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A weekend with Ramona and Remy

Swing Patrol is proud to present a special opportunity in Melbourne, one weekend only, for top level international learning from guest instructors Ramona Staffeld & Remy Kouakou Kouame.

Ramona and Remy are renowned internationally for their award winning performances together at ILHC, and their high level Lindy Hop teaching.
They are excited about teaching together in Melbourne in October.
This workshop is aimed at intermediate and advanced level swing dancers.
They will be working on you and your dancing and creating smoother lines, more flow, stronger awareness of the music and deeper understanding of what you and your dancing needs next.
It’s a rare opportunity to have this combo teaching together in Australia,and places are strictly limited, so book now!



Date: Saturday 5 October 2019 and Sunday 6 October 2019
Venue: Forever Dance (Ballroom) – Level 1 / 432 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121


SCHEDULE (both days)

11.45am: Check in
12.00 – 1.30pm (90 mins) Session 1
30 min lunch break
2.00 – 3.30pm (90 mins) Session 2
20 min break
3.50 – 4.50pm (60 mins) Session 3
4.50 – 5.00pm Recap and pack up



FULL PASS – 2 days of workshops
$245 per person

SINGLE DAY PASS – Either Saturday or Sunday
$155 per person

If you’re registering for you and a friend, make sure you register Leads and Follows separately – please don’t book 2 Follow tickets for a Follow and a Lead.
Or you can buy a Pair Pass in one single transaction (for 1 Lead and 1 Follow):FULL Pair Pass $490; SINGLE DAY Pair Pass $310

If you're travelling from interstate or overseas, we'd like to welcome you and thank you with a discount.
Use the promo code Faraway at the checkout to obtain a 30% discount on Full Weekend Pass or Full Pair Pass.
Discount does not apply to single day passes, or to cash-at-door payment on the day.

Online registrations will close at 12pm Friday 4 October.


$175 per person, per day.


Workshop Level

This workshop is for swing dancers who learn at an intermediate or advanced level. You’ve probably been swing dancing for a couple of years, are very comfortable with the basics of lindy hop and with social dancing at a variety of speeds. You’re ready to further your technical skills and progress to the next level, improving your technique and quality of movement.


Your teachers

Ramona Staffeld is one of the highest profile Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz dance teachers in the world, performing and teaching at all major events, including Herrang (Sweden), Swing Out New Hampshire (USA), Swingtime Ball (Beijing), Paris Jazz Roots (France), Sugarloaf Stomp (Brazil), to name a few.

She is known for her wildly graceful style and playful spirit on the dance floor. She is a champion dancer, holding first place titles from the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, American Lindy Hop Championships, The International Lindy Hop Championships, and the World Lindy Hop Championships. Ramona is at the forefront of Lindy Hop, telling her story, while preserving and passing on the legacy of the dance to the next generation.
Ramona was 14 when spotted by one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning. Still in her early teens, Manning asked Ramona to open with him at the Midsummer Night Swing series at Lincoln Center in New York City. What Ramona values and prioritizes in class, on the social dance floor, on stage, and in life, came very much from working with and being around Frankie. Ramona began studying swing dancing at the age of 11. She has been dancing Lindy Hop, Charleston, and jazz era social dances for the past 21 years.

Remy Kouakou Kouame is an established competitor, performer and teacher, known for his unique and playful performing and teaching style. He travels to many international camps and festivals, sharing his passion and knowledge. What he likes to share the most is the joy that dancing provides. For him, dancing is… to live… to express!


Cancellations and Refunds

Places for this workshop are limited, and we must attempt to balance the Lead:Follow ratio. For this reason, cancellations and refunds are not possible without 48 hours notice as we may have turned away other dancers. Thanks for understanding.
Where applicable, a full or partial refund (less administration fee) may be available up to close of registrations. Contact
After close of registration, no refunds will be issued.
We are pretty friendly and approachable so send an email and hopefully we can assist you!