Instructors for OBW 2022 are confirmed!
We will have six international instructors. For the beginner level there will be a mix of local and international instructors.
Sanna and Adam
By multiple requests they are finally back at Oslo Balboa Weekend!
Sanna Leinonen & Adam LaMontagne have been dancing and teaching swing together for more than ten years.
During this time, they have become well known for the joy and skill that they bring to the social dance floor. Mostly partial to lindy hop and balboa mix & match competitions, they have taken numerous titles individually at events such as The Snowball, European Swing Dance Championships, and Balboa Castle Camp, as well as placing in vrious events in Europe and the US.
In the classroom, Sanna & Adam emphasize a solid mix of technique and playfulness resulting in a dynamic and personalized approach to musicality and movement that is accessible to all dancers
Anni and Gašper
Finally back in Oslo! The amazing Anni & Gasper are back to share their love of Balboa!
Anni Skoglund (Sweden) and Gašper Hrovat (Slovenia) is an inspiring dance couple. Their style is playful, passionate and smooth. They share the love for the dance as their form of communication through rhythm, melody and harmony. To them it is the awareness of one another that make the couple dance so
From a young age both of them danced several styles before getting into authentic jazz dances. Anni’s background lays in Swedish folk-dance, waltz and fox-trot, meanwhile Gašper’s in popular 90’s Street dances. Eventually swing dance came across and met them in Herräng Dance Camp.
Now – performing, teaching and lecturing about swing dances, at home and abroad, has seen them as evolve into a couple that has won competitions with their vibrant style and superfast feet. But above all, social dance is their thing.
Lucia and Javi
We are so happy to have Lucía and Javi at OBW 22! They have been dancing and teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa and Slow Bal together since 2012, abroad and mostly across their motherland Spain.
Proud owners and directors of Black Bottom school in Valencia, with more than 500 students, they also organize Valencia Balboa Festival.
Their fine technique, musicality and style made them win competitions in international festivals, such as European Balboa Anniversary (Strictly 2018).
In classes, they love to focus on partnership and creating an harmonious flow while dancing in couple playing and reacting with each other. They offer students the tools for both ‘leader’ and ‘follower’ to communicate and create together their own steps and variations.
For them, dancing Balboa is a continuous game with music and the fun of jazz dance in its purest form. Be ready for challenging and fun classes!