Gustav & Laia

Gustav Jakobsson
Gustav grew up in a family dedicated to dance. However, the folkloric dances that his parents were performing did not interest him that much and he spent his youth doing sports, such as tennis, and especially football.
Later, when his sister suggested that they should try out Lindy Hop by visiting something called Herräng Dance Camp he gave it a try. During his first contact with the dance in Herräng he was fortunate enough to have a class with Frankie Manning. He fell in love with Lindy Hop and since then, he has been dedicating a lot of time to learn more about this amazing dance.
Now a full time dancer and teacher in Barcelona his teaching is focused on rhythm and flow. Gustav is constantly working to improve his movement by practising Solo Jazz movement as well as Lindy Hop. He likes to perform and compete and has been successful at events such as ILHC, ESDC, Lindy Shock and The Snowball. Together with Laia he reached the Strictly finals at The Snowball 2015 and recently they won the advanced Strictly division at ILHC 2016.

Laia Puig
Laia started dancing at the age of six and and for six years she practiced Ballet, Contemporary and Flamenco daily. When she was 12 years old she started practice and compete in Ballroom dances. At the age of 19 she didn’t want to continue with the ballroom dances and she agreed to go with her parents to a Lindy Hop dance. She loved what she saw at the dance and immediately starting to take Lindy Hop lessons, leaving the Ballroom dancing behind.
Laia continued to dance as much as she possibly could during her years at the university, studying to become a chemist. Now a full time dancer and teacher in Barcelona, she is focusing her teaching on followers to have a strong rhythm and to actively take part in the dance. She constantly strives to improve her dancing and movement by working on her solo jazz dancing as much as her Lindy Hop. She tries to connect fun, rhythm and silliness in her dancing.
Laia likes to perform and compete both in Lindy Hop and solo dancing and she has been a finalist in the Solo Jazz competition at The Snowball and she has won 3rd place in the Invitational Jack & Jill at Lindy Shock. With Gustav she reached the Strictly finals at The Snowball 2015 and recently they won the Advanced Strictly division at ILHC 2016