Teachers

Felix Berghäll and Maja Hellsten

International Teachers from the Heartland of Swing.

Felix Berghäll and Maja Hellsten

South West Swing are EXTREMELY excited to have two stars of the global Lindy Hop scene come to teach. Meet Felix Berghäll and Maja Hellsten from Sweden!

Felix Berghäll is a fun and friendly, top international teacher from Sweden whose energy is contagious!

Felix says “I always have this idea when I dance with a person, I am dancing FOR that person.” He is a strong believer in the freedom and authentic style of the dance and the connection you create with the music and the people around you.

With a background in Boogie Woogie, he is no stranger to competing, fast dancing and a love of expressing rhythm – and happiness! Recently he has enjoyed winning partnerships with Pamela Gaizutyte, Egle Regelskis (Lithuania) and Mikaela Hellsten (Sweden) as well as countless titles in his own right for solo jazz dance.

Maja Hellsten has been teaching, performing and choreographing dance for years, but fell in love with Lindy Hop in 2005 at the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. Maja loves the ability to improvise and communicate with her partner through Swing Dancing. Not only can she dance, but loves to sing and act, finding inspiration from Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and the Nicholas Brothers. Maja has a professional degree from the Stockholm Ballet Academy, focusing on modern dance since completing the degree. The freedom, creativity and playfulness of the Lindy Hop and Jazz brings her the most joy, which shines through in her teaching.

They look so cool! What will I learn?