YOUR TEACHERS for 2020

Featuring a truly International teacher line up from the Spain, Singapore, France, Australia, Israel and the UK including (and in no particular order)...
(This page is a 'work in progress')

Sinclair Ang

Sinclair has been a leading figure in the Lindy Hop and Swing Dance community in Singapore and Asia for several years now. In addition to teaching both adult and children's classes regularly since 2001, he has also worked with special groups, including youths at risk, and the hearing impaired.

He is also known internationally, having taught at numerous workshops and camps across Europe, Australia, and Asia over the years. He is currently focused on helping the fledgling Swing Dancing scenes in Asia grow.

Tatiana Udry

Today, Tatiana Udry is a swing star, she has many titles in Solo Charleston, Jazz Roots and Blues and Lindy Hop, and Tatiana is known for her endless energy, flexibility and captivating charisma. Sure, you can not stop looking at her! Her movement is happy, with positive energy and unique style, and with creativity, playfulness and lots of energy, she will help your jazz solo reach a new level!

Trisha Sewell

Trisha has been on the international scene since 2003, and is one of the most influential teachers within the UK. Her experience and tenacity have helped her to push the boundaries in everything that she does and she doesn't give up until its right! Her speciality is ensuring that class material is balanced for followers and she has an eye for detail to see and understand what needs to be done to make things work better and for the dance to look as authentic as it can.
She communicates clearly and makes the most complex of ideas and patterns simple so that students really understand how it should look and feel. Trisha has a natural flair, unique touch and very distinctive style on the dance floor... her focus is to recreate the look of the original dancers of the Lindy Hop, mixed with providing followers with technique as well as musicality. Her experience of Tap helps others to understand Rhythms and how to improvise within the dance, but on top of this she has also had formal training in ballet, contemporary Jazz, Tap and musical theatre since the age of 5 years old.
She has more than 15 years of experience in Lindy Hop, Blues, 20's Charleston, Authentic Jazz movement, Black Bottom, Balboa, Jive and Salsa, and is credited as having spearheaded the revival of authentic Jazz within the UK. She has also trained some of the UKs newest teachers and was the artistic director and choreographer for the UKs leading performance group Swing Attack. Trisha has a very positive and forward thinking approach to life and her wide experiences enable her to achieve anything despite the challenges that are set ahead of her, all of which make her a joy to be taught by!

Cat Foley

Since gracing the teachers line up of Hullzapoppin's I and II, Cat has been travelling the world winning all sorts of stuff (such as the EuroStar Award at European Swing Dance Championships 2012, 1st Place in Crazy Swing Weekend Barcelona Jack and Jill 2012, 3rd Place in Dragon Swing Krakow Jack and Jill 2012 and 3rd Place in London Swing Festival Fast and Furious Contest.
Also doing all manner of other incredible things, not least of which include kickstarting Lindy in her home town of Liverpool, a hitherto Lindyless wasteland. Which are just a few of the reasons why we're a bit chuffed to have her back again at Hullzapoppin' yet again. Go, Cat!

Cam Mitchell

Cam Mitchell is one of the most energetic and playful Lindy Hoppers to come out of Australia, and was lucky enough to find Lindy Hop in 2001. With a strong passion for the social dance floor, Cam is constantly challenging himself (and his partner) for innovation and creativity and is always excited to see what comes out of the next dance.
Cam has taught all over his native land Australia and across the world including workshops and classes in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Norway, Edinburgh, The Netherlands and Portugal. He places a strong focus on social dancing, rhythm, creativity and history (and of course fun!) in all his classes and is bound to leave an impression!

