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Adamo

Adamo and Vicci are one of Europe's most sought after blues teaching couples. Based in London where they teach weekly classes; run The Down and Outs blues performance troupe; and manage Blues at The Ritzy, a buzzing monthly blues social. They are also co-organizers of Espanish Blues Festival in Ma...
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Alba

Alba started swing dancing because the swing people were exactly the crowd she was looking for in a new city. Over time the dancing on the dance floor led her to ecstasy, and she was really hooked when jazz music found a big space in her heart. There was no way back then!. She loves all the diffe...

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Alex

Alex Marinis has been dancing ballroom and Greek folk dances since his young years and took several seminars in the field of dancing. He is a founding member of Lindy Hop Greece and the one who spread the dance throughout his home country. People might know him as the organiser of Swing 'n' Swim,...

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Alice

Alice, pistoiese, insegna Lindy Hop e Balboa a Pistoia, Prato e Montecatini Terme, assieme a Lorenzo con la loro Associazione 

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Alice

Alice started dancing at 4 years old. From 4-14yrs old she had the honor of interpreting almost every single Disney Character from “Dopey” to “Tinker-Bell”.

She eventually joined a national dance school for another 4 years where she practiced Ballet, Contemporary a...

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Chiara

Chiara began dancing modern jazz at the age of 11. Through the years, she tried African dances and for more than 10 years focused on contemporary dance, performing with professional dancing companies under the direction of Maria Cristina Fontanelle.
Being keen on old black music, she studied ...
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Christina

Christina Loukaki, was born on the island of Crete in Greece and she has a degree on English Philology and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki but dance was always her greatest love. Already from the age of 4, she started training in rhythmic gymnastics and a year later, in tra...

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Eva

Eva is a swing dancer since 2007, and she attended swing classes in Ljubljana with Nejc Zupan too.

She started to dance with her swing dance crew in 2010. Since 2012 she teaches at the Studio Dansa School in Ljubljana.

Eva won the J’n’J competition at the &ld...

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Fancy

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Fancy fell in love with Jazz, Lindy Hop and Shag in 2008. She’s been hooked ever since, devoting herself to the technical mastery of historical dances and her own unique style.

She has appeared in music videos and television shows in the US, Mex...

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Felix

Felix is a swing dance instructor, performer, choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Like any other swedish dancer he started in the swedish competition scene. He started at the age of nine and with bugg as his main style. One year later he took his first basic six count step in Boogie Woogie ...

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Fredrik

Fredrik Dahlberg was born and raised in the upper class neighbourhoods of Eastern Stockholm.
Never had he a thought of becoming a dancer. Instead he spent his days with listening to Hip-Hop and playing basketball. As a true rebel of his safe upbringing he moved to the south side and started t...
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Gabriella

Gabriella and Rikard's teaching specializes in the understanding of the dance, improvisation, music and styling. Our classes make good sense both for followers and leaders and we often get good feedback on this. We also have got good feedback on: good material, appreciation of students and our sk...

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Gas

Gastón “Gas” Fernández is a professional dancer and dance instructor, based in Madrid, Spain. He specializes in vintage dance styles including Lindy Hop, Charleston, authentic jazz, Balboa, Blues and Tango. As a former gymnast he is known in the swing dance community for...

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Gašper

Gašper Hrovat is a classy dancer with lots of positive attitude, enthusiastic mood and inspiration. He showed the first interests for dancing when he was very small, making downstair neighbour go crazy by tapping in front of Gene Kelly mov...

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Gio

Gio started dancing at the age of 10 and he never stopped. He travelled from the very beginning for Boogie Woogie competitions, later on he discovered Balboa which is now his great passion. He is currently based in Stockholm where he teaches regular classes.
Gio enjoys experimenting with new...

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Giulia

Always fascinated by vintage atmosphere and music, Giulia encounters dance through her studies in theatre. Before discovering Lindy Hop, she studied other couple dances, like Argentine Tango. She started dancing Lindy Hop in the lively Spanish scene, particularly in Valencia, where she lived fo...
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Irene

Irene is a greek italian dancer and visual artist, born in lake Garda (IT). Trained in ballet for many years, she likes to try different things to combine the experience gained from different dance forms, like contemporary and tap dance, (her new favourite things), aiming for better technique as wel...
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Irina

Irina Kysselef has been dancing swing since 2006. She started with local teachers (Katja Završnik, Nejc Zupan) and then she improved her knowledge at international swing festivals (Swing Crash, Lindy Shock Frenchie balboa festival, Herräng Dance Camp, Balboa on the Promenade, Harlem, ...

