SwingStep Team

Each class you take has been designed and tested by the whole SwingStep team. We continuously work together to find better ways to help you learn to dance with great success and fun.

SwingStep team is known for our “blueprint” approach to teaching, explaining you step-by-step the fundamental to advanced technique of leading and following, dancing your own body, stretch, turns, balance and many more concepts of Lindy Hop. This way, you can guide your body and your understanding of the dance to adopt new “habits” of good technique.

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Full-time members:

Each team member is involved in continuously developing the class schedules, contents, techniques and teaching system. When someone has an idea for a class or a method of teaching, we test and review it together until the good ideas are polished into a gem!

All teachers have their individual “superpowers” that help improve your experience from a different angle.

Click on the names below to read about each person’s superpowers and their short bio!

  • Ali Taghavi

    Ali

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?

    While I was working as a chemist in Paris and one of my colleagues was Patrick. You know, from Patrick and Natasha who upload those awesome youtube videos. I had taken Salsa classes for 3 months prior to that back in Sweden, but when I moved to Paris I did not feel invited to the Salsa community so I wanted to show my colleagues the few steps I learned so we could dance together. Patrick joined on one condition: I’ll take your Salsa class if you come and join one of my Lindy Hop classes, and after that we can see which to do… the rest as they say is history!

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    It gets me into my flow-zone very fast! The combination of happy music, the social aspect of the dance and the physical activity gets me there quickly. I love it!

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    That moment where all the students go Ahhh in synchronicity. I just love it when we manage to set everything up for that moment and when that last key information is shared and everybody gets that instant understanding is amazing!

    What’s your strongest skill?
    I think perhaps connecting the dots between different ideas to make things clearer. Well, skill or not, at least that’s what I enjoy doing.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Casually Fancy! I like vintage pants… they hide my belly a bit better than low-cut jeans :p
    So, I like fancy vintage pants, with modern “cool” T-shirts. For my dancing, I think I like the vintage look, but with modern techniques and concepts, e.g, listening to the follower more and having a dance that is co-created instead of focused on one person leading and the other following.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    Besides teaching dance I’m trying to make it possible for others to become full-time dance teachers. Together with the wonderful people you read about on this page, we are building this little project called SwingStep!

    I started off as a chemist, I think that training was extremely valuable also for what I’m doing today. When I don’t know something, I just do what I learned as a chemist – research!

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I think I can handle a looooot of uncertainty and still make decisions and subsequently deal with any consequence, learn from that experience and make a new decision. As there are not many people who built a similar business there are not many people to copy. Well, actually, I copy a lot but it’s bits and pieces from many different sources. Some of it works really well for us, other things turn out to be complete flops. But this is how research works.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    I often teach with Kris Blindert. Her superpowers? Where to start? (I’m blessed with super-women in my life!)

    • Concrete-ness power: I don’t think this is a word – Kris hates when I make up words – but she has this amazing ability to challenge ideas until they are fully concrete.
    • Humanity power: Kris has an amazing ability to see people as human beings. Sometimes when you get tired and a person comes to you with a complaint, it’s easy to get snappy. Not Kris! She remains patient and respectful at all times.
    • Ali Control: Helping me with clarifying ideas, filtering out weird stuff and often the first person I turn to with my ideas.

    I also teach with many other wonderful people. Cláudia Fonte had a huge impact on my life as a dancer ever since the end of 2017; she has this ability to really find what’s most natural and authentic and remove things that are constructed for the sake of clarity but taken to the point that the dance loses some of its authenticity. I’ve also been teaching with Areski, Ana Maeso, Sharon Davis and more people to come as it’s very insightful to work closely with others in this dance!

  • Ananda Lopez

    Ananda-smallHow did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I always liked swing music, and I’ve seen people dancing to this music in movies, but only after a friend told me about weekly lessons I realised that it was actually possible for me to learn how to dance to swing.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    I guess it’s a combination of many things: the music, the friendly atmosphere, the social aspect, the dialogue between leader and follower. I love dancing!

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When the students are really concentrated working together with their partner, trying to figure out a new move and they succeed. At this precise sweet moment I enjoy seeing that big smile on their faces.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. This means that I am a fast learner when it comes to movement and dance.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Indescribable.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    Being a Pilates instructor provided me with a wider comprehension of the body and its movement.

