Daniel & Åsa Heedman (Sweden)
We have been dancing Lindy Hop for more than 20 years, and have been dance partners since 2004. We have both been teaching and performing across Europe, North America and Asia together with the legendary swing dance troupe The Harlem Hot Shots (formerly the Rhythm Hot Shots) and have at several times been on both national and international television. We have dedicated many years focusing only on Lindy Hop and other dances from the same era like Authentic Jazz, Tap, Slow Drag and Charleston.
Frankie Manning is our true and biggest inspiration and our goal is to continue spreading his spirit and love for Lindy Hop the best we can.
When we teach we focus on getting the best out of each and every one of our students, meaning: helping you find your personal and unique way of expressing yourself. We also put a big emphasis on musicality and rhythms - the more you understand, hear and feel the music / rhythms / energy the better you will be able to express yourself as a dancer.
To us Lindy Hop is a true street dance and we do all we can to keep it like that and not let it transform in to a Ballroom dance. Lindy Hop is Jazz - free from boundaries and rules. To us being a good dancer is not about advanced technical skills or how many figures you know, but rather if you dare to feel and express yourself.
Good dancing makes you smile!
Alex Marinis & Christina Loukaki (Lindy Hop Greece)
Alex and Christina are the first International teachers of Greece. Brought the Lindy Hop and the Swing dances in Greece in 2006 and now travelling, teaching, coaching and training teachers in Greece, and all around the world in local and big festivals spreading the Love of Lindy Hop! #lindylove
All these years they have taught regularly at Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, in Stockholm, around Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, and more. They do residencies as artists or travel for workshops or festivals.
They are cooperating with different International instructors from around the world.
They are the founders of Lindy Hop Greece, the first Lindy Hop Community in Greece and organisers of Swing 'n' Swim and others major events in Greece! They are teaching teachers in different countries in the world.
They love exploring teaching methods, going back to the roots of the dance, using the music to express themselves. They avoid social media and youtube videos but they believe that their love for teaching and dancing takes them further. In Greece they are training lindy hop teachers teachers and tutoring communities, and helped in the evolvement of at least 7 communities around the country.They draw inspiration from the old soundies and clips such as Spririt Moves ,Hellzapoppin and many more. Their teaching skills are enchanted by their experience on Coaching, Personal Development, NVC, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Rolf Movement™.
Their classes are full of energy, love for their students and the dance and swinging rhythms!
They teach Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Blues and give different kind of tasters of other dances.
Christina is teaching regularly in all the schools of Stockholm, Sweden.
Alex is teaching Swing Dances around the world and practicing also Rolfing® Structural Integration.