... aka 'The DecaVitas', are currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have been teaching and performing together since 2006 and competing since 2008. As founders of the performance troop MessAround, hailing from Uppsala, and Savage Rhythm Stockholm, Emelie and Rebecka have years of experience in coaching and choreographing group routines. Over the years they have placed in several international Lindy Hop competitions and performed in music videos, TV-shows and theater productions.
Today they make their living out of dancing and teaching both weekly classes in Stockholm as well as workshops across Sweden and abroad, spending about six months every year on the road. Together they are known for their dynamic and unique dance style. As instructors, Emelie 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.
... is a real treat in Vilnius Lindy Hop community, keeping it swingin' since 2003. Whilst mainly focusing on the social side of Lindy, she has travelled many places in Europe teaching and spreading love for dancing. Her studies in body and movement awareness 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!
... started dancing at the club “Lindyhop.lt” and helped to develop a lindy hop scene in Lithuania. Everyone who has attended his classes say those folks know how to have fun. Mindaugas's biggest passion in jazz culture is the music. Being a DJ and a dancer he came up with an idea to expand jazz culture in Vilnius scene. In the winter of 2008 he started a band, consisting only of dancers - “Rhythm Junkies”, later on formed a small combo swing band “Home Jazz Band". Mindaugas says, that the most important thing is to know jazz music from the inside. He is happily sharing this experience with his students. Together with musicality, free movement expression and full dedication to the culture, Mindaugas classes are fun and full of joy.