Dancing

As well as regularly social dancing, I teach, compete and perform in blues and lindy hop! You can find me teaching weekly blues classes in Stockholm at Swedish Swing Society, or contact me for a private lesson via e-mail: steven.lade AT gmail.com.

Blues teaching bio:

Steve sampled dance styles from salsa to contact improvisation before finding lindy hop. He thought his love was found, but then blues came along, swept him off his feet, and he never looked back. He now teaches regularly in Stockholm and has found success in competitions at the biggest blues dance events in Europe.

Steve is passionate about the huge variety and complex history of blues music, ranging from slow and sensual to fast and sweaty. In solo dancing, he exudes musicality. In partner blues dancing, Steve values communication and play, between dancers as well as with the music! In teaching, he values classes structured around distinct themes combined with fun games and student engagement. And the accent is Australian, in case you were wondering!

Videos:

Flash Performance, Spoonful 2017, Edinburgh (second place) (1:43 in video)

Social Mix n Match, Spoonful 2017, Edinburgh (1st place)

Open Strictly competition, BluesSHOUT! 2017, Chicago (finalist, with Noemi Blue)

Showcase division, Chicago Rumble 2017, Stockholm (Snake Hips routine)

Invitational Jack and Jill competition, Double Shot Blues 2017, Valencia (1st place)

Solo Blues Team Battle, Berlin Blues Explosion 2016 (Winning team and Best individual dancer)

Strictly competition, Berlin Blues Explosion 2016 (3rd place, with Lisa Josephsson)

Jack and Jill competition, Berlin Blues Explosion 2016 (finalist)

Performance at Stockholm Blues Fest 2016, with Lisa Josephsson

Advanced Jack and Jill competition, Feelin' Blues 2016, Tel Aviv (1st place)

Showcase competition, Feelin' Blues 2016, Tel Aviv (2nd place)

Jack and Jill competition, Drag the Blues 2015, Barcelona (1st place)

Solo Blues competition, Drag the Blues 2015, Barcelona (2nd place)

Solo Blues competition, Berlin Blues Explosion 2015 (1st place)

Jack and Jill competition, Berlin Blues Explosion 2015 (3rd place)

My other big passion outside of work hours is the outdoors: hiking, ice skating, skiing, etc. Talk to me about it some time!