Our coaches will lead you through to whirl of snow.
Marina Motronenko & Pavel Katunin
Marina Montronenko (RUS) and Pavel Katunin (RUS) began working and practice together in 2015. They share their own passion for west coast swing in Russia and outside the country. As a couple, they have won several titles in Rising Stars Division, J’n’J and Strictly divisions also.
They are a top WCS- couple in Russia, where they are teaching and helping the community grow. They are known for the charismatic personality, technical realization and using different dance experiences to help their students learn. This sparkling couple is taking care of us during the dance classes or even at a snowstorm like Ma & Pa.
Sonya Dessureault. (USA). I’ve always been an independent person—even in my career as a partner dancer in salsa and now west coast swing. But more importantly, I’ve discovered the freedom that comes in the connection in partner dancing. It’s when we can connect with ourselves in a real way that allows us to connect most fully with our partner.
Connecting with yourself, training your body—none of this is easy. I’ve been through every emotion, every fear, pain, and struggle, to become the dancer that I am. I’ve looked at my body and been disappointed. I’ve learned the importance of my thought life. I’ve worked and trained for a healthy body.
-I don’t want you to dance like me. I want you to dance like you.-
Artur Radzikhovskii and Ilmira Galieva
Artur Radzikhovskii (RUS) and Ilmira Galieva (RUS). Artur was the most incredible instructor at last year’s edition and now he is coming back with talented Ilmira. Arthur is an All-Star level dancer, an international instructor with more than 9 years of experience and Director of the Summer Dance Camp "Americano" (WSDC Registry Event) in Samara region (Russia).
Ilmira is a regular participant, finalist and winner of many Russian and international WCS competitions, now she is competing in Advanced division according to WSDC- system. They both have danced various kind of dances, for example hustle and hip-hop. Now they are living for west coast swing and hold regular classes in Moscow with master level. It's a real pleasure to have them with us to make the Winter even more snowy.
Hanna Tuominen & Miquel Menendez
Miquel Menéndez (ES) & Hanna Tuominen (FIN). They are here again!!! Hanna have been for many, many years with us and amazing Miquel was one of the our most liked instructor from the year 2018. Miquel is an All-Star level dancer and active participant in international west coast swing events. He is also a professional in country westerns.
Hanna is running weekly classes in west coast swing and many other dances as her profession. Together they are teaching around of the Europe. They are a real sunshine of a snowy Sunday.
Chuck Brown & Annika Välimaa
Chuck Brown (US) and Annika Välimaa (FIN). Chuck Brown is a current Champion level competitor with over 20 years of experience. He is recognized as a top international instructor, Chief Judge, NASDE Circuit and US Open SDC judge, DJ, event promoter, dance business consultant, community builder and life coach.
Annika is active participant of west coast swing events around the world. Her passion is dancer’s welfare and it's glowing from her. Annika have assisted Chuck in many international events. With them we are learning to dance light as glittering light in the snow.
Behind of the dancefloor and the lakes, the staff is with us
Event Director: Pekka Väätäinen
Chief Judge: Chuck Brown
Head DJ: Lauri Laitinen
We are going to have also special guest's. Huge thank you for all of your support.