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Teachers Marie Nahnfeldt Mattsson & David Rehm

Kelly Arsenault und Mickey Fortanasce

Marie is not only a marvellously elegant dancer and appreciated follower, she is also recognized for her high energy, positive spirit and warm attitude as an instructor. She has a wealth of teaching experience, from beginners to competition couples, and appears on the teaching line ups at many established camps around the globe. Coming from Stockholm, Marie is also one of the organizers of the Snowball. In Schaffhausen, Marie is teaching with David Rehm, a perfect alliance that allows dancers to reflect on their one body movement and brings out many aha-experiences.

Marie Nahnfeldt Mattson on Youtube

David Rehm is a geek-turned-professional-dancer specializing exclusively in the partnered swing dances, Lindy and Balboa, and widely considered one of the top Balboa dancers and instructors in the world. He is regularly featured teaching and judging at the most prestigious events dedicated to those dances throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to numerous awards, in 2006 David captured both the American and European Balboa titles (with different partners) by winning the American Classic Balboa Championship and the Euro Bal Cup. He is also the creator of The Experiment, "the world's most intimate and intensive Balboa workshop", as well as the founder of the Northeast Balboa Corridor (NEBC) project. David is best known for his ability to capture both broad thematic abstractions and technical details all in the form of conceptual principles.

David Rehm on Youtube

  Shani Brown & Jonas Pettersson

Mia Goldsmith und Todd Yannacone

Shani is a Balboa and Swing dancer from sunny southern California. She is honoured to have honed her social dance skills and footwork under the guidance of legendary dancers Willie Desatoff, Hal Takier, Bart Bartolo and many others. She is best known for her syncopated Balboa footwork, musicality and enthusiasm for following any move or rhythm thrown at her. And although she has competed and placed in several national competitions, she mainly enjoys social dancing.
As an instructor, she strives to make dancing simple and effortless with a strong emphasis on rhythms, basic technique and connection to develop each person's body awareness and confidence to innovate.

Shani Brown on Youtube

Coming from Uppsala, Jonas Pettersson is the second teacher from Sweden. Since he has started Swing dancing in 2003 he has spent a lot of time travelling to different swing dance camps and also practice other dances. His love for and vocabulary of American Vernacular Jazz Dances from the 1920s through to the 1940s also includes Lindy Hop, Charleston and other forms of solo and partner movement to jazz music. While being primarily a social dancer, Jonas has several competition wins and runner-up placements at Balboa/Swing events around the globe. As a teacher Jonas seeks to inspire his Balboa students with a focus on rhythm and flow and always aims to spend an equal amount of time in class teaching follows and leads.

Jonas Pettersson on Youtube

  Marty Klempner & Katja Hrastar

Sasha Grubiyanova und Ivan IvaninMarty is one of the world’s busiest Lindy and Balboa instructors, regularly featuring at all the most prestigious Balboa weekends in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia & Asia. Marty began teaching and competing full time in the fall of 2002. Let’s just say the list of his titles speaks for itself.
Marty has a reputation for clear and concise explanations in the classroom. He stresses connection through rhythmic dancing, starting with a baseline of relaxation – regardless of the style of dance.
That's why it is always worth to buy one of Marty’s DVD’s, which he will most likely try to sell to you. When we started Shuffle the House, Marty was our first international teacher and as it his third time in Schaffhausen he will almost be considered a local.

Marty Klempner on Youtube

Katja started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance. Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa and Charleston. Her dance is a reflection of her music taste so the evolution of her life learning various dances was only natural.
Katja currently lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia and travels doing special weekend workshops and festivals. In the past few years she has taught and performed in many a famous camp all over Europe. Her dancing focuses on musicality and connection which makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene. She loves footwork, keeping it smooth and has the ability to dance elegant and still be exciting to just sit and watch!

Katja Hrastar on Youtube

Levels Mind that the levels are an approximate classification. We like to go without an audition, but reserve the right to keep the definition of the levels flexible, according to the registrations.


You have been social dancing all of the key Balboa steps (Throw out, Come around, Lollie Kicks, Paddles, Crossovers) and variations of the basic moves. You are familiar with the basic technique and the feel of Balboa, however, you want to be further introduced to the secrets of the dance.

  Kick Ass:
You are dancing Balboa on a regular basis since about 2–4 years. So you are not only familiar with the basic steps of the Balboa, but you know a variety of further Bal-Swing-moves and are able to use and develop a set of variations. The art of leading and following is no mystery to you, but you are still looking for more technique and more ease, as well as more "challenging" variations and steps.

You attend weekly classes since at least 4 years and/or have been visiting international workshops, which brought you into the realm of an advanced Balboa dancer. You don't dance Balboa every once in a while, but you go to Balboa parties and classes often. You are hooked and really interested in improving your dancing on different levels. You know and master all subtleties of the steps and you fear no variation, slide nor tempo. You are able to interpret the music, but you want to gain in musicality and finesse as well as discover new styles. Leading or Following is not only no mystery for you but your second skin.

Schedule Classes will take place in between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is a small chance that there will be an audition on Saturday, just before class.
Detailed schedule will follow soon.

Kursort The classes will take place in three schoolhouses which stand next to eachother:

Pestalozzistrasse 20
8200 Schaffhausen

Schulhaus Gelbhausgarten
Bachstrasse 64
8200 Schaffhausen

Schulhaus Am Bach
Bachstrasse 62
8200 Schaffhausen

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Kosten Workshop
(Saturday and Sunday, including three parties with live band)

  CHF 240.00 CHF 220.00
(Student Discount)
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