Alice Mei & Remy Kouakou Kouame
Alice Mei started dancing at the very young age of 4 years old and has done numerous types of dances until she fell in love with Lindy Hop. She has now been swing dancing for 13 years and is keep being fascinated by the art of improvisation. Connecting with a partner through rhythm helps her dance her following and is the most inspiring thing to her at the moment. She has been spreading the joy of lindy hop and authentic jazz in more than 30 countries through teaching, performing, competing and social dancing. She loves the diversity of movement and the freedom of expression this dance brings to the world. She hopes to keep learning things and keep on inspiring people for as long as possible.
Remy Kouakou Kouame fell into the Swing Pot at an early age. As an established competitor, he earned many awards such as the French and the World Championships of Boogie Woogie. He has been as well an established teacher for many years now, travelling around many international camps and festivals, sharing his passion and knowledge. His approach to Swing Dances is special because it combines the authenticity and the respect of the dances – thanks to the education he has learnt from his elders – with an originality and creativity inspired by his experience of many styles of dance, with the addition of some spicy madness that characterises Remy!
What he likes to share the most is the joy that dancing provides. Then he is fighting against intellectualization of the dance and argues for fun and feelings. For him, dancing is… to live… to express !