|Photo: Anna Printzell|
Jan started dancing Balboa in 2005.
He also dances Lindy Hop since 1996 and has danced Argentine Tango around 1997-2003. He has tried a little Ballroom, Latin, swedish Folkdance, Bugg and swedish Foxtrot.
"What I like most about Balboa is that it's so much a social dance. I've never been much for competing or doing choreography - what I like best is to just improvise with the music and have fun together with my partner. Of all the dances I've tried, Balboa gives me the best tools to do that."
Jan is the founder of the Gothenburg Balboa Institute. He was also the organizer of the first Pure Balboa Weekend (no breakaways), which was held in Gothenburg in May 2007.
His main teaching partner, and partner for life, is Anna Printzell.
Balboa Beginners (WCJ members only) with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2006
Balboa Beginners (WCJ members only) with Anna Printzell, Spring 2007
Balboa Beginners at the Lund/Malmö Invation with Anna Printzell, April 2007
Balboa for Absolute Beginners with Anna Printzell, Spring 2008
Balboa for Experienced Beginners with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2008
Balboa Intermediate with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2008
Balboa for Experienced Beginners with Anna Printzell, Spring 2009
Herräng Dance Camp 2005
Stockholm Balboa Weekend 2005
Herräng Dance Camp 2006
Sweden Balboa Weekend 2006
London Balboa Festival 2006
Vinterlägret in Uppsala 2007
Gothenburg Balboa Weekend 2007
Gothenburg Pure-Bal Weekend 2007
Studio Hop Summer Camp 2007
Balboa United 2007
London Balboa Festival 2007
Frenchie Balboa Festival 2007
Paris Balboa and Shag Festival 2008
All Laminu Weekend 2008
Copenhagen Bal X-perience 2008
All Balboa Weekend 2008
2nd All Laminu Weekend in Copenhagen 2008
Sweden Balboa Weekend 2008
London Balboa Festival 2008
Frenchie Balboa Festival 2008
Scandinavian Shuffle in Copenhagen 2009
Balboa Styling Workshop in Gothenburg 2009
Sweden Balboa Weekend 2009
Dan Guest Weekend in Copenhagen 2009
David Rehm Weekend in Berlin 2009
Jan has taken private lessons from the following teachers:
Anne-Helène Cavasa, Anne Mills, Bart Bartolo, Bernard Cavasa, Bobby White, Dan Guest, David Rehm, Dean Raftery, Isabella Gregorio, Janne Holmberg, Jessica Lennartsson, Jonathan Bixby, Kate Hedin, Lila Desatoff, Marty Klempner, Mia Goldsmith, Nick Williams, Valerie Sandstrom, Peter Loggins, Ray Cunningham, Sylvia Sykes, Trina Dobbs, Vincenzo Fesi