In 2011 we founded the Swing Busters dance school and since then we have been teaching swing courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. For us, swing means joy, freedom, and fun! Our purpose is to pass on to others through our lessons or performances. Whatever you wish to find, we want to help you find it in swing dance. For some people, swing is a callback to the 20´s and 30´s, whilst for some it is a way to spend their free time, for others an opportunity to spark their creativity with the sound of great music. Swing can also be an opportunity to meet new people and make a new bunch of friends. You can experience all of this with us! Everyone is different and therefore we approach each student individually. We have a team of great teachers who will guide you through this and make the best for you to enjoy our lessons.
Get to know swing and its magic
You could know “swing” from its music. And where there is music, there is dance. The term swing generally refers to a group of dances that includes for example Lindy Hop, Balboa or Shag. Those can be combined together, even during a single song. Improvisation and interplay in pairs play a dominant role during swing dancing. The dancers become members of the orchestra.
She laughs a lot, with you, at you, at herself, at anybody, all with a good spirit. Nevertheless, she likes to be strict at times too so get ready for some serious learning if you have the ambition :).
She loves to dance everything and she loves to teach everybody.
You can tell who is the hyperactive in the room. Despite being a full time student, she appears to be there where crazy ideas are born and she tries to make them all happen. So if you have any, come to her and she’ll do her best to help you out with your idea of dance fun :).
He is English, but started dancing in Copenhagen. There as a lost foreigner he found his joy in going to 4 or more socials a week. Now, 5 years later he teaches, DJ strange jazz, and shag (ideally with songs around 300bpm). He dances because it’s the best instrument he can play, and he loves to be creative, energetic and unafraid of mistakes. And he hopes for his students to be as silly and free in their sick moves.
Honza discovered swing couple years ago and since then he keeps dancing everywhere he can. He likes high tempos to dance to and for that, knowing Collegiate Shag and St.Louis Shag is a convenient skill. Those two dancing have become his most favourites of all swing dances. Now this may sound like he doesn’t have other hobbies for the everywhere-present dancing but don’t let it fool you, he is a keen skater and he may catch your smile with an analogue camera, so smile when you meet him!
Ania, DJ Foka, important soul of Swing Busters. She came to us from Baltic sea. She is always there when we run out of energy so if it wasn’t for her, there would be much less swinging in Prague with us!
Now she also makes our team happy by taking care of us :)
If you have an idea you would like to become real and you don’t find Áňa, find Ania in stead and share your thoughts with her :).
As for the music lover, lover of movement and art forms, dancing was a clear choice for him. He got to Lindy Hop in 2013 and a few years later to Balboa, that got him by combining subtle elegance with swing groove. In dance, he enjoys improvisation, musicality and communication with his partner and always looks for another challenge and the opportunity to move on.
Everything has started with ballet! She discovered swing dances not so long ago, and more she danced more she was into them. When she found out that swing is not only lindy hop, but also balboa and collegiate shag (and others), she wasn’t spotted anywhere else then among the swing dancers.
She’s been doing shag for two years. She likes to attend workshops in the Czech Republic, as well as abroad, and she’d like to help expand the local shag community.
Everybody is crazy about Stephen and Chanzie, but her idols are British Aila Floyd and Peter Ayres.
She likes to explore the mechanics of the dance and to find out the way to dance more naturally and comfortably.
Her goal is to share her experience and tips to all who fall for this dance.
He always knew he wanted to dance, but he had to find his way through sports such as basketball and ice hokey.
Swing dance caught his eye with its fun, diversity and playfulness which has never ceased to amaze him.
His goal is to make dancers dance to the music as an inspirational element not only as a rhythm keeper. He likes to inspire newcomers to find their love for swing as well as to keep improving the skills of dancers around him.
Keep on swingin´
He fell for couple dancing and swing music 20 years ago. So when the Lindy hop found its way back to the Czech republic, he was between the first ones who jumped in.
He wants to see people listening to the music and moving to it whilst having fun in the couple. So come to learn with him how to couple dance, not how to do steps only.
Dáša started dancing thanks to her partner Honza who was looking for their new common activity. Dancing entrapped her very quickly since and she doesn’t plan to fight against it. She enjoys St.Lous Shag the most having it discovered through multiple workshops. She started to teach the dance to see it at the parties more and to create more St.Louis shag dancers to dance her favourit dance with :).
Adam went through a long journey of different dance styles, met ballroom dances and salsa on the way…but it was the swing dance that helped him to look at dancing with a completely new fresh eye. He loves music and jazz has always attracted him very much. When dancing, it all makes a totally new sense and dimension. He likes to help others express the music and build a nice dance communication in the couple.
Ála has always enjoyed the music of Glenn Miller, the old movies, the good manners of the 40s. The dance for her represents a great way to relax, to individually interpret the music which gives her so much of life energy. She used to dance South-Moravian folk dances, then discovered swing some years ago and still keeps it as a pleasant hobby.
She wished to work with a group of nice people so she says to be happy to join our team and work for Swing Busters back stage.
And we are happy to welcome her too. :)
Music & dance has been a part of her life since she was a kid. She likes all sorts of different styles but Swing and Lindy hop spoke to her through the outstanding possibility to express freely without many strict rules and to have lots of fun.
For her, couple dancing is a perfect example of the ability to agree on things with anyone, if we are willing to do so. :)
She jumped into Lindy hop from R’n’B in 2009 and went straight to loving this dance. Immediately started to travel to learn abroad where she also found Balboa, a new love, in times when it wasn’t yet popular in our country. In swing dance, she admires the partner communication and space for each dancer to express in the couple dance, the strongly supported feminine side and elegance, yet the ease, lightness but also the lovely “grounded” feeling. As a psychotherapist, she believes the swing dance perfectly mirrors and strenghtens human relationship, and brings back the elegance, gallantry and politesse in this time often forgotten.
Niky and music have always had a great bond, and specially with the Jazz music. When Niky stepped into swing dance world, she discovered a new pleasure of feeling the music through movement and to share that joy with other people, which doesn’t stop to fascinate her. She doesn’t understand Lindy hop as a dance of figures and variations but as a guide on how to feel and express and give shapes to the music that is being created on stage. It is also a magical language with which everybody can understand each other without words. Joy, playfulness, naturalness, all of that you can find in swing. Niky found swing by a coincidence and she remembers how important it was for her to have someone to show her the ways of that world and how to explore it the best. That is why she is excited to pass that on others too.
Rhythm and melodies were pumping through his body since always, however it was through swing dance that he has found the way to express his passion for music. And much more – it is the harmony of body and soul and conversation without words that he explored with this dance. He loves to “talk” through Lindy hop, Collegiate Shag or Balbou and we just wonder, which dance will be his next love?
She says she’s always been clumsy until she discovered swing and found out that dancing was what she lacked in life. From a musical background, she jumped to the dance floor and found the boundless joy of moving, improvising and communicating with a partner. She wants to infect her surroundings with that joy. She enjoys the interplay between musicians and dancers and creating new things. She does no longer believe in being clumsy and enjoys helping to dissolve the similar barriers to the next generation of novice swingers.
Staying healthy while dancing during the pandemic
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