WE NEED SUPPORT FROM THE DANCE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Hi name is Krystal, for those who don’t know me, I have been a passionate swing dancer for 8 years. Recently I joined the London SP team as Collegiate Shag teacher and I need some help from the Swing Patrol dance community.
I learned to dance in Milan 8 years ago, the scene was quite different (as in many other cities in the world), not many places where to dance and we were not that many at that time. However the things changed quickly and in a positive way in the last years. A friend of mine called Luca Locatelli found a gorgeous forgotten building to use as a HOME for many dancers (not only swing dancers). It is a beautiful industrial recovered building from 1921 and It used to be a glass factory.
The name of the place is SPIRIT DE MILAN, since it became a social hub for many, not only dancers but as well families that want to enjoy music, cultural activities related to the dance and Milanese food.
Their license for Live music has expired 3 weeks ago and the are trapped in the vortex of the Italian burocrazy. Despite their efforts to make the renewal, they are still closed. The biggest problem is that THIS Thursday 10th October they should be hosting SWING N MILAN, the only swing festival in the City and they still don’t have a venue for the event.
The help I need from you is only a SIGNATURE in the petition made to Milan’s Mayor to help them sort out their license.
PETITION LINK: http://chng.it/sXNLzbHnmC
FESTIVAL LINK: https://www.swingnmilan.it/