Los profesores

 

Roser Ros. 

 

Roser Ros is an international swing dance instructor based in Barcelona, Spain. She teaches lindy hop, aerials and solo jazz in some of the most important Lindy Hop events in Europe, and also teaches regular classes in her home scene, Barcelona.

Outside of Europe, in 2018 she taught for one month in Taipei, Taiwan. Next August she will travel to Japan to teach in different cities, and next November she will travel to Canada to teach at some festivals with her dance partner Leonardo Ost.

Roser started doing gymnastics when she was 3 years old, and later entered the world of circus. She had been learning different types of dance all this time, until in 2011 she discovered lindy hop, and has been unable to leave ever since.

She has a background in pedagogy, coaching essentials, and education. Before becoming a professional dancer, she was a primary school teacher specialised in physical education.

Roser is a great fast swing dancer. She dances with an energetic and precise style. She’s handy with dips and tricks, and aerials; and together with her dance partner she has developed a method to teach them.

She teaches solo jazz in weekly classes and in festivals. She is part of the team ‘Ksenia & BCN Jazz Dancers’. Has choreographed dance groups, music groups, artists, and videos. Currently she works as a choreographer in a new project with the world-renowned football freestyler, Victor Rubilar.

Awards:
3rd place advance Jack and Jill at Dragon Swing 2018
2n place Social Division at Smokey Feet 2018
3rd place Strictly lindy at Move Your Bottom 2018
1st place Luck of the Draw open at The Sowball 2017
1st place Pro Jack and Jill at Barswingona 2017
2n place Strictly lindy at Mallorca Lindy festival 2017
3rd place Pro Jack and Jill at Mallorca Lindy festival 2017
4th place Showcase at Savoy Cup 2017
2nd place Pro Jack and Jill at Mallorca Lindy festival 2016
2nd place Short Showcase at Stomp Your Feet 2016
1st place Short Showcase at Stomp Your Feet 2015

Finalist:
Pro Jack and Jill at Retro Weekend Festival 2019
Strickly at Chase festival 2018
Strickly at Smokey feet 2018
Open Jack and Jill at The Snowball 2016
Pro Jack and Jill at Move Your Bottom 2016
Strickly at Move Your Bottom 2016

Teacher in lindy hop festivals:
Barswingona 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
Retro Weekend Festival 2019 (Warsaw, Poland)
Winter Jump 2019 (Oslo, Norway)
Dragon Swing 2018 (Krákow, Poland)
Stir it 2018 (Zurich, Switzerland)
Lindy shock 2018 (Budapest, Hungary)
Swim out Costa Brava (Palafrugell, Spain)
Summer Jam 2018 (Viena, Austria)
Lindy Hopper’s Delights 2018 (Warsaw, Poland)
Barswingona 2018 (Barcelona, Spain)
Swing Train Festival 2018 (Torino, Italy)
Bilboswing workshop 2018 (Bilbao, Spain)
Pingoletus 2018 (Zaragoza, Spain)
One month residency at Big Apple Studio (Taipei, Taiwan)
Dragon Swing 2017 (Krakow, Poland)
Tandem swing fest 2017 (Mallorca, Spain)
Barswingona 2017 (Barcelona, Sapain)
Pingoletus 2017 (Zaragoza, Spain)
Bouncing Bay 2017 (Santander, Spain)
Ponte Coqueta 2017 (Pontevedra, Spain)
Pingoletus 2016 (Zaragoza, Spain)

Leonardo: 

 

 

From Rome, Italy, Leonardo started his journey as a dancer at the age of 13 diving into Hip Hop and its related styles, where he performed, trained and competed nationally. After discovering Lindy Hop at a music and cultural festival in Rome, he hasn’t turned back since and his passion and love for the dance has only continued to grow. Apart from his strong focus and studies in Lindy Hop, he also teaches Blues, Authentic Jazz and St Louis Shag and has recently discovered his love for Tap Dance. As he loves to take inspiration and ideas from as many places as possible, he has also touched on Balboa, Contemporary, Modern Dance, Afro and Ballet.
Leonardo believes that taking knowledge from various styles of dance allows for stronger understanding and awareness of body movement and therefore a better understanding and connection with the other person during couple dance.

Leonardo has been travelling, teaching, performing, competing & attending dance classes from the best international Swing Dancers around the world developing his own dynamic style and unique personality.

He looks forward to sharing with your community his best dance concepts and ideas!

 

 

Professor Cunningham and His Old School. 

