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!
The big thank goes also to Mr. Ondrej Havelka & his band Melody Makers who creates the incredible atmosphere of Saturdays Big Dance Evening in Lucerna Palace!
For this year we present:
Lee & Kevin
Jenny & Hasse
Mariel & Juan
Lana & Vincenzo
Lana Sedlmayr is recognised worldwide for her passion for Swing, Jazz and Charleston as a dancer, teacher, performer and choreographer. Having a background in Ballroom dance, Lana has acquired her Swing and Jazz dance education and experience all over the world. Since more than 15 years she continues revealing the secrets of the dance to students as well as improving her own dancing and teaching skills internationally. She recently discovered Ballet as a new passion and a great source of classical technique and inspiration.
Combining musicality and interaction with a partner, technique and improvisation she is able to captivate dancers as well as the audience. As a teacher she concentrates her attention on the dance technique and the natural body movement at all levels and motivates dancers to improvise to the music creating great dynamics of the dance.
Vincenzo Fesi is a worldwide recognised dancer, teacher and choreographer. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and perform at the most prestigious swing dance events around the world. Cape Town, Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Seoul and London are just some of the cities where he is invited as a guest every other weekend.
He was born at Lake Como, but Roma adopted him three years ago. Inspired by the incomparable Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frankie Manning Vincenzo Fesi dances the Lindy Hop, the Balboa, the tap dance and many other jazz styles.
Being more famous abroad than in the Bel Paese, Vincenzo is the Italian star that shines in the lively international swing dance scene.
Vincenzo organizes intensive workshops for beginners and professional dancers alike both in Como and in Roma. He has a specific teaching method that he developed throughout his years of experience in the fields. When he teaches and when he performs, Vincenzo gives off a contagious energy that drives his audience crazy.
PETER & KATJA
Katja started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll for 9 years. Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and Authentic jazz. Her dance is a reflection of her music taste so the evolution of her life learning various dances was only natural. Katja currently lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia and travels doing special weekend workshops and festivals. In the past few years she has taught and performed in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey, UK, … For two years, she was also a guest judge at The New Orleans Swing Dance Festival and The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown in New Orleans, USA. Her dancing focuses on musicality and connection which makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene. She loves footwork, keeping it smooth and has the ability to dance elegant and still be exciting to just sit and watch!
More at: www.katjahrastar.com
TRISHA & BEN
Hanna & Maksym
Hanna started her dancing career with ballroom dances when she was 7 y.o. Since then went through modern dance, dancehall and house. In 2011 discovered Boogie Woogie and later on Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz. In 2012 already started competing, teaching.
Maksym had experience with dances in his childhood and later swimming and martial arts. Since 6 y.o. plays various musical instruments till nowadays and has early musical education. In 2012 discovered Boogie Woogie and other swing dances. Was competing since 2013.
Both of them visited lots of dance camps and had dozens of private classes with top dancers in various swing dances. Since 2017 compete as a couple and won multiple competitions in various dancing camps as well as actively participated in Ukrainian BW competitions scoring top-1 rating after first year. Since 2018 represent Czech Republic on WRRC competitions.
Genia’s dancing story begun when she was 6 years old. Lindy Hop she met in 2006. She danced some boogie-woogie (competing, teaching). Also she is a big fun of blues. The dancing way keeps her excited, she finds out something new and really interesting all over time. She hopes “this way will never reach the final destination 😉 “.
Genia was teaching in Russia, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, France, Belgium, Taiwan; won many competitions in Ukraine, also LHCC in Vilnius in 2012, strictly competition in Dragon swing 2012, fast feet competition in Herrang 2018.
Since 2015 Genia is a part of the project Shiny Stockings Chorus Line in Kiev.
During the last time was involved in many great routines and 4 great shows “The Jazz Age” with Shiny Stockings Chorus Line and Kyiv Rhythm Kings band.
Dancing is an important part of her life. Such attitude to dance makes her not only good dancer, but also responsible and attentive teacher.
Mostly her classes are concentrated in how to connect dance more with music and enjoy your dancing. It’s mix smoothness of blues, energy of lindy hop and music feeling inside of yourself.
O.Havelka & his MM
Heart of Dixie
Miss Mikey May
Mr. ZZ/ Zdenek Pilecký
He is the BIG BOSS!
The founder of Prague Spring Swing Festival as well as Prague Swing Xmas 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”
Besides most of the production work she is responsible for our web sites, Fb and PR.
Working in TV/ movie production. Teaching at Zig-Zag dance studio (special passion for Balboa and Lindy Hop).
MATEJ/ 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.
Basie’s Goodmen/ DJs