PRICING

Registration and ticket sales for Mother City Hop 2018 open on 1 September. We strongly encourage you to register as leader-follower pairs in the same level, as there is likely to be a waiting list for followers.

* Please note that you won’t be dancing with the same partner throughout the event. Our registration process is an effort to balance the ratio of leaders and followers as early as possible, making for a better event experience for all.

Full Pass:


  • 8 hours of lindy hop & jazz workshops
  • 4 hours of taster classes
  • Entrance to all 4 parties

Party Pass:


  • Entrance to all 4 parties

Beginner Lite:


  • 6 hours of beginner lindy hop & jazz workshops
  • Entrance to 2 of the 4 parties

Tour Package:


  • 4 days exploring Cape Town’s best sights
  • Includes transport, entrance fees and lunch

All Star Pass:


  • Tour Package
  • Full Pass
  • Event t-shirt
R2,400–R3,300

R450

R900

R2,800

R5,500

Full Pass:


  • 8 hours of lindy hop & jazz workshops
  • 4 hours of taster classes
  • Entrance to all 4 parties
R2,400–R3,400

Party Pass:


  • Entrance to all 4 parties
R450

Beginner Lite:


  • 6 hours of beginner lindy hop & jazz workshops
  • Entrance to 2 of the four parties
R900

Tour Package:


  • 4 days exploring Cape Town’s best sights
  • Includes transport, entrance fees and lunch
R2,800

All Star Pass:


  • Tour Package
  • Full Pass
  • Event t-shirt
R5,500

Full Pass: all workshops, all parties


Our Full Pass, which includes eight hours of lindy hop & jazz workshops, four hours of taster classes in swing-related concepts and traditional African dance, and entrance to all four parties. This ticket is valued at about R2,900, which covers the cost of flying teachers in from Europe and the USA, hiring five different class venues, and a variety of other event expenses.

Since we know that not everyone is able to afford this price, we have a range of price options available. By purchasing the higher-priced tickets, you can help subsidise those who can’t afford the full price. For those with less means, we’re also offering a considerable discount if you buy early! The lowest ticket price goes up each month, with our cheapest tickets available in September only.

* Please note that there are only 20 tickets available at R2,400 / R2,600 / R2,800 respectively.

Pick your price:

September: R2,400 – R3,300
October: R2,600 – R3,300
November: R2,800 – R3,300
December-March: R2,900 – R3,300


  • Party Pass: All parties

    Are you less excited about the workshops, and more excited about partying late, sleeping in and exploring the city? Get a Party Pass! R450 gets you a ticket to all four of the Mother City Hop parties: Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th March.
  • Beginner Lite: For new dancers

    Brand new to lindy hop? Join in the joy of Mother City Hop as a total beginner, and learn the basics at an easier pace. For R900, you’ll get six hours of top instruction in lindy hop and jazz basics, and entrance to two of the four parties.
  • Tour Package: 4-day tour of Cape Town

    Join local and visiting dancers for our 4-day curated tour of the Mother City. Explore the Cape Peninsula, hike up Table Mountain, visit Langa Township and more… R2,800 per ticket includes, transport from the city centre to each destination, entrance fees where applicable, and lunch each day.
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  • All Star Pass: Full Pass, MCH Tours, event t-shirt

    Visiting from afar, and keen to take workshops, too? You’ll want to get an All Star Pass. R5,500 gets you the 4-day tour package, a Full Pass (all workshops and parties) and a MCH t-shirt.

Cape Town Swing member discount · Locals only


5% off for half-year members
10% off for full-year

Loyalty discount · Internationals only


10% off if you’ve been to MCH before, and you’re not from South Africa

Installment option · Locals only


Local dancers buying tickets before the end of October can pay for their tickets in three installments – first payment is due before end-October; second payment before end-December; third payment before end-February.

Reduced rates


An application form will be available for those who wish to apply for our reduced-rate tickets. Please note that only a limited number will be available.

Registration process:

  • From the 1st of September, you will be able to register for Mother City Hop by completing our registration form.
  • You’ll receive a confirmation of your registration within one week, and a ticket invoice.
    • In case there is a waiting list, you will  updated regularly as to your position (to avoid this, we recommend registering with a partner).
  • Once your ticket is approved you’ll have a two-week window to pay for your ticket. If we don’t receive payment within two weeks, your ticket will be released to someone else.