Gosia Aniolkowska & Filip Górski
Filip began his adventure with swing dancing in 2013 in Warsaw. When Collegiate Shag appeared on Polish dance floors for the first time two years later, he quickly became fascinated with this energetic and joyful dance. A little later, he joined the choreographic group Warsaw Shag Team, with which he performed, among others, at the Dragon Swing and BCN Shag festivals. Filip has been involved in music for years - he plays the guitar, trombone and mandolin. He is also one of the founders of the New Orleans jazz band - The Cajun Spices. His passion for music is reflected in the way he dances. During classes, he willingly works on technique and basics but his main domain in dance is unbridled energy.
Karolina Chrapkova & Sergej Götz
Karolina Chrapkova, originally from the Slovak Republic, has been dancing since the age of three. Performing traditional folk dances as a child, her professional training began with the ballet academy. Accumulating dance experiences in Latin (Jive, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Rumba) and Contemporary, Karolina found Swing when she moved to Copenhagen. She then focused on the Charleston, Collegiate/St.Louis Shag, Balboa, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and Boogie. In 2017, she began performing, teaching, and winning numerous competitions internationally. She currently teaches at the Happy Feet Studio in Copenhagen and recently got certified as Yogi master in India. Upon meeting Minn Vo, they discovered their shared passion for performing. Their ensuing friendship resulted in an athletic approach to the movement, acrobatic additions to her repertoire, and ultimately a spot dancing with The Hollywood Hotshots. Karolina has since performed with Minn internationally in Austria (Alpine Jitterbugs), Germany (Shag Ahoy), Poland (Warsaw Collegiate Shag festival), Italy ( Winter Jamboree) and even overseas in the USA.
Band & DJs
Jungle Jazz Band
The Jungle Jazz Band is a traditional jazz band formed by six young international musicians based in Berlin. They all share a passion for the oldest jazz, born in New Orleans in the early 20 th century.
The band resurrects the original rough and powerful sound of the early jazz era, when music was meant to be hot, entertaining and danceable. Drawing from great composers like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong's hot five, Bix Beiderbecke, and Sidney Bechet, the band delivers fresh interpretations and thrilling arrangements, exciting all kinds of audiences from dancers, to jazz connoisseurs and party crowds.
DJ Mark Brooks
DJ Mark Brooks is always on the quest for these very special "Swinging Sounds", making the dancers smile and move their feet so easily over the dancefloor. As DJ and dancer for more than 10 years now, he plays not only classic Swing or Jazz sounds, but digs even deeper for more danceable pieces in unusual genres like pre-war Blues, Jug Band street music, Western Swing, or even beyond.