Master of ceremony
The show must go on! I will entertain the crowd and make sure that everything goes smoothly backstage.
Solo Jazz, Body Awareness and a bit of Tap. Tools to improve your dancing dramatically.
Master of Ceremony
My role, as an MC, is to create a story over the evening or even over the days. Linking the acts together, entertaining the crowd while making sure that in the back, all artists are ready.
I will always work hard to make it about the event, and create a unique atmosphere where people relax, laugh and feel connected to the live music, the competitors, the event, and mostly importantly: to each other.
Lindy hop – the wonderful people I work with
Kris Blindert (Heidelberg)
Kris and I started working together in 2015. No need to say we know how to teach together, and we know exactly what we want from our classes and from the students. Be ready for nerding out and plenty of silly.
Anouk Chipault Le GuEnnec (Lausanne)
Anouk and I started teaching together in 2022. Even though the partnership is very young, we teach together every week and make sure that our classes are value driven and well-prepped!
KATIE COBALT (Portsmouth)
Katie and I have been working together since 2018. Our work relationship started with a strong friendship until we realised that we have very similar values, both in life and in dancing, which is great for teaching together.
I started teaching at the age of 16, as a sailing instructor. Being a sailing instructor requires to understand where the student is, both in their ability and in their understanding of the situation. The trickiest part was always to make them sail into the harbour, which requires great focus. But that’s also where they learned the most.
But dancing is not sailing, and by working full-time at SwingStep for multiple years I have worked on adapting my knowledge to Swing dancing.
In pedagogy training sessions, I will help you learn the skill of assessing where the students are right now and how to react accordingly. I will explain how to change the energy in the class and handle frustration, how to build trust and have good conversations. And most importantly, I will show you how to create your own harbour: the optimal conditions for learning.