How many of us can truly say that we have turned our passion into our work? It’s not always easy to find something you love doing that will allow you to pursue it professionally.
Now imagine this “dream” job of yours not only allows you to travel around the globe, while having fun and meeting exciting new people, but it gives you the opportunity to gain tons of trophies too!
Today’s story is about a lucky duo that not only can claim that they love their job, but they also have become quite famous because of it. Meet Nils Andrén and Bianca Locatelli, two superstars of the swing dance, based in Sweden.
For those who are not familiar with Swing Dancing, it’s a form of dancing that originated from Jazz music between the 1920s and 1940s. Popular representatives of the Swing music were Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.
The swing dance regained its popularity back in the 1980s and since then there are various championships, annual gatherings, and performances held in different parts of the world for the lovers of the Swing.
Nils and Bianca started to dance together when they met in Sweden and bonded over their mutual love of swing music and dance. Apparently, Sweden is the unofficial worldwide capital of the Lindy Hop, a type of dance really similar to Swing that was originated in the African-American communities of Harlem.
The amazing dancing duo has actively taken part in many international competitions, winning many of them. They spend their time touring the world, competing, offering classes, and inspiring other young dancers to chase their dreams in this incredible dancing world.
On their official website, you can find many videos of their performances and you can also hire their teaching expertise. They offer online classes for different levels and they can even become your own personal dance coaches! What a better way to start your Swing Dancing career than to learn along with the best?
In this video posted on YouTube, you can see their performance at the popular annual Rock That Swing Festival in Munich, Germany. The video’s performance was from earlier this year, just before the pandemic hit the globe.
It’s really wonderful to see it now as it reminds us how fun and exciting these festivals used to be before the world had to “reform” in order to fight COVID-19.
Their energy and passion are so intense that you can hear the crowd’s excitement!
We can undoubtedly say they are burning the dance floor with their moves. Their jerking moves and their powerful hopping is really a sight to behold.
Watching this video can bring out emotions that you have never known you had in the first place. Listening to this type of music and seeing them dancing, dressed so beautifully brings to us a sweet nostalgia for the past. Who knows, maybe by watching them dance you might discover you’ve had a flair for dancing too.
If you would like to watch their whole performance, check out the video below!
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