2022 IB Weekend and Tour in Italy
IB invites you to come dancing and discover the charm of two regions of Italy: Le Marche and Emilia-Romagna.
Friday 30 September
Monday 3 October 2022

Jesi, near Ancona
Full Board Accommodation:
Dance classes on Saturday,
Sunday and Monday mornings
Afternoon tours of Jesi
and Riviera del Conero
Friday Welcome Dance
Saturday Ceilidh
Sunday Gala Ball
Elke Baker, USA
Andy Imbrie, USA
Phill Jones, UK
Antoine Rousseau, FR
Zsófi József, UK & HU
Samuele Graziani, IT
Monday 3 October
Sunday 9 October 2022
Monday 3rd October
afternoon guided tour of Ancona including visit to Archeological Museum
sunset dinner by the sea
Tuesday 4th October
travel by coach to Bologna via Ravenna (Mosaics — World Heritage Site)
Hotel: Star Excelsior 4 star, Bologna (bed & breakfast)
Wednesday 5th October
free time in Bologna OR take an express train to Florence or Venice
group dinner at Bologna restaurant
Thursday 6th October
coach tour to Modena (balsamic vinegar cellar) including lunch
evening: join the N. Italy Branch for dancing
Friday 7th October
coach tour to Parma (cheese, ham and wine tasting) including lunch
Saturday 8th October
walking tour of Bologna
18.00 dinner at hotel
20.00 Youth Branch Weekend Away Ball with music by Keith Smith and Anne-Laure Latour
Sunday 9th October
Fare thee well
Covid restrictions permitting, the IB is planning its next dance and tourism event for the autumn of 2022 in Italy.
The dance weekend will take place in Jesi, near Ancona with a great lineup of 3 musicians and 3 teachers for classes and evening dancing. There will also be afternoon tours of Jesi and the Riviera del Conero.
The tourism programme will continue from there, staying one more night in Jesi to take in a visit to Ancona and then travelling on to Bologna for five nights, staying in a 4 star accommodation.
Visits are scheduled to Ravenna, Modena and Parma as well as allowing plenty of free time to enjoy “La Grassa” - Bologna is the centre of Italian gastronomy.
Please note that the cost of the dance weekend and tourism programme are only approximate at this stage. Final prices will depend on Covid restrictions in place at the time and how many can travel per coach.
double room share: €580 per person
single supplement: €90

double room share: €1160 per person
single supplement: €180

If you would like more information about the weekend and/or the tour, please contact the organisers directly.

And here's a video of the IB Happy Hour from October 16, with guest Elke Baker, one of the musicians who will be playing for the Italy weekend:
And here's a one from the IB Happy Hour from October 17, with guest Andy Imbrie, another of the musicians:

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