We want to honour and respect not only you, keeping you safe with us on board; the land and the waters where we will sail; but also the Culture we are engaging with. During our trips four core values are most important for us:
During the week of sailing, dancing and exploring we will insure you to have the most amazing experiences while being safe on board with us. While we visit many beautiful places we want to respect them and keep them as clean and untouched as possible, at the same time we treat each other with respect. We will have history and community talks, discussing how we engage in the Jazz dance culture, movie nights with documentaries and lectures on themes such as the Traditions of African American Culture, how to engage in the dance community respecting the core values of such Culture and the life of musicians and dancers that helped shape the dance we do today. Last but not least we want you to have a flexible time where it’s totally fine to skip lunch and go diving or exploring the islands if that’s what you need!
We are stoked to announce that Felipe Braga & Vassia Panagiotou will be our teachers during BlueWaterSwing 2021!
Felipe’s work is heavily based on the research of the roots and history of Jazz dance and music. With classes focused on learning not only the history of the dancers and musicians that helped develop this dance we love, but also digging deeper into the social and political context of the Jazz era. Classes are based on personal expression, improvisation, learning from each other and valuing community relationships, reestablishing the connection and understanding of the dance.
Vassia Panagiotou is a Jazz Dance performer, educator and choreographer specialising in African American Vernacular Jazz and Lindy Hop.
Her love for the Jazz Dances has led her to an ongoing pursuit of delving into the history of Jazz culture. She studies original video clips, focusing on the legacy of the dancers in Harlem and the tradition of the female performance troupes in night clubs and theaters such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theatre (Chorus Lines).
We are more than happy to have the awesome Swing Academy based in Thessaloniki as our partner to keep you swinging!
We will visit the Swing Academy for our last workshop in Thessaloniki. Furthermore they will organize our last social dance on Sunday night in an awesome outdoor venue. The local Lindy Hop scene will join us on this one! 🙂
Hey, my name is Linus and as the founder of BlueWaterSwing and Captain I will be with you during the week of sailing and swing dancing. I dance lindy hop and swing since my time in university and I absolutely fell in love with it. The atmosphere and vibe during social dances are one of my all time favorite moments. Since I learned sailing at a young age and spent my summers almost every year on the water I could not resist and combine those passions with each other. I am certified with all necessary licenses and experience (5000+ nautical miles) to sail you through your holiday as save as possible. Its my priority to make this week a very special one for you! 🙂
I look forward to hear from you and hopefully dance together this summer!
Our 13m catamaran offers space for a maximum of 12 sleeping guests. To have a pleasant time and enough space we spend our week of dancing sailing and exploring with 10 people on board.
You and your dancing partner will have a simple but cozy private double bedroom with enough space to store your belongings and have a good sleep.
We have two separate bathrooms on the catamaran so you only need to share one bathroom with another dancing couple.
We have an outdoor salt water shower, if you want to freshen up during the week. Once or twice you will also have the option to take a shower on land. But since we will be in the water a lot anyway you will probably not miss a daily shower.
If you have more questions check out our FAQ page or contact us via email.