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!
Flash Performance, Spoonful 2017, Edinburgh (second place) (1:43 in video)
My other big passion outside of work hours is the outdoors: hiking, ice skating, skiing, etc. Talk to me about it some time!