    I am also a mother of two lovely kids, who for the past years have challenged my patience and taught me to allow and respect different tempos in learning processes.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can fly ;)

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partners(‘) secret superpower?
    Currently I mostly teach with Slava, who is so precise when breaking down moves, he barely needs to talk. But then he speaks and it’s fun :)

  • Anna Clausnitzer

    Anna

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    Birgit wanted me to work at the bar for her new dance school – Jeder ist tanzbar – which became the first swing dance school in Berlin. It was so joyful. There was no turning back.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    The lust for life.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When students’ self-confidence in the dancing is visibly making progress.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Patience.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Authentic.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    Wow, that is tough…
    – I did Chinese Studies in school. Besides that, I worked in a German-Chinese kindergarden and in a house for the handicapped, at both places exploring the world of music and dance.
    – I have a partner-dancing background: I used to dance Ballroom/Latin and a lot of Argentine Tango.
    – I have kind of a musical understanding not just because I love music so so soooo much, but I DJed Ballroom/Latin/Argentine Tango for 6 years and played saxophone for about 6 years too.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can predict the future ;)

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Slava: he can transform into pure music + he can make people step across their boundaries
    Oli: super-duper-humor

  • Annegret Beck

    Annegret

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are the ones to blame. Hooked on old-time musicals and dance movies already as a child, I started tap dancing at the age of 13 and had a hard time explaining why I was listening to “grandpa-music” as a teen… Imagine my delight when I moved to the U.S. in 1997/98 and discovered that a lot of people actually danced to that music I loved… and I was no longer the (only) weirdo.
    After a 10 year dry-spell I restarted Lindy Hop in Leipzig and Toulouse, adding Balboa and Blues to the mix.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    Balboa! (no, just kidding)
    The moments when you have no idea what just happened, with the only explanation being: “The music made me/us do it”.
    The fact that a singular social dance is not replicable, but a “once-in-a-lifetime-moment”. In a time where we can save and replay almost everything, this still fascinates me. Even if you get the same partner and the same song – it’ll never be the same.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When we put on music and students forget they’re actually in a class: having fun, nailing the new concepts and exploring stuff beyond it – all at the same time! For some reason this often happens to the whole class at once… magic!

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Contagious enthusiasm.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher?
    Since I only teach as a hobby, I’ve got some time left for running some of SwingStep’s back office tasks ;) …organizing workshops, registrations, answering student’s mails etc.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    As a DJ: Make people stay at a party although they were planning to leave hours ago…

  • Caro Kloß


    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    A friend I knew from Ballroom-Dancing told me that this would be just the dance for me and that we should sign up for classes at Swingstep in Heidelberg.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    The freedom. I danced quite a few different dances before but the combination of good communication between lead and follow and the freedom to play with the music and just break patterns or change from super sensual into super goofy in a second makes Lindy Hop my favorite dance of all.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When people have fun with the dance and start playing with it.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    HIGH ENERGY

    Vintage or Modern?
    Why not both?

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?

    I studied to become a teacher for German and Lutheran religion and will start the training for that next year. So my teaching is probably influenced by the pedagogy-aspect of this?

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can recite super-long poems.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Kris: Can rap along to Hamilton – is this a secret though?

    Bonus: your question.
    What is my Hogwarts-house? Ravenclaw. All the way.

  • Jean Bartolome

    Jean

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I went to a social dance where a friend celebrated her birthday and I noticed how much people were laughing during the dance.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    It is a smart dance and you can goof around.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When students realise it is the end of the class but want to continue.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Listening, firefighting (metaphorical fires ;-) )

    Vintage or Modern?
    Vintdern :-)

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?

    My profession before:
    environmental technician, research and development in high ceramic / materials research.

    Others:
    member in tamed e.V – Organisation for dance medicine

    • acquired the ZAM certification (http://www.tamed.eu/ausbilden/zam-zertifikat/) in November 2014
    • Music and Dance Project “zeitlust”: Electro – afro groove – breakbeat – shadow visuals. My part in this band is shadow visual dancing
    • Had different projects with poem artists, pop comedians, dance theater, musicians of different styles, cine productions, etc.Dancing actively urban dance, jazz, afro dance since 1998

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can go everywhere and make myself invisible ;-)

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Aljoscha – very properly and in order but is a buddy you can go and steal horses with

  • Kris Blindert

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    A colleague from work brought a bunch of friends along to a drop-in class and I was immediately hooked! In fact, funny thing – Ali&Katja were teaching that beginner’s class: you could say that I got to know my favourite hobby, my new inspiring career, two great friends, and even my boss, all in that one class!

