Jule & Areski
Jule’s introduction to Lindy Hop was preceded by her love of music. Making music since the early age of four and working as a singer for many years later made the musical approach to the dance the most natural for her.
Once the Lindy bug had bitten, Jule immediately started travelling to expose herself to many various concepts of technique from an early stage. It has always been: good connection in the partnership first for her – and she wanted to understand the little details from the very start.
The same approach Jule is following in her teaching. After having attended various classes at many festivals, she wanted know what it is that makes a difference between an okay class – and a really satisfying one. She therefore then decided to spend a lot of her time training with, and learning from, SwingStep – taking every opportunity to absorb their great knowledge on pedagogy. She still is constantly working on very mindfully improving the nuances that make a class valuable to everybody in the room.
When I started dancing, I dropped everything else. It felt like I was meant for this dance. After only a few weeks, I was taking 6 classes a week, and training on my own and with partners as often as I could. Soon, I started teaching. My experience as a sailing instructor gave me good foundations for understanding what is needed when, and how to express it.
Hungry for more, I also did short studies of ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, hip hop and tap dance. Increasing my knowledge on different kind of movement and body awareness helped me understand what I want my movement to be, and in which ways I can interpret the music and rhythms that I hear.
As a teacher, I want to inspire the same way the dance inspires me. Making techniques, concepts, shapes, movement accessible and breaking them down in a way that students can see immediate results.