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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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”The center has shifted to what it never was before”

The spirit of lindy hop is rooted far back, but what is it, really? Angela Andrew pins it down. She is trying to transmit everything Frankie Manning ever taught her and she sure is an explosive element on the swing dance scene; not afraid of speaking her mind or dancing up a storm. In an open-hearted interview Angela is playing up a sketch and expose her positions—letting you into the mind of a legacy holder.By: Annika Munter Editor: Odella Schattin Cover photo: Adela Cremene You don’t have to be a very experienced Lindy dancer to know that a swing out...

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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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