Wellcome to the Beginner's Track! Here is some information for your attention:

Your pass includes 4 lessons (2 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday), sauna, Saturday taster and party, and Sunday Tea dance. Please note, your pass does not include meals or accommodation!

The schedule for Beginners' Track:


15-16: Registration

16.30-18.30: Lessons

18.30-19.30: Free time (sauna/dinner/rest )

19.30-20.30: Musicality taster

20.30-       Party (Theme Mermaids and Pirates!)



11.30-13.30: Lessons

13.30-15.30: Free time

15.30-17.30: Tea dance


Beginners' Track lessons start on Saturday at 16.30. Please arrive well in advance (before 16.00) for check in! We will be waiting for you in the Varala main building, where you will get your access wristband and wellcome bag. After that you will be moving to another building where you will have your lessons. Teachers of the beginners' track are Tanja Wingerter and Karri Rasinmäki. 

Please bring dance shoes, a water bottle, enough clothes to change,  and a towel. After the lesson you will have one hour to have sauna and/or to eat, before the musicality taster starts in the main sports hall. You are allowed to consume your own snacks and refreshments by the sauna, but remember, alcoholic drinks are not allowed elsewhere in Varala. In Varalas' own cafe, Cafe Anna they are selling drinks and snacks until 20.00. After that, we will be selling some snacks and soft drinks during the party. Please bring small change, card payments are not possible!

Please notice, that the doors  get locked at 22.00! So there is no entrance to the buildings without a key after that! So please make sure to get in the main building before doors close. If you get locked outside of the building, there will be a phone number by the door that you can call and we will come to open the door.

Your Beginners' track pass does not include Friday party! If you want to join the Friday party as well, you can still buy a ticket at the door, the price is 35 euros, only in cash. Please bring exact change!

We have booked an amazing swing band from Sweden: the Gentlemen & Gangsters, to play for us both on Friday and Saturday! So let's party!

See you soon!








Lakeside Lindy is almost here! We can hardly wait to see you all fellow dancers!


We will be waiting for you by the registration desk in the Varala main building on Friday from 17.00.  Notice, that the doors will be locked at 22.00. So please arrive before that! If you will be arriving later than that, please let us know!


Single night tickets will be sold also at the door for 35 euros until the doors close (22.00.).  Please bring exact change! No cards accepted!

 Please take some small change with you, since we will be selling some snacks and soft drinks during the party. Varala's own cafĂ© (Cafe Anna) will be serving only until  20.00.

Also notice, that if you want to have sauna on Saturday evening, please bring a swimming suit! You will need it especially if you want to have a swim in the lake. If you don't have accommodation in Varala, you should bring your own towel as well. You can also bring you own snacks and refreshments to the sauna area. Please notice anyhow, that it is not allowed to consume your own alcoholic drinks in Varala premises other than the sauna building! 

These were just a couple of things highlighted for your attention! You will be handed a camp booklet with detailed information while registering to the camp. There will be also a short info on Saturday morning before the audition. However, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we are here for you! See you soon!

PartyTheme release

Due to popular demand we have now released single night dance passes for Friday and Saturday. The pass includes one taster class and one night of dancing to the amazing Gentlemen & Gangsters! You can buy your ticket in advance using the registration form. The price for the ticket is 30 euros in advance and 35 euros at the door. And of course you can still buy a Party Pass for both evenings for 50 euros! But remember, the registration is open only until 14th of August!


Only one month to go! We are closing the registration in two weeks, so now it is the last moment for all you wannabee mermaids and pirates to sign up! We still have some spots especially for couples and leaders! We have also plenty of space in the Beginners' Track, where especially leaders are needed! Or if you simply want to party for two nights, enjoying the incredible swing of the Gentlemen  & Gangsters, you can buy a Party Pass! So it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, or anything in between, the dance floor is yours! Join the party!

PartyTheme release

It is no more possible to book accommodation through Lakeside Lindy registration, but you can still call Varala Sports Institute directly to ask available rooms (phone: +358 3 2631 111), or you can book a room in any Hotel or Hostel in Tampere center and you will still be reasonably close to the venue. Visit Tampere lists some affordable accommodation options here: https://visittampere.fi/article/affordable-accommodation

However, the first weekend of September will be full of events in Tampere, so  we recommend you to book your room as soon as possible! In case it proves to be difficult to find suitable accommodation, please contact us: lakesidelindy(at)swingteam.fi . We will do the best we can to help you! 

It is now possible to buy Party Passes! The price is 50 euros and it includes two tasters and parties with live music. Want to know more? Read about the Parties!

If you are a beginner in Lindy Hop, you can choose the Beginners' Track, which includes four lessons (two on Saturday, two on Sunday), lakeside sauna (you can bring your own food and drinks to sauna!), Saturday musicality taster and the party with live music, and  Sunday afternoon tea dance. This is a great way to experience the whole scene! And the price is only 60 euros! Want to know more? Check Beginners' Track

Go to the Registration to buy your passes!


The last week with Early Bird prices is here! So if you did not sign up yet, do it now! The prices will go up on 1st of June. And remember: We have a prize draw for those who register as Early Birds! All you have to do is register by the end of May (31.5.2017). Finlayson has donated a high quality Tamminiemi bath- and hand towel set  that will be handed to one lucky winner at the evening party on Friday!

Early Bird Prices

Time to wake up and sign up to Lakeside Lindy! We have a prize draw for those who register as Early Birds! All you have to do is register by the end of May (31.5.2017). Finlayson has donated a high quality Tamminiemi bath- and hand towel set  that will be handed to one lucky winner at the evening party on Friday!

Finlayson is one of the oldest textile companies in Finland. The factory was founded in 1823 in Tampere, by the Tammerkoski stream. The factory is not in its original use anymore, but luckily the old factory area has a new life full of galleries, shops, restaurants and a big movie theatre complex. The factory outlet of Finlayson can be found from the area too. 

Finlayson has designed Tamminiemi collection in tribute to sauna. The products are created using materials that are as authentic and pure as the sauna experience itself.

Read more: Finlayson

Finlayson tamminie

Dear fellow Dancers!


The long winter in Finland is over and the ice is melting. Our hearts have melted too and filled with joy, because the registration to Lakeside Lindy is now open!  

For Early Birds we have special prices until  31st of May. You can choose between Full Pass and Dance Only Pass. We will have Party Passes too, but they will be sold from 1st of June only. On our website You can find the most important information You will need for registration and we are constantly adding information to the pages. However, if You have any questions concerning the event, do not hesitate to contact us: lakesidelindy(at)swingteam.fi. We are happy to answer! 


Be ready! The finnish bears are waking up from their winter sleep and so are we! The registration for Lakeside Lindy is opening on Friday, 31st of March at 12.00 (at 11.00am CET)! Be an Early Bird and catch the best prices!  The Early Bird Prices are valid until 31st of May.


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