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    I love the combination of freedom and structure that matches jazz music so well. As a kid I was amazed by singers like Ella Fitzgerald, how they could take standard songs and riffs, and improvise to render them so playful and make them feel new every time. That is what Lindy Hop does for me.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    The moment students have just taken in new information, that you gave them or that they got from each other, and you can see the dots connecting and the ‘ah-ha’ look in their faces. That look is priceless.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    I’m very analytical and direct, so I’m very good at creating structure. What movements match with which concepts and ideas, how to break things down so they’re as easy as possible to learn and understand. I’m the engineer and drill sergeant, that’s my jam :)

    Vintage or Modern?
    Modern!

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    I used to be an astronomer. As part of that work, I was often in charge of “public outreach”: communicating academic work to the public. So I gained a lot of experience taking really complex and difficult things (like galaxy dynamics, or the big bang theory) and breaking them down in a way that everybody can understand. I use this all the time in my teaching nowadays too – only now it’s fewer galaxies and more triple steps ;)

    What’s your secret superpower?
    Silliness! I think because I can be so focused and technical, it helps people to relax if they see that I’m not serious all the time.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    My secret is… I teach with nearly everyone! Seriously though…

    I teach a lot with Ali, the mad genius behind our whole big family. He and his amazing wife Katja were my first dance teachers and I’ll always be indebted to them, and we’ve been friends for over a decade. So I know he has a lot of superpowers ;) As a teacher I believe his main superpower is inspiration. He has a way of drawing students to him, showing them an amazing movement ability or idea, and motivating them to achieve it – even the most casual student will dig deep and can make huge leaps in their understanding of the dance, because Ali manages to find the right motivation.

    Another partner I have taught with a lot is Areski – he used to be a full-time SwingStepper, so we had tons of classes together, and I really enjoy connecting with him again when we teach at workshops. Areski has a very cool superpower: he makes hard things look easy – something in his attitude shows students that whatever he’s asking of them will be achievable, and he makes them feel safe and that it’s OK to fail, so he makes the whole process of learning feel less scary and way more fun.

    Bonus: your question
    What kind of dancer do you want to be? Answer this question for yourself and keep it in mind, and your experience in Lindy Hop can be amazing. Do you want to have fun and enjoy the social aspects of the dance scene? Do you want to dig deep into body mechanics and improve your movement quality? Are you inspired to dance just like in the famous vintage clips and throw crazy aerials? Find what connects you most to the dance and make decisions around that – which events to go to, which teachers to follow, heck even which clothes to wear. The great thing about Lindy Hop is that we get to shape it for ourselves :)

  • Oliver Fuhrmann

    Oli

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I saw people partner dancing “freestyle rock n roll” at a birthday party, so I thought I need to learn that stuff. And then I discovered that swing music is much cooler than rock n roll music :)

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    Hm there’s not a favorite single thing, I guess it’s the combination of it all: Get physically active (always had a hard time to motivate me), meet people (especially girls, well now that’s fixed ;) … but I’ve always been shy), having control over my body (finally, at least a little), loving the music and the style of the dance (swing is just made for dancing)… I have to say that Lindy Hop is the only lifestyle I have been able to keep for more than 2 years, and still keepin’ it (real)!

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    Seeing people having fun AND nailing the moves/techniques that we teach + the applause in the end that indicates that it was a great class.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Keeping a good flow and structure in the class… most of the time ;)

    Vintage or Modern?
    Vintage all the way.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    Now: Playing music… yeah that’s what I do!
    Before: I studied media informatics, worked as a web developer – I guess it’s my analytical brain… sort of.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    Embracing mistakes and awkward situations with humor.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Oh… my teaching partners change all the time, for instance I’ve taught with Susi, whose superpower is super charisma and Jean, who has the fun gene! :)

  • Slava Bogatov

    Slava

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    It was a spontaneous decision. An Internet friend of mine wrote a post on her page, that she was looking for a partner to go to Lindy Hop classes. “Why not give it a try?” was my thought and I responded to her. In several days we met for the first and yet the last time: both of us liked it a lot, but sadly with her work she had no time to continue taking classes. Before I made that decision I had never thought that I would ever like dancing. After I made it – I have never regretted it.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    The movement. I enjoy a lot the feeling when one move seamlessly flows into another, based entirely on their dynamics and momentum.
    And the possibility to pick an instrument in a song and make rhythmical decisions that either echo what musicians play or counterpoint them.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    I love it when the class is over and students are still trying out things they’ve just learnt, make mistakes, laugh, try again and finally succeed.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    I can see what little things can be improved and can explain how to do it. And (hopefully :)) the ability to precisely illustrate my words with my body language.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Comfortable.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    My university diploma says that I am a translator, and I hope this knowledge helps me in making my explanations clear when I teach lindy hop :) I am also interested in photo- and videography, so you can often see me with a camera in hand. I have my YouTube channel where I post dance videos from different events I go to. Check it out :) youtube.com/SlavaBogatov

