Teachers The Boogie Train 2018:
Jessica Kaiser and Markus Kakuska from Austria
our great teachers from 2016 and 2017 are also joining us in 2018
Jessy dances since she was a little girl, she started with Boogie Woogie at the age of 6. Since then dancing is her biggest passion When you see her performing you can see, you can feel her heart. Whenever she hears music she never can stand still, needs to move to the melody.
Her sensitive and funny kind of teaching makes it so useful for students at any age….
Jessy had a environmental education and now works in the economic division…
Despite this job all her life is dedicated to dancing, especially the swing dances and the 50s lifestyle
Markus started dancing when he was 11 years old together with Jessy. He´s dancing since the year 2000. Dancing runs in his blood. He loves to move to the music and this is what makes him tick, the interpretation of the rhythm and melody. So he gives every dance his personal touch and with his funny way he is able to make almost everybody laugh.
Right now Markus is working as a driver and is also taking care of his wife and their two kids which are also already quite dancy J . But every spare minute is packed with dancing and preperation for dancing.
So their connection is more than 15 years of dancing together which means they know each other very well, they even know sometimes what the other one is thinking… This is what makes them such a harmonious couple.
When it comes to teaching their main topics are Leading & Following paired with Musicality. And they do their best to pass their knowlegde with the biggest fun to the students.
One of their biggest international success was the Vice European Champion in Juniors Class aswell as more than 50 wins in Juniors and Main Class in Austria. Right now the two are 4 times austrian Champion.
In 2011 Markus and Jessy started with teaching and were welcomed in a lot of international camps as in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, England and many more…
Since then they travel around the world spreading their knowlegde and enthusiasm for swing dancing. The fun, harmony and their „Viennese Sense of Humor“ is what makes them superior and memorable in what they do.
Check out the website: http://www.jessy-kuschi.at
Markus Rosendal from Sweden
also joining us since 2016
Markus Rosendal is a professional dance teacher, performer and DJ.
His dance titles include twice winning 1st place at the Swedish Championships, runner up at the European Championships and 3rd at the World Championships.
Markus started dancing in 1998, and after 8 years building a successful career in his home country of Sweden, he began travelling around the globe teaching and performing, sharing his passion for swing. In 2015 he moved to London to look for old clothes, great records, and new students!
A well regarded specialist in dances from the 1920´s – 1950´s, Markus now teaches Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Authentic Jazz, Tap, and Shag. As well as teaching adults, Markus has enjoyed working with the community, touring Sweden teaching children around the country about dance and dance culture.
Markus also works as an event organiser and DJ, and the swing scene he began in his home town of Ludvika, Sweden back in 2009 is thriving today, with regular workshops and wild parties in an old school swing style.
Check out his website: www.markusrosendal.com
Grzegorz and Agnieszka from Poland
joining us since 2017
Agnieszka and Grzegorz are boogie woogie dancing siblings, who started to dance with each other in the beginning of 2009. Of course Grzegorz has been dancing since 1998 and Agnieszka only from 2004, but only in 2009 under some circumstances they decided to start a career together. Under the eye of Grzegorz Kowalczyk, they started to compete in Poland as Swingstep.pl club. And also started to compete internationally.
Their first international succes was in 2009 in Maribor, where they got the 5th place in the World Cup. But their career boomed in the April of 2011 when they started to break the scandinavian “monopoly” of final couples. They also managed to get the 3rd place in World Championship in Stuttgart 2011. And they also took part in many TV- shows in Poland. Competing in Talent Shows, or just dancing for promotion of Swing Dance Styles.
In 2016 they decided to end their career reaching highest results in their lives, becoming European Champions and Vice World Champions.
Agnieszka and Grzegorz are giving their own style and new look to Boogie Woogie. Their dance technique is a combination of many different techinques with an extra touch of Polish style, which gives them a unique feeling. It is also said that they are not only good dancers but also excellent teachers.
Vice World Champions 2016
European Champions 2016
World Master Titile for winning overall ranking in 2015
Polish Champions 2011-2017
Bronze medals on World Championships 2011, 2013
Bronze medals on European Championship 2014
multiply finalist and podium on World Masters Boogie Woogie Competitions
finished on 2nd place in World Rankinglist WRRC 2016
More information and videos’s : https://www.facebook.com/Grzegorz-i-Agnieszka-238585866338387/
Rasmus and Tove Holmqvist from Sweden
First things first, they are siblings and have been dancing since the fall of 2006.
Tove started taking dance classes at a age of 3 and Rasmus at the age of 6. They have both tried a lot of different dance styles but their hearts beats for the swing dances. They love what they are doing and for them the best part about the dance is to spread the happiness and the passion of the music.
In 2007 they won the Swedish Championship in Boogie Woogie & World Championship in Lindy Hop, junior class. 2008 they won the junior World Championship in Boogie Woogie. Since then they have just continued to develop and put their hearts in the creativity of dancing together. From 2011 to 2014 they finished top three on the Boogie Woogie world ranking list. Best results was ALWAYS when they made the audience stand after a performance!
They have been teaching since 2011 and they really enjoy spreading our passion for the Swing dances.
Maria Nygards from Sweden
Maria started to dance in 2004 and since then dancing has become a huge part of her life. She has tried several different dance styles, but got hooked by swing dancing and especially boogie woogie. The music, the fast footwork and the play fullness in boogie woogie really suited her. After a few years she wanted a new challenge and began to lead apart from following. Now, when you see Maria on the dance floor you will notice that she is leading as often as she is following, and sometimes even switching roles within the same dance.
Maria started to teach boogie woogie in 2011 in Uppsala and have continued to teach every year since then. Her ability to both lead and follow has given her a good understanding of both roles and this is a big advantage for her when she teach. A lot of hours on the social dance floor have also increased her knowledge of leading and following.
Maria has participated in a few competitions and several shows but in her heart she is a social dancer. On the social dance floor she feels free to play and improvise to the music. She wants to spread her joy for boogie woogie to other people and this makes Maria a dedicated and passionate teacher. She hope that she can help the boogie woogie scene to thrive.
In 2016 and 2017 she joined MarKus Rosendal with teaching and we are lucky to have her again this year!