Lindy Cats Festival – 2023

    20. – 22. Octber 2023

    Graz, Austria

    Workshops on Saturday and Sunday

    6 hours of Lindy Hop in 3 levels
    additionally bookable 2,5 hours Solo Jazz


    Egle & Arnas, Diana & Andrew, Petra & Janez, Ana & Samu

    3 Parties


    Lindy Hop Early Cats from may 22nd till july 22nd       130€
    Sleepy Cats from july 23rd on                                             160€
    Solo Jazz Track (extra or additional bookable)               60€

    Register here

    You can book lunch for the two workshop days when you register. Please note that the lunch consists of a vegetarian wrap, a salad and a dessert. Please note that booking lunch later or at the festival on site this is unfortunately not possible. If you need a vegan, gluten-free or other special lunch, please contact us at and we will clarify individually if we can realize your wish.


Diana and Andrew

Diana Geisler (AT) & Andrew Hsi (AUS/LIT)

Creative cats watch out… Diana & Andrew are in the house!

Diana lives and teaches Lindy Hop in her home town Vienna. A social dancer at heart, she focuses on the idea of energetic social dancing with solid partner connection and a playful approach to musicality. As a teacher, she hopes to inspire others by suggesting a wholesome approach to why this dance can be so much more than just steps. Andrew, born in Australia, raised in China and educated in the USA, is a proud member of the Brothers & Sisters in Rhythm an international crew of dancers, loves social dancing more than anything else, as a dancer he is known for his at times crazy energy on the floor, and as a teacher he loves discovering and sharing fun steps with everyone.
Eglė and Arnas

Eglė Nemickaitė & Arnas Razgūnas (LIT)

In the Lindy Hop track as in Solo Jazz Egle & Arnas are gonna make the Hep Cats dance…

Coming straight from the heart of Lithuanian Swing Dance scene, partnered up from the very first dance Arnas & Eglė are dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the community at hoppers’ dance studio in Vilnius everyday. Passion and joy for Lindy Hop & Collegiate Shag gained their name as international instructors in regular small workshops around Europe, specially in Poland, where along with SWINGOUT.PL community they inspired Collegiate Shag scene in Warsaw and all over the country. Rich experience in teaching every day classes grants quality and fun with clear explanation of their material by expressing swing music and yourself in it. Arnas & Eglė are the organisers of the one and only Balboa & Shag festival in Lithuania – Swing Paradise.
Petra and Janez

Petra Robek & Janez Šepetavc (SLO)

Fast cat paws! Petra & Janez are gonna take care of that…

Petra started dancing swing in 2007 in Ljubljana. Soon she started going to international camps to further her knowledge about the dance and so she started teaching locally in 2009. She also has international experience, as she taught in Belgium, Hungary and Croatia. She has won and placed at several Jack and Jill competitions at different international swing events.


Janez met swing in 2008 and since the first moment it has become his passion. He started teaching at Studio Dansa, where he still teaches today. He is a social dancer by nature and his favourite award is the Social Dancer Award at Ljubljana Sweet Swing Festival. Petra and Janez became dance partners in 2014.

They are teaching weekly lindy hop classes in Slovenia and at international swing events. Together they won the strictly lindy competition at Sofia Swing Dance Festival 2016. They are also part of Retronom swing group. They are high energy dancers that like fast songs and social dancing.

Ana and Samu

Ana Maeso Arana & Samuel Gaudó Bellarre (ESP/GER)

… creating an dance environment of growth and fun Ana & Samu come along…

Originally from Spain, Ana Maeso and Samuel Gaudó Belarre run their own dance school in Berlin (Rayuela Swing) and have been teaching and dancing together for over 4 years. Independently they have competed in lindy hop, shag, blues and authentic jazz around the world, and are active teachers outside of Germany. Their main values are respect for the history of the music and the dance, connection and communication amongst dancers, and self-expression. In their classes, they strive for personal feedback, material that can be used way beyond the hours shared in the classroom, and creating an environment where fun, growth and vulnerability can co-exist.


Lindy Hop

3 Lindy Hop Levels


Your feet start to twitch and move when you hear Swing music and you already made the first steps on the dance floor? In this level the basics will get a deeper focus to make the experience on the Social dancefloor even better. For this level you should be dancing Lindy Hop for at least half a year.


Lindy Hop became a part of your life and the Socials are fixed dates in your calendar? On this level, moves are becoming more challenging, variations and musciality are only waiting to be discovered! For this level you should be dancing Lindy Hop for at least 2 years.


This level is just right for all Swing-oholics, who regularly participate in international festivals and still want more. Complex moves and a fast learning tempo are characteristic for this level… it’s gonna be crazy! For this level you should be dancing Lindy Hop for at least 3 years.

Solo Jazz

Solo Jazz Track

You are a swing dancer and you already know the fundamental solo jazz steps and want to improve and explore more of the world of solo dancing? This is the perfect track for you!