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DecaVitas

Charlie and Rebecka, a.k.a The DecaVitas, or the DecaVita Sisters, are world-renowned dancers specializing in authentic Swing and Jazz Age dances. They have been teaching and performing together since 2006, competing since 2008 and are today among the top names in the international Swing Dance scene. Charlie and Rebecka are currently based in Stockholm, Sweden but spend about six months every year on the road, they have worked on six continents in more than 20 countries. The DecaVitas have won several major competitions and are founders of performance troups in both Sweden and the US and have many years of experience in coaching and choreographing group routines.
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Together they are known for their dynamic, creative and unique dance style. As two of the most liked and yearned for Lindy Hop instructors world wide, Charlie and Rebecka strive to teach great technique in a way that is positive, coherent and productive. They particularly value the art of leading and following, believing that leaders and followers require equal amount of information in the classroom to create the best possible connection on the dance floor.

ARNAS & KAMILE (Lithuania)

Arnas Jasiūnas is one of the top dancers of the thriving Lithuanian Lindy Hop scene. His original approach to dance will add to the knowledge of a dancer of any level. Arnas ideas are based on concepts of body movement, rhythms, and authenticity of both the dance and the dancer. With his dance technique and teaching methods in the background, Arnas turns the classroom into an effective workshop and gives students ideas for future training. His long training in music makes his dancing a creative musical experience.

Kamile Pundziute is a real treat in Vilnius Lindy Hop community, keeping it swingin’ since 2003, the very beginning of Lindy Hop explosion in Lithuania. Kamile has dedicated her life to dance. She is a dancer, a teacher, a choreographer and also a dance – movement therapist. She has traveled many places in Europe teaching, performing and spreading the love for dancing. Her education in somatics and movement therapy bring concepts of movement and following to a whole new level and is a base for her teaching. A knowledgeable approach coupled with an honest, joyful perspective of life is attractive for students. Positive experience guaranteed!

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Caroline and Audun

Caroline Bockelie Johnsen Caroline is at her happiest when her body and soul is filled with live jazz music. It only took one Lindy Hop class to convince her that she should dedicate all her free time – and more - to this dance. Her eager to learn, practice and develop as a dancer, has lead her to win and place in numerous competitions internationally. She is also known as a local and international teacher and performer, and event organizer. In her dancing, as well as in her teaching, her eye for technique, and a relaxed, but elegant flow of movement is prominent, as well as her focus on musicality. She cannot wait to share her energy and creativity with you all!
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Audun Kveberg Audun is a social dancer at heart and he loves delving into the nerdy and technical details of the dance. As such, he is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has picked up along the way to help you get the most out of each social dance. He dedicated himself full time to lindy hop for a year from the fall of 2013, is currently living in Oslo, and is a part of the dancing troupe "The Norweegies". He is also an accomplished performer and competitor in lindy hop and authentic jazz, holding titles from competitions all over Europe. Most importantly, though, he is looking forward to dancing with you!   Weak spot: coffee.

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Bands

S. Møller

S. Møller Storband is a big band based at the Student Society in Trondheim, where they have a long history of making dancers move with joy! They play all the greatest big band classics, from Basie to Goodwin. Under the artistic influence of Håkon Hammer the band works closely with some of Norway’s best jazz musicians, and although the band are students they’re known to keep a very high technical level. S. Møller frequently plays for dancing audiences as well as concerts promoting new original music, and they have worked with musicians like Vigleik Storaas, Vidar Busk and Eirik Heggdal

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