Alice started dancing at the very young age of 4 years old and has done numerous types of dances until she fell in love with Lindy Hop and solo jazz. She has now been swing dancing for 14 years and keeps being fascinated by the art of improvisation. Connecting with a partner through rhythm helps her dance her following and is the most inspiring thing to her at the moment. She has been spreading the joy of lindy hop and authentic jazz in more than 30 countries through teaching, performing, competing and social dancing. She loves the diversity of movement and the freedom of expression this dance brings to the world. She hopes to keep learning things and keep on inspiring people for as long as possible.
Joris Focquaert comes from Ghent, Belgium.
He discovered the Lindy Hop in Copenhagen when he was studying at the Commedia School for mime & physical theatre. A background in the art of clowning, he takes this to his Jazz dances & dance performances, forming his attitude towards the dance. In class, Joris tries to share his best of ideas. He is one of the starting figures of swing dance school 'Crazy Legs' (Ghent) & vernacular Jazz dance troupe 'the Dipsy Doodles'.
Today he is a busy working dancer in Belgium & abroad, next to studying the Jazz trombone.
Yana is an active swing dancer, performer, teacher and dj. She was surrounded by jazz since childhood, while dancing came much later. Since the first lindy hop lesson, she fell in love with the swing scene and started devoting all her time to music and dancing. Raised with love in Moscow Swing Dance Society she shortly became a teacher there and in a few years started to travel for sharing and finding knowledge.
Yana is conveying joy, respect and love for the dance with her students.