Frida Segerdahl (SWE) - Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz
Frida Segerdahl started dancing at the tender age of 5. During her teens she was enrolled in the dance program at Sturegymnasiet studying jazz, modern and ballet and much more. Since the age of 9 Frida started competing in Double Bugg and Boogie Woogie and although she was a champion at both, she hungered for more. When she was 15 she attended Herrang Dance Camp and fell in love with Lindy Hop. In no time, she was asked to join the world's foremost jazz dance company, the Rhythm Hot Shots. She has performed and taught at all ends of the world. In addition to her performance skill, many have rated Frida as one of the best social dancers in the world. Besides her amazing skills in Charleston, Lindy Hop and Jazz Dance, Frida now runs the famous Lindy Hop dance camp that she first attended back when she was 15, The Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden.
Skye Humphries (US) - Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz
Skye was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in ballet, modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done- from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes- including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows. Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions- including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC and the World Lindy Hop Championships. This involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage- leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007. He currently resides in New York City.
Joanna & Henric Stillman (SWE) - Lindy Hop
This phenomenal couple has lots of teaching experience and they share a love and enthusiasm for the dance and know how to present it for an audience as well as for students at a workshop.
They are well known in the lindy hop community and have been teaching all around the world. Singapore, Washington, Perth, Hongkong, Paris, Buenos Aires is just some of the places where they have been invited to.
Fatima Teffahi (SWE) - Vernacular Jazz
Fatima Teffahi, originally from Belgium, is a master of tap dancing. Ever since she began with tap in the 1980’s, Fatima has been looking to the afro-american dancers from the 1920’s to 40’s for their original style. Fatima lives in Stockholm, where she has been a member of the Rhythm Hot Shots (today: Harlem Hot Shots) from the start. She is a co-founder of the Chicago Swing Dance studio in the swedish capital. For many years, Fatima has been teaching Tap but also Authentic Jazz. What can be said for her roots as a tap dancer applies to her vernacular jazz as well: The skill of the masters of the swing era, whose testemony has survived in old movies to this day, is the source of Fatima’s knowledge and inspiration.