…her last name is Mei Kertzner. ”Mei Kertzner is my last name in the USA. But in France, it is just Mei. In France, they don’t recognize your husband’s name as your family name if you get married abroad, so in France, I am still Alice Mei. Which is great! I didn’t want to change my name in the first place. So I win!” …kids: ”I used to be against the idea but now I find kids really cute, I think I want kids. But it is hard because I have danced all my life and that’s what I love the most....Read More
More than 3000 persons visited Herräng Dance Camp last summer. Approximately 120 of them were children. Did you see them perform? If you did, you should have asked any of them for an autograph – they are expected to be the next generation’s Lindy hop stars. The audience cheered when around 40 swing kids and swing teens left the stage after their final performance in Herräng last summer. The master of ceremonies, Hanna Lundmark, was encouraging the audience to be even louder and the parents were so proud they could almost burst. And they had many reasons to! The Glenn...Read More
The Lindy Camp in Stockholm is coming up 5-7 may. Marriott Courtyard is the venue, just like last year. The weekender is organized by the same crew responsible for The Snowball, The Four Swedes. Are you planning on going? Read this article from last years event! cover photo: Light eX Machina It’s Friday night, the last in April 2016, and a full moon shines over lake Mälaren and over hotel Courtyard Marriott. I hear tones of Count Basie. The music comes from the hotel’s main conference room where a 370-square-foot hardwood floor has replaced the fitted carpets. Right now a hundred dancers are swiveling...Read More
Wednesday night is social dance night at Chicago Swing Dance Studio in Stockholm. Hornsgatan Ramblers are playing and the floor is packed. Couples move like electric whisk around each other. This is where Swedish swing enthusiasts, vintage geeks, and jazz geeks meet every Wednesday and actually every day of the week. Chicago Swing Dance Studio opened their doors in 2004 and has become the epicenter of lindy hop and swing dance in Stockholm. Much thanks to a group of enthusiasts, with Chicago’s founder Lennart Westerlund (aka. the father of Herrängs Dance Camp), in the lead. He has devoted his life to the expression and is the reason...Read More
Visiting Stockholm soon? Stockholm offers a lot of great swing venues, all year around, every night of the week. To avoid being astray, in search of a sensible place to do a swing out, you need steering. Here it is! It would be a great pity if you go to Venice of the North and miss something wonderful like this. Chicago – the epicenter of swing dance in Stockholm, located at Hornsgatan 75, 100 meters from Zinkensdamms subway. Run by Lindy hoppers known all over the world such as Fatima Teffahi, Lennart Westerlund and Sakarias ”Zacke” Larsson and home of...Read More
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