REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT POLICIES
There is two types of passes, the FULL PASS and the ADVENTURE PAS.
If you wish to purchase a pass, please, pay attention to the following steps:
- STEP #1: Fill the registration form in the registration section.
- STEP #2: Proceed to pay the ‘deposit’ via the Paypal button in the Paying section. Once we have received the ‘deposit payment’ we will send you a ‘confirmation e-mail‘.
Everybody should make a ‘deposit payment’ via PayPal. The remaining amount will be paid in cash at the registration desk.
- Registration for a PASS is not valid until the ‘deposit payment’ is received.
- PAYMENTS IN ADVANCE: We will only accept PayPal. A PayPal account is not required. You can make a payment with credit card or debit card without having to sign up for a PayPal account. If you’d like to pay through a bank transfer or eCheck, that is an option as well for all PayPal account holders. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these payment options, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
- PAYMENT AT THE DOOR: We will only accept cash. We cannot accept credit cards or checks. Sorry.
We would like to have parties with a number of leaders and followers is as balanced as possible.
In order to keep this ratio we follow the next policy:
- Registration with partner is directly accepted.
- Registration without partner could be directed to a waiting list if the balance is lost and you’ll be notified. Paying the fee does not imply to be accepted.
barSWINGona allow people from the same city and surrounding area to register as a group in order to get a nice discount. That’s what we call a barSWINGroup. Please check the GROUPS section below to read about the terms, conditions and procedure.
By hosting other dancers you get the chance to meet new people and to be hosted by them when you visit their city. AND on top of that you get a discount on your pass price.
People interested in hosting or being hosted can indicate that in the Registration Form.
Please, in case you need to cancel you registration, let us know as soon as possible. The deposit will be fully refunded if the notice is received before the early registration date. After that date, the deposit will not be refunded.
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The organizer is not responsible for any use that may be made by other people or companies.
PHYSICAL INJURIES DISCLAIMER
Bear in mind that dancing is an aerobic and physical activity, and your participation is at your own risk. barSWINGona organisers and professionals refuse taking any responsibility for any physical injury, loss or damage which may occur from your participation in the festival or any fatal addiction to swing dancing that may occur during or after the event.
Since the beginning of this adventure as a swing festival, one of the aims of barSWINGona has been to promote the encounter of lindy hop communities from different regions and Barcelona Swing dancers.
In this spirit, barSWINGona encourages dancers from the same community (meaning a city and its surroundings) to attend barSWINGona festival as a barSWINGgroup by giving them a special treat including discounts and gifts (see the details in the sections below).
If you qualify as barSWINGgroup then you’ll enjoy the following advantages:
- a fee discount to ALL group members (check the PRICES section).
- a complimentary gift to the Group leader (check the “Group leader duties” section below).
To qualify as a barSWINGgroup you must be a group of lindy hoppers from the same community meaning:
- You have to be at least 5 leaders and 5 followers (not necessarily partners or registering to the same tracks and levels).
- You must be from the same community: we consider a community is not a region or a country but it is restricted to a city and its surroundings.
- You must be foreigner, meaning that you are coming from a city out of Catalonia.
- All of you must register for a WEEKEND or FULL pass. Party passes do not qualify.
- All member registrations must be ACCEPTED. Being pre-registered or in a waiting list is NOT an accepted registration.
A group may loose its status if does not have enough members during the final registration process at the beginning of the festival.There are two types of group:
- Group: between 10 and 29 members. It have the group discount.
- Mega group: 30 members or more. It have the MEGA-group discount.
If you believe that you qualify as a barSWINGgroup and you want to be so this is what the group should do:
- Choose a Group NAME.
- Designate a Group LEADER.
- Each member of the group must indicate both in the registration from when she/he registers.
- Prepare a Group outfit for the Saturday Swing Communities Party (and you can optionally add some sort of short show presentation)
The Group LEADER should take care of the issues indicated below.
The barSWINGgroup LEADER must take care of the following:
- Fill in the GROUPS’s FORM.
- Check that your group is listed in the Groups list in this section of the festival website.
- Make sure that all group members include the group info in their registration forms.
- Make sure that all group members pay the registration deposit on time.
- Take care of the registration and payment for all members at the registration desk in Barcelona at the beginning of the festival.
- Encourage the group members to prepare a nice Group outfit for the Saturday Swing party.
- Collect suggestions and complaints from the group members and send them firstname.lastname@example.org
In appreciation to all this work, barSWINGgroup LEADER will get the following:
- the registration fee discount:
- If the group is formed by 8 to 15 members: discount as any other member of the group (check the PRICES section). If the group is formed by 16 to 31 members: 1 free full pass (you will come for free to barSWINGona’18!).
- If the group is formed by 32 member or more: 2 free full pass (for the group Lead and other member of the group that he/she chooses).
- an invitation to the barSWINGona staff & friends diner on Sunday.