Anna & Jakob
Anna started dancing the Swedish dance Bugg at the age of 9. Before she started with Lindy Hop she competed in Bugg, Boogie Woogie and Double Bugg.The style of the Savoy ballroom dancers is her big inspiration witch reflects both in her dance and teaching. Jakob has been dancing for most of his life. At the age of 10 his mother made him take a beginners class in the Swedish dance Bugg and started competing shortly after. Jakob started dancing with Anna Fors and started focusing more on Lindy Hop. Together, Jakob and Anna has collected many good results from both national and international competitions. Jakob is very focused on keeping the authentic style of the Savoy ballroom dancers in both his own dancing and also when he teaches the dance.
Nils & Frida
Nils was born and raised in Mora, Sweden. Moved to Stockholm in 2006. Started dancing Lindy Hop at the Swedish Swing Society in 2009. In 2016 he became a member of the swing dance company Harlem Hot Shots. Frida started dancing in 2009 at Chicago Swing Dance Studio in Stockholm, and has been seen on the dance floor ever since. Her passion for jazz music has always been her main motivation, and when it comes to dancing as well as teaching she greatly values personal expression, rhythm and musicality. In 2015 she joined forces with the swing dance company Harlem Hot Shots and became a solid member in 2018.
Claudia & Remy
Swing dancer (Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz), Clàudia Fonte explores and embraces all kinds of playful ways in her dancing. Her main source is Swing music. Furthermore, she likes to connect and communicate with the other dancers and get inspired by them in partner dancing, as well as in solo dancing. Where she really expresses herself and shows herself is solo dance. Improvising creates a fruitful and joyful environment to find new movements and to set creativity free while providing the dancer with a cheerful atmosphere. Authentic Jazz enables her to achieve and explore challenges proposed by Swing music. Essential to her approach is promoting solo dancing in the context of social dancing, as well. Dancefloor is where everything starts and where the magic happens.
Remy fell into the Swing Pot at an early age. As an established competitor, he earned many awards such as the French and the World Championships of Boogie Woogie. He has been as well an established teacher for many years now. He travels around many international camps and festivals,sharing his passion and knowledge. His approach to Swing Dances is unique with an originality and creativity inspired by his experience of many styles of dance, with the addition of some spicy madness that characterizes Remy!
Henric & Joanna
They have both danced since they were kids. Dances like lindy hop, bugg, rock´n roll, double bugg, modern dance, jazz and ballet are just some of their repertoire. Henric and Joanna enjoy performing and bring a lot of energy, love and enthusiasm on stage they have attended in several TV-shows, Allsång på skansen, Grammisgalan, Idrottsgalan and the opening of Friends Arena, for just mantion a few. In 1997 they coupled up to dance and compete in boogie woogie. In 1999 they became members of the Swedish national team and have since then entered and placed in many competitions, including winning the Swedish championship in boogie woogie and lindy hop several times, as well as winning the world lindy hop championship in 2007.
Felipe & Lucille
Many ask how Felipe Braga learned Lindy Hop so quickly: transitioning from a toilet-cleaning newbie dancer marveling at the Folkets Hus floor to a Herrang instructor in three short years. The explanation is simple: his pre-Lindy life prepared him for what was to come. Training in theatrical acting gave Felipe body awareness and control as well as an ability to improvise–both in his energetic and now infamous class warm-ups, and in the competitions where he always shines. Felipe’s experience playing drums, as well as his youth in Brazil –where the music and dance culture are rich– gave him an innate sense of rhythm. And finally Felipe’s days as a dancing party-animator for a live music club in Brazil gave him plenty of training for getting people excited about dancing in his Lindy Hop classes today. But more important than any of this is that Felipe has embodied the Lindy Hop spirit since before he knew it existed. It is hard to find someone who doesn’t like Felipe. His warm personality charms every dancer he meets, and his ability to connect with people in conversation carries over onto the dance floor.
Lucile loves to experience movement. From the tiny 6 year old acrobatic gymnast being thrown into the air to the contemporary/modern dancer of 16 years, she has always sought new ways of moving, leading her inevitably to discover and fall in love with the swing dance in 2012!
After living 5 years teaching swing full-time in her adopted home of Barcelona. Lucile is now back home in Toulouse (France) where she was teaching at the Studio Hop and continue traveling around Europe, also being part of the International Team Brothers and Sisters in Rhythm.
After her graduation as Master in NLP and her studies in Art-therapy 5 years ago, she's now also facilitating sessions of Awareness Through the Body, a program developed in South India, to help children and adults increase their capacity for attention, concentration, relaxation and self-knowledge. As a teacher she loves giving her students the ideas and freedom to discover their own way of moving and find how to adapt and connect with everyone. Lucile believes swing dance is specially beautiful because it allows us to experience the choreographer, dancer, and audience as one, in time and space with each other and as a whole. And this is why she can always be found happiest swingin' it on the dance floor, sharing her love and spirit of jazz with all.
Andreas & Moe
Andreas lives in Stockholm. He has been teaching, competing and performing Balboa, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate and St. Louis Shag internationally for more than a decade. Andreas is regarded as one of the top Balboa teachers and dancers of the world.
As instructor, Andreas emphasizes partnership, musicality and follow-leading abilities. He has an easy-going, relaxed way of teaching. He's known for giving well-structured classes and always tres to give his students lots of individual feedback. His ambition is to create playful classes filled with interesting footwork, figures, fun tasks and laughter.
Moe Sakan 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 dances of choice. A pearl of the Orient, Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, and soon became the UK's top female swing dancer. An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won several UK and US competition titles.
Moe travels the world extensively both for performing and teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa and Shag. She has also enjoyed dancing for several productions, including theatre, television and films.
Well known as a vintage enthusiast, Moe is passionate about the music and fashion of the Swing era. Her dedication to the culture is also reflected in her attitude towards the dance, as she constantly endeavours to recreate an authentic style, and her passion certainly reflects the spirit of the dance as it was back in the day.