Katie Cobalt is a full time international Lindy Hop instructor based in Turin - 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 individual 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.
Stefano discovered Lindy Hop in 2010 after trying different kinds of couple dancing with his partner Giulia, he therefore found a way to combine his passion for black music and dancing. He started to travel around european festivals and workshops to study Lindy Hop and to search his own style with international teachers. Together with Guilia Cicerale he founded the Dusty Jazz Association of Torina in 2013, where they started to teach, perform and organize events. During his classes he matches passion and fun. He likes to work on dancing technique, rhythm and connections. He reached the 3rd pace in Open Lindy Hop Couples at ESDC 2015 together with his partner Guilia. Since 2015 he started his international teaching experience in some important European Festivals like for instance "The Chase Festival" of Heidelberg (GER), "The Lindy Shock University" of Budapest (HUN), "Rock that Swing" (GER), "Swing Summit" (FRA).
Mike Sonder combines his knowledge of music, functional anatomy, physics, and a plethora of dance forms to create classes that are uniquely insightful, inspiring, energetic, 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 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.
short-term changes of the timetable possible
You are dancing Lindy Hop for at least 3 months and you know the fundamental rhythms and some basic moves.
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.
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.
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:
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, Trickeration, Big Apple, Al &
Leon Shim Sham...). You want to learn more moves and variations to spice up your solo dancing and to find more your own style.
Samstag, 10. April 2021
20:00 - 21:30 Uhr / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online Party & 3 Jahre Swingmonkeys Jubiläm!
Live Musik von den JazzBeanzz!
Party Pass: 25 Euro
4h Partner Classes + 2h Solo Classes + Saturday Party with Live Music JazzBeanzz
4h Partner Classes + Saturday Party with Live Music JazzBeanzz
2h Solo Classes + Saturday Party with Live Music JazzBeanzz
Saturday Party with Live Music JazzBeanzz
After the festival recordings of all classes will be available for two more weeks after the festival! So you can rewatch them again and again if you missed them or if you wanna repeat them. :) For the partner classes you can take part as a "solo partner dancer" or with a "fixed dance partner". Partner classes will be designed that you can take part alone or together with a partner. Prices for each pass are per person. The saturday party is only for us 1:1 recorded Live Music from the JazzBeanzz!
All prices include 19% sales tax.