Todd and Jenna
We’re exited to have Todd Yannacone and Jenna Applegarth at Swing Sanctuary 2019!
Todd is one of the most recognisable names on the swing dancing circuit today. He has been a fixture on the international teaching scene since he was a teenager, and holds countless titles from countless prominent competitions. His demand as an instructor, performer, and judge has taken him to 31 countries across five continents. He specialises in connection and musicality, which is apparent every time he steps on the dance floor. He has worked with dance and music legends alike, and is a member of the acclaimed dance troupe, the Silver Shadows.
Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others.Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons. Above all else she believes that learning to dance should be fun. With over 10 years of teaching/coaching experience, she loves finding new ways to connect with other dancers on the floor and in the classroom.
Peter and Elze
Elze & Peter are maybe just the right amount of crazy. She comes from Lithuania, while he comes from Los Angeles and together, they have this Euro-American style all about fun and connectedness. Their musicality, playfulness, and creativity are not just parts of their light-hearted personalities as dancers, but also as instructors.
Their energy is contagious and their class material is stimulating. Be prepared for loud laughs, crazy fun, and exciting new moves!
As instructors, Charlie and Rebecka strive to teach great technique in a way that is positive, coherent and productive. They particularly value the art of leading and following, believing that leaders and followers require equal amount of information in the classroom to create the best possible connection on the dance floor. Also founders of the performance troop Mess Around and Savage Rhythm Stockholm. Over the years they have placed in several international Lindy Hop competitions and performed in music videos, TV-shows and theatre productions. Today they teach workshops across Sweden and the world.Together they are known for their dynamic and unique dance style.