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Get into the Swing

Dance Camp Senigallia

30 July - 6 August 2022

Senigallia, Riviera Adriatica (Marche).

The Summer Jamboree Dance Camp promises to deliver a full immersion into the world of Swing and Rock’n’Roll dancing.

Eight whole days to learn those first steps or develop your style and technique alongside some of the best dancers on the international Swing and Rock’n’Roll scene.

Who is it for

Dance Camp is for all dancers of all levels, from those who have never taken a triple-step in their life, to those who are always the first and last on the dance floor, or already have plenty of experience, there is something for everyone. 

Lessons are divided into three levels:

Dance styles

At the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp you can learn various different styles of dance

Including Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jive, Collegiate Shag, The Big Apple, Solo Tap and Solo Jazz.

boogie wooglie
lindy hop
balboa
collegiate shag
solo jazz
jive
big apple
solo tap

Boogie Woogie describes a lively style of jazz music that really came into its own in the 1920s. The dance we know today came along a little later and was inspired by the Swing dances of the 40s and 50s. It is a fun and happy partner dance that is quite structured, but not choreographed. It is often danced to up-tempo rock’n’roll or rhythm’n’blues rhythms, although can also be danced to slower tempos.

Lindy Hop is a partnered Swing dance that was born in Harlem in the late 1920s and is synonymous with the Swing era and dance halls (and indeed street corners!) of the 1930s & 1940s. After its revival in the 1980s and 1990s its popularity has exploded worldwide, and over the years it has developed many different styles. It is danced to many styles of music, not just jazz, and is very social and improvisational in nature.

Balboa is a partnered Swing dance that dates back to the 20s, 30s and 40s, and evolved as a reaction to the crowded dance floors of the day. It is often danced to faster swing and jazz rhythms, and so the footwork tends to be smaller and smoother, and the embrace between partners much closer than the other swing dances.

Collegiate Shag is a high energy partner dance originating from the 1920s and 1930s and is experiencing a huge revival on the Swing scene today. It is danced to many styles of music from jazz and swing to western swing and even rock’n’roll, and often to fast tempos! It shares rhythm patterns with other swing dances, however the footwork and the hold is quite different.

Solo Jazz refers to free or improvised dance to jazz music, without a partner. Combining traditional jazz steps and routines from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, you can play with rhythm patterns, syncopation, musicality, improvisation and interpretation. Solo Jazz can also help improve your understanding of rhythm and musicality and add styling to your partner dancing.

While the term Jive has its roots in 1920s and 1930s America, the dance style recognised as Jive today emerged in the 1940s when American troops arrived in Europe during the Second World War, bringing their big band music and dance moves with them. A partnered social dance, Jive evolved Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug, and was the precursor to Rock’n’Roll. It can vary in style, from smooth and gentle to lively and bouncy – like rockabilly jive for example! And it is danced to varied tempos and genres of music from Swing to Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues.

The Big Apple was a very popular circle dance in the late 1930s. It is danced to swing music, and it is made up of a series of jazz steps that can either be performed in response to a caller, or performed in sequence as a routine.

Tap dance has a long history and was particularly popular during the Vaudeville era of the early 20th Century, and the Jazz and Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s, where some steps even found their way into the Lindy Hop. Solo Tap consists of percussive jazz steps performed to different rhythms. No tap shoes required!

  • BOOGIE WOOGIE
  • LINDY HOP
  • BALBOA
  • COLLEGIATE SHAG
  • SOLO JAZZ
  • JIVE
  • BIG APPLE
  • SOLO TAP
Master the basics

Boot Camp Senigallia

30 July - 6 August 2022

Senigallia, Riviera Adriatica (Marche).

Summer Jamboree Boot Camp is an intensive course designed to take you from level 0 to level 1 in a short space of time. 

Even if you have never danced before in your life, at the end of one session you will be confident with the basics, feel comfortable dancing with a partner, and be raring to get onto the dance floor!

Who is it for

Boot Camp is for complete beginners (or those who feel that they could benefit from revisiting the basics!) that are keen to learn, and eager to make progress and improve quickly in order to join the fun on the dance floor.

