Lorenz & Michelle
Started dancing at the age of 14, took classes in ballroom dances with a girl, he did not dare to say no to. He then continued with intensive training in Rock’n’Roll, Boogie Woogie (Crazy Shakers), Jazz Dance (Incognito), Tap, Argentine Tango and lately also Salsa.
He visited Herräng Dance Camp the first time in 1992, where the virus Lindy Hop caught him badly.
Since then (1992!), Lorenz organizes and teaches classes and Workshops in Zurich as well as some major cities in Europe (Paris, Milano, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Gothenburg, Nancy, Herrang etc.) and overseas (among others at SwingCity Melbourne in 2004), from Beginners to Professionals, took part of Projects at the Opera and the Drama Theater Zurich, at Television and in the film business as Choreographer and Dancer. He also leads and organizes his own Show Dance Company Hellzapoppin’ Disaster.
In summer 2001 he made the concept for a new kind of international Festival called Swing City and organized as well it in Zurich.
Over 30 different Events happened within this festival, concerts, Dance Performances, Movies, public Crash Courses, Workshops, etc. The opening night attracted over 12’000 people.
After a successful start, this concept then started to tour the world and so far visited Stockholm in 2002, Harlem (New York) in 2003 and Melbourne 2004. Since 2002 Lorenz is also part of the organization of Herräng Dance Camp
Lorenz is also a well known DJ and MC for Swing Parties. Teaching all over Europe, from Kids, Amateurs to Professionals, he is very sought after since he will share more then just steps with his pupils. Polylingual and slightly crazy he will let you share his passion for Lindy Hop!
…or short: Mimi.
Her passion for Lindy Hop started around a winter night in 2009 when she and her friend Alex visited a student fraternity’s 20ies anniversary party. After dancing to swing music that night she madly fell in love with Lindy Hop. A year later she visited Herräng Dance Camp for the first time and realized how much happiness the dance evokes in all the people around her. So Mimi’s feet kept on moving to the fantastic lindy hop music.
It fascinates her how free people feel when their body moves to the music and how every dance is unique and full of excitement. Everyone has his own character and way of telling their feeling through the music. For her the joy of Lindy Hop is truly unique and the freedom it gives of improvising and fooling around with a big smile on everyone’s face is the most amazing thing that dancing can give us.
Frankie Manning once said the most truthful fact about Lindy Hop: “It didn’t matter if you were white, black, green, whatever, as long as you could dance.” and it still doesn’t matter! Everyone is just the same while dancing and free in feeling whatever they hear in the music – and that’s exactly why she loves Lindy Hop so much and why Mimi wants to share this crazy dance with everyone around her.