Avgoustinos & Vassia
Vassia Panagiotou is an enthusiastic Lindy Hop & Authentic Jazz dancer. A true lover of classic jazz music, she likes to play with rhythms and improvise. She recreates moves and steps from old clips and she is a member of the vintage performance troupe, HDC Chorus Line led by Marie N’diaye.
For the last three years, she has been teaching in Athens with her dance partner, Augustin Tran, until recently they created Rhythm Hoppers, an authentic swing dances school. Their school aims to spread the Lindy Hop across the country and to educate students about the swing music and dance culture.
As a teacher, she focuses on giving the freedom to students to express themselves through their dance, while feeling connected to the music and to each other.
When she is not in her hometown, she likes to travel to workshops all over the world to meet and get inspired by new dancers. Social dance is her favorite thing in the whole world, if you see her on the dance floor, ask her for a dance!
When she is not doing the Lindy, she likes to get inspiration from rhythm tap dance, classic ballet and contemporary dance.
Augustin Tran has been dancing for 7 years. He is a scene leader in Athens and a co-founder of the authentic swing dances school, Rhythm Hoppers.
He is a very enthusiastic social dancer, bringing a lot of energy and big smiles to the dance floor. While dancing, he likes to improvise with his partner and connect to the music.
Always with a touch of humor, his classes are a place where students may learn new techniques or rhythms, but also feel comfortable to bring in their own ideas. He believes dancers should be able to express their personality through their dance and create their own unique dancing style.