Catrine Ljunggren

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Catrine has been a profesional dance performer and teacher since 1985.

She has a rich tradition to share based on her personal experinces learning from two of the founding fathers of lindy hop, Al Mins and Frank Manning. As a founder and member of the dance group ”The Rhythm Hot Shots” 1985 – 2002 (today The Harlem Hot Shots) she was part of the Lindy Hop revival. For 17 years she traveled together with the group around the world teaching and performing the Lindy Hop and other dances from that era like the Charleston, Authentic Jazz and Tap. She was a previous owner and organizer of Herrang dance camp from 89 – 02 and also the organizer of "Hope the Millenium" in Mexico 1999-2000.

During her last 10 years she has been teaching at international workshops together with dance partner Elliott Donnelley. While living in San Francisco she started Cat's Corner Swing Club where she taught regular classes. The club is still going strong and offers weekly classes and dances featuring live bands. In spring 2010 she worked at the George Lucas movie ”Red Tails”. For two years she lived among palm trees, coconuts and warm beaches where she's taught children to tap dance. Most recently she's lived in Sweden, helping to keep Frankie Manning’s memory and legacy alive teaching with his son, Chazz Young.

Dance Manhattan welcomes Catrine to our studios in Fall 2013!


Catrine in a special tap performance for Chazz Young's 80th birthday!