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Swing n Blues In Croatia

Monday, 27th April, 2015

Our tour schedule, took us to the beautiful city of Zagreb, in Croatia this weekend, to teach Blues and Swing workshops. We took a connecting flight via Vienna, boarding a very small plane. It was like a private jet. :-) As we touched down in Croatia, we were greeted by friends, warm hugs and sunny weather.

It was our second time teaching at Swing City Zagreb, where the camp had grown from just 1 level with local dancers, to 3 levels, from beginners to advanced, with classes in Blues, Lindy Hop, Jazz and the Shag.. attracting lots dancers from many countries, including Slovenia, France, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Holland, Serbia, Austria and all over Croatia.

Photo taken by a shaky hand – Blues Class I

All the dancers worked really hard on isolating hips and every muscle in their body over the two days, plus swinging out all night, in the competitions, dancing in the streets and doing the charleston around the town centre.. After all this hard work, it was time for refuelling, with friends of the camp..

Meal time, with some of the friends from the workshop…

The evening was exciting, as DJ’s Berislav, Isabela and the ‘SwingTones’, a swing band from Slovenia, played some amazing sets, to keep the dance floor filled with dancers. There was a lot of excitement in the competition, as dancers from various countries, battled in the finals, with a spot light to the band. The energy, was crazy, as everyone did the shim sham, the jiveswing stroll, followed by  late night dancing… Everyone left on a high :-)

Photo by – Matjaž Vertuš: Dancing doing the JiveSwing Stroll…

The Sunday night farewell Party, was awesome, in a venue overlooking the city. I DJ’d for the final blues hour. It was such a great party, that nobody wanted to leave, even when the music had stopped.

Massive thanks to our fellow teachers, dancers and most of all to the organisers, Jumpn Swing Zagreb, for such an amazing Swing City Zagreb 2015. Looking forward to 2016 already… Bok!