Marcus & Bärbl

Balboa & Collegiate Shag

Bärbl & Marcus are one of the longest lasting international instructor couples in the Swing world. 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of their dance partnership that started in Herräng in 1991. They both started with Boogie Woogie before. In 1992 they learned their first Balboa and Shag from Rob van Haaren and immediately kept spreading those dances, too.


It all really started for them when they discovered that some of the original dancers have been still alive. So they took off to meet legends like Frankie Manning, Norma Miller (Hellzapoppin’), Gil Bradey (Don’t Knock The Rock), Jean Veloz (Swing Fever, Groovie Movie) or Ray Hirsch (Blondie Meets The Boss). To be at the source of their passion they even moved to the US for four years.


They were pioneers at a time when Swing was hardly known anymore. Much has changed. Swing is now popular all over the world. In all those years they unrestless have been passing on their enthusiasm and their knowledge. They haven’t only build up those dances in Germany, but also around the globe—either by traveling to teach and perform or inspiring through their world-renowned instructional dance videos. For 11 years Bärbl and Marcus organize the world-famous Rock That Swing Festival in Munich.


Bärbl & Marcus can retrospect to a successful career. Their hard work was rewarded with many decorations and competition titles. They are multiple world, national and US champions and have been decorated with the prestigious Feather Award in 1996 and 1997 in the US and with the Dance Teachers Award in Germany.


Most important for them are not their titles but to spread the joy and knowledge of those dances they love from their heart, to promote them, and see people smiling and having fun as they do.

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Arnas & Egle
Collegiate Shag
For the past two years Arnas & Egle have been conquering the hearts of shagsters at Warsaw Collegiate Shag Festival, Rock That Swing Festival, Herräng Dance Camp and BCN SHAG Festival, dreaming to ignite and keep the passion for Shag in Vilnius as well.
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Martynas & Lina
Local Lindy Hop legend Martynas recently started a fresh partnership with the beautiful Lina to discover the essence of Balboa. They are training, teaching and spreading the joy of Balboa together since the summer of 2014 and are growing still tiny community of Balboa dancers in Lithuania.
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Rokas & Simona
St. Louis Shag
Rokas & Simona call themselves Swing Era dancers in general: both crazy about Lindy Hop, Simona is in love with Authentic Jazz, enjoys slow dance and Balboa, and Rokas is mad about Tap dance. Partnered up for St. Louis Shag, they taught the first class in March 2015 at “All Lithuanian Weekend” festival and since then they are infecting all others with their passion for this dance!