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Tuesday, 18th August, 2015

Swing On The Beach 2015 – Pescara Italy

Joseph & Charlotte were invited to teach at Swing On The Beach, in Italy, for the 3rd consecutive year , where over  30 students from JiveSwing.Com classes came, which included other JiveSwing teachers.

Some of the JiveSwing.Com family having a pre-dance dinner in Pescara.

This year, the event location had moved further along the beach, to Montesilvano, with a larger stage and dance floor. The atmosphere was amazing as the seating and the dance floor area, was full with hundreds of people, from various countries, each night. There were lots of DJ’s, such as Lucie Q, Master Dip, GI Jive, Alex, plus was also a larger selection of bands, but each night always ended with a classic Big Band, including the Dixi Big Band and of course the amazing Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra. However, before we hit the dance floor, pasta, pizza and gelato was required!

Dancers in Joseph & Charlotte’s Intermediate Class

There was more workshops and levels this year, ranging from  Absolute Beginners, up to Intermediate/Advanced, plus tasters in Balboa, One Step, Tap etc which all seemed even busier than last year.

Dancers in  Joseph & Charlotte’s Improver Class

The final night of the festival, was absolutely mind blowing, as the Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra, Led by band leader Mauritzio Big Daddy, played some of the best Count Basie arrangements, which sounded like Basie himself. The crowd went wild and all the JiveSwing dancers broke out into a impromptu Big Apple. Swing On The Beach 2015, was certainly one of the best for us, so far and everyone we spoke to had a great time.

Swing On The Beach 2015 Evening Dance

A massive thanks to Roberta & Maurizio and the Abruzzo Swing Dance Society, for all their months of hard work, time, dedication and passion in organising this amazing festival. Their generosity and love, knows no end, as they go way beyond expectations to ensure that everyone is happy and has a great time.

Looking forward to Swing On The Beach 2016 already…..