the square.
For those of you who would like to stay at a hotel or hostel, we made a list with some nearby and relatively affordable alternatives:
City center: Tram 10, close to central station.
Linnéplatsen area: Tram 10 and 6, or 20min walking. Closest to the venue.
Johanneberg area: 5min walking, then bus 52. Or 20min walking.
We encourage visitors to connect with local dancers. If you are looking for hosting for GÖTEBLUES feel free to use the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/470315583609624/) to connect with local dancers or try the local blues dance group Blues Dance Gothenburg (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BluesDanceGothenburg/).
If you would like to see more of our lovely city while visiting GÖTEBLUES, there are lots of things to do! You will find the official tourist site here: http://www.goteborg.com/en/
Also, stay tuned on the Facebook event for information about the national holiday in Sweden on the 1st of May and things you can do in Gothenburg on the 30th of April and the 1st of May!