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600 Minutes of Swing in Scotland

Monday, 11th April, 2016

Last weekend, saw the 4th 600 minutes of Swing, dance Event, in Scotland. JiveSwing Teachers Joseph & Charlotte, were happy to be invited to teach there for the 3rd time, since they started.

600 minutes, is a medium sized swing dance weekend, run by a team of university students and held across several venues, in the beautiful town of St Andrews. Joseph & Charlotte (UK), were teaching alongside fellow teachers Emelie & Rebecka DecaVita (Sweden), Aurore Sapaly & Aurélien Faravelon (France).

Dancers came, primarily from other universities around the UK, such as Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, to more southern universities in Nottingham, plus non-student, swing dancers from USA, France, Germany and Sweden etc.

It was also really nice to see many of the original society students, that set up the society, returning from their current town of work, to support the event.


The atmosphere in both classes and social dances, were really warm and friendly, where everyone danced with each other, the whole night, resulting in a really chilled, yet exciting weekend. We had such a great time sharing our knowledge, history , culture, passion and dance with everyone.

We’d like to say a massive thanks to all the St Andrews University Swing Dance society, for putting on such a great weekend and inviting us to be part of it. Thanks also to all the amazing students that participated on the weekend too. Hope to see you all again soon.