Having danced since 1994 at the age of five, Pontus got an immediate interest in Lindy Hop the following year after having seen a competition in his hometown Borås, Sweden.
In 1998 he started competing in the styles of the 30's, 40's and 50's himself with various partners until he stepped down from competing actively in 2015,
as the current record holder of won championships in Sweden. A feat made with his present partner and significant other, Isabella Gregorio.
In his teens, he developed an early love for sharing his passion through coaching and teaching others, and continues to do so all around the world on a full time basis.
Between the years of 2006 through 2013, he worked with the esteemed show group Harlem Hot Shots (SWE), of which he was an official member for five years.
He now resides with Isabella and their daughter in a small Swedish village, as their base between travels.
Isabella Gregorio teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. She is well known for her style and expression and her no nonsense character.
Her interest for many types of dances had been there for many years, but took off when her professional career started in Italy 2002, after she had found Lindy Hop.
With a quick start of claiming several titles in numerous international competitions as well as teaching across the world, Isabella had turned into a world class performer and teacher.
She has performed on stages and television alongside an abundance of great and legendary dancers and spent many years co-organizing Swing Crash Festival in Lake Como, Italy.
In 2009, she moved to Sweden, and soon after started working and competing with her significant other, Pontus Persson.
Their partnership resulted in them becoming the record holders of won championships in Sweden. She currently lives in Fritsla, Sweden, with Pontus and their daughters.
In August we welcome them to our cozy town to rock your world of Swing!
The astonishing Sax & Alé
Meticulous and fussy teachers, lovers of traditional New Orleans Jazz and every single move that can be danced to Swing music, the Alvisi’s have dedicated their life to “living” their passion for Lindy hop since 2009,
After first starting with the Italian performance group “The Wops”.
Coming from extremely different dancing backgrounds, such as Boogie Woogie, Twist, Hip Hop and modern dance, Sax and Ale have great feeling for Lindy hop and have mastered their own style: elegant and smooth, spiced up with different rhythm and musicality, typical of the Jazz Musicians, from which they are inspired every day.
They are co- founders of Nagasaki Swing Team and since 2011 they have become ambassadors of Swing throughout Italy, cultivating and spreading out with passion exclusive Musicals dedicated to the wonderful scene, dances and culture of that period known as “The Swing Era”.
Sax and Ale are always eager to learn new things and to be inspired by different people, they feel that dancing around the world is the solution to satisfy their thirst.
They have been in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Great Britain and they have learned so much by dancing, teaching and competing with dancers from all around the world!
They are known for their ability to share their passion with people and attract them to their world and for their pedagogy (clear and funny after long study about NLP and personal development) what they call “Filososwing” a crazy miscellaneous of lindy hop and real life.
In 2014 they move to Montpellier to study and teach for one of the most important European School, The SwingJammerz, after 1 year and half they move to Brussels for a 1 year residency and, after a great success, they become owners of the Easy Swing school (the bigger Swing Belgium School).
By the way, they move to Paris to teach for Brotherswing (first residency couple ever in Paris) for 1 year.
Now their classes take place in Brussels, but they also teach workshops around Europe, trying to create their dream of a perfect world... with a syncopated rhythm!
This year we are welcoming them into the oldest city of the Netherlands, Nijmegen.