Taster Teachers


Ayub Abdulkadir

Get ready for an electrifying taster session from one of Denmark’s best House and Hip Hop dancers! Ayub, from Concrete Soul Crew and CLASHcph team, is a well-known figure in the street dance scene. With over 10 years of experience, Ayub has won numerous battles in Northern Europe and performed in shows and theatre. He is also a passionate teacher, who loves to share his knowledge with others. Join Ayub in a taster class to experience his exceptional freestyle, technique, and insights that have won him many accolades. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand from Ayub’s expertise and witness his skill in action!

Ayub will be teaching the House taster at 19:30 on Saturday.

Nikoleta Kallipoliti

Nikoleta has a rich background in traditional Greek, and other dances, but the freedom of expression and the  culture and history of jazz dancing won her heart. She loves performing, teaching and occasionally competing, not only Lindy Hop, but also Solo Jazz and Blues and has showcased this at many events in Europe. In class, Nikoleta encourages her students to tap into their creativity and individuality, while also connecting them to the rich history of jazz dance. She considers learning to be an ongoing journey, and as such, never stops investing in her skills as a dancer and teacher. Nikoleta is based in Stockholm, where she teaches and performs regularly. She loves spending time with friends and will never say no to ice cream.

NIkoleta will be teaching no less than three tasters at this year’s CPH:LX:

  • Ballroom Blues at 21:00 on Friday (together with Nick)
  • Solo Jazz at 18:30 on Saturday
  • Lindy Hop at 19:30 on Saturday (together with Nick)

Nick Beaten

Before relocating to Stockholm, Nick was a scene leader in Brussels until 2020, promoting live music events to connect and inspire students. His greatest joy is to inspire people to connect to each other and express themselves.

He also enjoys the theatrical side of free form self-expression within Vernacular Jazz dances. After he joined the Jazz Maniacs, the Old Soulz crew coached him to develop authenticity in his dancing.
Now teaching in Stockholm at Chicago and Stockholm Swing Society, this hasn’t stopped Nick from training in Brussels, and winning the last Savoy Cup City battle.

Nick will be teaching the Ballroom Blues taster at 21:00 on Friday and the Lindy Hop taster at 19:30 on Saturday (both together with Nikoleta).

Vasco André Wate (Mitó)

Born in Tete, Mozambique, Mitó is an artist and choreographer of Mozambican traditional, contemporary and Afro-swing dance. He currently lives in Leipzig, Germany.

Mito’s professional career includes performances at swing festivals in Mozambique, participation in international festivals and conducting unique workshops.

Mitó teaches highly physical and dynamic techniques, influenced by the diversity of traditional Mozambican dance, body postures, movement shapes and designs, aesthetic feelings, interpretation of humanity and the environment. The classes include physical coordination, strength and body awareness exercises.

Mitó will be teaching the Afro Swing taster at 19:00 on Friday as well as the Mozambican Dance taster at 12:00 on Sunday.

Martin Lasthein

Ever since discovering Lindy Hop in 2009, Martin’s been teaching, performing, competing and his favourite: social dancing. His approach comes from an odd mix of his dad’s love of big band jazz, playing the drums as a teenager and a brief career as a house DJ in London. Martin’s focus is finding inspiration in the music, his partner and exploring happy accidents.

Martin will be teaching the Lindy Hop taster at 18:30 on Saturday (together with Anne).

Anne Normann

Anne is based in Gothenburg where she is regularly seen on the dance floor as a social dancer, instructor and performer. Anne loves the lindy hop for the playful communication to the partner, joint in a great connection but still with a lot of freedom and room for individual musicality. Apart from lindy hop she also dance solo jazz and charleston.

Anne will be teaching the Lindy Hop taster at 18:30 on Saturday (together with Martin).



Beginner’s Workshop

Do you want to start dancing Lindy Hop? Are you a current dancer looking for a workshop for your dance-curious friend? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Come and join us on Friday, May 5th for a Lindy Hop Beginner’s Workshop. 

By having a Friday Single Day Pass or a Full Pass, you will be able to attend our workshop as well as our taster classes and party in the same evening. There will be amazing live music, great DJs and a beginner friendly competition. Join us celebrating our 10th year anniversary to have a unique experience where amazing local and international dancers meet in our very special dance floor.