Hugo Marty

Hugo's early years are marked by the mind-opening lifestyle of his family's circus, travelling all around the globe, living in a caravan, and listening to musicians from all around the world. It also gave him a strong taste for performance and choreography, but most of all it developed his 'workaholic' mindset. More than anything, he loves to practise and improve himself, one of the things he tries to inspire his students to do.
He first danced traditional french dances for a short period and looked for more challenging dances before falling in love for Lindy Hop, the acrobatic and athletic side of the dance is an instant catch for him. From the day he started Lindy Hopping, Hugo never stopped practising, watching, listening, learning, always learning. He loves the infinite creative possibilities of Lindy Hop and thrives mastering and choreographing showcases, but improvisation and social dancing is what keeps him dancing all night long in every swing venue he can reach.
He is now completely dedicated to the dance and is an active character of the Parisian scene, teaching and sharing in his school in Paris or during workshops abroad.

Melanie

Melanie started classical dancing at the age of 7, at 16 she got into an intensive dance school where she also learns Jazz, contemporary, and tap dance. At the age of 18 she decided to pursue dancing as her main career and started 5 years at dance schools in Grenoble, Rouen and Paris where she specialised in Jazz dance. During this periods she learns about everything from anatomy, music, history of dance, mouvement study, and pedagogy to obtain her State Diploma in 2011. It's during these History classes that she first hears about this dance called Lindy Hop.
Curious, she started learning it with the association Grenoble Swing. The Joy, the mood, the music instantly took her under the charm and pushed her to learn everything she could about this dance doing workshops everywhere in the world as much as she could. Then she started teaching it alongside classical and Jazz, until she decided to set Lindy Hop as her main dance.
She created and taught many years in Paris' biggest swing dance school, her goal is now to keep inspiring as many students as she can by performing her well known showcases and teaching the best quality classes possible together with her partner Hugo Marty.

Javier Santos

Javier Santos is really fond of teaching about the rhythm of the swing, the feelings of each song, about being yourself dancing, and about doing all this without losing "flow" with your partner.
He has been collecting all kind of exercises, routines and moves that can encourage mutual listening and help with feeling comfortable without having to do something special while you dance. After finishing the stage of co-director and teacher at the mythical EnModoSwing school in Madrid, he currently teaches at two schools in Mallorca, and in workshops in the peninsula and outside of Spain.
He has been awarded the first prize in "100 swing-outs on ice competition" and second prize in "Balboa only slow-motion competition".

Sarah Wastiaux

Sarah discovered Lindyhopin when she ended up at a Lindyhop party by accident... and never left the dancefloor!
She started teaching Lindyhop in 2011 and she has been active promoting the swingscene in Amsterdam, running swingdance school Lindy Spirit and festival Smokey Feet. What mostly attracts her in Lindyhop is the interaction with the music and her partner, connection, rhythm and playfullness. Originally from Amsterdam, but now based in Valencia, Spain, she combines teaching Lindyhop, Authentic Jazz and Balboa with her work in primary education.

Nago and Mario


Nago always wanted to dance! At the age of 4 she began taking classical ballet classes and regularly attended classes in this discipline as well as Spanish and regional dance classes until the age of 18. After that, she spent some time removed from the world of dance but in 2014 she discovered a passion for lindy hop. She started dancing in Gijon, Santander and Vitoria (Spain) receiving classes and attending international festivals.
At the end of 2016, she quit her job and moved to Madrid to learn and improve in Lindy Hop. All through 2017 she dedicated herself in body and soul to learning in all the academies of Madrid and Barcelona, visiting international festivals to improve her technique and style in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Air Steps and everything related to swing. With her relaxed approach and her eagerness to enjoy her dancing and to teach what she has learned, she has now returned to the north of Spain to promote lindy hop by organizing events and giving classes.

Mario bumped into a group of lindyhoppers dancing in South Spain and since then it's rare the day he isn't on the dance floor... learning, teaching... experiencing through dance and music. He is absolutely in love with swing music, dangerously close to obsession.
His dance it's energetic and rhythmical, prepare to get in good shape at one of his classes! Mario co-founded a lovely dance school in Granada, where he combines teaching Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz with doing workshops in other cities. He is currently into tap dancing, so it's normal if he's tapping away whilst speaking to you! If there is quality music he will be dancing all night long and laughing all the time. Above all he loves to social, so ask him to dance!*