Felipe and Alice

Many ask how Felipe learned Lindy Hop so quickly: transitioning from a toilet-cleaning newbie dancer marveling at the Folkets Hus floor to a Herrang instructor in three short years. The explanation is simple: his pre-Lindy life prepared him for what was to come. Training in theatrical acting gave Felipe body awareness and control as well as an ability to improvise--both in his energetic and now infamous class warm-ups, and in the competitions where he always shines. Felipe’s experience playing drums, as well as his youth in Brazil --where the music and dance culture are rich-- gave him an innate sense of rhythm. And finally Felipe’s days as a dancing party-animator for a live music club in Brazil gave him plenty of training for getting people excited about dancing in his Lindy Hop classes today. His warm personality charms every dancer he meets, and his ability to connect with people in conversation carries over onto the dance floor.

Alice started dancing at 4 years old. She had the opportunity to practice Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance, African dance, Flamenco before meeting her true love, Lindy Hop! At that time, she was studying to become an architect and working in the beautiful south of france. Later on, the opportunity arose for her to dance full time : with some slight fear and hesitation, she took the leap, and pursued what she loved the most. Since then, she has since been touring and teaching full time living the adventurous Lindy-Lifestyle. Regarding her dance style, Alice likes to keep it simple and natural. She has a joyful personality and you will most likely hear her giggling from the other side of the room when she is social dancing.