The Rock That Swing Festival has some unique features.
The RTS Dance Camp offers 6 levels: Beginner, Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate+, Advanced, and Competition. Please be aware that not every dance is offered in all levels. You can see a detailed list of the offered class levels on the the schedule page .
A distinguishing feature of the Rock That Swing Festival is the free class selection on site. You can mix the various dances on a per class basis and create your own personal schedule. This concept has been wanted by the vast majority of former participants. To make it work it is essential that you choose the right level.
Students often think of class levels as a status symbol. It isn’t. If you come to a Dance Camp to improve your skills and to get inspired you will gain the most if you participate in a class level that matches your skill level. It will also make it possible for the teachers to give their best and to suit exactly your needs. So, please take the level descriptions into account before you make your choices of a class.
The Rock That Swing Check-In is the central contact point for all your Rock That Swing needs. At the Check-In you can pick up your Dance Camp documents and pre-ordered tickets. Late birds can still sign up for the Dance Camp and purchase remaining tickets for the evening events.
During daytime the Check-In is located at Kolpinghaus, Adolf-Kolping-Str. 1, 80336 München. At nighttime the Check-In is located next to the evening box offices. You can find the opening hours at the Check-In page.
During Classes: Yes. In general we ask you to refrain from eating in the studios spaces. In any case, please make sure that you take your left overs and rubbish away before you leave the studio as the studios must be left in clean condition! Bear in mind that in Germany you pay 25 cent for most plastic bottles so keep them to claim your money back.
Night Venues: No! Your own drinks and food are not permitted for the night venues. You risk to be expelled if you violate that rule.
All events at the Vintage Club (After Hours Parties, Jitterbug Hop, Hep Cats DJ Hop) and the "In The Mood" party (Thursday) at Kolpinghaus Ballsaal have free seating, but seating is limited and can’t be guaranteed.
The Hep Cats Night (Friday) in the Kolpinghaus Ballsaal has numbered seats on the ground floor and some on the balcony. There is a limited amount of free seating in the balcony on a first come first served basis as well.
The Rock That Swing Ball and the Jamboree Ball at the Deutsches Theater have numbered seating only. You can choose between different price categories depending on the view and floor.
Yes, you can reserve seats for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Have a look at the seating maps and let us know what seats and how many you would like to have. Send an email to email@example.com with your request. Give us one or two alternatives in case the desired table is booked already. You will receive a reservation code from us by email that is normally valid for 10 days. Everybody who should get one of the reserved seats has to use the reservation code at the time of their individual booking.
Hint: If you have more than 10 people in your group for a specific evening a group order offers you additional discounts.
As the Rock That Swing Ball (Saturday) and the Jamboree Ball (Sunday) take place at the Deutsches Theater – an elegant theatre ballroom – you should be dressed accordingly. Otherwise you might not be allowed to get in. The same is valid for the Kolpinghaus (Thursday and Friday), a beautiful small vintage ballroom.
In general we want to encourage you to accomplish the atmosphere of the dance nights with a stylish outfit; best would be 40s or 50s style of course. Training pants and T-shirts are out—they are meant for training and not suitable for a delightful evening.
In case you sweat a lot, your dance partners will appreciate it highly if you have extra shirts with you to change from a wet to a dry shirt.
At the Deutsches Theater on Saturday and Sunday night you can dine at your table, if you have a seated ticket. You can also get something at the bar area. There are also various restaurants close by.
The restaurant at the Kolpinghaus is not serviced at the moment, but here will be small dishes servered in the ballroom.
At the After Hours Parties, Hep Cats DJ Hop (Friday) and Jiterbug Hop (Monday) at the Vintage Club only drinks and beverages are served. At the bar you can find snack food like pretzel sticks, nuts, chips etc.
Own food or drinks are NOT allowed to be brought in to any of the evening venues!
If there are any tickets left, they will be sold during the festival at the Check-In or at the evening event box office.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday evening are also available at the known public booking offices like München Ticket, Zentraler Kartenvorverkauf, and directly at the Deutsches Theater. Those public booking offices are an additional option intended for locals who normally just come to one of the big events.
If you place an order the order is binding and oblidge payment. The German Distance Selling Act allows a two week revocation period, but according to § 312b Paragraph 3 Nr. 6 BGB it is not applicable for ticket sales or camp bookings. So by law all online ticket bookings are final.
By our own choice we offer cancellation with cancellation fees and the option to transfer your whole booking to another person. Details can be found in our cancellation policy.
To take advantage of group discounts you can create a group at the online order system and
invite other people.
The invited people have 10 days from the start date of the group to place their orders by
using the group ID and the group password.
You also have the option to enter a specific start date if you need extra time to collect
After the 10 days the group will be closed automatically, the discounts if applicable given, and an updated order confirmation and payment request sent to the group members. Each group member will get their own invoice and is responsible for his/her own payment.
IMPORTANT: Group discounts are a reward for those who manage to organize a (local) group. We hope you understand that we can't afford to offer group discounts if you publish group passwords on public social media sites (Facebook, Twitter etc) or in mass newsletters. If we are aware of such misuse group discounts will not be granted for the members of that group.
Participants who arrive with their own vehicle can drive directly into the city. (Make sure you have an emission sticker for your car.)
Parking at the roadside is only free on Sundays and after 11 pm until the morning. Normally parking at the roadside or in parking structures is quite expensive. We arranged special rates with two parking structures near the RTSF venues. You find detailed informaiton at the Directions page.
Hotels may have special parking rates for their guests.
In case you don't need your car during the festival there is also an option to park you car outside of the center at a P+R Park & Ride parking. www.parkundride.de
All venues of the Rock That Swing Festival are located within close walking distance (3-10 minutes) of the center of Munich. They are all very close to the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) and the Stachus (Karlsplatz). There’s a large number of hotels and hostels close by.
All teachers and bands will stay at our partner hotels Hotel Wallis, Hotel Präsident, and the Tryp Hotel. The hotels Wallis and Präsident are located across the street of the Deutsches Theater and the Vintage Club. The Tryp hotel is two blocks away. For general information, the discounts our partner hotels, and alternatives go to the accommodation page.
You can film, considering the GDPR, without tripods during the evening events. If some bands don’t like to be recorded they will let you know. We are happy if you post your evening recordings on the internet (YouTube etc.) as long as you list Rock That Swing as the event and place a link to the Rock That Swing website.
On behalf of the teachers it’s not allowed to film during the classes, but every participant can record the recap at the end of the class with their own camera if the teachers agree. Those recordings are for personal use only. So don’t publish those recordings on the internet (YouTube etc.).