In Swing Mode, it was formed in 2012 by Carla Stinus, Marta Martín and Javier Santos. and today it is one of the most important swing schools in Madrid. During the last two years he has built a team of 15 people among teachers and technicians and has contributed more than 300 dancers to the Madrid scene. It is characterized by a unique spirit and by organizing some of the most epic parties in the city.
From the school we understand dance as a way of expressing oneself through music and of communicating between two people (leader and follower). We like to focus on that idea working on creativity, improvisation and personal style of each one. In the classes we try to imbue the students with the idea of swing, as a rhythm and as a spirit.
We differentiate ourselves because we like to offer a specialized teaching to each class. Not all groups are the same and not all evolve in the same way, so each month we create an individualized agenda for each group that combines all the necessary base to learn to dance (technique, steps, rhythm …), but that Take into account the needs of each class.
Co-founder and school teacher In Swing Mode
Marta began training in New York and continued to dance in Madrid when the scene was still very small. Soon her passion for swing led her to meet the most important festivals of Lindy hop, and learn more and more. He has been teaching regular classes in Madrid for years, in his own school “En Modo Swing”. Didactically she is very clear, funny and attentive with her students, concerned with transmitting figures as well as style, musicality and a lot of fluency dancing.
Lindy hop teacher
Álvaro is a computer engineer and that led him to live in Germany for a while. There he met several Spaniards and they went to Latin venues to dance, he loved salsa, how people moved and how good it was and thought “I wish I would dance like this once”. It was there that he decided he had to try.
After many years and having tried several dances, mainly salsa, Álvaro discovered the Lindy hop. Although at the beginning he could not stop moving his hips (he was the founder of the Salswing current) little by little he was working his style and today is known as “Skálvaro”, in honor of the great dancer Skye Humphries. His classes are clearly marked by his humor and the good weather he creates. The clear and simple technique is also a distinctive point.
Co-director of the school In Swing Alcalá mode
Since she was little Irene loved to dance the songs of Michael Jackson, which led her to work as a child dancer in Televisión Española. During his adolescence he became fond of funky, R’n’B and break dance and received classes from choreographer Juan Carlos Manrique and dancer Aaron Percy. In California, in the classic local The 9:20 Special of San Farncisco he discovered and received his first lindy hop initiation classes with Iris Dolowitz Tarou, Jean Ma and Bromley Palamountain.
In 2013 he decided to light the swing wick in Alcalá de Henares, creating the first swing school outside the city of Madrid with the help of dancers Bidara Martín, Beñat Iparraguirre and Sam Sánchez, current partner and teacher of the Alcalá school. In September 2014, Swing Alcalá merged with En Modo Swing Madrid and, since then, Irene has taught Lindy Hop regular classes in both cities. She is a teacher dedicated to her students, concerned about technique and style and personalized corrections.
Lindy hop teacher
Andrés started training in Madrid, when the scene was very small. Soon his passion for swing led him to know the most important festivals of Lindy hop in Spain and Europe, and since then he has not stopped training. She has taught in Madrid and in Quito for Lindy hop and Jazz steps, and has been a finalist in an international competition. He teaches classes in Madrid on a regular basis and in them a relaxed atmosphere and a clear didactic predominates, for him technique, style and musicality go hand in hand.
Co-director and co-founder of the school in Swing Mode
Carla started dancing classical dance and jazz since childhood. He performed at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya on several occasions, as well as in other theaters of the Paralelo de Barcelona with the company Mar Estudi de Dança. Years later he returned to the dance with Lindy hop for love of jazz music and, specifically, swing. Since then he has not stopped training in national and international scenes. In 2012 he founded the school In Swing Mode, in Madrid, together with Javier Santos and Marta Martín, which allowed him to have a space in which to transmit his enthusiasm for dance while enabling a meeting place for evasion and artistic expression of each one. As a teacher, she cares that her students develop body awareness and harmony, interpret her