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Isabella

Isabella Gregorio is a well-known international dancer. She teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers of the world. She is well known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her pro...
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Jo

Jo Hoffberg is one fancy-pants lady in the lindy hop world today. She holds first place titles from the American Lindy Hop Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop S...

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Katja

Katja Završnik (Hrastar) started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll for 9 years. Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the L...
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Kevin

As an international man of lindy hop, Kevin has been traversing the globe since the new millennium began, spreading the gospel of the golden age of jazz. With his exquisite and provocative partner Jo Hoffberg, he has taught and performed in over 30 countries across 5 continents with an emphasize ...

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Ksenia

Ksenia Parkhatskaya14.09.1988 Born Russia,St Petersburg Resident in Berlin, Germany since 2014 Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today. Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to...
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Lorenzo

Lorenzo, pistoiese, insegna Lindy Hop e Balboa a Pistoia, Prato e Montecatini Terme, assieme ad Alice con la loro Associazione 

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Mike

Mike reluctantly started social dancing in college when a couple of his friends persuaded him to do some ballroom east coast swing in their dorm social lounge. In the many years since then, dance has steadily taken over Mike’s life. He has danced until sunrise more times than he rememb...

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Mikey

Since 1998, Mikey Pedroza has been dedicated to the understanding and preservation of classical American Jazz dances such as, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Slow Dancing (Blues) and Solo Jazz. Hailing from Orange County, California, he passionately developed his own perfect blend of powerful move...

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Mimmi

Mimmi Gunnarsson has been dancing  Lindy Hop since 2006. She soon found a passion for related swing dances such as authentic jazz and charleston as well. She started off as a social dancer and a couple of years later she started to perform - since 2012 as a member of the Harlem Hot Shots.<...
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Mirjam

Mirjam started dancing 2007. At that time it was all about Lindy hop. During the years Mirjam has been teaching Lindy and jazz regularly in Stockholm and also internationally. Iceland, San Francisco and Malaysia are some examples. 2016 Mirjam coupled up with Gio Olla and got into Balboa. Mirjams ...

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Moe

Professional swing dancer, instructor, choreographer, Also know as Miss Camp Hollywood 2016 Moe has had professional training in many types of dance, including jazz, ballet, tap and contemporary dance. In 1999 Moe fell in love with the world of swing dance, since then this has been her dance of c...

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Natasha

Patrick and Natasha founded their dynamic partnership in 2007, while training with the distinguished team, the Swinging Air Force and working at Studio 88-SWING in Montreal. They have since acquired extensive performance, competition, teaching and coaching experience and now live in Paris, France...

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Nejc

Nejc started to dance swing in 2004 and is one of the founders of a new era of swing in Slovenia, where he is one of the main "culprits" of lindy hop growing popularity in the early 2000s. His dance background is modern physical theater, contemporary dance, musicianship, and classical theate...

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Pamela

Humorous and dynamic, keen, full of heart and a touch of the anarchic, Pamela was spellbound by Lindy Hop energy and community at the age of sixteen when she started her first classes at Lindyhop.lt Club in Vilnius. Despite her young age Pamela has already brought herself to light constantly lear...

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Patrick

Patrick and Natasha founded their dynamic partnership in 2007, while training with the distinguished team, the Swinging Air Force and working at Studio 88-SWING in Montreal. They have since acquired extensive performance, competition, teaching and coaching experience and now live in Paris, France...

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Peter

Peter Loggins is the foremost researcher on American Jazz Dance. Credited during the 1990's for bringing back many of the dances that he learned from the original dancers of the 1920's, 30's and 40's.
He brings a first hand historical approach to his classes sharing what was handed down by N...

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Pontus

Pontus Persson has been dancing continuously since he was 5 years old, actively competing (since the age of 6) and started teaching professionally as a 16-year old. After graduating, he moved to Stockholm in 2008 to evolve his dancing, being offered membership of the dance company, Harlem Hot S...
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Remy

Remy (France) is an established competitor, performer and teacher. He made the transition from world champion Boogie Woogie dancer to the Lindy Hop world, with a starring role in the viral music video “Two Cousins” with Ryan Francois.
Remy lives to share the joy of dance. Fo...

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Ricky

Inizia a studiare hip hop old school nel 2003, con Simone Alberti. Nel 2004 vince i campionati italiani di hip hop categoria esordienti. Decide così di intraprendere un percorso didattico più
approfondito studiando anche danza classica moderna e contemporane...

