SWING PLES

17. 2. 2017


Štyri roky som očkom pokukovala po zakaždým beznádejne vypredanom tematickom plese , ktorý sa konal len v Kursalone v Trenčianskych Tepliciach. Eventovej agentúre Spicy Brown, ktorá ho organizuje (a za svoje párty zbiera samú chválu) však netrvalo dlho, aby odpovedala na volanie severného Slovenska. Obľúbený SWING PLES tak uplynulý víkend prekročil hranice Trenčianskeho kraja a konečne sme mohli do rána swingovať aj v Žiline. Poviem Vám, že niet nad to, keď máte v práci skvelé kolegynky, ktoré dobre vedia, že ponuka na takúto akciu sa neodmieta a povolajú posily do boja o to, kto vydrží dlhšie na tanečnom parkete.

Four years I have been eying up the hopelessly sold-out themed ball which always took place only in Kursalon in Trenčianske Teplice. But it didn‘t take so long for the event planning agency Spicy Brown which organizes the event (and is praised almost everywhere for their far-famed parties) to answer the call of Northern Slovakia. The popular SWING BALL crossed the borders of the Trenčín region so that we could swing properly in Žilina as well. To tell the truth, there is nothing better than having some great colleagues at work, who know well that an offer like this just can‘t be refused and call up additional resources to join us in a battle of who will stay the longest on the dance floor. 



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 Keďže ples si vyžadoval konkrétny dress code, už len príprava naň bola minimálne taká vzrušujúca ako očakávania z toho, ako bude samotný večer vyzerať. Osobne som sa nadšenie z akcie snažila počas celého toho mesiaca čakania skrývať, aby som nedajbože nebola sklamaná. Teraz môžem s istotou tvrdiť, že som sa nemala čoho báť, pretože elegantný SWING PLES naozaj stál za to. Či už ste mali na hlave čelenku a padavé gatsbyovské šaty alebo ste sa rozhodli skôr pre štýl neskorších „retro“ 40.-50. rokov, dokonale ste zapadli do davu vyparádených usmiatych slečien a vyfešákovaných mladíkov s motýlikmi. Kto by sa nechcel aspoň na jeden večer ocitnúť vo svete, ktorý poznáme zo starých filmov a o ktorom nám zo zasnenými očami mohli rozprávať len naši starí rodičia?


Since the ball required a specific dress code, already the preparations were at least as exciting as my expectations of how the evening will turn out. To avoid disappointment, I tried to hide my enthusiasm over the event for the entire month before it even happened. Now I can finally tell you that there was absolutely nothing to be afraid of because the elegant SWING BALL was totally worth it! It didn‘t matter if you were wearing a headband and a Gatsby themed flapper dress or you decided to go for the later „vintage“ 40s-50s look like I did. You immediately fit into the crowd of smiling dolled up ladies and dressed up gentlemen with bow ties. Who would resist the chance of partying like people used to in the old movies? To dance away the night the way only our grandparents could describe with that dreamy look on their faces?

swing ples zilina event house




Event House bol na takúto príležitosť ideálnym priestorom, pretože aj keď sa tu hmýrilo takmer 400 ľudí, vzduch bol všade svieži. Vďaka neustále hliadkujúcej SBS službe sme mohli nechať osobné predmety bez vrások pri stole, čo sme určite ocenili hlavne my ženy, keďže sme sa nemuseli na parkete pretŕčať s kabelkami v ruke. Fajčiari určite privítali vonkajšie ohrievače, pre ktoré nebolo nutné vyberať kabáty zo šatne. Obsluha bola nonstop takmer všade, takže ak ste si chceli niečo objednať, vstávať od stola nebolo vôbec treba. Ponúkanú večera vo forme rautu chuťovo opíše asi len spojenie jedna báseň. Všetkého bolo dostatok a výber potešil aj takých maškrtníkov ako som ja.


Event House was an ideal venue for this kind of occasion, because although there were almost 400 people running around, the air was surprisingly fresh wherever you would go. Thanks to the watch of the security service you could even leave your personal belongings at the table. This I believe benefited mainly us women, since we didn‘t need to bother carrying our handbags to the dance floor. As there were patio heaters outside the main entrance, those who like to enjoy a smoke didn‘t have to take their coats out of the cloakroom each time they went out to light a cigarette. The service staff was very helpful and easy to find so in case you wanted to order a drink, there was no need getting up from your table. The buffet-style dinner could only be described as splendid or marvellous. There was abundance of all the food and even people who have such a sweet tooth as I have, must have been delighted with the selection.


sweet little chicks event house zilina swing ples

sweet little chicks event house zilina swing ples


sweet little chicks swing ples zilina


Milovníci energickej swingovej hudby si tu naozaj prišli na svoje a krátko po otvorení plesu sa nejeden účastník začal mrviť na stoličke. Počas celej noci sa v sále striedali vystúpenia skvelých zvolenských dám Sweet Little Chicks (aka slovenských The Puppini Sisters) , úžasného DJ-a Matúša so sprievodným saxofonistom  a neskôr aj modernejšie ladeného DJ-a elektroswingu DayD. Nespútaný swing vyzýval do tanca aj tie najväčšie polená. Poskakovať (alebo si romanticky túliť líčko na líčko) ste mohli snáď na všetky najznámejšie evergreeny nielen československých ale aj zahraničných umelcov či jazzových big bandov. Čo to sme sa o tancovaní hromadne priučili aj počas zábavnej lekcie swingu tanečnej školy CreDance. Bujará zábava bola rýchlo v plnom prúde a o tom, ako intenzívne sme to s priateľom prežívali som sa presvedčila minimálne vtedy, keď sa mi nad ránom do bytu po schodoch kráčalo veľmi ťažko nie pre to, že by som toho príliš vypila (za celý večer som mala asi len dva poháre vína), ale preto, že ma z toľkého zvŕtania sa tak neskutočne boleli nohy. To, že som pri stole sedela len máličko však vôbec neľutujem. Veď ďalšia možnosť sa riadne vytancovať na takú skvelú hudbu bude až o rok! Pridáte sa?

Shorty after the ball was opened, and many participants couldn‘t sit still at their tables, the cravings for bouncy swing music were satisfied. The performance of the wonderful female trio Sweet Little Chicks from Zvolen (a.k.a  Slovak The Puppini Sisters) took turns with the amazing DJ Matúš supported by his own saxophonist and later in the evening also more modern elektroswing DJ Day D played his set. The unbridled swing music urged even those who are totally beat deaf to just dance as if nobody was watching. So while the most popular evergreens from Czechoslovak and foreign artists or jazz big bands were playing, you could jump about or to cuddle cheek to cheek in a romantic way with your partner. We have all also learned some swing moves during a truly entertaining dance class with the group CreDance. Rollicking party was in a full swing and I only realized how intensively we experienced the night when I could hardly climb the stairs to my apartment not because I was drunk (I had only two glasses of wine during the entire evening!) but simply because after all of the dancing, my feet hurt so badly. Anyway, I don‘t regret that I was hardly sitting at the table at all. Another chance to dance away the night with such great music will come next year! Will you join us then? 

swing ples event house

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