We are thrilled to announce that BRUX 2016 is completely sold-out!

Your enthusiasm at our first and second edition seriously blew us away. That's why from November 11th to 13th 2016, Brussels will be hosting its third Lindy Hop exchange!

Once again, lindy hoppers from across Europe will flock to Brussels for a weekend-long stream of discovery, bonding, fun and of course, swing dancing. You can count on top quality bands, fabulous venues, inventive activities, and a warm welcome. Brace yourselves again for 3 nights with great live bands!

Check our announcements at www.thebrux.be or on our facebook page, and check out our glamorous pictures from last's year edition!

See you soon on the dancefloor,
The BRUX Team

News

Check out our programme!

We've finally managed to contain our urge to keep adding parties and activities to the programme... Hurray! The programme is now final, updated, and available here.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:09

Vintage Swim

Don't forget to pack for the Sunday vintage swim!! We'll play silly games and have a lot of fun in a beautiful Art Nouveau swimming pool. Swim caps are compulsory, guys' swim trunks forbidden, but vintage or customized swim suits are highly recommended!

 

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 15:58

Captain Flashmob!

Ever thought of taking over a city with a mob of swing dancers following your every move? Here's your chance! On Saturday afternoon, we'll take turns being the "Flashmob Captain", i.e. calling out our favourite steps as others follow.

 

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 15:54

This is Julien!

Today, meet Julien. Julien is our production manager. Better come early and leave late every night if you want a chance of stealing him for a song!

 

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:53

This is Djamila!

Guys, meet Djamila. We're so lucky that Djamila has agreed to use her large stock of fairy dust to make the BRUX a magical beautiful affair... Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 21:12

Extra party announcement!

D-20! We are thrilled to announce an extra warm-up party with LIVE music on Thursday night with the Hermann Quintet! Entrance is open to ALL and is FREE for dancers with a BRUX pass. Places are limited, please register beforehand to book your place.

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 15:26

This is Pierre!

Have you met Pierre? Pierre's really put his creative energy into the BRUX this year. In addition to being our graphic designer, he's organised more than one BRUX brainstorm session from which have emerged the weirdest of ideas! As you'll see, some of them stuck...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 18:24

LUCKY NEWS!!!

Once a year, the Cantillon brewery organises a public brewing session. And guess what... this will happen during the BRUX!!! Lucky devils you are! More info at https://www.cantillon.be/evenements.

 

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 23:33

This is Manu!

Today, let us introduce you to Manu. What does she do? Well: the BRUX couldn't happen without the fantastic help of hosts and volunteers (cheers for that), and we couldn't get this help without Manu. It's as simple as that!

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 23:57

This is Emilien!

Everyone, meet Emilien. Emilien is our team coordinator: he makes sure things get done, and that everyone is happy doing them. And what a great job he is doing! You'll see the results in just a few days now. 

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 23:54

This is Livia!

Time to meet the team! Today we start with Livia, who's compiled the BRUX's rich and excellent day programme [Applause]. Lucky you.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:15

Volunteer Wanted!

Whether you prefer decorating, pouring drinks, doing your daily work out while setting up the stage, don't forget to fill in the volunteer schedule (link sent to you by volunteering-at-thebrux.be).
Thanks in advance - we couldn't do it without you!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 16:53

EXTRA NIGHT!

Why don't you stick around in Brussels and join us for a night of blues on Monday 14 November? The team of Downtown Blues will be playing the finest, sultriest tunes in the heart of Brussels.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 18:59

We are thrilled to announce that BRUX 2016 is completely sold out!

WOW WOW WOW!! All full and party passes have been sold. Two months and a half before the event - this is just crazy! Thank you so much!

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:29

Do any of these places look familiar...?

He likes swing music, meeting lindy hoppers, travelling across Europe and... he fits in a suitcase. Have you met our swinging Manneken? Can you guess where he's been this past week?

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:20

Performers Needed!

You are funny / funky / freaky / sexy / jazzy or any combination of the above? You'd like to grab the spotlight during the BRUX and share it with your friend(s) / your lover(s) / your arch nemesis, or no-one? Drop us an email at info@thebrux.be to volunteer an act for the BRUX Cabaret 2016! Last year set the bar pretty high. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year...

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 13:16

In the meantime, our little Manneken is having fun at Herräng!

Someone is having a great summer! Our little Manneken sneaked into Herräng Dance Camp for a couple of swing outs... He would still be there if all these talks of 'spank the baby' hadn't scared him off!

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 13:08

Programme update: One extra party !!!!