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Rikard

Rikard and Gabriella's teaching specializes in the understanding of the dance, improvisation, music and styling. Our classes make good sense both for followers and leaders and we often get good feedback on this. We also have got good feedback on: good material, appreciation of students and our sk...

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Ruth

Ruth skipped into her first dance class more than 25 years ago, and has since been dancing as many styles as she can get her feet on.
Ruth’s 15+ years as a dance instructor have taken her on teaching adventures across the US, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia. She has continually ...

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Sonia

Sonia has been dancing different styles of dance since the age of 5, but Lindy Hop is the one that has captured her heart. She has been teaching regular classes in Barcelona, Spain since 2000, and over Europe for the last 5 years. Being part of the Barswingona Dance Company and with a classical a...

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Sourakhata

Ambasciatore della musica guineana in Italia, proviene da una famiglia di Griot e viene introdotto al mondo dell’arte dalla   madre dove già all’età di sei anni inizia  la propria formazione musicale con maestri di fama internazionale: Lauren Camara, Yamou...

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Stefano

Music enthusiast from an early age, Stefano approaches African-American rhythms initially through Capoeria, Hip Hop and Reggae. After going through different experiences with couple dancing, he starts dancing Boogie Woogie and singing in a band, "The Chicless", thus increasing his kno...
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Todd

Todd Yannacone is one of the most recognizable names on the swing dancing circuit today. He has won countless championship titles from the most prestigious competitions around - The American Lindy Hop Championships, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, The U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships, The Nat...

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Tony

Tony is based in London, England and is currently teaching Lindy Hop classes in London with Sharon Davis for her school JazzMAD.  Tony's main focus and love is for social dancing, but he is also a successful competitor.  He has won the Open Classic Division of the European Swing Dance Cham...
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Vicci

Adamo and Vicci are one of Europe's most sought after blues teaching couples. Based in London where they teach weekly classes; run The Down and Outs blues performance troupe; and manage Blues at The Ritzy, a buzzing monthly blues social. They are also co-organizers of Espanish Blues Festival in Ma...
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Vincenzo

Vincenzo Fesi is a Swing dancer worldwide recognised. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and performs all over Europe, Australia and Asia. Since 2006 he teaches at the famous Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden . He is also the director of one of the most popular festival in the world: Swing Crash Festival...
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Carling Family

Gunhild Carling is a Swedish jazz musician, singer, and songwriter. A multi-talented musician, Carling can play several different musical instruments, can sing, and dance. Carling was born in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 7, 1975. She is the daughter of Hans Carling and Aina Carling, both accomplishe...

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Frog & Henry

Formed in New Orleans as a collective of several street performing groups, Frog & Henry perform and record old dance and jazz music from the early 1900's on brass and string instruments, with nearly every instrumentalist contributing to vocals. Most of our repertoire is dug up from forgotte...
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Hornsgatan Ramblers

Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz octet from Stockholm Sweden. Their emphasis is on thirties and forties swing, striving after the sound of the small bands of giants, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. This paired with the bands’ own adaptations ...

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Hot Gravel Eskimos

In spite of the young age, after decades of appearance in most of the principal classic jazz festivals in more than 20 european countries, Mauro L. Porro is a synonym for authentic hot & swing jazz in Italy, played with original instruments and tecniques.
He performed both as a bandleade...

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Palace Avenue

Palace Avenue Swing is a large ensemble of experienced professional musicians and friends who specialise in performing and recreating the music and style of the golden era of jazz, blues and swing in its many forms 1920-50s. The musicians who form the many classic and bespoke line ups are highly ...

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Shirt Tail Stompers

The Shirt Tail Stompers have quickly been recognised as one of Europe's best social dance bands. Formed in 2010 for the London Lindy Exchange and led by Trumpeter Steve Coombe, they have played numerous dance camps and shows throughout Europe. They have a passion for swing music and movement, wit...

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Luca Filastro

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Roberto Esposito

Roberto Esposito nasce a Tricase (Le) nel 1984. Studia a Parma con Roberto Cappello ed ottiene il biennio specialistico di pianoforte nel 2011 con il massimo dei voti e la lode.
Da qui inizia la sua carriera concertistica e di collaborazioni in ambito classico e jazz che lo vede impegna...

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Stefano Ronchi

Stefano “Slidin’ Wolf” Ronchi is an Italian blues guitar player and singer living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and &ldq...

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Jude

Jude has a trained voice, and has several years’ experience as a professional actor. He first studied at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, where he discovered Swing. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gaiety School of Acting’s Diploma course in <...