Main Teachers

Skye Humphries (USA)

Skye Humphries was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in ballet, modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done – from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes- including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows.

Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions – including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC and the World Lindy Hop Championships. This involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage- leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007. He currently resides in New York City.

Frida Segerdahl (Sweden)

Frida Segerdahl started dancing at the tender age of 5. During her teens she was enrolled in the dance program at Sturegymnasiet studying jazz, modern and ballet and much more. Since the age of 9 Frida started competing in Double Bugg and Boogie Woogie and although she was a champion at both, she hungered for more. When she was 15 she attended Herrang Dance Camp and fell in love with Lindy Hop. In no time, she was asked to join the world’s foremost jazz dance company, the Rhythm Hot Shots. She has performed and taught at all ends of the world.

In addition to her performance skill, many have rated Frida as one of the best social dancers in the world. Besides her amazing skills in Charleston, Lindy Hop and Jazz Dance, Frida now runs the famous Lindy Hop dance camp that she first attended back when she was 15, The Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden.

Felix Berghäll (Sweden)

Like any other Swedish dancer he started in the Swedish competition scene. He started at the age of nine and with Bugg as his main style. One year later he took his first basic six count step in Boogie Woogie and has since then never stopped dancing or competing.

The year of 2009 and the first visit to Herräng was a big turning point in his life. The dance and the music had so much more to offer. That visit turned out to be the best thing he could do, his way of training for both competitions and his own dancing really changed and it proved to be good and have resulted in his most successful years in his career. He is part of both the Swedish National team in both Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop and made some fine results in the last 3 years.

Since then he has tried to inspire and learn everything that he can and develop his skill of dancing, music and teaching. He wants to pass on this knowledge to people all over the world, and is a strong believer of the freedom and the authentic style of the dance and the connection you create with your partner and the music.

He sees swing dancing as a way to bring people together and bring happiness into their life. Because when he dances that is all he can think about and express. Pure happiness.

Egle Regelskis (Lithuania)

Egle Regelskis is one of the leading Lindy Hop teachers in Vilnius, Lithuania. Working at Hoppers’ Dance Studio. She is dancing since childhood. Parents, uncles, cousins were, or still are professional ballroom dancers. Dance like a family tradition – if you start learning how to read, time to start dancing.

For 10 years she was involved in ballroom dance workouts, competitions, shows, and finally in 2004, discovered the Lindy Hop. Although the steps reminded of the Jive, but the dance itself was completely different. There is a story of two people. Once you know the basics,
can dance with anyone and anyhow. Lindy Hop taught her to improvise in dancing and understand the connection between dancers. She believes that if one can walk one can dance. Everything else depends on passion and willingness to work!

Jakob & Ana (Sweden)

Anna and Jakob started dancing separately when they were 9 and 10 years old, they
started off with the Swedish dance Bugg before they began with Lindy Hop about 3
years later. But dancing Lindy Hop became the main focus when they started dancing
and competing together in 2010.

Nowadays they are based in Uppsala Sweden were they work full time with dance.
The style of the Savoy ballroom dancers is their big inspiration witch reflects both in
their way of dancing and teaching.

They have several merits both Nationally in Sweden and Internationally. The latest
ones is 1st place in Lindy Strictly AllStars and Pro Showcase at ILHC and 1st place
at the Swedish Championships two years in a row.

Taster teachers

Anna Rio (France)

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. Since then, she enjoys travelling the world from workshop to workshop and she continues to learn and train as a dancer and instructor, always eager to explore new teaching approaches and experiences. 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.

Jonatan Hedberg (Sweden)

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. Jonatan loves how this dance connects people from different cultures and parts of the world. Life has never been the same after his first Herräng 2010.

He started teaching Lindy Hop in 2013 and today you find him in Toulouse where he give weekly Lindy Hop classes while trying to speak French. 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.

Bands

Shirt Tail Stompers

The Shirt Tail Stompers have quickly been recognized as one of Europe’s best social dance bands. Formed in 2010 for the London Lindy Exchange and led by Trumpeter Steve Coombe, they have played numerous dance camps and shows throughout Europe. They have a passion for swing music and movement, with their extensive knowledge and experience of social dancing, they are definitely the band to dance to in 2017.

Truly appreciating the art of swing and knowing it’s place in history, they are heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Wingy Manone and many other greats from the swing and trad jazz era of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. They are also influenced by the likes of the early Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet and the old musical roots of New Orleans.

Last year alone saw them playing for dancers in Sweden, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Italy and throughout the UK to rave reviews.

DJs

DJ Jonas

DJ Jonas plays a lot in the Gothenburg scene, in Herräng and in swing events around Europe. He aims to play music that makes you happy, include swing both from the 30s, 40s and 50s and firmly believes there can never be too much Basie, Ellington and Hodges in a DJ set!

DJ Michael

The  swing came into Michalis life first through the dance. Being a musician himself, he quickly fell in love with the music, and soon his steps led him behind the decks. Ever since, he keeps being mesmerized by the energy and sparkle of the swing and loves to spread it to the dancefloor.

DJ Apostolas

Co-creator of the event organization team ”the Swingouts” in 2011, the online agenda “Swing Kids and Roll” in 2012, dance school “Swing That Thing” in 2013 and All about Swing in Athens (Project) in 2017. Organized over 100 dance events and performed as a dj from 2011 until today, including 4 tributes to Frankie Manning, 1 Seminar with David & Claudia, over 60 theme parties, the 1st Solo Jazz-Charleston contest, lives with many swing & rock ‘n’ roll bands and has also participated as a dj in several seminar’s party. The culmination of all, is the co-organization of the 1st Charity Festival (Swing Kids and Roll), that was held in Greece in 2015, with the participation of almost the entire swing & roll community. The music of New Orleans and the Swing ERA fascinate him. Some of his favorite artists of that period are Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller and Billie Holiday. Two of the most known Swing parties in Athens, that he organizes, are named after the titles of his two favorite songs, among a big list of beloved ones, ”It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Swing” and “Lindy Hopper’s Delight”.

DJ Helena

Helena broke a leg. Not exactly a leg…a foot.The right foot. And she could not dance all that Lindy Hop. But in times of adversity great things can happen. Ella, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellignton, Lester Young came to the rescue and she felt an urge to play her favorite songs from these fabulous jazz masters and make people move even if she couldn’t! Her sets are rarely the same as she’s always looking for that song that will surprise everyone and making people run to the dancefloor! A Brazilian, Helena is based in São Paulo and spends her time DJing, organizing her music library and teaching Lindy Hop.

Many more to be announced…