MATILDA & XI
WEST COAST SWING
We are a WSDC all-star level west coast swing dance couple, based in Cologne and Berlin, Germany. Together we combine years of experience and formal education in teaching, performing, competing, judging, studio managing and event organizing. Besides west coast swing, we have extensive training in many different disciplines, including individual dance styles, other social dances, ballroom, and more. As professionals we complete each other - he is the entertainer and entrepreneur, she brings the structure and academic knowledge. Our goal is to provide a high quality dance experience for you.
Together we are able to teach in English, German, Swedish, Spanish, Mandarin and Finnish!
Matilda has a master's degree in teaching dance and a diverse background including ballet, jazz, contemporary, social latin dances, belly dance and pole dance. She discovered WCS in 2010 and fell in love with its complexity and versatility. Since then she has been travelling, competing and training continuosly with the best instructors in the world. Today she is competing at all-star level, teaching WCS full time internationally and judging competitions regularly. On the social dance floor Matilda is known for her creativity, connection and dialogue skills. In her classes she strives for a balance between playfulness and discipline for the students, and puts equal emphasis on the leader's and follower's role in the dance.
Xi has been teaching dance for the past 17 years and runs several successful dance studios under the brand Tanzraum in Cologne, Germany. He started his career in latin ballroom and after 8 year of competitive dancing he also discovered social dances. After bachata, salsa, kizomba and zouk he finally found WCS. Fascinated by the musicality, creativity and freedom he started travelling around the world to dance and learn more. In february 2017 he became Germany’s first all-star level dancer and is now judging and teaching internationally. On the social dance floor he is known for dancing all night long, with everybody and a charming smile on his face. In his classes he is passionate about the students’ progression, but also strives for a relaxed and entertaining learning atmosphere.
We're available to teach, perform and judge west coast swing - for events, workshops, private lessons and more. Contact us through facebook, email or the form bellow for prices and availability.