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Sprottenhop 2024: Unsere Lehrer:Innen

Sprottenhop – our teachers!

Ari & Simon

Ari and Simon are swing dance teachers, performers and choreographers. Primarily focused on Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz. They are passionate about these dance forms, especially in the context of their cultural traditions, their values and their place as an artform.
Working together since 2016, they are now based in Madrid working globally as well as growing their online platform through Patreon.
They are an energetic and rhythmical couple who love the interplay between the individual, the music and the partner during a dance and how it can develop into a beautiful conversation.
They hold titles from the International Lindy Hop Championships, The Savoy Cup and The Korean Lindy Hop Championships, among others. Their passion for the dance and the culture of swing has grown with them and is something they constantly strive to develop and express, whether in classes, on stage or in competition.

Daniel Larsson has a big passion for Lindy Hop, jazz dance and jazz music. He has danced and taught a lot over the years both locally at Chicago Swing Dance Studio and internationally at different events around the world.
When it comes to dancing as well as teaching he greatly values personal expression, rhythm, simplicity and respect for the roots of the dance.
Sharing his knowledge and love of the dance is something he is passionate about.
Daniel started at young age with swing dancing. He dances different styles from the swing era such as Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston and traditional jazz. He is also educated in modern jazz and ballet and he has for many years freelanced as both dancer and choreographer in the musical theatre scene.

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Daniel Larsson
Jung Joon Seo
Jo Hoffberg in Korea

Jo Hoffberg is an illustrious and influential figure in the Lindy Hop scene, with a remarkable list of achievements. Holding first place titles from prestigious competitions such as the American Lindy Hop Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, and U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships, Jo’s prowess as a competitor is undeniable.
Since 2007, she has traversed the globe, spreading the joy of jazz culture through vintage partner dancing, teaching and performing in an impressive 35 countries across 5 continents. Specializing in vernacular jazz, charleston, aerials, and lindy hop, Jo’s expertise knows no bounds. She has hosted captivating intensives in Europe and North America, curated an extensive online learning library (digital downloads and streaming), co-produced Swing Break Mexico, served as the head judge at the esteemed Balkan Lindy Hop Championships, and established personalized Online Training Programs for ambitious competitors worldwide.
Jo’s outstanding contributions to the Lindy Hop community have been recognized with inductions into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in both 2013 and 2022. Beyond her impressive accolades, Jo is beloved for her effervescent personality and unwavering commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive dance community. Through her transformative workshops, mesmerizing performances, and collaborative efforts, Jo Hoffberg continues to inspire and uplift dancers across the globe, leaving an enduring legacy for generations to come.