June 11 - June 25 2014
ESTEPONA is aiming to break the Guinness world record for the largest group of people dancing Sevillanas in one place. At the town’s fair on June 14, around 1,000 people are expected to strut their stuff in unison. The current record of 780 people was set in Cordoba in 2012, but Estepona organisers are confident of beating it.
Music and technology festival offers a glimpse of the future BARCELONA’S acclaimed music and technology festival, Sonar, is set to premiere two amazing inventions. American masters students from the Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus will present their projects, the Orbit Suit and Robaton.
The town’s Pena Flamenca is offering free professional dance classes ahead of the bid. Sevillanas is based on Flamenco rhythms and is a popular dance at Spanish fairs and weddings. Find out what happened when the Olive Press sent a reporter to learn to dance and help Estepona break the world record in the next issue.
Students’ Sonar sounds Designed by Misty Jones, the Orbit Suit is a dress hoped to free electronic musicians
from their laptops. The dress features four wireless controllers, which are
Mi Marbella takes to the airwaves EXPATS in Marbella can tune in to a new English-language show with local news, information and events. Mi Marbella is broadcast on the Marbella Town Hall frequency of 107.6 FM and listeners can submit questions to be passed on to town hall officials. “We’re all Marbellis, so there will be lots of other great interviews too with local businesses
and personalities from our Costapolitan community,” said a spokesperson for the show. The programme – also broadcasting worldwide on rtvmabella.tv – will feature weekly interviews with Marbella’s tourism councillor, Jose Luis Hernandez. Mi Marbella is on-air Wednesday to Friday, 3.30 to 5.00pm.
Spain’s for living… not retiring Stereotypically, ‘mature’ people are expected to be banished to nursing homes in Eastbourne, to be spoon-fed semolina by nurses originally trained as prison wardens… Well not anymore!
NON-CONFORMERS: The JiveSpain team
WAS so proud when our dance club was referred to as ‘a bunch of grown up delinquents!’ The dictionary definition of delinquent is ‘a person that doesn’t conform to the nor-
mal, often used in reference to teenagers’. What a compliment. At JiveSpain we teach ‘Modern Jive’ five nights a week at some of the most beautiful venues on the coast, in-
cluding Restaurant TikiTano, El Campanario, El Goleto in Duquesa and Miraflores Restaurant. Modern Jive is all about dancing to anything from Elvis to Michael Buble, which means that you can look good on any dance floor, anytime, anywhere, to any music: slow romantic to swing and even rock and roll. Come and join us. You will be made to feel welcome from the moment you arrive, with or without a partner. Half our dancers arrive as couples, half come on their own. Some venues average 40 dancers, some 20-25, but existing dancers always make new friends welcome. Every evening lasts between two-and-a-half and three hours and admission is €10. If you’re new, just cut out the ‘FIRST LESSON FREE VOUCHER’ on this page (top right) and come along. For more information, visit www.JiveSpain.com where you will find directions to venues and a short video showing exactly what we ‘delinquents’ get up to.
e c n a d t ’ n a c So, you the olive press - June 11 - June 25 2014
but you wish you could
Well now you can - and we can teach you.
Colin and the JiveSpain crew have already helped over 1,000 people, that insisted they had two left feet, to look good dancing Modern Jive in clubs and restaurants from Marbella to Gibraltar and now…
…you have 4 teaching venues specifically for beginners. TUESDAY Miraflores Restaurant
WEDNESDAY El Campanario Nr San Pedro
THURSDAY Restaurant TikiTano
FRIDAY El Goleto Duquesa Hills
Everyone is welcome; 18 – 80. There’s no need to book just turn up at any venue 8.00pm with or without a partner for a whole evening of dancing, making new friends and burning calories. You will be made welcome from the moment you arrive and, after just one week, you will have your own dance routine and look good on any dance floor dancing to whatever dance music the band or DJ is playing. Each evening lasts three hours and admission is 10€.
used to simultaneously remix electric guitar, play music and control video. Robaton is a robot created by Pierluigi Barberis and Alan Tish, that plays music controlled by a virtual orchestra-conducting system. It is the second time Berklee students have presented their work at Sonar, which runs from June 12-14. For more information, visit www.sonar.es
The reason that Modern Jive is so popular around the world (in England they call it CEROC and in France it’s known as LeROC) is because people of all ages can dance Modern Jive to all speeds of music from slow romantic to Rock & Roll. R New friends, who insist that when dance music starts their feet start fighting each other, find us every week. Come and join us for what is as much a ‘good night out’ as a dance class.
e c n a d n a c u o y Now To see our ‘Promo Film’ visit: www.JiveSpain.com If you have questions call Colin on 635 71 72 11
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