Italy Sugarpush Swing Retreat 2019

17th - 21st of October 2019


We are happy to announce that our 8th swing dance retreat will be held  in Southern Italy from the 17th - 21st of October 2019.


Our home for the week is nestled between olive trees and the sea, overlooking the natural pool of Marina Serra. As always we have lots of space to relax and beautiful private pool. The villa is located in Marina Serra-Tricase Porto which has a gorgeous coastline and sumptuous countryside. We will have a jolly time sampling the best of this relatively undiscovered region in southern Italy. 


How it works


Sit back, relax and let the good times roll. Your hosts Holly and Romayne have thought of every detail to make this retreat the best one yet! 


You will arrive on Thursday, set your bags down and have time to soak up the sun. That evening we plan to relax by the pool with a welcome drink provided by yours truly and  enjoy a home cooked dinner at the house. 


For 2 of the evenings we will be discovering the nearby towns to explore and taste the local cuisine.  There will be time to swim in the amazing natural cove and take in the breath taking scenery. 


Anyone who has been away with us before can tell you this is set to be a really enjoyable weekend. This weekend is guaranteed to improve your swing dancing in a fun and relaxed environment.




“I've never seen a Lindy Hopper who wasn’t smiling. It’s a happy dance. It makes you feel good.”  - Frankie Manning


Holly France and Romayne Etwaroo will be putting you through your paces, the classes will be challenging, fun, and you will be given lots of one to one attention along the wayWe require dancer’s to at least be at improver level. Variations will be given depending on ability and personal requirements. There will be 6 X 2 hour classes during the retreat. A full detailed description of the classes will be added shortly.



£440 shared room / £550 single occupancy. 

Shared rooms will be will be same sex.


Getting there 


There are 2 airports we would recommend, Brinidisi airport is just over an hour away by car to Marina Serra. The next is Bari which is further away and may take over 2 hours to reach the house. Please note the flight prices may vary depending on when you buy them. We encourage everyone to book their flights as soon as possible for the cheapest fare. 


There will be a Facebook event so people can discuss possible ride shares from the airport if preferred. This has worked well in previous years. Nearer the time there will be a WhatsApp group set up for the group.


Check in is after 5.30pm,  Check out is 10am.

We are not allowed in the property prior to the check in time so please allow for this in your plans.



We pride ourselves on our delicious vegetarian home cooked meals, we will take full advantage of the abundance of fresh local ingredients the area has to offer. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


Cost = £440


Whats included 

  • 6x2 hour classes 

  • Breakfast each day

  • Lunch x2

  • Welcome drinks

  • Evening meal on Thursday and Sunday

  • Accommodation

  • All your dinner/lunch reservations planned


Whats not included

  • Flights

  • Airport transfers

  • Taxi’s to and from restaurants (This will be kept to a minimum cost)


 You can reserve your space by paying a deposit of £100, full payment to be made by August 30th

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Please feel free to get in touch with any queries you have


Litoranea Otranto-Leuca sp358, 

KM 34

Via Ruggero Laoria, 

Marina Serra (LE)

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