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can play the guitar and give a nice massage (not yet at the same time, but working on it) :)

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    I have taught with many partners since I started teaching at SwingStep in 2014. Most recently I teach with Ananda, and she sees group dynamics well and knows what to do with it. She also gets my humor :)


Supporting members:

SwingStep is blessed with an awesome team of supporting teachers! Many of them work with us a lot on both teaching and other aspects of our business, they’re an integral part of the team. Others have just a little spare time in their busy lives but still contribute tremendously to your swing dance experience.

Click on the names below to read about each person’s super powers and short bio!

  • Aljoscha Zynga


    Aljoscha hasn’t filled out his questionnaire yet, he’s too busy being an awesome teacher and team member ;P

  • Benjamin Doll

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    While studying I listened to a lot of electro swing and only got a glimpse of “these swing dances”. It took me nearly two years (with a lot of moving cities in between) until I had my first lessons in Lindy Hop and fell in love instantly.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    I love that it has a nerdy-technical-how-is-your-body-doing-this-side, but also is just fun all the way. I’m always surprised how many different aspects dancing has.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    In one class definitely the click moment, where you feel what you just explained finally made sense in the students head. Overall one really enjoyable moment is always the one when a student stops just repeating steps on the dance floor but actually starts dancing and enjoying it.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    I always try to have every concept or idea I teach rooted and connected to other aspects to make it easier to understand.

    Vintage or Modern?
    My closet says vintage on the one side and modern on the other.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    I studied teaching language and history which helps a lot with talking concepts. But my current job is completely different, which helps me to keep a good balance with dancing and not get overwhelmed too much.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I can repair electrical devices by standing next to people who struggle with them.

  • Katka Orlovska


    Katka has been with SwingStep since 2018 and has come to us from Slovakia via London. She started dancing in London in the fall of 2014 and quickly moved on to teaching, which she loves. After a few pleasant years with her as our festival participant, a combination of lucky events led her to join our team as a teacher and an admin. She works on everything from registrations and payments, through customer service (you may know her from our email replies) to working on the organization of Chase and Cirque du Solo. Grab her for a dance next time you see her!

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I had been wanting to try it out for ages. First time I tried I failed – having only ever done contemporary I was really not getting the whole lead-follow thing. And changing partners. It makes me laugh when I remember. A couple of years later I was working at an event in London that featured swing dancers. One of them took me to a drop in class and I got hooked.

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    The freedom of the improvisation and the unexpected nature of dance conversation. No dance is ever the same.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    It’s actually not in class per se. I just love it when I see people practice during the break and after the class. Also, concentration faces. I love concentration faces.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Oh, hard questions these ones. I can stay approachable even when I’m in serious mode – and I like serious mode. Also, and I don’t think it’s for me to say but, I think I am funny. Funny AND serious, go figure. And I can break movement down pretty well. It’s a hard question.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Definitely modern.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    Various different things. This makes me flexible and adaptable which I think are two very valuable skills, in teaching and in life.

    Oh also hospitality, I worked in different positions in high-end hospitality for quite some time. I am always ready, for anything :).

    What’s your secret superpower?
    I’d say it’s the above.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    I teach with Areski right now. Areski is just and all round amazing teacher. He’s incredibly flexible and always knows what to do; he is great at creating a safe place in class for everyone which in turn creates an excellent learning environment. He makes everything seem so easy. And his enthusiasm and dedication to the job are endless, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who loves teaching this much.

    Bonus: your question
    What is your advice to new aspiring dancers? Have a goal. Or at least try to have some kind of goals. They don’t always have to be ambitious – you can think: ‘I would like to progress but dancing is a hobby for me.’ Or it can be: ‘Right now I just want to get better and then we will see.’ It will help you take things seriously and, maybe more importantly, it will help you NOT to take things so seriously.

  • Laura Stahl

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?

    A friend dragged me along to classes at the university years ago. OK, it didn’t take much to convince me, ’cause – it’s dance! I mean who wouldn’t want to try out a new dance, right?

