Alice Mei &
Remy Kouakou Kouame

About ALICE:

Alice started dancing at the very young age of 4 years old and has done numerous types of dances until she fell in love with Lindy Hop and solo jazz. She has now been swing dancing for 19 years and kept being fascinated by the art of improvisation. Connecting with the partner through rhythm helps her dance her following and is the most inspiring thing to her at the moment. Alice has been spreading the joy of lindy hop and authentic jazz in more than 30 countries through teaching, performing, competing and social dancing. She loves the diversity of movement and the freedom of expression this dance brings to the world. Alice hopes to keep learning things and keep on inspiring people for as long as possible.

About REMY:

Remy Kouakou Kouame is an established competitor, performer and teacher. He made the transition from world champion Boogie Woogie dancer to the Lindy Hop world, with a starring role in the viral music video “Two Cousins” with Ryan Francois.

Remy lives to share the joy of dance. For him, dancing is to live… to express!

Remy is the Director of French event Xpress Your Swing, and the choreographer of the infamous Caribbean Shim Sham.

Photo credit: use with kind permission of Tamara Pinco

Skye Humphries

Skye was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in ballet, modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done - from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes- including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows. Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions- including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC and the World Lindy Hop Championships. His involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage- leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007.

Bands and DJs

Swingster's Delight

Swingster's Delight is a new founded swing band from Augsburg, leading a Jam Session at Le Coq every third thursday of a month.

Our band for the Warm Up Swing Jam Session on Thursday at "Le Coq", 20.30 - 22.30. There will be two sets of live music. Musicians are invited to join after the first set.

There's no entrance fee, please give plenty of tips into the hat!

Bebof's Swing Jam & James Belcher

Christoph “Bebof” Böhm is a professional swing and blues musician from Augsburg, who regularly performs with different professional musicians as “Bebof’s Swing Jam” at swing dance parties. At the XmaSwing Special Guest James Belcher, a professional singer, originally from Atlanta will make the show a very special experience!

Our band for Friday Evening!

The Coquette Jazz Band

The Coquette Jazz Band is the newest striking phenomenon from jazz world of Vienna. They already performed on several of Europe’s leading festivals like the Jazzland in Vienna, New-Orleans Swing Festival in Budapest, Amsterdam LX, Brussels LX or the Capital Festival in Hungary.

Thanks to the popular melodies the band can be a great introduction for jazz newcomers and with their experiences and finely tuned sound an impressive showcase to please long-time fans of the music.

The main profile of the ensemble became the 1930’s 1940’s danceable hot-swing music and the sound of the dixieland “revival” era. Their goal is to bring joy to the audience by bringing back the music of the “Golden-age of jazz”, therefore, you can find many famous songs and arrangements such jazz giants as Fats Waller, John Kirby, Bix Beiderbecke, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkinsm, Ruby Braff, Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington.

Our Band for Saturday Evening!

Photo Credit: Louisa Galow

DJ Oskay

Oskay is an avid DJ, who has been listening to the music for far longer than he has been dancing to it. He loves to spend his evenings and weekends digging through his library, on the search for fresh songs to keep everyone entertained. While he has a soft spot for playful, slower songs (so long as they groove!), he can just as often be heard saying, "204 BPM isn't all that much".

Photo Credit: Nicolin Werner

DJ Joel

Joel has been dancing for about 6 years, but had a passion for music since he could walk.

His love for music shows in his song selection, as he likes to play songs that encourage you to express your musicality in your dancing.

While he loves to listen to the old guard of swing music he is always on the lookout for modern artist that swing, and he got a soft spot for music from New Orleans.