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"The Italian "Swing Craze" Festival"

Italy's longest running Swing Festival is ready for a new challenge with best bands, top teachers
and tons of history and culture.

The Swing Craze Festival, green, inclusive and syncopated is managed by the Italian Swing Dance
, with the support of the European Union and the project Swinging Europe Network 2.

The edition 2024 will have 3 days of celebrations at full swing, with musicians, teachers and DJs
from all over the world: 105th anniversary celebration of the Queen of Swing "Norma Miller", dance
workshops, conferences, Lindy Old Timers, Chester Whitmore's birthday celebration, welcome
cocktails, explosive concerts, after-parties, vintage market and the documentary “Queen of Swing”...
all in an edition of artistic and cultural high content that will take place inside the Grand Hotel Adriatico
in Montesilvano

The Swing Craze Festival is a 100-year journey dedicated to the "History and Culture of Swing",
so get ready for a musical and visual excursus that goes from 1920s Jazz to the present day.

Swing Craze 2024 – Winter edition... 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.

Special guest 2024

Exclusively at the Swing on the Beach 2023, the Lord of Swing, the one and only
Chester Whitmore!

A unique Entertainer, Choreographer, Dancer, Cinematographer, Stunt Coordinator,
Historian of Vernacular Dance
in America who combines his talents to create every time a
surprising performance.

STOB 2016
STOB 2016 - 2

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.

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 – Taranto Swing Festival – Royal Swing Festival – Rockin’ Summer Fest), 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