Welcome to the 7th edition of the Elba Swing Festival!

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We are really looking forward to welcoming you at Elba Swing Fest with a whole new concept made up of three key words: relax, music and party

More than a Festival: a holiday, a Swing-rhythm road trip to enjoy some of the most stunning views of Elba Island, a Tuscan earthly paradise.

Capoliveri
MarcianaMarina
Portoferraio
Main Sponsor
Collaborazione

Discover and experience a Swing-rhythm Island

A different location for every event, a journey where music, dance and nature will join together creating a time suspended atmosphere surrounded by beauty.

If you love travelling, dancing and seaside this weekend is made for you! 

Imagine a dance class on the beach, taking a swim, sunbathing, hiking in nature or chilling in the moonlight combined with live music and DJ set all day, and night, long.

The astonishing Elba Island frames a rich programme of events and social dancing.

Thursday

9June

Lido di Capoliveri

Sailor Party
Friday

10June

Lido di Capoliveri + Portoferraio

Classes
Vintage Beach Party
Swing Era Elegant Party
Friday After Party
Saturday

11June

Lido di Capoliveri + Capoliveri

Classes
Vintage Beach Party
Swing Gang Party
Silent Swing After Party
Sunday

12June

Lido di Capoliveri + Capoliveri

Classes
Vintage Beach Party
Colors Party

Create your weekend!

A dynamo of energy attending every class or a word puzzle enthusiast relaxing on the beach? Dancer or tourist? A night or a morning person?
Build your own weekend!

Specific topic classes, experience pack to venture into a new style, musicality and talks with cultural insights.

Elba Swing Fest is the opportunity to get in the game as you have never done before!

1. How many hours?

Think about how many hours you will want to dedicate to classes

2. Discover the proposals

Discover the disciplines proposed with their teachers

3. See the timetable

Consult the timetable to avoid overlaps between the lessons you choose

4. Choose your lessons

Choose the lessons and compose YOUR pack of lessons

5. Purchase the pack

Complete the order by purchasing the chosen package

LESSONS PACK

How much time do you want to dedicate to lessons?

Learning is always stimulating but we don’t want to take too much time away from enjoying the sea and friends too! You choose how many hours to dedicate to the courses!

Our new proposals

In-depth thematic lessons, experience packages to venture into a new style, cultural talks and musicality. Most of the lessons are designed to be suitable for all levels, read the description of each theme carefully to understand what could enrich you most in this moment of your journey!

What kind of student will you want to be?

NERD

12h

This is your pack if, even in front of the sea, you want to dedicate all your energy to dancing

Enthusiastic

9h

This is your pack if you are lying in the sun, a swing song starts and you drop everything to go dancing

On Holiday

6h

It’s nice to dance but .. do you also want to have free time to dedicate to sun and tanning?

Lazy

4h

This is the pack for all those who aim for the Essential, the bare essentials to still get to the evenings and try something new

What do we offer you?

If you still do not have any experience in the discipline, we propose that you participate in the lessons for absolute beginners (free) that will anticipate the concerts in the square.

If you already have experience in the discipline, there are 7 Lindy Hop lessons to choose from: different themes dedicated to different levels:

“Jazz and Rhythm in your Lindy” with Stefano and Giulia
“California routine” with Stefano and Giulia
“Frankie Moves” with Davide and Valentina
“Dips & Tricks” with Livio and Morena
“Only for Leaders” with William Mauvais
“Only for Followers” with Maeva
Lindy Hop with William and Maeva

The Boogie Woogie is the name of a dance and of a category of jazz music, with a particular rhythm (mostly provided by the piano) and characterized by a powerful, very lively and engaging style. It is an evolution of Lindy Hop, is usually danced over six beats, and uses part of the Lindy Hop footwork.

Two international couples for four unmissable hours of lessons:

“Footwork Variations” with William and Alice
“Abuse of Triple Step” with William and Alice
“Tricky Boogie” with William and Alice
“Boogie Woogie” with William and Maeva

Also known as “Authentic Jazz”, “Vintage Jazz”, “Jazz Roots”, or more commonly “Charleston”.

Explore the world of Jazz with three teachers among the fantastic Italian talents.

5 different classes with the most varied style as this discipline requires:

“Less is more / Re-style your own jazz vocabulary” with Karen
“Black Bottom” with Valeria
“Switching sides” with Lester
“Sometimes have a break” with Karen

A 6h path that will allow you to go home knowing the complete basics of a new discipline that will make you a more complete Swing dancer, will help you dance to different rhythms and musical styles and will make it possible for you to vary your dances on the dance floor.

A path to learn the basic figures of Balboa, exploring both the closed connection of the Pure-Bal, and figures in the more open position of Bal-Swing.

This discipline, with its typical close hug connection and with its elegant and fluid movements, allows you to dance easily and effortlessly even in very fast rhythms.

The course is aimed at complete beginners, or those who have only attended a few Balboa lessons.

