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NOVEMBER 1ST – 5TH
CATANIA, ITALY

The event for dancers who like to party with live music

Special price for First Steps Lessons!

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Sicily Swing Fest - Teaser

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The Festival

the Festival which bring the best of the international Swing scene to Sicily.

 

Enzo Mercuri and Vincenzo Fesi present the second edition of the Sicily Swing Fest. The festival which brings to Sicily the very best of the International swing scene in a unique and gorgeous setting: Catania.

Dancers from all Europe will meet between the sunny coast and the majestic volcano Etna to party hard and social dance, entertained by amazing jazz bands and talented teachers performances. Classes will take place in the beautiful baroque center of town, one step away from a granita and from the ancient Roman ruins.

Sicily Swing Fest is so much more than a Jazz and Swing festival: it’s four days of immersion in Sicilian culture, it’s four days back in the American 1930s. It’s the energy of different cultures and generations who will come together on a magic and timeless weekend in a region rich in history and delicious food!

Producer

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Enzo Mercuri

Teacher/Dancer

Enzo Mercuri is a filmmaker, dance teacher and event organizer. He studies Cinema at the university of Turin and works

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Art Director

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Vincenzo Fesi

Dancer/Showman/Teacher

Vincenzo Fesi is a Swing dancer worldwide recognised. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and performs all over

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Artists

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Egle Regelskis

Egle Regelskis is one of the leading Lindy Hop teachers in Lithuania, and a serious up-and-comer on the international scene.

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Felix Berghäll

Dancer/Teacher

Felix Berghäll is a swing dance instructor, performer, choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Ksenia Parkhatskaya

Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today.

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Shirt Tail Stompers

The Shirt Tail Stompers have quickly been recognised as one of Europe’s best social dance bands.

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Luca Filastro

Pianist & Composer

Luca Filastro, pianista e compositore, considerato fra i massimi esponenti dello stile Stride Piano.

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Katja Hrastar

Dancer/Teacher

Katja Završnik started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz,

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Peter Loggins

Dancer/Teacher

Peter Loggins is the foremost historian on American Jazz Dance. Credited for bringing back many of the dances that

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HJO Jazz Orchestra

Diretta da Sebastiano Benvenuto Ramaci e composta da musicisti provenienti da varie esperienze musicali Il

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The Festival Program

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Wednesday 1st

  • 18:30 - 21:00 Dance Camp + Party Registrations

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 21:30 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 22:00 HJO Orchestra, the sound of the Big Bands

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 22:45 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 23:15 HJO Orchestra, the sound of the Big Bands

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 00:00 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

Thursday 2nd

  • 10:00 departure from Catania Azienda Cottanera, Wine tasting and lunch
  • 17:00 - 20:30 Dance Camp + Party Registrations

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 18:30 Auditions for Level Intermediate and Advanced

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 19:30 - 20:30 Lindy Hop Classes

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 20:30 Free Make-up by Valeria Cafeo

    Party Theme: La Calavera Catrina

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 20:30 Lindy Hop Classes

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 21:30 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 21:45 Luca Filastro e Gian Piero Lo Piccolo: ricordando Fats Waller e Count Basie

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 22:15 Teachers Introductions

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 22:30 Luca Filastro e Gian Piero Lo Piccolo: ricordando Fats Waller e Count Basie

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 23:00 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 23:30 Luca Filastro e Gian Piero Lo Piccolo: ricordando Fats Waller e Count Basie

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 00:00 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

Friday 3rd

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Dance Camp + Party Registrations

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 13:00 - 13:30 Party Pass Registrations

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 13:00 Auditions for Level Intermediate and Advanced

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 14:00 - 18:50 Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Classes

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 20:00 - 22:30 Dinner at SAL (reservation required: eventi@salcatania.it or +39/333.80.86.848)

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 20:30 First Steps: Lesson

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 21:30 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 22:30 Shirt Tail stompers feat. Luca Filastro

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 23:15 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 23:45 Shim Sham Challenge

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 00:00 Shirt Tail stompers feat. Luca Filastro

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 00:45 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

Saturday 4th

  • 13.00 - 18:50 Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Classes

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 20:00- 22:30 Dinner at SAL (reservation required: eventi@salcatania.it or +393338086848)

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 20:30 First Steps: Lesson

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 21:30 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 22:30 Shirt Tail stompers feat. Luca Filastro

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 23:15 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 23:45 Teaches Show

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 00:00 Shirt Tail stompers feat. Luca Filastro

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 00:45 Swing Out Contest

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

  • 01:10 Record Hop: Vinyl Only

    SAL, via Indaco 23, Catania

Sunday 5th

  • 13:00 - 18:40 Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Classes

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 21:00 Farewell Party*

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

    * The party is not included in the Full Camp or Party Pass package. All details will be announced very soon.

The program may be subject to change without prior notice.

Lesson schedule

Thursday 2nd

  • 19:30 - 20:30 Improvers - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 19:30 - 20:30 Intermediate - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 19:30 - 20:30 Advanced - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

Friday 3rd

  • 14:00 - 15:00 Solo Jazz - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Improvers - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Intermediate - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Advanced - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 17:50 - 18:50 Intermediate - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 17:50 - 18:50 Advanced - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

Saturday 4th

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Solo Jazz - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 14:20 - 15:20 Advanced - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 15:30pm - 16:30pm Improvers - Ksenia
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Intermediate - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 15:30 - 16:30 Advanced - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Improvers - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Intermediate- Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:40 - 17:40 Advanced - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 17:50 - 18:50 Improvers - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 17:50 - 18:50 Intermediate- Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

Sunday 5th

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Improvers - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Advanced - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 14:10 - 15:10 Intermediate - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 14:10 - 15:10 Advanced - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 15:20 - 16:20 Improvers- Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 15:20 - 16:20 Intermediate - Peter&Katja

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:30 - 17:30 Improvers - Felix&Egle

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 16:30 - 17:30 Solo Jazz - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

  • 17:40 - 18:40 Solo Jazz - Ksenia

    Vecchia Dogana, Via Cardinal Dusmet 2, Catania (on the right hand side of the main
    entrance of the harbor; right after the arches)

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