Adamo & Vicci

Adamo and Vicci started their blues dancing journey together in London, where they nurtured and grew the blues dance scene for three years before packing their bags and moving to Valencia, Spain. They continue to be actively involved in the London blues scene, running The Down and Outs blues performance troupe and managing Blues at The Ritzy, a buzzing monthly blues social in Brixton. They are also co-organizers of Espanish Blues Festival in Madrid. Adamo and Vicci have an incredible chemistry on the dance floor, bringing intensity, elegance and musicality to the dance. Their passion for blues is evident in their inspiring classes, giving dynamic and energetic lessons with a focus on creativity, communication and connection within the partnership, developing a relationship with the music, and encouraging dancers to find their own blues voice. Both trained teachers, Vicci and Adamo love to create new and intuitive ways to communicate technical concepts to their students. Their lessons are interactive and interdisciplinary involving drawing, discussions, giant elastic bands and even chopsticks!!! They believe your body is a musical instrument and your dancing is the music you play, and will help you to discover the way your body moves in a whole new light. By watching them dance, or joining their classes you will learn to really ‘feel’ the blues! You can find more informations here: www.adamoandvicci.com

Rachel Cassandra

Rachel Cassandra got her first taste of blues dancing as it started to infiltrate lindy hop events in 2007 and 2008. Early classes with Mike Leggett, Dave Madison, and Tina Davis whetted her appetite, but it wasn't till 2011 that she dived in and started traveling all over the USA. Pretty soon she was going to multiple blues-exclusive events a year, taking classes from the best teachers in the States. Rachel has had an unusual dance journey, from starting with Hungarian folk dances at age 17 to becoming the 2011 Moroccan salsa champion to spending three years traveling nonstop to teach kizomba across the US, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia. In February 2017 she settled down in Stuttgart to teach blues for BluesKitchen Stuttgart. Rachel uses her skills as a trained educator to share with others what she loves about blues dancing. She is particularly good at breaking down technique so that you can take everything you've learned in her classes right onto the social floor. Learn more: http://www.kizombacommunity.com/rachel-cassandra/