It is known for its basic step, small jumps that create the typical feeling of “rocking” and high energy in footwork. Usually the Collegiate Shag is danced at 6 beats in the closed position, although there is no lack of open figures. Leaders and followers in closed positions take each other’s hand and hold it in the air, above their heads, a truly peculiar and typical position of the Collegiate Shag.

A 6h path that will allow you to go home knowing the complete basics of a new discipline that will make you a more complete Swing dancer, will help you dance to different rhythms and musical styles and will make it possible for you to vary your dances on the dance floor.

Acrobatic figures to be included in the couple dance. Fly high every day at 12.30!

An aerial for lunch and then you don’t see us hungry anymore!

“Two aerials is better than one” with William and Alice
“Choose your final” with William and Alice
“Put your boldest part to the test and insert something explosive into your repertoire” with Livio and Morena

Every day at 4.00 pm, on the beach there are unmissable appointments dedicated to musicality with teachers and musicians.

“From A to jazZ” with Dusty Jazz Blasters
“Let’s play together” with Dusty Jazz Blasters
“Feeling the vibes” with Dusty Jazz Blasters

Enlightening chats in front of an incredible panorama, including music, words and amusing anecdotes about history, society, culture and the protagonists of the world of Swing in the 1930s and 1940s.

Add style and rhythm to your “Solo” and/or your Lindy!
Enter the Tap dance with lessons designed for Swing dancers who want to spice up their dance more!

“Shuffle” with Eva
“Ball Change” with Eva
“Tap Shim Sham” with Eva

BEACH Pack

For this new edition even more music, even more party!

The Baia del Sole will be the meeting point and the main attraction of the afternoons at the Elba Swing Fest, where thanks to our retro beach outfits it will seem to be catapulted into another era.

Dj Set, Live, games and entertainment

Details

After Pack

Friday

To be announced..

Saturday – Silent Disco – Baia del Sole

Does music bother you at night? We thought about using wireless headphones on the beach! The DJs will play at the same time and you can choose which one to listen to with a simple click!

Buy the packages you want and create YOUR weekend

Parties

FREE

ALL EVENINGS IN THE SQUARE ARE FREE TO ENTRY!

Thursday - Sailor Party (Lido di Capoliveri)
Friday - Swing Era Elegant Party (Portoferraio)
Saturday - Swing Gang Party (Capoliveri)
Sunday - Colors Party (Capoliveri)
Parties

BEACH PARTY

Ticket valid for the 3 Afternoon Vintage Beach Parties

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Parties

AFTER PARTY

Ticket valid for the after parties on Friday and Saturday

Friday - Friday After Party
Saturday - Silent Swing After Party
Lessons pack

NERD

NERD Student

12h of lessons
Lessons Pack

Enthusiastic

Enthusiastic Student

9h of lessons
Lessons Pack

On Holiday

On Holiday Student

6h of lessons
Lessons Pack

Lazy

Lazy Student

4h of lessons
Music!

The Artists of this edition

Musicians, DJs, Bands … incredibly talented people capable of making every lesson, party, evening unforgettable

Lara Luppi

Lara Luppi

MC

Modena, Italy

Dusty Jazz Blasters
Dusty Jazz Blasters
Band

Torino, Italy

Cosimo & The Hot Coals
Cosimo & The Hot Coals
Band

Band

Red Moon
Red Moon
DJ

Firenze, Italy

Ale G
Ale G
DJ

Roma, Italy

Mademoiselle Swinguette
Mademoiselle Swinguette
DJ

Roma, Itay

The Gentlemen Thief
The Gentlemen Thief
DJ

Roma, Italy

Portofino
Portofino
DJ

Pistoia, Italy

Mambo
Mambo
DJ

Forli, Italy

The Teachers

Here are all the teachers of this edition, professionals who will soon become friends with whom to learn new steps and find themselves dancing every evening

William & Maeva
William & Maeva

Lindy Hop | Boogie Woogie

Montpellier, France

William e Alice
William e Alice

Boogie Woogie | Aerials

Milano, Italy

Stefano e Giulia
Stefano e Giulia

Lindy Hop

Torino, Italy

Livio e Morena
Livio e Morena

Lindy Hop | Aerials

Roma, Italy

Valeria Bonfanti
Valeria Bonfanti

Jazz

Milano, Italy

Karen Fantasia
Karen Fantasia

Jazz

Roma, Italy

Lollo e Alice
Lollo e Alice

Balboa

Pistoia, Italy

Davide e Valentina
Davide e Valentina

Lindy Hop | Talk

Genova, Italy

Lester ian Philip
Lester ian Philip

Jazz

Como, Italy

Fabio e Marina
Fabio e Marina

Collegiate Shag

Campobasso, Italy

Eva Agostinelli
Eva Agostinelli

Tap

Firenze, Italy

A jump into the past

Some videos from past editions to find out what the Elba Swing Festival is