GUSTAV & LAIA
We are really happy to have Gustav & Laia on the swedish best coast 🙂 They both love to combine rhythm and playfulness in their dance. One swede and one spaniard serving up some of the best tapas from the Lindy Hop menu! :-). Get ready for fun classes and lots of inspiration!
During his first contact with the dance in Herräng he was fortunate enough to have a class with Frankie Manning. He fell in love with Lindy Hop and since then, he has been dedicating a lot of time to learn more about this amazing dance. Now a full time dancer and teacher in Barcelona his teaching is focused on rhythm and flow. Gustav is constantly working to improve his movement by practising Solo Jazz movement as well as Lindy Hop. He likes to perform and compete and has been successful at events such as ILHC, ESDC, Lindy Shock and The Snowball. Gustav is a member of Brothers and sisters in rhythm.
Starting to take Lindy Hop lessons at the age of 19. Now she is a full time dancer and teacher in Barcelona, she is focusing her teaching on followers to have a strong rhythm and to actively take part in the dance. She constantly strives to improve her dancing and movement by working on her solo jazz dancing as much as her Lindy Hop. She tries to connect fun, rhythm and silliness in her dancing. Laia likes to perform and compete both in Lindy Hop and solo dancing. Laila is a member of Brothers and sisters in rhythm.
SEP & BÁRA
Sep is a very passionate swingJazz dancer and music expert, based in Gent, Belgium. The combination of his educational background and daily professional practice makes him a unique person to work with. His energy and passion for the dance, music, art and vintage business made him a very busy and welcomed guest in many projects and events in Belgium and around Europe.
He teaches lindy hop and solo jazz for Ghent finest authentic jazz dance school Crazy Legs.
He has competed often1st place at ‘ultimate best dancer’ at Harlem 2015 (Vilnius, Lithuania), Strictly at Lindy Shock 2013 in Budapest and Solo Jazz at LSSF 2015 in Ljubljana. He was second at solo Blues in ESDC 2015 and first place with Alexia at SnowBall 2017 Slowdance contest.
Bára Barbora Hřebačková
Barbora “Bára” Hřebačková makes her living through dance. An early dancer herself, she Hip Hopped her way into Tap, Charleston, Authentic Jazz & the Lindy Hop, growing more and more in all these styles of swing dancing in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. Currently she is living and working in Europe’s much alive jazz-city, Brussels, Belgium: performing with dance project, Steam Heat Cats, and teaching at Crazy Legs Dance school.
ANNA & JONATAN
Learning and improving is cornerstones in Jonatan’s life. He studied pedagogy at the University and became a teacher in Physical Education (Sports) and Mathematics in 2010. He took a Lindy Hop taster in Stockholm late 2009 and the dance appealed to him strongly with it’s music, rhythmical emphasize, energy and style of movement. He started teaching Lindy Hop in 2013 and today you find him in Toulouse where he give weekly Lindy Hop classes. He is frequently travelling to different events to social dance, teach, perform, compete or to take classes, always eager to learn more about this amazing dance and its music.
Anna has always been passionate about dance. At the age of 21, she trained for five years in ballet, jazz, contemporary and afro-contemporary dance in a professional dance school both in Toulouse and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. In 2010, she fell in love with the powerful energy of Lindy Hop and she discovered enthusiastically the exchange and communication between two partners, connected through and to music. Very active in the lindy hop and solo jazz scene in Toulouse, she has taught regular Lindy Hop and solo jazz classes since 2013 and runs regular workshops and socials, as a strong believer in social dancing.
FELIPE & MÀTÈ
Many ask how Felipe 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.
Máté Csike started dancing in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary and was quickly recognized as one of the most talented up and coming European followers. Máté splashed onto the world Lindy Hop community with several 1st place titles for his dancing, bringing to the dance floor a unique and immediately recognizable style all his own. Máté is truly inspired by old timers such as Jewel McGowan. He believes in the musical conversation between the partners and the jazz music itself, creating something very beautiful and true. He always tries to inspire dancers to embrace themselves, and not to be afraid of expressing their individuality while dancing.