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"The Italian "Swing Craze" Festival"

Swing on the Beach 2021!
The longest-running festival in Italy dedicated to the Swing Craze! The restrictions due to Covid-19 allow us only a reduced edition but still with a high artistic and cultural content.

The Italian Swing Dance Society, with the collaboration of the City of Pescara and with the co-financing of the EACEA (Creative Europe Program of the European Union) within the Swinging Europe project is proud to present three days of Festival with musicians, teachers and DJs from Sweden, Lithuania, Spain and Italy.
As always, free admission for concerts and cultural events.

The Swing on the Beach is a 100-year long journey traditionally dedicated to "History and Culture of Swing", therefore in addition to an excursus that goes from the late 20's Jazz to the 90's Neo-Swing with musical groups, there will be performers that will give essays of the different dance styles related to Jazz and Swing.
The documentary on the life of the “Queen of SwingNorma Miller and a historical conference will complete the three days of Swing on the Beach 2021.

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

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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 Society, 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 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 (Swing Craze Club).

Thanks to the Italian Swing Dance Society, 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 Society
info: +39 3479912712