 

Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international swing scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repetoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the aesthetic of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino!
Formed and fronted by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham – Australian native based in NYC, – Professor Cunningham and His Old School consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene. It has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since it’s formation in 2012; performing at some of the world’s finest events- notably:
Blue Note Jazz Fest (NYC), Snowball (Stockholm), Melbourne Intl Jazz Fest (Australia), CPLX (Copenhagen), Chase Festival (Heidelberg), Swing Crash (Como, Italy), Albany Jazz Festival.

 

 

Javi Santos. 

 

Javi es un “old-timer” de la escena del Lindy Hop en España. Después de acabar la etapa de codirector y profesor en la mítica escuela En Modo Swing, ahora imparte clases en Mallorca y talleres dedicados a ritmo, musicalidad, sentirse a gusto bailando y buscar su propio camino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Jazz 

 

Animal Jazz es una escuela de baile que comparte espacio, proyecto y espíritu con El Molino de Santa Isabel, el centro de música y artes del barrio de Lavapiés.

La historia de la danza no se entiende sin la historia de la música, siempre han evolucionado a la par. Y ese es el objetivo de esta unión: crear una escena de bailarines que sienta, respete y admire la música como parte fundamental del baile.

Están especializados en algunos de los bailes que conforman la cultura del swing: Lindy hop, Balboa, Solo jazz, Tap dance, por poner algunos ejemplos.

Buscan la cercanía entre el profesorado y el alumnado en un ambiente divertido y relajado, se comprometen con el entorno social en el que vivimos y tienen como objetivo principal crear un espacio de libertad creativo para cada persona. El baile es una herramienta de crecimiento personal, nos aporta libertad, nos enseña a compartir, a pensar, y, sobre todas las cosas, nos enriquece el alma o el ánima. ¡Vente!

 

Jane and Bruce de Kingston Swing, Hull, Reino Unido. kingstonswing.co.uk

Miembros activos en la escena de Hull, en Inglaterra, Jane y Bruce son también los organizadores de Hullzapoppin’ (www.hullzapoppin.co.uk). Llevan más de diez años bailando y enseñando tanto en Hull y el norte de Inglaterra, como en el resto de Reino Unido y en algunos países europeos. Los llamativos aéreos del Lindy son los que cautivaron a Bruce y despertaron su interés por el Swing. Él mismo reconoce que aprendió antes el ‘Around The World’ que a hacer el básico de 8-count decentemente. Aunque motivan a todos sus alumnos a ser mejores, creen firmemente que el espíritu del Lindy Hop reside en pasárselo bien, cosa que transmiten a sus alumnos en cada clase. Sus clases de aéreos, por ejemplo, se caracterizan por tener un alto contenido de diversión y porque comparten sus “trucos del almendruco” sobre seguridad y salud. Consiguen grandes resultados en cortos periodos de tiempo … ¡¡pensaréis que un hopper puede volar!!

En sus clases en el Swingmazo se concentrarán en la conexión, el movimiento y la musicalidad. Nos enseñarán como una conexión relajada entre los bailarines marca la diferencia en nuestro movimiento, y como un movimiento positivo del cuerpo controla la conexión. Los pasos que epatan están bien, pero sin una base … ¡simplemente no funciona!

También analizaremos con ellos la estructura de la música Swing. Se trata de poder sentirnos relajados con la música e identificar fácilmente los breaks, ó pausas, para incorporar nuestros pasos más impresionantes. Queremos conseguir un verdadero diálogo entre nuestro baile y la música.

En el taster de aéreos de este fin de semana Jane y Bruce nos transmitirán la técnica que los hace posibles, para conseguir que realicemos de manera fácil y segura lifts y tricks espectaculares. No habrá rotación de parejas y cada uno trabajará a su ritmo. Aún así, ¡esperamos que tengáis un mínimo de forma!

Joe Ventisca. 

 

Residentes en Cantabria pero suenan a Nueva Orleans, al Delta edl Mississippi, a Louisiana. Lo mismo te tocan un ragtime que La Bien Pagá más emotiva y bailonga.
No os perdáis a Bitter G Lee, voz; JL «El Filósofo»: guitarra, voz; Dani Simons «Wayne» (el hombre tranquilo): contrabajo, coros; Dani Peña «Pin-pan»: batería, coros
Paquito «El Estudiante»: guitarra; Sergio Mayoral «Piccolo Dizzy»; Fran Díaz «El Inversor»: contrabajo.