No need for tickets?


Completely easy: no ticket pre-purchasing is required. You can ‘click-in’ and try if you like it. 

We created a different system of monetising to keep it accessible for all. 

Our goal is to pay our professionals a worthy weige. Therefore we ask you to donate whatever is feasible for you.

A recommended donation for a class per person is €7 and for a party €15.

More is great, less is fine too.

With each activity you’ll find a link to donate.

Maecenas or patron?


On top of donations you can become a maecenas or patron. You make it possible for us to organise our activities.

People like you give us a more steady budget to work with <3


Supporter €10 

I like what you do, and support Ups and Downs

Basic Patron €25 

I want you to keep on creating.

Maecenas €50 

Ups and Downs is great, I’m sure you’ll spend this support well.

Ups and Downs Fan €100 

There you go, still peanuts compared to a regular weekend! I’m happy to make this festival possible, and will probably attend most of your activities! 

Fr1%wh*$ler €xx 

I love weird numbers. I want to donate €1,78 cause that’s all you have left on your account? I want to donate €37 ‘cause that’s just enough to pay every team member a belgian beer? Here you go €1000, I won the lottery last week…



We love to surprise you and the team will make sure you can enjoy swing music and dance culture ‘offscreen’.

We will challenge you, if you allow us.

Sign up for free, no obligations attached.

And get up to… be turned upside down.

Be sure to read our
Code of Conduct



Upside Down is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable event experience for everyone, therefore all attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers at Upside Down are required to comply with the following code of conduct.

Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need help? Email or (during the event) find an organizer in person at any venue.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be found at any venue.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue staff or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.

We expect participants to follow these rules at dance and workshop venues.

Thank you

This document was based on Berlin Balboa Weekend’s code of conduct. Feel free to use this, as-is or in a modified form, for your own dance event.