Ari and Simon are swing dance teachers, performers and choreographers. Primarily focused
on Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz. They are passionate about these dance forms, especially in
the context of their cultural traditions, their values and their place as an artform.
Working together since 2016, they are now based in Madrid working globally as well as
growing their online platform through Patreon.
They are an energetic and rhythmical couple who love the interplay between the individual,
the music and the partner during a dance and how it can develop into a beautiful
They hold titles from the International Lindy Hop Championships, The Savoy Cup and The
Korean Lindy Hop Championships, among others. Their passion for the dance and the
culture of swing has grown with them and is something they constantly strive to develop
and express, whether in classes, on stage or in competition.
Joseph and Charlotte's deep knowledge of the Lindy and their studies with Frankie Manning, Norma Miller and Dawn Hampton are just the top of a long list to why they are top Lindy hop teachers for the last 10 years! We know when we tell you, they are absolutely amazing!
Known for his exciting and inspirational classes, Joseph is currently one of the UK’s leading swing dance teachers, choreographers, performers and avid social dancers of authentic swing dances.
With a degree in Sports Therapy, Charlotte has an understanding of how the body works whilst dancing. Dancing for as long as she can remember, she has a background in Contemporary , Tap, Jive, 20’s Charleston with a natural flair for Authentic Jazz.
Charlotte’s main passion is Lindy Hop and its History, taking her inspiration from the old timers & being fortunate enough to have worked closely with Ms Norma Miller ‘The Queen of Swing’.
Thorbjørn and Flora are swing dance teachers, performers, and choreographers. Their specialty lies within the swing dance form of Boogie Woogie, which they throughout a long dance-career have perfected their own style based on technicality, harmony, and musicality.
Flora, the French half of this couple, started dancing at the age of 8. She took part in classes within several different styles including jazz, street jazz, hip hop, salsa, pop rock before finally embarking on what was to become her true dance passion, swing dancing, which she has taught and competed in for years.
Thorbjørn is a Norwegian dancer, who will be celebrating 20 years of experience this year in the world of swing dances. He competed for several years in Boogie Woogie and won everything that could be won during competition-career. Until this date he is still the most winning Boogie Woogie-dancer in history.
Thorbjørn and Flora have been dancing together for 9 years. Years of practice, thousands of hours were needed to reach the level of skill they possess today. Skills that they are eager to teach to swing dance students around the world.
He's the best! He is always kind and eager to analyze the details of the moves to you, to share and make you practice even if you didn't feel like it! We've love him before and we want him back! Couldn't throw a WWF without him!
Ruben started swing dancing ten years ago. Boogie Woogie was
the dance that caught his attention first, but he very soon
discovered Lindy Hop as well. In 2013 he started teaching
in Bergen, where the social boogie scene is very strong.
After he began competing internationally a few years ago,
he has accomplished various achievements (listed underneath).
Ruben has a passion for teaching, competing and especially social dancing.
The highlight of the week is the Friday social dance in Bergen,
where the floor is packed.
She is to blame for this festival! She loooves to jazz!
While standing in line for a dance audition in London, she saw a couple dancing to the tunes of a saxophone player at the street. She instantly felt in love with the swinging groove of Jazz.
In 2012 she started her own cultural space, teaching rhythmical jazz and vernacular/street dances, keeping the focus on how they have evolved from and influenced each other.As a teacher, she loves to guide her students to explore their dancing potentials. She constantly looking into interpreting movement and exploration, respecting tradition and moving forward.