What’s Hop? Festival: Teachers


Kris Blindert and Audun Kveberg

Audun Kveberg (Norway) is a social dancer at heart (his secret goal is being able to dance with anyone and everyone) and he loves the nerdy and technical details of the dance. Kris Blindert (Germany/SwingStep) has a background in teaching astrophysics; she’s methodical and enjoys breaking complex concepts into logical and easy to execute bits for her students.

Audun and Kris met when he worked with the SwingStep team in Heidelberg in 2013-2014, and it was a match made in lindy-nerd heaven. The two immediately hit the dance floor to delve into each other’s techniques and styles and came out with a whole new understanding of the dance. They’re always excited to develop and share new ideas. Their classes combine silliness and technique, fun and precision; they’ll bring your dancing to the next level with a smile on your face.



Ariadna Beltran and Simon Bressanelli

Ari and Simon are an elegant, athletic and playful partnership. Their dance is based on a strong respect of the music and of each other as dancers. Their style and sense of fun shines through in the way they dance, perform and teach. They are touring, teaching residencies, weekend workshops and competing across Europe and the rest of the world.