Teachers

Daniel Larsson

Dresses sharp and swings hard. Just as the dancers he draws inspiration from – the original Hoofers. 

Daniel works professionally as a dancer, singer and actor in theatres in the musical scene. To mention a few of the shows he has worked in – Crazy for You, Love Never Dies, Singing in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Producers, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Grease and many others. 

He also teach the lindy hop, authentic jazz and tap dance. 

At GBG Tap Weekend he will teach all levels of regular classes and also the taster class Soft Shoe Tap.

Fatima Teffahi

The one and only! Fatima is a member of The Hot Shots and one of the driving forces behind Chicago Swing Dance Studio. She teaches all over Europe. 

How would you describe your style?
– My style is strongly jazz related and deeply rooted in the African American 30’s and 40’s tap and authentic jazz tradition. 

Where do you find inspiration?
– Josephine Baker, Bill Robinson, Jeni LeGon, the Nicholas Brothers, John Bubbles, Fred Astaire, Lois Bright, Cora LaRedd and many of those wonderful talented but uncredited dancers you can find in Oscar Micheaux movies for instance.

At GBG Tap Weekend she will teach all levels of regular classes.

Jonas Nermyr

A force of nature, always with new creative dance projects bubbling. Jonas works as a choreographer, teacher and performer. He is also the founder of Stockholm Tap Festival.

Where do you find inspiration?
– Music, music & music! And I guess as many of us, watching footage of the old tap legends 🙂

How would you describe your style?
– As a lindyhopper since 30 years I am deeply rooted in swing jazz, both in dance and music. But depending on what grooves and rhythms I wanna play I try to adopt to the specific style of movement and sound.

– I have over the years been studying a lot for Roxane Butterfly and Jason Samuels Smith and I guess you can see and hear some of them in my dancing.

What are you working on right now?
TAP på svenska, a show/concert with seven dancers and musicians, combining Swedish songs and folk music with jazz and world rhythms.

Bagarmossen Bebop, a band where I as a tap dancer have the role as drummer/percussionist. We play at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, Thursday Oct 20th.

Jazzgossen 2.0, a new solo show inspired byt the legendary vaudeville artist Karl Gerhard. In this piece I develop a character moving through a variation of landscapes and emotions, and experiment with different means of expressions.

www.houseofhooofing.com

At GBG Tap Weekend Jonas will teach all levels of regular classes.

Gustav Borehed

Gustav the great! Born and raised in the Swedish city Örebro, Gustav works everyday trying to get to know himself and the rest of the world through the art of Tap Dance. As a performer, through dancing, singing and acting he has been working in musical theatre and puppetry theatre. He also created the tap dance show called All Of Me together with Lisa Alvgrim. Gustav have been teaching regular classes in tap dance, hiphop and improvisation in Sweden.

Were do you find your inspiration?
– Through the histories that is carried by the people through generations, through music and dance. I find inspiration by listening to them all!

How would you describe your style?
– I like to play around and have fun with my colleagues and the people participating in the audience. I guess I am a product of my mentors and teachers I’ve been studying mostly with; Heather Cornell, Sharon Lavi, Guillem Alonso, Roxane Butterfly and Lisa Alvgrim. All my love and respect to them!

What are you working on right now?

– I am teaching regularly at Löftadalens Folkhögskola and Alvgrims Dansstudio. I am collaborating with Danscentrum Väst in a lecture called ”From Tap to Rap and All That Jazz”, which is a part of the project ”Vidga Vyerna”. I am also part of some projects for the public eye, but keeping them close to the chest for a while longer.

On GBG Tap Weekend he will teach all levels of regular classes.