Dance styles

Each day there will be a 4 hour Boot Camp session (with breaks – don’t panic!) in either Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jive or Collegiate Shag.

Dance Camp and Boot Camp

The programme

Dance Camp and Boot Camp will take place over 8 days with lessons based in 4 different locations all within close proximity to each other.

Dance Camp offers 15 dance lessons each day in various styles and and appropriate for every level.

Boot Camp offers 1 dance lesson each day (4 hours in length) in either Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jive or Collegiate Shag.

No two lessons are the same, so every day you can learn something new!

Here is the full programme for the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp and Boot Camp.

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022

SUNDAY 31 JULY 2022

MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2022

TUESDAY 2 AUGUST 2022

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 2022

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2022

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2022

Learn from the best

Teachers

At the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp and Boot Camp you can learn to Swing and Rock’n’Roll dance alongside some of the best teachers on the international scene.
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Frequently asked questions

The Summer Jamboree Dance Camp will take place from Saturday 30 July to Saturday 6 August 2022 in Senigallia, Italy.
The Summer Jamboree Dance Camp will take place at three top locations in the centre of Senigallia.
Each day we have a programme of 15 lessons, split over 3 spacious rooms, featuring lessons of different styles and fit for every level of dancer from some of the best international teachers on the scene. Dances include Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Jive, Solo Tap, Solo Jazz, and the Big Apple.   The courses are different every day, and so are the teachers, so for example, two beginner Boogie Woogie classes are unlikely to be exactly the same, even if taught by the same teachers. They will be pitched at the same level, but could vary in style, technique, content and of course teaching methods! Also, the courses aren’t progressive, so if you join us on Sunday and want to take beginners classes, you won’t be left behind.
No! With a day ticket, you are free to choose up to 5 lessons a day. You don’t have to decide which lessons in advance, you can choose (and change your mind!) on the day, and you are free to choose classes that include a range of different styles and levels, according to your interests and abilities.
Roughly speaking, Level 1 is for beginners. That is to say, people who haven’t danced before, or people that haven’t been dancing for very long, or who aren’t that confident with the basics yet. Level 2 is for improvers. People who have been dancing for a little while, have a good grasp of the basics, and are ready to build on their skills and expand their repertoire. Level 3 is for more experienced dancers. The material will be challenging and diverse, and you will need to be confident with the basics of the dance, have a sound understanding of rhythm, and a good technical ability. As we don’t audition and assign levels to those who register, we ask you to please respect the level guide above when choosing your classes, out of respect for the teachers and your fellow students, and of course to get the most of the classes yourself.
No, it is not obligatory to book as a couple. During the classes, partners are rotated, so you will get to meet and dance with a variety of people. However, if you are booking without a partner, it is always a good idea to book early, as in some cases we have a waiting list for single dancers. We monitor the balance of leads and follows registered each day carefully, to try to ensure the best possible experience during the workshops. As we leave you free to choose your classes during the day, there is always a chance that more leads or follows may be present in any one single workshop, however for the total number of registrations each day, we work hard to ensure that the number of leads and follows is well balanced.
Lessons at the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp will be conducted in English. We are very proud of the calibre of our teachers that have a wealth of experience and expertise in teaching around the world, and are able to communicate ideas and instructions with success, using a variety of methods that transcend lingual barriers.
Dance Camp and Boot Camp offer two different learning experiences with the highest calibre of international teachers. Dance Camp offers a rich selection of classes in varying styles and levels, so whichever day(s) you choose, and regardless of your level of experience, there is something for you! No two classes are the same, and the classes throughout the day(s) are not progressive, so you can mix and match your classes to suit your abilities and interests. Boot Camp is aimed specifically at beginners with the intention of preparing new dancers (or indeed anyone that would like to refresh and brush up their basics) for the dance floor in a short period of time. It is more than a taster class, it is an intensive course of study that offers the opportunity to learn a lot and make rapid improvements, whilst having a lot of fun of course!
1 Day 70 Euro 2 Days 135 Euro 3 Days 190 Euro Early Bird – 3 Days 160 Euro (for bookings made before 30 June 2022) 45 Euro for every additional day from Day 4 onwards.
