THE TEACHERS

Andreas Olsson and Olga Marina :

Olga Marina is from Moscow and was born into a family of teachers (language and music) and since early years has been an energetic live wire - studying music, doing athletics, martial arts and gymnastics. Olga has been teaching and competing all over Europe and is regarded as one of the best balboa followers in Europe. Andreas lives in Stockholm. He has been teaching, competing and performing Balboa, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate and St. Louis Shag internationally for more than a decade.

Andreas is regarded as one of the top Balboa teachers and dancers of the world.

As instructors, Andreas and Olga emphasize partnership, musicality and follow-leading abilities. They have an easy-going, relaxed way of teaching. They are known for giving well-structured classes and they always try to give their students lots of individual feedback. Their ambition is to create playful classes filled with interesting footwork, figures, fun tasks and laughter.

Nicolas and Yhunjung:

Hyunjung Choi: Hyunjung is a dancer, teacher and choreographer who comes straight from Seoul, South Korea. After specializing in traditional Korean dance, she began to learn various other specialties such as classical dance, sports dance, and then literally fell in love with swing in 2005. For more than 10 years, she has participated in the development of the Korean swing scene, and has won many international competitions. She is a passionate dancer and her charming personality gives her dance a positive energy to all those who watch her.

Nicolas Deniau: Nicolas took his first Trampled Rock class at the age of 8 and after only one year he participated in his first competition. This was the beginning of a long competitive career in Rock, Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop. Early on, he was interested in the performance aspect, something that is always present in his dancing!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Jérémy and Mélanie:

Jeremy Chanton: Jeremy's been dancing since he was a child. Starting with boogie woogie, he reached podium positions in French and international competitions. Then, he joins a swing group in Montpellier, where he continues to progress in Lindy-hop and Charleston. After winning awards, Jeremy has become a recognized artist in the swing scene. He now travels all over Europe teaching at various festivals.

Mélanie Deniau: Mélanie started rock n roll at the age of 7. She then fell in love with Boogie Woogie, and ranked among the best in the world.

After a 3 year break where Mélanie retired from the swing scene for the cabaret, she comes back in 2015 by getting into lindy hop. 

Today she teaches and performs in many international festivals.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Solenn & Zouky:

Solenn & Zouky learned to dance and started teaching in Grenoble before moving to Bordeaux in 2018. They now teach during the week at the Bordeaux Swing association and throughout France on weekends. They teach Lindy Hop, the Jazz Roots solo and the acrobatics they love!

Zouky : Vincent LEBROUC says " Zouky ": It's while watching videos with friends at a party that Zouky discovered Lindy Hop. An exuberant dance of energy and joy, a mix of couple, solo and aerials: it's the revelation! Since his first class in 2012, he hasn't stopped wanting to discover this dance and the swing universe to which it belongs.

Solenn : Solenn FORET: After years of practicing judo, Solenn hangs up her kimono and turns to Lindy Hop which she discovered by chance. Attracted by the energy of this dance and its acrobatic side, she hasn't been able to stop dancing for 9 years!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

THE ORCHESTRAS

Florent:

Dancing is what makes him live, and the interpretation and listening to music is what is most important to him.

Since 2003 He reached and won many finals in Boogie Woogie. Today he is number 1 in France with his partner in Main Class and he’s part of the French team.

                      Since the end of 2014, he began to dance more and more the Lindy Hop, made it                     thru final and won many competitions in the most prestigious festivals. (Harlem,            RTSF, Snowball, Savoy Cup …)

Florent is teaching Lindy Hop locally in south of France and he is traveling around the globe to perform, compete and spreading his knowledge and loves for Swing dancing.

Audrey:

An unfailing dynamism and energy, a smile and a good mood: that's how one could define Audrey, whether in a class or on the dance floor! A passionate dancer, choreographer and teacher, Audrey teaches Lindy Hop, Charleston and Jazz Roots in her Jazzy Feet school in Paris, but also all over France and abroad. Audrey is also a competitor and has been noticed many times in prestigious international Lindy Hop and Charleston competitions (ILHC, ESDC, Snowball, Savoy Cup ...).

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Manon et Mathieu:

Manon :

Depuis sa première initiation en Australie en 2014, le lindy hop ne la quitte plus. C’est avec passion et perfectionnisme qu’elle enchaîne les heures d’entrainement et de danse sociale. Le nouvel aspect de sa danse se trouve dans la compétition solo ou en groupe dans lesquels elle se challenge.
Enseignante pendant deux ans sur Bordeaux (Bordeaux Swing), et fondatrice de la nouvelle scène swing Albertvilloise elle a pour envie de diffuser l’esprit swing partout où elle va et de rendre des dizaines de nouveaux danseurs accro à cet univers.

 

Mathieu :

Le sourire aux lèvres et toujours sur une piste de danse, Mathieu est un lindy hopper passionné. Ce n’est pas rare de le croiser sur les scènes swing d’Europe que ce soit en plein swing out ou derrière la caméra. Globe trotter à ses heures perdues, c’est à Herrang qu’il pose ses valises tous les étés pour perfectionner sa danse et vivre l’esprit lindy dans son état pur. Fort de ses 5 années d’expériences, il complète son lindy avec des cours de claquettes et de jazz roots. Enseignant pendant deux ans sur Bordeaux (Bordeaux Swing), et fondateur de la nouvelle scène swing Albertvilloise.

HOT SWING SEXTET invites you to go back in time for a trip in the frenetic atmosphere of jazz clubs of the 30s. Between Paris and Harlem, between Django Reinhardt and Duke Ellington, through Louis Armstrong, The Hot Swing Sextet organized for you, a trip "made to measure" direction: "Swing". Embark with these six young musicians overflowing with energy. "Swing", "swaying" and good mood are on the program of this great crossing of "middle-jazz". And now it's time to party, with the Hot Swing Sextet!

CONFIT DE SWING is a gourmet gypsy jazz band from Bordeaux, raised outdoors to Django Reinhardt excerpts and sung American jazz standards!

#SwinginAixfestival

© 2020 By Doriane Danse . 73100 Aix les Bains - France