20-22 Oct 2023

All the Info

All the info you'll need during the weekend is on this page!

Keep an eye for possible changes

(skip the welcome note)

Welcome (back) to Athens!

It’s been three years since Athens had its’ last Blues dance festival!

A lot has happened since then! Mainly:

All this makes us extremely excited to be hosting «Blues After Hours»!

If you know us, you know we’ve put our whole hearts into it.
We hope you enjoy every part of it: the classes, venues, music & of course the beauties and delicacies the city of Athens has to offer!

See you on the dance floor,
Alex, Ioanna
and a group of crazy, excited & loving volunteers!

Before the festival

Make sure you have selected the Theme Class you want to attend.

People with a Party Pass can also attend the talk with Dara.
(must register on the link above)

You will be notified via email about which you’ve been assigned to or you can ask at the front desk.
Our home-base is our own studio, the Stomping Ground.

You will find a volunteer ready to help during all class hours.

All other classes venues are 2-5 mins from there.
Thursday night get-together

If you added the «Thu night side-event» till last Sunday and you’ve been accepted (check here), you can join us at a Greek tavern with live music!

Here are the details

Map of all venues Classes schedule


Before attending any party or class you must collect your bracelet*.


If you arrive early and are planning to come to the tavern you can check-in early!
@«Stomping Ground» from 19:00 to 20:00


  • Level A from 19:00 @ «Stomping Ground»
  • Levels B, C & D and Party Passes from 21:15 @ the party venue


  • Levels A & B from 11:15 @ «Stomping Ground»
  • Levels C & D from 11.15 @ «Alkimini Theater»

* The bracelets are crochet, hand-made with love by @Bernadette Crochet. We hope you keep them as a souvenir for quite some time after the festival. You can find some of Bernadettes’ creations at our studio.


 Classes schedule

Stomping Ground

  • Address: Sfittion 10, Athens 11854
  • 1st floor (enter from the pedestrian street)
  • Map

Alkmini Theater

  • Address: Alkminis 8-12, Athens 11854
  • Map


  • Address: Thessalonikis 17, Athens 11851
  • If possible, bring another pair of shoes and change from your street shoes when entering
  • Map

Audition (level D)

After deliberation with the team and the teachers, we have decided not to hold an audition for group D.

Read more about this decision

Lunch breaks

There is a supermarket right across the street from our studio.
This will be your best option for buying snacks to get through the classes!

This is not open on Sunday!

During the Saturday lunch break there will be some snacks available at our studio.

These are courtesy of one of our students’ bakery!

The bar on the ground floor of our studio serves good food!
But it will be impossible for them to serve everyone during the lunch break.

Better save this option for after classes, when you’re not in a rush.


Parties Start at 21:30

  • Check-in on Friday night opens at 21:15

First live set at 23:00

  • Friday night party ends at 3am
  • Sat & Sun parties have no time-limit

Friday Nigh Venue

  • Remember to bring an ID !
  • Dress up

(read why)



  • European Emergency number: 112
    (for all types of emergencies)


  • Police: 100
  • Medical Emergencies: 166

Festival related «emergencies»

  • Dimitra (volunteer) +306944639002
  • Marina (volunteer) +306989788941
  • Alex (organizer) +306938024910
  • Ioanna (organizer) +306946088803

We will be quite busy making sure everything is running smoothly so please use these as a last resource if you can’t find a volunteer to help out.