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Swing City Zagreb 2016 – Croatia

Monday, 25th April, 2016

So last weekend, JiveSwing Teachers Joseph & Charlotte’s tour took them to Croatia, for an event called Swing City Zagreb AKA SCZ 2016.

Now in it’s 3rd year, Swing City Zagreb is really friendly and fun dance weekend, with over 150 – 200 dancers coming from 14 different countries, including Norway,  Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France, UK, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Serbia and off course Croatia.

Joseph and Charlotte put the students though their paces, with some profound techniques, authentic and high energy swing dance moves. Using their unique teaching skills, all students were showing signs of improving their dancing, by the end of each class.

By the end of the weekend, the intermediate students were extremely happy and excited, but feeling exhausted.. 

It also seemed, that the same thing happened to the remaining advanced Students on the Sunday afternoon too.. :-) 

The Saturday evening was held in a beautiful venue, with a fabulous wooden floor, in the centre of Zagreb. The night was filled with approximately 200 dancers, from various countries.

Selfie with Joseph & Charlotte, fellow teachers Jana, Simon, Nela, Competition Finalists

During the evening, there was a Jack n Jill competition, where dancers from various countries, were battling for top prizes. The standard in the competition was great.

Joseph & Charlotte performing in Croatia: photo by Ivan Marinakovic

All teachers, performed cabaret entertainment, whilst music was provided by top DJ’s and the amazing band ‘The SwingTones’, lead by Matjaž Vertuš, from Slovenia.   

Fellow teachers and some of the students, that made it to the last class, of the weekend.

The dancing each night, continued until the early hours of the morning. However, it didn’t stop the keen students for turning up to class, albeit a little sleepy on the Sunday..

Joseph & Charlotte, with exhausted organisors Tatjana and Goran, after the weekend

A huge thanks to our amazing and loving organisers Tatjana and Goran, for putting on such a fantastic weekend. We had such a good time and looking forward to Swing City Zagreb 2017 already..