IMPORTANT BOOGIE MADNESS 10 UPDATE!
Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 and the worldwide emergency measures that follow it BM-10 will not be happening in April 2020.
But the show must go on and so does the Boogie Madness. We have taken the time to find the smoothest possible solution and present you with alternative options for us all to gather, dance boogie woogie and have a great time. Read further for details about the re-planning of the event.
BM-10 is still happening! We are waiting to see how the COVID-crisis will develop but we’re thinking about an Autumn edition, maybe in October 2020 (concrete dates to follow soon). With the ever-growing interest for the event and the additional time we will make it even bigger, better, cooler.
Starting the beginning of April, we will re-open the registration process and we will be updating the event and the website with every new bit of information we can confirm.
Follow us for more news about the BM-10 special Anniversary edition!
Everybody already registered – ask yourselves “What is it that you truly desire?” and find the option that fits you best:
What is Boogie Madness ?
Boogie Madness is a dance camp that occurs twice every year. We invite you to an extraordinary swing event, with unique atmosphere for every true boogie fan!
The spring edition of the camp is our mountain based promise for intense program, positive emotions and unforgettable memories with wild boogie dancers.
What to expect from the upcoming Boogie Madness 10:
Your PASS covers everything for all 4 days and you won’t have to worry about anything – it includes all workshops for your level, all parties, all additional activities, the accommodation + breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and a Boogie Madness t-shirt.
World class trainers
21 out of total 24 workshops will be led by top professionals and world champions. There will be 3 levels, with 8 workshops in each.
Memorable parties & contests
Boogie parties all night long! An opportunity to challenge yourself on contests, as well as to win amazing prizes.
And all this…
Happening right at the great Rila Mountains, where fatigue is just a myth – you can hike all day and dance all night.
Registration is now OPEN. Don’t waste time and register!
21 out of total 24 workshops will be led by top professionals and world champions. There will be 3 levels, with 8 workshops in each. You can go only to workshops in your level or lower.
- Thursday start check-in time is 14:00 h. and first meal for the day is dinner.
- On the first day there will be prelims to help you select your level – starting from 15:00 h.
- The exact schedule for the workshops will be given on spot at the registration office.
- Sunday workshops will finish until 15:00 h.
Meanwhile don’t forget we are in the mountains – you can go hiking or simply enjoy the beautiful nature.
The important part is to not only learn and dance, but also to have fun by whatever means you like and relax.
Expect more information soon 🙂
Are you ready for the Spring Madness?
Our anniversary edition just got even better!
There will be strictly competition on the camp, with the chance for you to win:
- 2 full passes for Boogie Feet (Norway)
- 2 full passes for BAL Festival (France)
- 2 full passes for October Boogie Fest (Ukraine)
Excited? We are! Check the event for more news.
Intermediate – If you want to attend this class you should already know – triple step, swing out, under arm turn, basic lead and follow, some improvisation, having idea what is musicality and at least one advance leading figure.
Advanced – If you want to attend this class you should pass the prelims and the teachers will decide if you are for this level or not.
You will need to know: what the rhythm in BW is, stretch, tension, rock’n go, advance leading and advance leading figures, many variations of basic figures and moves, improvisation, musicality and capability to dance at tempo 40+ without a problem.
Advanced++ – If you want to attend this class you should pass the prelims and the teachers will decide if you are for this level or not.
You will need to know: at least one side by side figure, at least one advance leading figure, at least one highlight figure, some dips and tricks, rhythm dance, face of the couple, working with the center, working with the rhythm, improvisation and interpretation on fast music, and dancing with no problem on tempo at least 46-48 or more. Some of the classes could require partner or could be with competition thematic.
What is a prelim? Dancing several songs at a time with other people with change of partners (like at a party), during which the teachers will evaluate your dance skills and ensure best distribution of people between levels.
Borovets is a town on the northern slopes of Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains, at an altitude of 1350m. It is the first mountain resort on the entire Balkans. It’s the gateway to numerous ski and snowboard runs on Rila National Park’s craggy Musala Ridge. Cycle routes crisscross the alpine landscape. Footpaths lead through rocky outcrops and valleys to the 7 high-altitude Musala Lakes, including glacial Icy Lake. Just north, kayaks and other leisure boats ply the Iskar Reservoir’s calm waters.
Bulgaria is a member of the EU and it is easily accessible from most parts of Europe. If you are coming from outside the EU, you might need a visa in order to enter the country. We advice you to check beforehand.
Travelling options are various – by plane, bus, train or car.
Note that you can also search for some additional flights through Skopje, North Macedonia (non-EU) or Thessaloniki, Greece (EU).
If you travel to Varna, Burgas, Skopje or Thessaloniki – make your way from there to Sofia and further organize the rest of the trip to Borovets by following the tips below.
From Sofia by bus
First, you must reach Sofia SOUTH BUS STATION. From there, every thirty minutes departs a bus or a van to Samokov from sector 1 .The price is approximately 3 euro, and you will be charged in the bus. The distance between the two cities is 73km. From Samokov Bus Station, every sixty minutes, departs a shuttle bus to Borovets from sector 2. The price is approximately 1 euro, and you will be charged in the bus. The distance is 12km. In Borovets, the shuttle bus stops in front of Hotel Samokov. On the way back to Samokov Bus Station, the shuttle departs from the Hotel Ela in Borovets.
From Sofia Airport to Sofia South Bus Station
- Take line 2 (blue) to Joliot Curie metro station. Exit in the direction of the crossroad of bul. Dragan Tsankovand Joliot Curie street . INTERPRED – World Trade Center Sofia will be on your right. Cross Joliot Curie, continue straight on bul. Dragan Tsankov( the subway train will be on your left ). In 5 min you will see the Sofia Sought Bus Station on your left.
From Sofia Central Bus/Train Station to Sofia South Bus Station
- Take metro line 1 (blue) direction Sofia Airport or Sofia Business Park. Take off on Joliot Curie station.
- Sofia – Samokov (every thirty minutes): The first bus departs at 07:00 AM, the last – at 20:00 PM.
- Samokov – Borovets (every sixty minutes): The first bus departs at 07:00 AM, the last – at 19:00 PM.
- In case you arrive after 19:00 PM in Samokov, you can take a taxi to Borovets. The price is approximately 5 euro.
- Phone number : +359 887 70 86 23
From Sofia by car
Head to Tsarigradsko Shose towards Gorublyane district. Take the exit and turn right to Samokovsko Shose. Head to Pancherevo , and follow the road E82 to Borovets. Or simply put “Borovets” in your maps/navigation and follow. 🙂
In case you are old-school and use physical maps you should follow these directions: Sofia – Gorublyane – Pancharevo – Samokov – Borovets.
Note: If you are coming by car – have in mind that you need a vignette sticker to drive in Bulgaria. It can be purchased from any gas station or online via the link blow. There will be available free parking spots at the camp location.
CURRENCY AND SHOPPING
The Bulgarian Lev is the currency of Bulgaria. The currency code for Lev is BGN, and the currency symbol is лв.
Тhe value of the leva has been pegged to the Euro, at a fixed rate of 1 EUR = 1.96 BGN. Prices in shops and restaurants should be divided by two in order to get them in Euro.
Everywhere you will pay in Lev, so change some money in the center of the city or use an ATM directly.
All pass prices are in EUR, per person and include:
- 3 nights in a double room/studio (depending on availability)
- 3 meals per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner (first day starting with dinner)
- 3 parties
- 8 workshops in selected level (*mind the prelims)
- 1 Boogie Madness T-shirt
Early Bird PassFirst 50 registered.
Regular PassUntil 10/02/2020