Main teachers

Skye Humphries was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in ballet, modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done- from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes- including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, Jazz at Four and the Silver Shadows. Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions- including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC and the World Lindy Hop Championships. This involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage- leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007. He currently resides in London.

Frida Segerdahl started dancing at the tender age of 5. During her teens she was enrolled in the dance program studying jazz, modern and ballet and much more. Since the age of 9 Frida started competing in Double Bugg and Boogie Woogie and although she was a champion at both, she hungered for more. When she was 15 she attended Herrang Dance Camp and fell in love with Lindy Hop. In no time, she was asked to join the world’s foremost jazz dance company, the Rhythm Hot Shots. She has performed, competed and taught at all ends of the world.

Audun is a social dancer at heart and he loves delving into the nerdy and technical details of the dance. As such, he is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has picked up along the way to help you get the most out of each social dance. He dedicated himself full time to lindy hop for a year from the fall of 2013, is currently living in Oslo, and is a part of the dancing troupe “The Norweegies”. He is also an accomplished performer and competitor in lindy hop and authentic jazz, holding titles from competitions all over Europe. Most importantly, though, he is looking forward to dancing with you!

Charlotte loves jazz, she loves dancing, and she loves people. Put them together and you get a dedicated dancer, performer and teacher of lindy hop and authentic jazz! With a background in contemporary, jazz, and ballet she finds great interest in the technical side of lindy hop; but equally she enjoys the playfulness of the music and the movements, and likes to incorporate this into her classes, performances and social dancing.

Photo: (c) Your Crémant

Audun is a social dancer at heart and he loves delving into the nerdy and technical details of the dance. As such, he is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has picked up along the way to help you get the most out of each social dance. He dedicated himself full time to lindy hop for a year from the fall of 2013, is currently living in Oslo, and is a part of the dancing troupe “The Norweegies”. He is also an accomplished performer and competitor in lindy hop and authentic jazz, holding titles from competitions all over Europe. Most importantly, though, he is looking forward to dancing with you!

Caroline is at her happiest when her body and soul is filled with live jazz music. It only took one Lindy Hop class to convince her that she should dedicate all her free time – and more – to this dance. Her eagerness to learn, practice and develop as a dancer has led her to win and place in numerous competitions internationally. She is also known as a local and international teacher and performer, and event organizer. In her dancing, as well as in her teaching, her eye for technique and a relaxed, but elegant flow of movement is prominent, as well as her focus on musicality. She cannot wait to share her energy and creativity with you all!

Photo Credit: For Dancers Only – http://www.ebobrie.com/lindylicious-2016

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Concept class teachers

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Bands & MC

Jazzombies is David Skinner’s swing ensemble, with a lineup featuring some of the best swing musicians in Oslo. The band plays classic jazz tunes, by Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, and many more.

The Jazzombies have played for us at Winter Jump several times, including performing during teacher impro dances – check it out! This year they will play for us both Friday and Saturday!!

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We are super excited to welcome Shoeshine Boys back to Winter Jump 2018! Just like previous years, they will be playing for us at the Thursday night pre-party.

In 2008 the band had its debut concert at the New Orleans Jazz Club Workshop on Herr Nilsen. Since then, they have established themselves as a new and young fixture in Oslo’s traditional jazz environment. The band has recently played at different jazz-scenes in Oslo, and have become a big favourite among the swing-dancers in Oslo.

 

DJs

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DJ Petter is passionate about swing music: for listening to, dancing to and DJing. When dancing he loves playing with the music and rhythm variations, and he believes that strong solo dancing is the core of good Lindy Hop. Another outlet for his creativity is brewing beer, and Petter will again provide the Winterjump crowd with Fancy Beer!

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Photo-/videographers

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