our background as an organisation is quite simply that of a group of people who wanted actively pursue their ideas and approaches to dancing as well as co-creating the local community in addition and as a contribution to what already was on offer.
back at the time we met, all of us already had a background of loving swing/old jazz music and dance. that eventually led to taking classes with Some Like It Hot – a viennese swing-dance association.
beside that, we started attending international workshops and festivals. different ideas and approaches kept coming up and we realised that the best way for them to take shape was founding our own association – the IG HOP – at the end of 2011.
IG HOP is a non-profit organisation. for us, it is self-evident that everyone involved in our activities is paid the fairest possible wage as a fundament of sustainable organisational and individual development. every surplus that we earn is directly reinvested into new projects and therefore into the local swing dance community.
IG HOP is:
anna haidegger (obfrau, lindy hop teacher, graphic design/Palpatatin Kosmetik)
christiane beinl (lindy hop teacher, member administration, swing band leader/The Cotton Lickers, english, solid swingin jam session/Palpatatin Kosmetik)
julia grünwald (lindy hop teacher, blues teacher, physio therapist)
kira kovalenko (IG HOP headquarters, treasurer, editorial office)
milo tesselaar (circus director, agent, engineer, lindy hop teacher, Palpatatin Kosmetik)
tobias roschger (lindy hop teacher, charleston teacher, creative director, swing dj, graphic design/Palpatatin Kosmetik)
ziva vavpotic (lindy hop teacher, balboa teacher, organisation)
in addition to our dance classes, workshops and programs, the IG HOP likes sharing ideas with people who want to possibly collaborate or contribute to the local swing community as well as people who would like to volunteer in any of our activities (ie. hosting international dancers we invite to come to vienna, helping hands at events, etc.).
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