Educations, Trainings & Workshops

More NYC…

What a week. Amazing. Magic. Awesome.
I’ve taught 5 classes – and then taken 13 classes myself.
Fun, inspiring, energy-boosting – is the least I can say about it.

Friday night almost the entire crew went to Kristin‘s class.

Amazing – as always!

Saturday, Hanna came and taught a dancehall-fusion-class with us.

Monday was our last day – and as the very last class I taught a BODYBALANCE®.

Then some group photos – of course.

After our finale – I headed to BDC for a street jazz class with Derek Mitchell –  which became my last class in NYC for this time.

I’ll be back soon though.

And, for the upcoming days – I’ve replaced the wonderful view above to this…also pretty wonderful in a different way.

Inspired!

It’s insane how the days fly by.
Day 5 tomorrow already.

It’s been an awesome week so far.
The studios we’ve rented are great, our classes have been a lot of fun, the classes I’ve taken at Crunch have been good and inspiring and most of all – our crew is amazing.

Some snap shots from the first 4 days:

Me and Craig – took his class tuesday night. Awesome! Like always.


Me and the wonderful, beautiful Nadia Zaki.
She came and taught for us yesterday.
She did a beautiful lyrical routine – and the entire group took her class.

She’s one of my favorite teachers, ever. Thanks so much for coming.


Me and Lillian Concepcion – took her hiphop class yesterday.
A skilled (and tall) dancer.


Moa in the west village sun.

As for the ‘today’s song’- my recommendation will be Justin Timberlake – Only when I walk away. Listen to it!

xo

 

Welcome to NYC!

From Super Saturday to a work-weekend in Stockholm to NYC, and that’s where I’m at right now.
Right between Nolita and Chinatown to be specific.
The official Dance & Training trip started today, with a ‘meet and greet’ at W hotel in Times Square and then the entire crew headed down to Crunch Lafayette for a class called Urban Attitude.

Me and Jonas are teaching classes every day in the mornings, and then each and every one gets a one week pass at Crunch in addition to that.
We have suggested classes every day for those who want some company.
Basically – I’ve picked all my favorite classes as the daily suggestion.
Today’s class was actually the only one that I didn’t know the instructor from before. LaShawn that taught the class is pretty new to Crunch I think, and she taught the class together with a guy that seemed like her side kick.
My guess is that both of them are pretty new to teach in this way, and I loved their spirit.

The routine was to Jessie J’s Wild, and the actual style was a fusion of hiphop, jazz and afro vibes. Fun class!

 


I decided to dress up in ‘regular clothes’ today as I figured NO ONE in the crew have ever seen me like that.
Fun – until it started to poor down. When I came to the hotel my knitted dress was soaking wet and I looked like a drowned cat more than a chic tour guide 😉


Jonas and Moa outside Crunch after the class.

Tomorrow the first class is AfHo®.
Can’t wait.

Last week summarize…

Wow – the past week was all about Super Saturday, and the filming in Globen.
Me, Kimmo and Dorotka is presenting on the dvd of BODYJAM®68 that was filmed on Super Saturday. A long with G of course.
The NZ-crew arrived in SWE last monday, and tuesday we started the rehearsals.
I believe the BODYJAM® team rehearsed and practiced most of all teams.
Here’s my week in a few pictures.


The entire crew, G, presenters and shadows. After our second rehearsal class at SATS.

Our third rehearsal class at Hötorget

Dorotka (post spray tan) and me (pre spray tan)

Anna-Lena from Fitness Lifestyle came and took one of classes at SATS

Me and one of the spanish BODYJAM®trainers

Dorotka with the entire spanish jam-crew


Us, practicing our “opening routine” a choreo we did before class started

Me & G

A typical swedish fika-break


From the BODYJAM®66 class in Annexet


Me, right after our class… with a nice raccoon look

Åsa Maria x 2

It was a great week – with a lot of hard work and focus, but a lot of fun as well.
Can’t wait to see the result – and I sure hope it looks as good as it felt. :)

AfHo® 4.0

This weekend I’m hanging out in Göteborg.
Today’s agenda was AfHo® training no four – and just as the previous three I had a blast, dancing and sweating with the new AfHo®instructors.

This means that, now – there are 20 AfHo’s in Sweden. (not to confuse with hoe’s – that’s totally different)

You know the procedure; the mandatory ‘yo-pic’, and then one ‘serious’.  😉

Göteborg

Malmö

Stockholm

Stockholm again – the very first crowd.

Thank you awesome instructors – for bringing your A-game to the AfHo®classes.
It means the world to me.

10 times anniversary’s next

Re-opening at SATS Fridhemsplan and HotMOJO® class with a whole bunch of HotMOJO-virgins.
A favorite person of mine joined the class – and she’s always sharing her awesome energy and great vibes.

Then off to our (me and Rob’s) 9th dance event;
Robert – HouseJam
Edin – Hiphop
Thomas – Bollywood
Me – ChairBeats

I took Roberts class, and then I kind of jumped in on Thomas class as an assistant for the second part of the choreo that was a bit of partner work.
Then – I taught my own class as the very last class of the day.
Such an awesome energy – and so much passion and love for dancing in the same room. Pure Magic!

Here are two clips of our guest presenters;
Thomas

 

Edin

Great guys, great choreos, great classes…

NYC-Crunch-Instructors-presentation #6

It’s about time for yet another presentation, don’t you think?!
To continue the charge up for our Dance & Training Trip (42 days left)
So, dudes and dudettes – meet Lillian Concepcion.

If you went to the NIKE BLAST this year you might have seen her. She was there too, assisting Craig Smith in his class.
I’ve taken her classes at Crunch a few times and I really like her laid back style and hiphop-grooves.

Check out a video from her class here;

http://youtu.be/IcRiI2yNbFE

And, visit her website as well.

She’s teaching HipHop at Crunch, several times a week and in different locations. But Lafayette is one of them. (that’s the club where a lot of magic happens)

AfHo® in Malmö!

This weekend (that just passed by) I went back to Malmö – to spread some AfHo®love.

We did the training Gasworks Studios – and due to their class schedule I split the training in between two days.

A rather tiny crew this weekend as well, but just like the previous occasions – they really worked hard and made such an effort and I was very happy to approve, and license, five more AfHo-instructors.


The mandatory ‘Yo-pic’

I also had this little frog-dog-friend waking me up with his snoring yesterday.
Just like home…

…which made me miss my very own bulldog, a lot.

THANK YOU Malmö and all of you awesome instructors for a great weekend.

One more AfHo®training is coming up this round, september 7th in Göteborg.
Send me an email if you’re interested.