Earanee & Florian
A lover of Satchmo and Nat King Cole since childhood, Earanee grew up with an ear for jazz, studying saxophone and jazz vocals at high school. While many flock to Lindy Hop for its high energy steps, it was the swingin’ tunes that reeled Earanee into the dance world in 2010.
She soon began following her love of swing dance around the globe, leaving her home in Adelaide to dance extensively in both Europe and the US. Now a seasoned instructor with experience teaching and competing both in Australia and abroad, Earanee has won titles at numerous events including The Mooche, ILHC, and Lindyfest.
Music has always been a central topic in Florian’s life. Born into a very musical family he learned the saxophone and sang in different choirs. When his fifth-grade teacher brought up dancing to swing music in physical education for some weeks he was hooked. At the time they had no name for it, so it took another seven years until Florian found out what Lindy Hop really was. A good friend he met in the high school choir turned out to be a local Lindy Hop instructor. Already in love with jazz he got sucked in by the swing dances. Learning big parts of the dance by back leading, he loves to give his follower space and join them on a dance adventure.