Markus has taught at international events including:
OSAKA LINDY EXCHANGE, JAPAN 2015-2016
SWING SUR TOUR, FRANCE 2012-2014
LET´S DANCE, UKRAINE 2011-2012
SWING CRASH, ITALY 2012
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Markus teaches a wide selection of dances, including the following styles:
Lindy Hop - The most popular dance of the swing era, Lindy Hop evolved with the jazz music of the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, NYC. The dance - also known as 'Jitterbug' - was a fusion of many dances that preceded it, including Tap, Breakaway and Charleston. Check it out here.
Boogie Woogie is a fun, uptempo style of Lindy Hop reflective of the wild energy of the 1950s - the era of Rhythm & Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and of course, the music from which it takes its name. Check it out here.
Authentic Jazz - This genre is perhaps best represented in movies from the golden age of Hollywood. The term refers to solo dancing to traditional swing music, and is distinct from 'stage school' jazz styles. Check it out here.
Rhythm Tap is a type of tap dancing centred on the music - as opposed to stage tap, which is more performance-focused. Rhythm Tap practitioners consider themselves a part of the jazz tradition going back to the early 1900s. Check it out here.
Collegiate Shag is a partner dance done primarily to uptempo swing. It belongs to the swing family of American vernacular dances that arose in the 1920s and 30s. It is believed that the dance originated in the Carolinas in the late 1920s, later spreading across the United States during the 1930s. Check it out here.
St. Louis Shag is a swing dance that evolved from Charleston. As its name suggests, it started in St. Louis, Missouri. It can be danced to extremely fast music such as Jump Blues and Boogie-Woogie music. Check it out here.