Teachers, organizers, DJs and staff who help to make all this happen.
They are dancers, friends, great people we like to work with. We are family business and we like to have the festivals small so you can meet us all!
For this year we present:
Remy & Alice
Remy and Alice will teach LINDY TRACK at PSX
Mickey & Masha
Mickey and Masha will teach BALBOA TRACK at PSX
Photo: Balboa Castle Camp 2016
Mickey began swing dancing in Los Angeles in ’99. A year later he was teaching local swing classes at NYU. After graduating he worked with local teams in New York including Varsity Swing and Hop Swing and a Jump and later started running his weekly dance White Heat (something he’s been meaning to start up again).
Mickey and Kelly Arsenault have been dancing and competing since about 2005. During this time, their innovation and showmanship, coupled with their love of dance history and theory, have led them to become internationally recognized teachers and competitors in both Lindy Hop and Balboa. Together their winnings include repeat victories at the Balboa Redezvous for 2006, 2007 and 2010. They are 2008 ABW American Balboa Classic Champions as well as winners of the 2010 ILHC and ESDC Balboa Strictly division. Mickey and Kelly have taught extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Australia.
Andreas & Moe
Andreas & Moe
Andreas and Moe will teach BALBOA TRACK at PSX
Professional swing dancer, instructor, choreographer,
Moe has had professional training in many types of dance, including jazz, ballet, tap and contemporary dance. In 1999 Moe fell in love with the world of swing dance, since then this has been her dance of choice.
A pearl of the Orient, Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, and soon became the UK’s top female swing dancer. An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won several UK and US competition titles. include winning the world’s biggest Jack ‘n Jill competition with Marcus Koch at Frankie 95 is one of the most special titles Moe has been proud to win.
A multi swing dancer, she covered major dances with great knowledge and experience, like : Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag
Moe travels the world extensively both for social dancing and teaching Lindy Hop. She has also enjoyed dancing for several productions, including theatre, television and film.
Well known as vintage enthusiast, Moe is passionate about the music and fashion or the Swing era.
Her dedication to the culture is also reflected in her attitude towards the dance, as she constantly endeavors to recreate an authentic style, and her passion certainly reflects the sprit of the dance as it was back in the day.
Andreas lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up on the wrestling mat, fighting other little boys in leotards. He won
most of the time since he’s always given 100% in everything that he does. He also played the violin in an orchestr
a during his childhood. You might not think classical music and wrestling has much in common with Swing
dancing, but it has definitely contributed to him becoming the unpredictable, creative, musical and interesting dancer he is today.
Andreas was introduced to Lindy Hop in 2001 and a few years later to Balboa. Andreas teaches dance because he loves to see students learn and improve. As Andreas sees it, teaching is inspiring since it offers a possibility to contribute to the ever-changing dance style and scene.
Andreas claims to be the unchallenged record holder (so far!) of most hours spent on social swing dance floors in Stockholm. He is an energizer bunny, and only takes a break to change into another colorful bow tie or t-shirt with a funny print!
He has been placed in a number of prestigious competitions in both Lindy Hop and Balboa around the world with a number of well known swing dancers. He is also a history lover and one of the very few marine archaeologists in the world, currently the Head of the Archaeological Unit at the Swedish Maritime Museum. Ask him about the ”Vasaship” or ”Vikingships”.
Mikey & Pamela
Mikey & Pamela
Mikey & Pamela will teach LINDY TRACK at PSX
VIDEO from ILHC 2014
Hector & Sonia
Pontus & Isa
Pontus & Isa
Pontus and Isabella will teach LINDY TRACK at PSX
They all wanted something different, rather than just big band music. So they decided to do a little band. A wonderful sound of a small jazz combo – that is Coffee Time only yet a little smaller. They’re one of those bands that Prague dancers just started discovering a little more.
Shirt Tail Stompers
Miss Mikey May
Born with the blues and paid her dues, Mikey is a powerful, soulful
vocalist, and a natural entertainer with a background in theatre,
cabaret, burlesque, and social dancing. Her mission is to serve up a
wild ride to the roots of blues, jazz, and gospel in a dancer-friendly
In 2016 Mikey founded The Organ Grinders, a Hammond-organ based swing
and blues project. Armed with some of Prague’s top blues and jazz
musicians, expect some serious dancing with good ol’ fashioned tunes, a
few new ones, and a groove-it-or-lose-it good time!
Photos attached, feel free to choose what you wish 🙂
Photo credits: V.Z. Photography
ZDENĚK PILECKÝ/ MR.ZZ
He is the BIG BOSS! The founder of Prague Swing Xmas as well as Prague Spring Swing Festival and Zig-Zag dance studio.
With professional dance career backround and with real passion for tap, jazz and swing he is the head of what we do.
Very modest but proud and thankful to the people who help him at the same time. And he likes to talk to the people at the festival so don’t hesitate to ask him questions. If you catch him…
Our “Little boss”
She is responsible for most of the production and also web sites, Fb and PR.
Working in TV/ movie production. Teaching at Zig-Zag dance studio (special passion for Balboa and Lindy Hop).
Matěj/ Foto, Video
Our main person for photo and video. Always being around catching nice shots!
Professional photographer. Also drummer with passion for swing and rockabilly music. DJ.
Teacher at Zig-Zag dance studio with special passion for tap and Lindy Hop.
As son of one of the musicians from Melody makers is also playing many instruments and has great feeling for rhythmin all his dance, specially tap dance.
During the festivals he is responsible for sound systems and helps with all “heavy” stuff to do.
Also DJ and photographer. And we like him a lot!
First attempts to get him to swing dancing were done already back in 2004 by his sister, also a swing dancer. Nevertheless he entered the world of swing ten years later, in 2014. From that time on, you would find him catching up all that he had missed throughout the years. This “swing tourist and traveler” regularly DJs weekly dances and festivals in Prague.
He started to be interested in the Lindy Hop in 2012 and absolutely got hooked on swing in a very short time. Characteristic dance, music, fashion and history become an integral part of his life, so as time went he joined the Prague swing scene as a DJ and he plays the music at local parties and swing festivals. Moreover thanks to his studying of a graphic design he also occasionally help with a graphic designs of various dance events.