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    You can be as creative as you want, develop something new, get inspired by or inspire your partner while dancing, which can get you into a real (dance) conversation with your partner. I also enjoy the relaxed and easy-going mentality of the swing community a lot. And, most importantly, the music just makes me want to dance.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    The moment people realize how much fun it is playing around with the new concept/move/idea they got in class. And the moment people get confident to switch off their “analyzing brain” and see that whatever they were working on works just fine.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    As a dancer: being an intuitive follower (or leader). The music literally makes me dance.
    As a teacher: having an eye for the needs of individual students as well as the group to make the class a great experience.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Why choose? I like both. Though it’s tough to find old recordings with good sound quality…

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    A lot of stuff. Organizing blues dance events, caterings, working in a hospital. My work with physiotherapists made me realize how important having the right posture is and which muscles to strengthen for which movement in order to keep your joints safe. That’s why in class I focus more and more on bringing awareness to those aspects of the dance.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    Personal feedback. Motivating people.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Currently I teach with Kris and Timo. Kris’ strength is how easily she breaks down and explains even complicated concepts and moves while always keeping an ear open to any question about the dance or the music her students might have. She enjoys spending nearly every free minute of her day thinking about and working on teaching, music, her own dancing, the students, the school and how to improve…everything, and she brings this joy and enthusiasm about the dance to her students.
    Timo’s superpower is his dedication to giving individual help to students and explaining class material both in class and at the party or wherever else you find him. He’ll make everyone feel welcome and included because he genuinely cares that every single person walking in is having a good time.

  • Lila Marais

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    A friend of mine invited to a Swing Social. I fell in love with the dance right then and there. I was so happy to find that the dance that i had seen in a viral video was alive and that i could be a part of this

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    I get to reinvent myself on the dancefloor: joyful, creative and bold.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    People letting loose for musical moments.

    Vintage or Modern?
    Modern.

  • Susi Lück

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I’ve always loved dancing (solo for most of the time) and when my boyfriend and I were looking for a dance to start together, Lindy Hop seemed like a really fun and relaxed dance to me. And, well, as you see now, I got stuck immediately. ;)

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    I love that it’s such a versatile dance – you can dance relaxed, funny, serious, elegant, sporty, sexy or goofy-doofy – there’s just no limit to your own creativity. Yet there are clear structural rules you can stick to in the learning process. Every individual dance is different and has its own special connection. It’s always a conversation with your own body, your dance partner and the music.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    When I see students lose that kind of stressed „I am so concentrated now because I want to do everything right“-face and just go over to enjoying themselves in the dance. And most of the time they then set off a lot of new skills they didn’t know about yet.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    I’d say empathy – I want to provide clear and helpful feedback to the students whilst strengthening their confidence and seeking fun by exploring new skills and an understanding of what their bodies are doing.

    Vintage or Modern?
    EVERYTHING!

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher or what did you do before you became a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    I am a psychologist and I currently work in a weirdly specific field of medical education – coordinating and training actors to play patients for medical students. So I already have some experience in giving training courses and I hope that my understanding of the human learning process helps me in giving well-structured yet broad-minded dance courses.

    What’s your secret superpower?
    Being versatile. And being able to only close one eye which creates a look that disturbs people, hehe.

  • Tabea Naujoks

    Tabea hasn’t filled out his questionnaire yet, she’s too busy being an awesome teacher and team member ;P

  • Timo Winterwerber

    Timo

    How did you discover Lindy Hop?
    I did ballroom dancing and decided to try the Unisport Swing course with Ali & Katja, ca. 5 years ago :)

    What’s your favorite thing about the dance?
    About the dance itself: its versatility and playfulness.
    About dancing: the people.

    What is your favorite moment in class?
    Practicing with the group, seeing the class develop the ability to do something, and the personal achievements of individual students.

    What’s your strongest skill?
    Personal feedback and troubleshooting.

    Vintage or Modern?
    The best of both.

    What do you do besides being a dance teacher? And (how) does this influence your teaching?
    I study english & cultural anthropology.  I dance Argentine Tango & Blues, and I’ve done Ballroom.
    – Hmm, being good at English :), maybe a general openness to different kinds of folks?
    – Some background knowledge in other dances comes in handy

    What’s your secret superpower?
    Personal attention, bringing everyone along.

    Who do you teach with and what’s your partner(s) secret superpower?
    Mostly with Kris – who is super-structured :)


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