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"The Italian "Swing Craze" Festival"

With great regret, despite ourselves, we are forced to communicate that Swing on the Beach - The Italian "Swing Craze" Festival will not be able to take place due to an unforeseen financial difficulty of the Municipality of Pescara, our partner.

We deeply apologize to all friends and fans but, unlike in previous years, we will not be able to face the important expenses foreseen with our own funds alone.

We will not give up and we are waiting for you all from 1 to 3 July at the Taranto Swing Festival for swinging on the Beach!!

Swing on the Beach 2022!
The longest-running festival in Italy dedicated to the Swing Craze is back in full swing and despite the economic hardship due to Covid-19, we will do everything possible to manage an edition of high artistic and cultural content.

The Italian Swing Dance Academy, with the participation of the City of Pescara, is proud to present three days of free admission Festival with musicians, teachers and DJs from all over the world. Dance workshops with international teachers also are on board, as well as the 5th edition of the Contest “Saranno Swingosi” for emerging bands.

The Swing on the Beach is a 100 year long journey traditionally dedicated to the "History and Culture of Swing", so get ready for a musical and visual trip that goes from the late 20's Jazz to the present day.
There will be tributes to the Queen of Swing “Norma Miller” and a historic conference to complete the three days of Swing on the Beach 2022.

Browse the pages of the site and discover the artists who will make this edition unforgettable too !!

Hep hep!


Miss Norma Miller

Her Majesty the "Queen of Swing", Miss Norma Miller, remains a palpable presence during Swing on the Beach, despite her passing on May 5, 2019. Honorary President of the Italian Swing Dance Academy, her figure and her teachings will continue to guide our path and will remain in the hearts of all those who knew her and who will remember her with pleasure during the evenings of the Festival, thanks to dance, music and talk-show.

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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 international.

The Italian Swing Dance Academy 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 (Swing Craze Club).

Thanks to the Italian Swing Dance Academy, many musical groups, DJs and dance teachers have come to Italy for the first time, including Norma Miller, Chester Whitmore, Simon Selmon, Per Mogesen, Ian Hartley and the couple Joseph Sewell & Charlotte Middlemiss.

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 Crash - 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 Academy
info: +39 3479912712