For all of the classes, we recommend that you wear comfortable and supportive shoes, without too much grip.
For the classes we recommend that you wear light and comfortable clothes. You might also want to consider bringing a change and a towel with you, it’s possible you might work up a sweat!
All of the classes are within a 5-10 minute walk of each other, so there is plenty of time to move from one class to another without breaking a sweat.
The Summer Jamboree Dance Camp will adhere to any national COVID-19 restrictions that are in place at that time. All participants will be informed and updated accordingly.
It is not possible for children under the age of 16 to register at the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp. Persons of 16 or 17 years of age can register for the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp if accompanied by an adult. We regret that it is not possible to admit children into the workshops. Neither is it possible to leave your children under the care of the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp staff or staff at the venue.
The Summer Jamboree Boot Camp will take place from Saturday 30 July to Saturday 6 August 2022 in Senigallia, Italy.
The Summer Jamboree Boot Camp will take place in the Sala del Fico, Palazzetto Baviera, Senigallia.
Summer Jamboree Boot Camp is a series of intensive courses designed to fast track your learning and get you ship-shape for the dance floor in a short space of time! It is aimed at beginners who are enthusiastic and motivated to learn, and eager to progress quickly to the next level. At the Summer Jamboree this year, we are offering Boot Camp sessions in 5 different styles of dance to get you dance floor ready in the wink of an eye! Each day there will be a 4 hour Boot Camp session (with breaks – don’t panic!) dedicated to learning one of the following dance styles from scratch: Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Jive, Balboa, or Collegiate Shag. Launch yourself into the capable hands of our international teachers and enjoy practising the essential steps and skills at length in order to really master the basics. You will be in the safest of hands with our renowned and experienced teachers, who will guide you every step of the way to becoming a better dancer. The idea is that even if you have never danced before, by the end of a session you will be confident with the basic steps, comfortable dancing with a partner, have learnt some key moves, and are ready and raring to get on the dance floor!
Yes of course! You can choose between Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa or Collegiate Shag – or try them all! Each session of 4  hours is intended to give you a good solid grip of the basics, and each session stands alone i.e. the sessions will not progressively get more difficult each day. So if you can only make it one day, you can dive straight in without worrying about what you might have missed the day before.
No, it is not obligatory to book as a couple. During the classes, partners are rotated, so you will get to meet and dance with a variety of people. However, if you are booking without a partner, it is always a good idea to book early, as in some cases we have a waiting list for single dancers.
Lessons at the Summer Jamboree Boot Camp will be conducted in English. We are very proud of the calibre of our teachers that have a wealth of experience and expertise in teaching around the world, and are able to communicate ideas and instructions with success, using a variety of methods that transcend lingual barriers.
Dance Camp and Boot Camp offer two different learning experiences with the highest calibre of international teachers. Dance Camp offers a rich selection of classes in varying styles and levels, so whichever day(s) you choose, and regardless of your level of experience, there is something for you! No two classes are the same, and the classes throughout the day(s) are not progressive, so you can mix and match your classes to suit your abilities and interests. Boot Camp is aimed specifically at beginners with the intention of preparing new dancers (or indeed anyone that would like to refresh and brush up their basics) for the dance floor in a short period of time. It is more than a taster class, it is an intensive course of study that offers the opportunity to learn a lot and make rapid improvements, whilst having a lot of fun of course!
1 Day 50 Euro 2 Days 95 Euro 3 Days 140 Euro 40 Euro for every additional day from Day 4 onwards. *Each day there are 4 hours of lessons
For all of the classes, we recommend that you wear comfortable and supportive shoes, without too much grip.
For the classes we recommend that you wear light and comfortable clothes. You might also want to consider bringing a change and a towel with you, it’s possible you might work up a sweat!
The Summer Jamboree Boot Camp will adhere to any national COVID-19 restrictions that are in place at that time. All participants will be informed and updated accordingly.
It is not possible for children under the age of 16 to register at the Summer Jamboree Boot Camp. Persons of 16 or 17 years of age can register for the Summer Jamboree Boot Camp if accompanied by an adult. We regret that it is not possible to admit children into the workshops. Neither is it possible to leave your children under the care of the Summer Jamboree Boot Camp staff or staff at the venue.
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