GSF 2020 Teacher Line Up


Eglė Nemickaitė & Arnas Razgūnas

One of the most prominent couples of Lithuanian Swing Dance scene, partnered up from the very first dance Arnas & Eglė are dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the community in Vilnius everyday.

 

Passion and joy for Lindy Hop & Collegiate Shag gained their name as international instructors in regular small workshops around Europe, specially in Poland, where along with Swingout.pl community they inspired Collegiate Shag scene in Warsaw and all over the country.

 

Rich experience in teaching every day classes grants quality and fun with clear explanation of their material by expressing swing music and yourself in it. Arnas & Eglė are co-founders of What a Jazz Dance Studio in Vilnius and co-organisers of the one and only Balboa & Shag festival in Lithuania – Swing Paradise.



Frances 'Fancy' Dougherty & Patrick O'Brien

Fancy

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Fancy fell in love with Jazz, Lindy Hop and Shag in 2008, with Balboa trailing not far behind. She’s been hooked ever since, devoting herself to the technical mastery of historical dances and her own unique style. She has appeared in music videos and television shows in the US, Mexico and France, and has been fortunate enough to share her passion for dancing in classrooms all over the world. She was nominated for the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2014 and is a five-time winner of the National Jitterbug Championships shag division (four with Shag partner Steve Sayer). Be sure to ask her to dance!

Patrick

Patrick has been at the forefront of Europe’s Shag scene, teaching and promoting the dance in the UK and around Europe. He's also known as a DJ as Dr. Rhythm and is part of the Rhythm & Soul Collective.



Sandy Lewis & Martí Gasol

Sandy and Martí united as partners in their passion for collegiate shag just a few short years ago and they have been trotting the globe and teaching the dance in cities such as Copenhagen, Hamburg, Warsaw and beyond.

 

They are both founding members of the Barcelona Shag Society, which aims to bring collegiate shag dance and culture to the forefront of Barcelona's dance scene.

 

These two crazy kids love to show off their skills in energetic choreos and keep it fun. Their classes focus on technique and musicality, and they work harder every day to bring fun shag classes to their students.



Nicky & Jim Key

Based in Gloucestershire, Jim & Nicky have been teaching Swing Dancing on a weekly basis for over 20 years.

 

Collegiate Shag is their passion and have made the dance their speciality, teaching weekly shag classes in Gloucestershire as well as teaching at many of the dance camps in the UK including Hullzapoppin, Hepcats Holiday, Rock Bottoms, Jumping at the Woodside to name but a few and have been familiar faces on the teachers line up at Twinwood. Jim and Nicky are well known for their fun and relaxed style of teaching.



Chott Andersen & Niomi McSorley

Chott & Niomi met at different shag events in 2017 and decided to partner up shortly after, to teach some tasters in Shag, starting at Hullzapoppin 2018. With a common passion for switching and learning as many dances as possible, they have taught tasters and classes at several events, as well as performed, competed, and won to represent Leading Ladies across Europe.Niomi is Originally from Manchester, UK, but moved to Copenhagen in May 2019. Together they are working to be role models for others who want to learn both roles.