Steve & Heidi are considered one of the best Balboa & Bal-Swing couples in the world. With over 20 years of combined teaching experience, Steve & Heidi not only bring their knowledge of the way Balboa was originally done in the 30's & 40's but also have a true ability to break down moves and teach the steps to students in a fun and exciting way. They are also very well experienced teachers of Lindy Hop and have won Balboa, Bal-swing and Lindy Hop competitions. This summer they won the National Jitterbug
Championships, Pro Balboa Division at Camp Hollywood
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Dan & Christi specialise in Afro American partner dances and vernacular Jazz from the 1920 to 1940s. They are respected dance historians as well as being teachers and performers of the dances. Their particular specialities are Lindy Hop, Balboa and Charleston.
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Mike Faltesek founded of the Lindy Movement in Minneapolis. He is a member of the crazy troupe Mad Dog and has good knowledge of the history of the dance and the music. Frida Segerdahl is one of the most exciting and talented Lindy Hoppers in the world today, with her feisty and energetic style. She may be the smallest member of the Hot Shots but there's no way that you'll miss this red-haired wild woman once she's sprung into action.
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Danish-Swedish couple Henrik and Sara has danced and taught lindy together since 2001 when they practically met on the dance floor. Back then Henrik was successfully competing in boogie woogie and won the Danish championships twice (2000 and 2001). Sara has her roots in social dancing and has been teaching lindy in Gothenburg since 1998. When they dance the focus is on looking and feeling good.
Paul and Maria will be teaching a special theme class on blues tango fusion during the weekend . (more information to come)
Jane started dancing Lindy Hop in 1997 when she moved to Gothenburg. She is a very appreciated teacher and has inspired innumerable dancers, beginners as well as advanced, at the West Coast Jitterbugs throughout the years. Jane focuses especially on the social aspect of Lindy Hop and when she dances she makes the concept of following into an art.
David started ballroom dancing in 1991. In 1993 he added bugg to his repertior, a dance in which he, besides teaching, managed to mess up several talented girls competition careers. In 1998 he took the ultimate step and progressed to Lindy Hop at the Herrang dance camp. Ever since Lindy Hop has been his dance of choice and he has been teaching it for several years at HepTown in Lund and at the West Coast Jitterbugs in Gothenburg.
Both Jane and David have a true love for, and a strong addiction to social dancing. They very much enjoy teaching and to help others discover the unique joy and positive energy that is created on a Lindy Hop dance floor.
...More teachers to come...