Founder of HBC and one of the founders of OBF. A teacher with many years of experience (teaching since 2010), who raised numerous generations of dancers in Kyiv and Oslo during his stay in Norway. At the same time, his classes are as effective as possible, because he can always find a personal approach to each student. He has experience in both social and competitive boogie, including competitions in international tournaments, as well as various styles, including Shag and Lindy Hop. But the most important thing is that he is the keeper of the authentic culture of music and dance of the 40s-50s - the original style, which atmosphere you will immerse yourself for sure at the classroom.
Maria started dancing boogie-woogie in 2012 in the dance studio near her work. Since first lesson, Masha was attracted by music and cheerful teachers. She also found her future husband thanks to boogie-woogie.
Maria had previously practiced various dance styles, but boogie (and swing dancing in general) allows to experience freedom, joy in dancing and, what is very important, to apply dancing skills at a variety of parties and performances of musical groups at once. There is no need to constantly learn the same unfamiliar choreography, look for a partner for classes - you can dance to your favorite music with any partner.
Maria started teaching in 2014. It forced her to grow even more over herself and to teach others to act in the same way. She likes to watch how people relax in dance, and the more they learn the more they enjoy dancing. Maria “raised” dozens of dancers together with her husband Serhiy over the years of teaching.
Serhii started practicing boogie-woogie in 2009. He agreed to make a company for a girl from his study group, because usually girls are more active in practicing couple dancing than the boys. Serhii liked this activity so much that later he tried almost all dance schools and styles of swing dancing available in Kyiv. The secret of such enthusiasm lies in beloved music and a friendly dance community. Dancing for Serhii is something that allows you to develop creativity, it is an activity for the soul.
Serhii started teaching at the end of 2014. He likes to open the magical world of swing dancing to new people, introduce "newcomers" to music bands and driving parties, share his favorite music as a DJ at these parties. Perhaps that is why Serhii became one of the key people responsible for club's dance events organization.
Ksenia came to the boogie classes in 2011. And could not stop. Before that she went through a few hobbies. She danced oriental dances, played badminton, went in for horse riding. But boogie captured her for many years.
Later lindy hop, solo jazz and collegiate shag added. Most of all Ksusha likes shag, because this is fun in its pure form and continuous positive.
In dancing Ksenia found her best friends, her favorite music, the opportunity to perform in public and travel a lot. Ksenia regularly attends various festivals and dancing camps, as far as swing dancing is a great worldwide community, which allows to meet mew people and have much fun on a dancefloor in almost every country.
Ksenia started teaching in 2018. She likes to share the delight from dance, to understand the principles of interaction in a pair and to observe the growth of students. It's so great when you find some thread to pull, and a person starts to get something that did not work out before.
Taras started dancing in 2010. He got familiar with swing dancing on frequent rock'n'roll concerts from Ukrabilly.com, where he had seen how stylish guys and girls dance to live music.
It was a long time to decide whether to go dancing or not, mainly because of his not quite social nature (the programmer profession indeed leaves its mark).
Having no special training that would contribute to the rapid growth in dancing, he achieved good results due to his patience.
The main thing for him in dancing is music. Rock and roll, and later, jump blues and swing, are frequent guests in his playlists at home, at work, in transport.
For Taras, the Boogie-Woogie dance reflects never-aging nature of this music, youth crazyness, and sometimes even chaos.
The second dance passion is Collegiate Shag, which he and his wife, Anna, studied first at home in Kyiv and later at international dance events throughout Europe.
Taras began teaching swing dances in 2015, relying on harmony in the interaction of leader and follower. During this time, Taras managed to grow a lot of happy boogie-woogie and collegiate shag dancers in Kyiv, participated as a teacher on dance events in Kharkiv, Khmelnitsky, and even Krakow.
In addition to teaching, Taras is actively involved in organizing events from the Hot Boogie Club, also known as a DJ at boogie-woogie parties.