Hop, jump, step and skip your way into the Collegiate Shag this Saturday, March 23rd at the Winter Jamboree; rockin’ and swingin’ winter fun as we await the Summer Jamboree, International Festival of 40s and 50s American Music and Culture, scheduled from 31 July to 11 August 2019. Spring into Spring at the Rotonda a Mare in Senigallia (Marche – AN) for an afternoon workshop and an evening of dance dance dance. International guests this month are Sandy (USA) & Martì (ES) leading the workshops, and special guest DJ Slick Nick (UK) will be on the decks for your dancing pleasure joined by resident DJs Sauro Dall’Olio (ITA) and Ol ‘Woogies (ITA). The XIII edition of the Winter Jamboree will continue on 26-27 April and 25 May.
The Collegiate Shag workshops on Saturday 23 March will commence at 2.30pm for beginners and those still getting to grips with the basics, and will continue at 4pm with an intermediate level class. Sandy (USA) and Martí (ES) met when they took their very first Lindy hop class together many moons ago. However it was their joint passion for Collegiate Shag that united them as dance partners and proved the start of a shag-tastic journey. As founding members of the Barcelona Shag Society, they have helped bring collegiate shag to the forefront of Barcelona’s dance scene and play a big part in its ever-growing popularity. They are also in high demand as teachers and when not in Barcelona, they can be found trotting the globe and teaching the dance in Denmark, Poland, Spain and England to name but a few. With Sandy’s Louisiana spiciness and Martí’s Catalan precision, they have developed their very own characteristic shag style, and are renowned for their explosive choreographies and their playful moves on the social dance floor. They never stop innovating and bringing their unique feel to the dance.
After a short break to get your breath back and oil your joints, the evening social dance will open its doors at 9.30pm with special guest DJ Slick Nick from the UK. A well-known and popular dancer, teacher, and DJ in the south of England, Slick Nick has been working his magic behind the decks for over 15 years, his DJing skills are in demand far and wide and he is a familiar face at many of the top swing dance weekenders and events in the UK. Nick specialises in dance music from 1920s – 1960s and loves nothing more than seeing a packed dance floor full of happy feet!
The 13th edition of the Winter Jamboree series is made up of 9 events celebrating American music, culture and dances from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The series is organised by the Summer Jamboree with the support of the Senigallia city council, and official sponsorship from Birra Forst and Abbondio Drinks since 1889.
Admission to the evening social costs €14. Tickets are available directly from the Rotonda a Mare on the day of the event from 9.30pm or you can buy your ticket in advance from ciaotickets.com.
1 Workshop of your choice + admission to the evening social €30
2 Workshops (both beginners & intermediate) + admission to the evening social €40
1 Workshop without admission to the evening social €25
2 Workshops (both beginners & intermediate) without admission to the evening social €35
Workshop registration is also possible directly at the Rotonda a Mare on the day, shortly before the start of the lessons.
Please note, in the event of oversubscription by either leads or follows, participants will be invited to join a waiting list in order to ensure a good balance in the workshops.