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Meet Lennart Westerlund

He is hosting his own talk show in Herräng. He travels the world to spread the origin of swing. He is one of the reasons why Lindy hop has such strong foothold in Sweden and other countries. He has no cellular phone and does not want one. He likes spending time alone. Meet Lennart Westerlund. Lennart Westerlund was born on the Swedish west coast and he didn´t start dancing until he moved to Stockholm in the 70s. He liked swing music but did not know anything about the origins. After a while in Sweden’s capital, he took jitterbug classes at legend Lasse Kühlers Dance School....

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Åsa Heedman: ”cute and cuddly is not for me”

Her swivels are the stuff of legends and his playful crazy-leg style is instantly recognizable. It’s time to get to know Lindy Hop powerhouses Åsa and Daniel Heedman: why they’re so passionate about remaining old school, should dance like a tiger, not like a mouse.By: Annika Munter Editor: Odella Schattin Photo: Imantas Cesliavičius Since 2004, the Heedman’s love and powers have brightened the Lindy hop scene. Enclosed in an electric ring of their own creation, they bring musicality and personality to the dance. When they teach, they exaggerate their movements and they master the ability to loosen the atmosphere to such an extent...

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Frida is having a ball

Her hair is blonde, her English heavily influenced by Swedish and some say watching her dance is like a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day. As a child, Frida Segerdahl dreamed of becoming a background dancer for Swedish artists like Carola Häggkvist. Instead, she became a bright star herself – often referred to as one of the world’s best Lindy hoppers and social dancers. By: Annika Munter Editor: Odella SchattinCover photo:Søren Bjørn-Andersen / Hippiephobia.net@LHTA If you’re reading this, you’re probably into 1920s and 30s dancing – and the name Frida Segerdahl sounds very familiar. Google her name and...

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”It’s just a dance, not science” Mimmi & Fredrik

She combines wild motion with sober elegance. He has an eccentric style that is manifested in his moves, sound and manner of speech. Mimmi Gunnarsson Bringlöv and Fredrik Dahlberg remain true to the origins of swing dancing–yet they encourage students to explore uncharted territory. Here is why! by:Annika Munter edited by:Odella Schattin  In history, the exact moment something began is often hard to pin down. This is the case with swing dancing (it took a few years to decide on a name for how people moved to swing music). The same thing goes for Mimmi and Fredrik’s partnership. First...

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Markus Rosendal–with new crazy ideas

A great party is always close at hand when Markus Rosendal is around. During week 1 of Herräng, Markus is in charge of the Midnight Ramble at Folkets Hus. ”Join a conga line, dress up for New Orleans and get your grooves on in the wee hours,” says the former Boogie Woogie champion, also known as DJ Big Papa Mac. During the day, he´ll be teaching you everything he knows. At night, get ready for some eclectic tunes! Photos: Tamara Pinco Markus was a baby when the neo-swing era was picking up, giving the international swing dance scene new...

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