All of our teaching couples for The Rigamarole have now been announced! We are ecstatic that we have such a phenomenal line up and can’t wait to welcome them all to London in October!
Andreas and Olga
Andreas and Olga : Olga Marina is from Moscow and was born into a family of teachers (language and music) and since her early years has been an energetic live wire – studying music, doing athletics, martial arts, and gymnastics. Olga has been teaching and competing all over Europe and is regarded as one of the best balboa followers in Europe. Andreas lives in Stockholm. He has been teaching, competing and performing Balboa, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate and St. Louis Shag internationally for more than a decade. Andreas is regarded as one of the top Balboa teachers and dancers of the world.
As instructors, Andreas and Olga emphasize partnership, musicality and follow-leading abilities. They have an easy-going, relaxed way of teaching. They are known for giving well-structured classes and they always try to give their students lots of individual feedback. Their ambition is to create playful classes filled with interesting footwork, figures, fun tasks and laughter.
Sanna and Adam
Sanna and Adam have been dancing and teaching swing together for the past ten years. During this time, they have become well known for the joy and skill that they bring to the social dance floor. Mostly partial to balboa mix & match competitions, they have taken numerous titles individually at events such as The Snowball, European Swing Dance Championships and Balboa Castle Camp, as well as placing in various events in Europe and the US during the past several years. In the classroom, they emphasize a solid mix of technique and playfulness resulting in a dynamic and personalized approach to musicality and movement that is accessible to all dancers.
Yulia and Sasha
Yulia and Sasha are easy to recognise by their zippy yet exceptionally smooth style, seamless partner connection and adorably compact size. Often spotted in international contest finals, they see competing as the perfect way to showcase what they treasure in Balboa the most: its joyful energy, subtle humour and the precious opportunity to be in the moment with the music and one another.
This couple doesn’t agree to teach often, but when they do they are ready to share every piece of knowledge they’ve gained throughout their ongoing Balboa adventure with its years of patient work and moments of fascinating insights.