International Teachers

Giulia & Stefano

Charleston

With a background in Theater and Music, these two quickly became some of the most beloved European International Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz Teachers, both as teachers and as people. Their classes always end on the top of student’s favorite teachers lists. They are a mix and match of passion and fun, regularly focusing on musicality and connection in social dancing.

Stefano is musical and super funny. Giulia is graceful and creative. We are absolutely sure you’ll have an amazing time with these two.

Martyna & Smiltys

These two Lithuanians are current rising stars in the International teaching European scene. And yes we mean fully-booked traveling teachers, because they are already there at the very top.

Martyna has displayed her huge smile across several Lindy Hop and Jazz competitions, which she won, and performed at different scenes for amazing audiences and created a few noticeable routines.

Smiltys is motivated by the dynamics between the competition thrill and the chill of the social dancing. He’s mostly known for his technique, variety of uncommon move combinations and attention to the connection. Smiltys tries to inspire and enrich his students with the history, musicality and small details that matters the most!

Cátia & David

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.

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.

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.

Musicians

Julien Silvand

Special Musical Guest

A renowned musician, of international projection, Julien Silvand usually leaves other musicians drooling over him when he leaves his magic on the stage. You’ve heard him play around Europe in Swing events with Bumpy Roof Band and Les Oignons

As the event Special Musical Guest, Julien is going to team up with both bands to make both nights unforgettable for your dancing pleasure.

24 Robbers

24 Robbers are well known among, and dear to, the swing dancers in Portugal. Born from Swing Jam sessions, these 5 are making a name for themselves on the dance-floors.

Almost all members also Swing Dance, which allows them to better understand what dancers are looking for in a swingy groove.

Hugo Esteves (PT) – Drums

Kristina žurauskaitė (LT) – Voice

Màxim Colls (ES) – Saxophone

João Caeiro (PT) – Double Bass

João Pedro (PT) – Guitar

The Invisible Tube

The Invisible Tuba, are the new stars in the Swing Music scene in Lisbon. With a set of with quality musicians, these cats quickly became dancers favorites due to their crazy energy and good mood.

Mix in some Julien Silvand madness and we’re ready for some crazy nigh on Saturday!

Simone Carugati Verga (IT) – Banjo and Vocals

Mattia Corda (UK) – Trumpet, Vocals, MC

Iris Ceulemans (US) – Trombone

Màxim Colls (ES) – Saxes

Captain Farms (PT) – Clarinet

Omuba Kouzmienko (PT) – Tuba

DJs

DJ David Afonso

He loves sharing stuff… and in the dance community found a way to share one of his biggest pleasures in life: Jazz music.

As one of the most active swing DJ’s in Lisbon (Portugal) since 2010, and international DJ, as a swing dancer, Lindy Hop teacher and event organizer, he knows how to “read” a swing dancefloor and deliver the right music to electrify a party.

From the 20’s to the present, from the chunkiness of Swing, to the power of Big Bands, to the groovy drive of Jazz, to the melodic entanglement of Dixieland, the high-energy of Jump Blues, the honey of Blues, the shouts of Gospel, the la pompe rhythm of Manouche, it all coexists within his DJ sets.

Two things are required to glue this diversity together though: an irresistible dancing rhythm and authenticity in playing. If the songs have claps and/or if they talk about food, even better!

Team

Elsa Domingues

Cook

Elsa works on vegan food vegan restaurant and will making our weekend very very tasty

Nuno Neves

Filmographer

Nuno is arguably the best ar more well Filmographer of Swing Dance events. Think about an event video you liked… Most likely it’s Nuno’s. Yes, that’s how magical he is. But better than that, Nuno is a dear friend that will be laying is Little Big Magic around.

Jorge Oliveira

Photographer

An up and coming dance photographer, Joca is bringing his music sensibility to capturing you best dancing moments

Isabel Oliveira

Logistics

Isabel will be around to you get your drinks and food tasty and on time.

Cátia Fonseca

Organizer

David Afonso

Organizer

Henrique Belo

Organizer