Swimout Costa Brava | Felix Berghäll & Mikaela Hellsten Swim Out Costa Brava 2018
Felix Berghäll & Mikaela Hellsten

Felix Berghäll is a swing dance instructor, performer, choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Like any other swedish dancer he started in the swedish competition scene. He started at the age of nine and with bugg as his main style. One year later he took his first basic sic count step in Boogie Woogie and has since then never stopped. At the age of 16 he made his first visit to Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden and fell in love with the African American social dances of the swing era such as Lindy Hop, Vernacular Jazz, Charleston and Tap.

He has since then tried to inspire and learn everything that he can and develop his skill of dancing, music and teaching. He wants to pass on this knowledge to people all over the world. He is a strong believer of the freedom and the authentic style of the dance and the connection you create your partner and the music. He sees swing dancing as a way to bring people together and bring happiness in to their life. Because when he dances that’s all he can think about and express. Pure happiness!

Mikaela Hellsten grew up in Sweeden with a love for music and dancing. As a child she had a preference for Jazz and Rock’n Roll music with favourite artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Haley. She discovered the Lindy Hop at the age of 13 and since then her interest in Swing dancing and its music has kept on growing! Mikaela is nowadays travelling all over the world to teach and perform, and in the Sweeden scene, Felix Berghall is one of his main partners. She was already teaching at Swim Out in our 2nd edition with Nicolas Deniau. Join her again and discover her passion for dance.

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