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.
DANCE WEEKEND
Friday 30 September

Monday 3 October 2022

Civitanova Marche
Full Board Accommodation:
Dance classes on Saturday,
Sunday and Monday mornings
Afternoon tours of Ancona
and Riviera del Conero
Friday Welcome Dance
Saturday Ceilidh
Sunday Gala Ball
MUSICIANS
Elke Baker, USA
Andy Imbrie, USA
Phill Jones, UK
TEACHERS
Antoine Rousseau, FR
Zsófi József, UK & HU
Samuele Graziani, IT
TOURISM PROGRAMME
Monday 3 October

Sunday 9 October 2022
Monday 3rd October
Coach tour to Ascoli Piceno "The Living Room of Italy"
Dinner in the medieval Restaurant Locanda del Medioevo
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
Walking tour of Bologna, followed by free time in Bologna
Dinner at restaurant La Verace
Thursday 6th October
Free day to explore Bologna or take a train to Venice, Florence or Verona
Evening: join the N. Italy Branch for dancing
Friday 7th October
Coach tour to Parma and Busseto (cheese, ham and wine tasting) including lunch
Saturday 8th October
Coach tour to Modena (balsamic vinegar cellar) including lunch
Dinner at the hotel
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 Civitanova Marche, about 50km south of Ancona with a great lineup of 3 musicians and 3 teachers for classes and evening dancing. There will also be afternoon tours of Ancona and the Riviera del Conero.
The tourism programme will continue from there, staying one more night in Civitanova Marche to take in a visit to Ascoli Piceno 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.
Prices (based on double/twin room occupancy):
Dance weekend:
IB member:
€580.00
non-member:
€620.00
non-dancer:
€550.00
single supplement:
€60.00
Touring programme *:
Tour:
€1150.00
single supplement:
€165.00
* The price for the tour programme is calculated on a minimum of 72 participants and the IB reserves the right to revise the price if final numbers fall below this number.
Note that the International Branch cannot take responsibility for insurance and it is up to the individual participants to ensure they have appropriate cover.
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:
Here's the detailed programmes for the dance weekend and the touring part.

Download the dance programmes (pdf) for the Welcome dance on the Friday evening, and the Ball on the Sunday evening.
These are also available on the Strathspey server at: Welcome dance and Ball.
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