Teachers

Sonia Ortega & Héctor Artal (Barcelona)

Based in Barcelona but regulars on the international Lindy Hop circuit, Hector & Sonia are well-known for their innovative and powerful dance style. They’ve placed at numerous international events (including the International Lindy Hop Championships) and are in demand around the world as instructors. With over 25 years combined teaching experience, Hector and Sonia’s workshops reflect their passion for swing dance and jazz music, with a focus on quality of movement, partner communication, creativity and originality. Their Australian debut was Jumptown Jam 2018, and we are so excited to have them back in 2024!

Chris Sutton and Anna van Dijk in a lindy cuddle on the dancefloor

Anna van Dijk & Chris Sutton (Melbourne)

Anna and Chris are Melbourne-based lindy hoppers with over 25 years experience between them. Inspired by the dancers of the Savoy era, they’re passionate about playfulness, creativity and vernacular jazz, as well as swinging out fast and flying. Working with performance groups Hot Jam and Rhythm Revellers, Anna and Chris are accomplished teachers and performers who build a positive and empowering environment for people to explore the dance.