Sooo many parties... Following Sunday's afternoon tea dance, we'll move downtown to 'Halles St Gery' (a 19th century market hall now a landmark of Brussels' night life). We knew you wanted more!

 

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:19

Where are you coming from?

Wow, this year's Brussels exchange is shaping out to be a truly international affair! We're expecting dancers to travel from 21 different countries to attend BRUX 2016...

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:32

Programme update!

Are you having second thoughts about your swing outfits? Fear not, we've arranged for our local fashionista to take you on a vintage shopping tour of Brussels' best second hand shops on the Saturday afternoon.

 

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 17:17

Leaders wanted!

Leaders, we need you to come and dance with our lovely follows! Followers, we need you to help us find more leaders!

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 14:26

Party announcement !

You're in for some swinging tourism on Saturday pm: we'll take over one of Brussels' beautiful covered passages and dance in the warm natural light shining through the glass vault.

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 00:01

Oyez, oyez, oyez!  ROYAL  ANNOUNCEMENT!

BRUX 2016 will be held just a stone throw away from the Royal Palace, official office of none other than... the King of the Belgians! For the sake of good neighbourly relations, we decided to extend a formal invitation to “His Majesty the King”. Let’s make this BRUX royal!

 

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 14:43

Leader wanted!

Leaders, what could be better than a weekend in Brussels with your mates? Great music, eager followers, tasty beer... Sounds fun doesn't it? Tell all your friends! (we need you)

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 13:47

Eric's back!

His pictures are so splendid and we love him so much. This is why, for the third time, Eric Bobrie (For Dancers Only), will be our official photographer!

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 09:26

Our little Manneken at Smokey Feet !!!

Our little Manneken is getting all dolled up to make the BRUX team proud at Smokey Feet, thanks to Stoff Van Belle!

 

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 13:23

Our little swinging Manneken is getting ready to go on tour...

Our little swinging Manneken is getting ready to go on tour... One more weekend in Brussels, a warm goodbye to his friends, and he's off! But where to?!

 

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 22:48

Brussels' most famous resident support the BRUX!

It took some convincing, but Brussels' most famous resident has accepted to lend us a hand with the BRUX!! He's cunningly escaped his fountain and is now touring Brussels to spread the word about the amazing weekend we have in store (... and to finally see the whole of Brussels)!

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 23:45

Party till you drop!

This year, our Friday and Saturday night dances will run until 3am and 5am. This is 4 more hours than previous year!!

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 01:46

Welcome to the Reverent Juke!

They are newcomers, they are from Brussels and their music is dedicated to Lindy Hop dancers! Please meet Reverent Juke, our Friday stupendous band we are so proud to bring on stage!!

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 19:22

Venue confirmed!

City center? Wooden floor? This year's venue will be... The "Salle des Guichets" at BIP. A superb neo-classical edifice, built in 1775, perched on the captivating "Mont des arts", and located only 200 meters from the Royal Palace of Brussels.

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 18:31

Day activity: brewery visit!

We simply cannot let you come to Brussels - capital of the kingdom of beer - without giving you the chance to sample our delicious brews!
Our day activities will include a special visit to Brussels' oldest and most authentic brewery: Brasserie Cantillon (and its famous lambic beers..).

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 18:53

The Hop sh Bam Connection confirmed!

Saturday night's live band will be... The Hop Sh Bam Connection!!! Considered by many as the best swing band in Belgium!

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 08:45

Not one but - TWO parties with our BRUX Party Pass !

Get into - not one but - TWO parties with our BRUX Party Pass !!! You can choose between a Friday or Saturday party pass and they both allow you to join on Sunday!

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 19:22

Vintage swimming pool!

This is now a BRUX tradition, day activities will include a refreshing dive into a lovely vintage swimming pool.

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 08:18

Tea dance band confirmed!

On Sunday, our afternoon tea dance will sway to the rhythm of the... New Orleans Night Owls!!! One of the oldest and most prestigious swing band in Belgium!

 

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 22:28

It's happening !!

We are thrilled to announce that Brussels will host its 3rd Lindy Exchange - the BRUX - on 11, 12 and 13 November 2016!

Once again, lindy hoppers from across Europe will flock to Brussels for a weekend-long stream of discovery, bonding, fun and of course, swing dancing. You can count on top quality bands, fabulous venues, inventive activities, and a warm welcome.

We'll very soon disclose more information about this year's exchange, so stay tuned at www.thebrux.be, and on our facebook page. 

See you soon on the dancefloor,
The BRUX Team

PS: In the meantime, check out our glamorous pictures from last's year edition!
 

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 23:59