Saturday 23 February – An afternoon of Lindy Hop and an evening of hot wax! It can only be the Winter Jamboree!

Published 20 February 2019

The Winter Jamboree returns to the Rotonda a Mare in Senigallia (Marche – AN) on Saturday 23 February with an afternoon of Lindy Hop and an evening of hot wax! The Winter Jamboree is brought to you by the the Summer Jamboree International Festival of 40s & 50s American music and culture (taking place this year from 31 July – 11 August 2019). National and International Winter Jamboree fans and regulars will recognize the format of afternoon workshops to learn new moves and develop style and technique, followed by a whole evening of music to cut a rug to with International guest DJs. In this edition, Mytch Parks (USA) and Lucy (UK) will be leading the workshops, and DJ Swingy the Kid (DE) will be the very special guest DJ hitting the decks with his 100% vinyl music selections. The 13th edition of the Winter Jamboree series will continue on 23 March, 26 & 27 April, and 25 May.

The first Lindy Hop workshop on Saturday afternoon will kick off at 2.30pm for complete beginners, or those still getting to grips with the basics. Then at 4pm there will be an intermediate level workshop for the more seasoned Lindy-Hopper. Both workshops will be led by Mytch Parks and Lucy. In 1997, Mytch began his first steps into swing dancing following a move to Los Angeles. Starting with a love of music from the 1920’s to the 1960’s, he began learning the Dean Collins style of Lindy Hop which laid the foundations of his love for swing dancing. With years of lessons from the locals and feedback from some of the Old Timers, Mytch competed in some of the first years of Camp Hollywood and more recently earnt a 3rd Place Medal in the L.A. Lindy Team – the winning routine can be seen performed to a rendition of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!” Today, Mytch is living in London and continues to dance, teach, and learn from others to help spread swing dancing from the jazz era to all! Minding the London Gap brings us to Lucy, the Brit who has adopted Senigallia as her home! Long-time lover of all things that swing and sway, and rock and roll – the music, the culture, the fashion, the history, and the scene that keeps it all alive and kicking today, Lucy is well versed in all of the swing dance styles from the 30s to the 50s including Jitterbug, Jive, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag. She shares her knowledge and passion with an emphasis on musicality, connection, communication, and having fun!

After the workshops there will be a short interlude before the evening frolics commence at the Rotonda a Mare at 9.30pm. Playing exclusively on vinyl, special guest DJ Swingy the Kid will get his vintage rhythms pumping through your veins with his fine selection of swing, rhythm’n’blues, jumpin’ jive, boogie woogie and rock’n’roll. A regular DJ at international dance events around Europe, and event and club night organiser, DJ Swingy is no kid when it comes to getting the dance floor going, and catering for a variety of musical tastes and dance styles. He will be joined on the decks by resident DJs Madame Dynamite (UK) and Ol’Woogies (ITA).

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 organized 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.
Maximum capacity 420 people.

Book your place for the workshop in advance by writing to: [email protected] – 348.4240305 – Facebook:

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
BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE by writing to: [email protected]

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.

If you would like to extend your stay in Senigallia for the weekend, you can take advantage of one of our hospitality packages starting from only €49 per person for hotel accommodation in Senigallia for 1 night in a DOUBLE room (breakfast inc.) + 1 workshop of your choice + admission to the evening social.
Limited availability.

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