Pavli has been dancing since she was a little girl and has tried many different dance styles. From ballet, ballroom dances, contemporary to hip hop… But she was always missing something. Of course - only until she found Lindy Hop!
Pavli found Lindy on YouTube in 2009. When she came to her first international event to see what it looks like in modern world, she immediately fell for it and got a dream of having a swing dance community back in her region. She kept travelling, learning, searching for inspiration and for the right people to join her dream.
Since then she and her team have made hundreds of people discover the joy of swing dancing in Brno, Czech Republic. She left her regular job and now she she runs one of the biggest schools in the region, leading team of 19 teachers and beautiful volunteers based scene of more than three hundred dancers, unique spirit and epic parties.
Pavli started to teach internationally in 2014, more intensively from 2015 when she won golden medal at ESDC for Open All Swing Showcase and became visible in many european JnJ and strictly finals.
Her passion and strong, positive personality is what you can see when she dances - in her feminine, elegant style spiced up with rocking swivels!
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.. But more important than any of this is that Felipe has embodied the Lindy Hop spirit since before he knew it existed. It is hard to find someone who doesn’t like Felipe.
His warm personality charms every dancer he meets, and his ability to connect with people in conversation carries over onto the dance floor. He leaves every follower with a smile, and anyone who has danced or talked with him will confirm: he always makes you feel special.