Confirmed teachers

Carla Stinus and Andrés Lázaro

Carla started dancing Lindy hop in Barcelona in 2008. She loved jazz, swing and dance in all its aspects. She went from the world of classical dance but she was immediately fascinated by the energy of the social dance. She moved to Madrid shortly after and she soon joined the community of dancers that was being formed. For many years she travelled through international festivals learning from incredible teachers. Little by little she was building a more and more solid community in her city with the following projects «En Modo Swing» and «El Paso del Miércoles». This last one is a series of video tutorials of YouTube which had as objective the diffusion of swing dances.

Carla is currently in charge of the Animal Jazz project, a dance school in Madrid which shares space and spirit with the music school of El Molino de Santa Isabel. Animal Jazz is an extraordinary team of 11 teachers and a great scene of dancers. They formed together an unique spirit and they organize some crazy and memorable parties. And this is the energy that Carla brings to the festivals in which she participates!

As a teacher, she makes sure of her classes being fun as well as of a clear didactic and accessible to everyone. Don’t hesitate to ask her anything you want to know about dancing!

Andrés began his training in Madrid when the scene was still very small, attracted by the casual and unpredictable character of the jazz. His passion for the dance and the music led him to visit the most important festivals in Europe and the United States. In 2013 he left his job and embarked on a long journey without a fixed course that led him to collaborate with the swing scene in Ecuador and to get to know different scenes from the American  and the European continent.

He has given workshops and he has competed nationally and internationally, in addition to developing other facets such as DJ or choreographer. However, it is in the dialogue that is given in the social dance where he finds the true enjoyment. He is part of the team of the Animal Jazz school in Madrid, where he regularly provides Solo Jazz anBd Lindy hop lessons. Fascinated by the expressive and communicative abilities of swing, he tries to connect with the most musical, rhythmic and at the same time free and easygoing side of the dance in his lessons.

His favorite animal is the goat!!

Bárbara Lasmarías and Óscar Pascual

Bárbara has always led the dance inside. From a very young age, she took lessons of Jazz, Hip Hop, classical and contemporary dance. She participated in several creations of the German Director Uwe Heim as part of his company. Years later she resumed dancing with the lindy hop, enchanted by its energy and music, the swing. Her passion for this dance led her to train with great teachers from Spain and Europe.

She is the founder and a teacher of Cotton Swing School, located in Zaragoza, where she gives lessons of Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz.

Her closeness and discipline characterize her as well as a clear didactic, a personal style and a lot of musicality. Seeing her dancing is like seeing her floating with the rhythm of the music!

Óscar has always been a great dancer, he had never taken dance lessons until one day he went to a Swing party; he was so delighted with the Lindy hop that from that time being he hasn’t stopped dancing.

His curiosity led him to take lessons from the best dancers, learn other disciplines such as Solo Jazz, Tap, Collegiate Shag and train as a teacher.

Founder and teacher of Cotton Swing School, located in Zaragoza and Huesca, he loves to teach and share all his knowledge.  Moreover, on the dance floor, there is no one who can stop him!.

He is very didactic, technical and creative on his lessons, he makes easy the difficult, he will pass on you his Lindy Hop’s passion!

Andrea Dhanae and Fosy Rock

Andrea loves dancing. She started dancing as a teenager other disciplines which had nothing to do with swing, but at the moment she discovered it, she knew that it was what she liked and what she had been looking for.

Fosy is a lifelong rocker who was immediately fascinated by the Swing back in 2006 in Barcelona. However, it is not until 2011, once he was installed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, when he can finally rescue those few lessons and start taking lessons much more seriously.

After years of attending festivals and taking lessons with an endless number of national and international teachers, they begin to give lessons in 2013. In 2016 they decide to set up their own project in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Mecánicos del Swing, with the idea of working on the technique without forgetting the most important thing, the fun that dancing brings us and transmits to us.

Teachers in festivals as El Pilón 2015/2016, Chimenea Swing 2016, Almería Swing Fest 2016/2017, BeSwing 2017 and Enxebre Swing Festival 2017/2018.

Funny and cheerful hoppers, awaiting you with a smile and some surprise!


The Band 

For Friday and Saturday parties

Madrid Hot Jazz Band with Errukine Olaziregi

A journey through the history of an essentially vitalist music and an invitation to the most uninhibited dance of complicit joy. That is basically a show of the Madrid Hot Jazz Band which on this occasion will be accompanied by the impressive voice of Ekurrine Olaziregi so as to transmit us the early jazz of New Orleans or Chicago in the 20s and 30s.

Errukine Olaziregi began his career as a singer with the Cromática Pistona band of Madrid, a project of original themes of eclectic vocation and a touch of swing. Afterwards, there have been very diverse projects such as Los Gardenians and their boleros and folk songs with a jazz essence and the Amythology Tributo to Amy Winehouse. Madrid Hot Jazz Band gave her the chance to immerse herself in the jazz of the 1920s, a genre in which she feels like a fish in the water.

The band also composed by musicians of different nationalities, totally in love with the sound of traditional jazz achieves a joyful and spontaneous music for all audiences based on rhythmic swing and collective improvisation, reinterpreted with its original instrumentation: cornet, clarinet, tenor saxophone that doubles in the soprano as well, banjo, double bass and washboard or drums; that accompanied by the voice of Errukine will make the parties of the Enxebre Swing Festival an authentic Mardi Gras.

Madrid Hot Jazz Band has two published albums, That Hot Summer of ‘15 (2015) and Some like it hot! (2016). The second you can hear it in its entirety in their Bandcamp.