Drumroll, please! We have invited teachers from Saarbrücken and Berlin and are delighted to present Nik & Gina and Marie & Samuel. Both Uptown and Midtown levels will be able to join classes by each couple. The Downtown level will be taught by teachers from Swing39 e. V.
Nik & Gina
Gina is one of the main teachers of Lindy Hop Saarbrücken and inspires the followers in the community especially. After falling in love with swing dancing at a young age, she now teaches Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz, Charleston and some slow drag. She is fascinated by the lifestyle of the Swing Era and is especially eager to learn as much as possible about the original dances of the Savoy ballroom. Additionally, she travels around Germany and other countries like France, Luxemburg, Greece, Spain, Ireland to spread her joy for dance and her passion for rhythms. Beside her work as a Lindy Hop teacher, she performs with Big Bands and theater groups.
Accompanied by music and dance from an early age, Niklas has loved swing dances since he was 14 years old spending every free minute on the dance floors of international swing festivals with his sister, Jovanna. In his classes, he focuses on the harmonious interplay of body, mind and spirit based on a natural rhythmical understanding. Niklas loves to stay true to the roots of Lindy Hop in the Savoy era and enjoys swing as a chance for lifelong learning: most recently, he has jumped into the poly-rhythmical world of African dances in order to understand the feeling and greatness of the roots of Lindy hop. Inspiring dancers internationally by his joyful nature, he has already brought his passion to countries all over the world.
At the moment, the couple tour around Germany with the theater play „Swing Heil!“ which deals with the history of the Swing Youth in Germany during the Nazi regime.
Marie & Samuel
Marie has been dancing since she was 6 years old. Practicing ballet for more than 10 years, and dipping into Hip Hop, Jazz dance, and Tango she build up her excellent knowledge about body control and awareness. When she finally met Lindy Hop in 2012, it was love at first sight. Since then she has attended as many workshops, privates, classes and competitions as possible. In 2013, she finally started teaching Lindy Hop and authentic Jazz for the Dresden Hepcats and at local and international Workshops. The combination of her long dance experience and her passion for swing dance and its rhythm makes every class enjoyable for everybody.
Samuel has been dancing since 2013, when he first discovered Lindy Hop at a bar in his hometown. The sight of people smiling and having fun, moving to that beautiful music, made him fall in love with it instantly. Since then he’s been dancing and teaching not only Lindy Hop, but also Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz or Blues. He recently moved to Germany from Spain and is currently teaching at Swingspiration, in Berlin. When dancing, the things that he enjoys the most are, first and most important, communicating and playing with his partner; and then also playing with the music and rhythms. In class, he believes that the learning process is strongly related to emotions, so he’ll always make sure you’ll come out of it with a smile in your face.
Teachers from Swing39 (Downtown)
For quite some time now, Magdeburg has hosted a group of motivated dancers that wants to share their passion for Lindy Hop with others. This collective of dancers teaches the university sports classes and organizes taster classes every Monday in order to win new, passionate dancers for the Magdeburg swing dance community. Over time, we have developed our own pedagogical concepts and the Downtown track of the Broadway Swing can look forward to experienced guidance along their first workshop steps. Rike and JB will guide you along your first steps of Lindy Hop.