Teachers

 

Intermediate & Advanced levels

 

David Afonso & Cátia Fonseca

 

Photo by Mário Sousa @ Lisbon – 2016

david & catia

These two Portuguese started dancing and teaching together in 2011, and have since become international teachers, mainly due to their aptitude to understand the fundamentals of good movement (dancing) and explaining it in an graspable and applicable way.

David is an addicted social dancer. You’ll rarely see him not dancing while there is groovy swing music playing. He’s also a geek, that cannot avoid himself of deconstructing the nuclear bio-mechanics and rhythmic structure of the dance and music. And he loves to share this knowledge/vision almost as much as he loves hugs.

Cátia is a person’s person. She’s always caring for everybody, and it shows when it comes to teaching where she uses an intuitive and organic approach to bring out to the best in each student. You’ll rarely see her not smiling.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam LaMontagne & Sanna Leinonen

 

Adam Sanna NYE2014

Sanna and Adam have been dancing and teaching swing together for the past decade. During this time, they have become well known for the joy and skill that they bring to the social dance floor. Mostly partial to lindy hop and balboa J&J competitions, they have taken numerous titles individually at events such as The Snowball and Balboa Castle Camp, as well as placing in various events in Europe and the US during the past several years. In the classroom, they emphasize a solid mix of technique and playfulness resulting in a dynamic and personalized approach to musicality and movement that is accessible to all dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginners level

 

Karri Rasinmäki & Tanja Wingerter

 

tanja karri

Karri and Tanja are offsprings of different dance scenes, but they share the same ideology and enthusiasm for swing dances and music. Having danced three years, they started teaching beginners and intermeediate level last year. In their classes they emphasize quality of movement and energy encouraging students to find their personal way to dance, and establish a connection not only with the partner but the whole group.

Karri found his way to Lindy hop through Boogie Woogie in Helsinki. After mainly focussing on training and competing he turned towards social dancing and got hooked. Some dancers call him "Karri 'Happy feet' Rasinmäki" - for a good reason: Karri is a master of footwork variations.

Tanja started Lindy hop during her Erasmus exchange in Slovenia, and continued on further exchanges in Montpellier and Madrid. She enjoys travelling for Lindy hop, both for festivals and "normal" social dancing and get inspired by different scenes and dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information is subject to change without notice.

Beginners' Track

 

Lindy Hop Beginners' Track

 

If you have taken some beginner course(s), want to experience your first workshop, fresh and fun up your Lindy Hop before getting on the party dance floor, this is the track for you. You should already know the basic side-by-side movements, transition into open position and a few of the classic passes and moves. This level is suitable for dancers having between 2-8 months of experience.

Beginners’ Track Pass includes: 4 lessons (two on Saturday, two on Sunday), sauna, Saturday taster and party, Sunday tea dance. The Pass does not include meals nor accommodation. It is possible to bring your own food and drinks to be consumed by the lakeside sauna on Saturday evening. 

Teachers of the Beginners' Track are Tanja Wingerter and Karri Rasinmäki. Read more about the teachers.

 

Please contact lakesidelindy(at)swingteam.fi for more information! 

 

 

 

 

 

Information is subject to change without notice.

Levels

 

Lindy Hop Intermediate / Advanced

You have been to several workshops and you are also taking regular classes in your local scene. You enjoy social dancing and try to go as often as you can.

You can swing out even to faster music. You are eager to learn new variations and find new ways to express your personal style.

Even if you sometimes feel confused with a new dance partner, you still manage to make the best out of each dance.

You focus on leading & following, because you understand that good connection is crucial if you want to build better communication with your dance partner.

You also have started to discover solo jazz and other swing dances, and understand that solo movements are crucial to improving your dancing.

 

Invitational 

Everyone will be signing up to the intermediate/advanced level.

Due to the limited number of spots on the invitational level everyone wishing to attend this level must go through an audition.

The teachers will decide who can attend this level.

 

Private lessons

Don't miss the unique opportunity to learn more from your own favourite teacher!

Please contact lakesidelindy(at)swingteam.fi for more information and to book your private lessons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information is subject to change without notice.

Schedule

 (Preliminary)

FRIDAY
    
17:00-19:30 Registration
18:00-19:30 Dinner
  
19:30-20:30 Taster
  
20:30-01:30

Party

Live band: Gentlemen & Gangsters

 
SATURDAY
    
8:00-9:30 Breakfast
 
9:30-10:30 Audition
 
10:30-11:30 Lesson
11:30-12:30 Lesson
 
12:30-14:00 Lunch
 
14:00-15:00 Lesson
15:00-16:00 Lesson
    
16:30-18:30 Beginners' Track
 
17:00-22:00 Sauna
 
18:00-19:30 Dinner
 
19:30-20:30 Taster
 
20:30-03:30

Party

Live band: Gentlemen & Gangsters

 
SUNDAY
 
8:30-10:00 Breakfast
  
10:00-11:30 Lesson
  
11:30-13:30 Beginners' Track
 
12:30-14:00 Lunch
  
14:00-15:30 Lesson
  
15:30-17:30 Tea Dance
    
Private lessons
Booking: lakesidelindy(at)swingteam.fi

 

 

Information is subject to change without notice.
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