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Teachers

Elle Brenecki

As a child, Elle was already dancing to anything she could get her hands on from Modern Jazz to Ukrainian Folk Dance. When she discovered Lindy Hop in her hometown of Adelaide, Australia, there was no turning back and her classes truly display her passion and joy for the dance. Elle loves to encourage freedom of expression as well as the conversational/improvisational dynamic within both Lindy Hop and solo dance.  She strives to empower students in exploring their own unique identities in movement and to simply feel and enjoy the music as authentically as possible.

 

 

Joris Focquaert

Joris Focquaert comes from Belgium. A vivid and curious person, he likes to live in many places.  Recently, he calls Berlin his home. While he has a background in physical theatre, his road evolved towards dancing and more specifically African-American Jazz dances like f.e. the Lindy Hop. Always seeking answers in the roots of Jazz, both dance and music (he studies the trombone and clarinet), he gives his best when sharing dance in classes.Founder of Crazy Legs Dance School in Ghent, the city where he honed his skills, he always looks forward to meet new projects ahead!

Danimé

Danimé is energetic and puts her heart and soul into dance. She is especially at home in her African roots, but also in dancehall. She started with HipHop and then did house and popping. She later studied the Jamaican culture. She teaches all over the country and has internships with major artists such as Spice, Beenieman and Elephantman. She can also be seen in clips of known Dutch artists.

Danimé will give a one hour workshop of Afro Dance.

Pop-I

Pop-I a.k.a Gilbriano (Pop’arazzi crew) is a popper with an old skool vibe. His classes are energetic, tough and challenging!

Pop-I will give a one hour workshop of Popping.

Quinty

Quinty is an allround dance teacher who is especially passionate about tap dance. Last year she's been to Barcelona for a few months to specialize in this specific style. In her classes she will teach you the basics of tapdance by working on rhythm, improvisation and choreography. Most of all it will be a lot of fun dancing and making music together.

Quinty will give a one hour workshop in Tap.

Jeroen Wolfs

Step into any social dance or party, and you’ll probably find Jeroen at the center of the floor. Dance, whether it is Lindy Hop, Jazz, Hip Hop or House, is his passion which is reflected by the enthusiasm he radiates on the dance floor with his energetic and experimental dance style. In his lessons he mainly focuses on rhythm, groove, and individual expression, and gains great satisfaction helping people find their own unique dance style.

Together with Becky Tomas, Jeroen will give a one hour workshop Lindy Hop. He will also give a one hour workshop in Solo Jazz.

Becky Tomas

Lindy hop is a dance of improvisation, creativity & self expression, and helping people to find their own unique way to dance brings me great pleasure. Sharing my knowledge of dance is a great joy - I love to see how students flourish & develop during classes. I discovered Lindy hop in my hometown of Plymouth, in the Westcountry of England, 15 years ago, and was addicted immediately to the pure joy and energy that the dance brings.

Together with Jeroen Wolfs, Becky will give a one hour workshop Lindy Hop.

Deirdre & Joost (Slowfeet studio)

Slowfeet Studio is the only dance school in Europe that focuses solely on the slowest of the Swing dances: Slow Balboa. It’s a beautiful swing dance to slow jazz music. After teaching Lindy Hop for 5 year, Deirdre started Slowfeet Studio in 2019 to share her love for the hidden gem that is Slow Bal. Since then she has introduced many people in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and beyond to this beautiful dance. During Harbour Hop she will be teaching with Joost. He has been dancing all his life: starting with acrobatic Rock and Roll and Boogie Woogie, to Balboa, Lindy Hop and Slow Bal.
Slow dancing sometimes has the image of being simple and boring, but the opposite is true. The slowness of the music asks for a good balance and lots of control in the body to fill every note in the music with movement. It also allows for playing with timing, connection and styling.
Deirdre and Joost will give a one hour wokshop called 'Slow it Down'.

Bands / DJs

The Blue Ramblers

The Blue Ramblers Swing Band is focused on reproducing the authentic sound of dance music from the 1920s and 1930s of the past century. By using well-balanced arrangements, they are able to take you on a musical journey to the 20s Charleston and the 30s Swing. This ensemble knows how to present Lindy Hop, Balboa, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Wals, Jive, Jitterbug, and Charleston in a very authentic way. You will be almost compelled to hit the dance floor.

The Blue Ramblers Swing Band has managed to attract a lot of fans. They are also welcome guests at many dance events, because of their pleasant sound level and refined arrangements. The band always manages to surprise the audience with timeless, world-class music, popularized by famous English and American dance and radio bands, such as Ray Noble, Duke Ellington and Paul Whiteman, Jimmie Lunceford and many more! 

Listen to them play!

DJ SwingAnneBounce

DJ SwingAnneBounce a.k.a. Anne Wijkamp-Keultjes, started dancing accidentally in 2015, when a friend asked to do a Lindyhop course. The friend quitted, Anne was here to stay! As a music lover, especially American music (20 ‘s – 60’s) a new genre revealed itself in the music journey, Anne is taking since her younger years. Her DJ career started in one of the Fresh Meat sessions organised by Roffaswing. Anne loves to play tunes and to watch people enjoy there Lindyhop, Balboa, Blues and Slowball dances!

DJ SuperHeidi

Heidi:
"Let’s keep it short & sweet: I’m here for all your swingin’ pleasure, to make you sweat, put that happy grin on your face and not allowing your feet a rest.
If you heard my tunes at my stompin' ground in Rotterdam or elsewhere (like Snowball, Lindy Shock, Herräng, Lindy Focus, All Balboa Weekend, Balboa Castle Camp) you know I’m having all the fun in DJ-ing for any kind of swing dancer.
My music tastes are pretty broad (try me!), but tell you what, the 1930s were really exciting!"