Sharon Davis is internationally known for her distinctive style in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues and Burlesque. Australian born and now based in London, Sharon has taught and performed around the world. She holds 1st place titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, Burlesque Hall of Fame, World Burlesque Games and has claimed numerous other awards internationally. She is known for her dedication to the history of vernacular jazz dances and the music they evolved to. Her classes focus on pairing dynamic connection and flow, with body awareness and quality of movement as a pathway to individual style, creativity and musicality. With her bright and bubbly personality, Sharon’s teaching style is energetic, inspiring and fun. She founded the European Swing Dance Championships, and runs a dance company in London called JazzMAD.
Many ask how Felipe learned Lindy Hop so quickly: transitioning from a toilet-cleaning newbie dancer marveling at the Folkets Hus floor to a Herrang instructor in three short years. The explanation is simple: his pre-Lindy life prepared him for what was to come. Training in theatrical acting gave Felipe body awareness and control as well as an ability to improvise–both in his energetic and now infamous class warm-ups, and in the competitions where he always shines. Felipe’s experience playing drums, as well as his youth in Brazil –where the music and dance culture are rich– gave him an innate sense of rhythm. And finally Felipe’s days as a dancing party-animator for a live music club in Brazil gave him plenty of training for getting people excited about dancing in his classes today. It is hard to find someone who doesn’t like Felipe. His warm personality charms every dancer he meets, and his ability to connect with people in conversation carries over onto the dance floor.
Steve "STEE.K BOOGIE" KUENZI, a self-taught street dancer, started dancing (B-boying) in 1993. Later, he joined the CDF Breaker's pioneering group of Hip Hop culture in Chaux- de-Fonds, (Switzerland). Currently, dancer, teacher and choreographer, he keeps traveling (USA, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Cuba, Brazil, Belgium ...) to dance, improve and share his knowledge.
Popping originated in the late ‘60s on the American West Coast. The term 'popping' describes the hard and abruptly appearing isolation movements that are characteristic of the dance. Popping is based on slow robot-like movements. Exact isolation and contraction of individual parts of the body creates illusions of weightlessness or remote-controlled movements. Matching with the beat turns popping into a dance form.