Monkey Swing Festival

3 different Teachers + Live Music

Lindy Hop + Solo Jazz Classes

Postponed to the current situation! All participants got an email.

New date 10 - 11 April 2021!

More information coming soon.

Katie Cobalt


Katie Cobalt is a full time international Lindy Hop instructor based in Madrid - originally from Hong Kong but via London. She is known for her classroom energy, dancefloor sass, and infectious enthusiasm for Lindy Hop. As a teacher, she focuses on individuall helping her students on their own dance journeys. After teaching with Swing Patrol London for 3 years, she has had many students grow from beginners to being teachers themselves as well as placing in competitions.

Katie holds first place titles at Savoy Cup, Balkan Lindy Hop Championships, and Dragon Swing. While she continues to throw down in international competitions, Katie most highly values the joy and playful spirit that made her fall head over heels for Lindy Hop.

Mike Sonder


Mike Sonder combines his knowledge of music, functional anatomy, physics, and a plethora of dance forms to create classes that are uniquely insightful, inspiring, energetiv, and challenging. Mike strives to put himself in his students' shoes so that he can convey material as intuitively and thoroughly as possible. He loves seeing students' eyes light up when they understand a concept or feel a movement work naturally in their body for the first time.

Mike taught in 19 countries and counting. He currently teaches Lindy Hop, Solo jazz, Balboa, and well over 30 Blues idioms. Mike has not only placed in and won respected competitions across multiple genres but also thrown down hard in unofficial late night dance-offs.

Mike lives and breathes dance. He is constantly honing his skills and developing new ideas. If you run into him at a grocery store, on public transit, in a museum, or on a mountain top, you'll probably catch him dancing.

Kris Blindert


Kris Blindert has been a full-time teacher with SwingStep since 2011, teaching local classes in Heidelberg, Germany as well as international workshops from Israel to Ireland and many places in between. With her background in teaching astrophysics, Kris knows how to break down complex information into logical and easy to execute bits for her students. Kris' approach to dance is methodical and precise and she has an excellent feeling for what her students need in order to achieve the next level in their dancing.

Solo Jazz has been near and dear to Kris' heart for years, and she loevs to share it with students. A gib passion of hers is to see more solo jazz on the social dance floor, so in her classes she focuses not only on techniques and repertoire, but really loves to work on improvisation and other ways to spread the love of solo jazz and make it a bigger part of our community.

Katie Cobalt & Mike sonder @ ILHC 2019


short-term changes of the timetable possible


Level A: sold out

You are dancing Lindy Hop for at least 3 months and you know the fundamental rhythms and some basic moves.

Level B: sold out

You know the basic moves and some variations but you might still feel a bit lost on the social dance floor sometimes. You want to improve your dancing skills and learn new moves or variations to feel more confident on the social dance floor.

Level C: Sold Out

You can dance to music at different speeds and with different partners, from bloody beginners to experienced dancers. You want to learn more moves and variations to spice up your dancing and find more your own style.

Level D: Sold Out

You feel confident on the social dance floor, even to fast music, and you can lead or follow variations and complex patterns. You want to improve your connection and your own style by getting inspired of new ideas and the style of the teachers.

Level Solo Jazz: Sold Out

You have taken solo jazz classes before and you know at least one or even more routines (e.g. Shim Sham, Mama Stew, Tranky Doo...). You want to learn more moves and variations to spice up your solo dancing and to find more your own style.

Saturday Party, 18. April With Live Music

PARTY PASSES ARE AVAILABLE (little space left)

Die JazzBeanzz um Sabine Zimmermann (vocals) und Gus Zwingert (drums) spielen mit neuer, hochkarätiger Besetzung. Mit Frank Eberle, einem Meister seines Fachs am Piano, Rick von Bracken, Universalgenie am Saxophon und Johannes Schaedlich, Kontrabassist der Extraklasse kreieren sie eine Hommage an die unvergessliche Swing-Ära der 1920er bis 1950er Jahre - ein hot Swing Abend mit Garantie auf Glücksgefühle und durchschwitzte Hemden. 
Die Musik, die Liebe, das Leben, der Tanz – Swing, das sind weltbekannte Melodien und Rhythmen von Stars wie Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday oder Frank Sinatra – sie krabbeln uns unter die Haut und lassen unsere Beine wippen. Und damals wie heute gilt: „Nichts bedeutet etwas, wenn es keinen Swing hat“ ... „It don‘t mean a thing, if it ain‘t got that swing.“

Samstag, 18. April 2020
20:30 - 01:00 Uhr
Mit Live Musik von den Jazzbeanzz

Großer Saal Tanzschule Brenner, Wilhelmstrasse 23

Party Pass: 25 Euro


Full Pass

4h Partner Classes + 2h Solo Classes + Saturday Party

Partner Pass

4h Partner Classes + Saturday Party

Solo Pass

2h Solo Classes + Saturday Party

Party Pass

Saturday Party

Early Bird (01. Dez - 01.Feb)


120,00 Euro


90,00 Euro


55,00 Euro


25,00 Euro

Regular (02. Feb - 16. Apr)


125,00 Euro / sold out


95,00 Euro / sold out


58,00 Euro / sold out


25,00 Euro / little space left

*  free yoga class on sunday for all people with full pass, partner pass and solo pass, just bring your own mat

Location of Classes + Party

Großer Saal IM 4. OG der Tanzschule Brenner - Wilhelmstrasse 23, Heilbronn

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