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"The Italian "Swing Craze" Festival"

Seventh edition of the Italian Festival dedicated to the "Swing Craze", recognized by the European Union within the "Creative Europe" program.
The program boasts a stellar cast from Europe and the United States of America and everything takes place inside the fantastic sports center of the Naiadi, facing the sea, in the Pinewood of the northern area of Pescara.

At the disposal of the participants there will be an Olympic swimming pool with solarium, indoor swimming pools, weight room, cardio room, sauna, bar, restaurant, park and Swing ... morning, noon and night, and if that is not enough, the beach is 30 meters far!! This edition is dedicated to the "History of Swing" with many European artists (musicians, DJs and teachers) with several decades of Swing on their shoulders. Artists who were present when Frankie Manning arrived in Europe in the 80s and who participated and organized events for him and with him; artists who have invested their lives and entrusted their own dreams to Swing, played as well as danced.

Also this year the "Swing on the Beach" Festival is proud to present artists who have never performed in Italy before, but who have written their name in the History of Swing in Europe. The seventh will be an all-round edition, able to literally travel from the 20s when Swing music began to germinate, until the years 2000, passing through the different facets of syncopated music and through the different kinds of dance like Tap dance, Charleston, Savoy Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Jive, Boogie ... from Lindy Hop to Hip-Hop thanks to Hep hep! For the very first time there will be a "Battle of the bands"!! As usual, the contest will be held for emerging groups "Saranno Swingosi", and the best of them, voted by a selected jury, will enter by right in issue # 8.

Do not forget in mid-August, as usual, the "Taka-Tiki" party from 12.00 am!!


Miss Norma Miller

Ladies and gentlemen, the seventh edition of the Swing on the Beach Festival is enhanced by the presence of Her Majesty the "Queen of Swing", Miss Norma Miller!

Another event that will remain memorable thanks to this artist with 80 years of career on his shoulders! The icon of Lindy Hop, the last witness of the grandeur of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, the most famous Swing dance group in the world; witness both of events that are found in books and of others that we will never find in any text. His life during the Swing Craze, in contact with artists called Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr, Frankie Manning, in well-known locations like the Savoy, the Apollo Theater; Harlem, Las Vegas, Vietnam, in short, History in person!

Norma Miller will present her new compositions and music together with Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra, her official group, recorded in the Cd "A Swingin'Love Fest" and being published in the upcoming one "Swingin' at the Savoy".

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Association founded in 2010 with the aim of spreading music, dance, culture, customs and style of the 30s and 40s. It has its registered office in Pescara and in recent years has managed to create a vast movement around Swing both national and iternational.

The Italian Swing Dance Society boasts an organization and a structure virtually unique in Italy, as it organizes 2 Festivals ("Swing on the Beach" and "LOT - Lindy Old Timers", dedicated to original Swing dancers), manages 2 musical bands (the Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra and the Hoofers Club), has 2 DJs (Lady Swing and Big Daddy), a MC (Big Daddy), has a dance school, organizes weekly dance evenings and has a club dedicated to Swing 24 hours a day (Swing Craze Club).

Lady Swing:
Festival’s engine, dance teacher, DJ, singer, event organizer (Swing on the Beach - LOT Lindy Old Timers), volcano in continuous eruption!

Big Daddy:
Band leader of the "Billy Bros. Swing Orchestra" and of the "Hoofers Club", double bass player, singer, arranger, MC (Swing on the Beach - Swing 'n' Milan - Rome Lindy Exchange - You wanna be Americano - Perugia Swing Festival), DJ, dance teacher, artistic director (Swing on the Beach - LOT Lindy Old Timers), "cultural agitator", incurable passionate about the syncopated rhythm and all that makes "SWING"!

website: Italian Swing Dance Society
info: +39 3479912712