Katharina & Florian

Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany

Katharina Duarte has been dancing and playing music since childhood. Starting with the violin at the age of 5 she has played, sung and danced her way through music schools and dance studios. At home, she grew up on Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.

Her love for dancing and teaching lindy hop and solo jazz shines trough in her classes that are known for great energy, passion for music and focus on connection with students on all levels.

Florian Klein began learning Lindy Hop because he loved music and was willing to learn the proper movements. Therefore, he was keen to keep to the musicality of the songs. He had fun from the very beginning and did not so much care about how perfect his posture was or how to show the fanciest moves. Instead, he just wanted to enjoy the dance itself and make his partner smile. Still, it is not only fun that matters. Dancing to music requires fundamentals and skills. Before starting to dance, Florian worked as a musician, which may now help him better connect the two art forms. At present, he teaches weekly in Berlin and enjoys traveling to workshops all over Europe with the aim to learn, teach, compete and dance until dawn.

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