Event Staff

Event Director

Roland Hamm

Event Manager

Laszlo Tarkany

Check In

Irene Humer

Shuttle Service

Helmut Humer


Karin Matzinger

Staff Carer

Billie Traxler

Social Media

Sebastian Pöll


Sylvia Eisner

Trainer / Judging Staff

Hier findest du alle Trainer die bei uns Unterricht geben und WSDC Competition Judges.


Here are all teachers that will be giving classes and WSDC Judges

Lemery Rollins / Gregory Scott


Gregory and Lemery

have over 35 years of dance

experience combined, winning many dance titles individually along the way. Gregory started in American Style Ballroom and competed in Country. He also has a background in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Lemery competed in Ballroom, dancing International 10 Dance, and is also skilled in American Ballroom and Salsa.

Together Greg and Lemery have become a successful West Coast Swing couple competing in Showcase since 2009. They are multiple time NASDE Tour Champions, Showcase Champions, and US Open Top 5 Champions. Their love and passion for West Coast Swing make them a sought after couple. They are known for their technical expertise and unique teaching style. They look forward to continuing to share their art and knowledge with the dance community World Wide.


Teaching Intensiv & Level 2-5



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Marc Heldt


In 2010 discovered his passion for West Coast swing. He developed a sound knowledge by participating in national and international congresses and festivals. Many additional private lessons with renowned coaches like Jordan Frisbee and Tatjana Mollmann or John Lindo have given him even more insight into the world of this fascinating dance. In his dance school, Marc and his longtime dance teacher Mejrem have quickly established the West Coast Swing. Not only Dusseldorf but also interested dancers from all over NRW visit workshops regularly and the West Coast Swing Club of his dance school. Meanwhile, Marc is regularly on the road as a welcome lecturer in West Coast Swing. He supervises West Coast Swing dance tours, teaches in dance clubs and other dance schools and trains dance athletes and youth leaders in WCS on behalf of the TNW.


Teaching Intensiv & Level 2-3




Deborah S Székely 


In 1995 she was introduced to WCS. In 1996 She began Competing the swing circuit with Steve Neeren. After a year of much success she was approached by then 3x US Open Swing Dance Champion Robert Cordoba. In 1997 Deborah and Robert became partners for 15 years. In that 15 year span they together accumulated four more US Open Titles. two in Showcase and 2 in Sophisticated and a US Open Jack and Jill win for Deborah. They won NASDE 4 years straight from 1997-2000. Deborah was also voted favorite female dancer in 1997. in 2011 Deborah Decided to pursue her West Coast Swing without a partner and is the top Female traveling on her own teaching to this day.


Deborah has 8 Grand National Titles. She is a Dallas Dance and California Swing Dance Hall of Famer. She was White Hatted In Calgary in June 2014. In November of 2014 she was Inducted into the National Living Legends of Dance.  She also competed at The 2018 Open with PJ Turner in the Classic Division

Teaching Intensiv & Level 2-5




Laszlo Tarkanyi


In 1995 she was introduced to WCS. In 1996 She began Competing the swing circuit with Steve Neeren. After a year of much success she was approached by then 3x US Open Swing Dance Champion Robert Cordoba. In 1997 Deborah and Robert became partners for 15 years. In that 15 year span they together accumulated four more US Open Titles. two i

Ben Morris 


Both a Champion Lindy Hopper and a Champion West Coast Swing Dancer; Ben Morris began swing dancing at the age of 12 and is now a 2 time World Swing Dance Champion, 3 time U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion, Spirit of Lindy Hop award winner, a California Swing Dance Hall of Fame award winner, and a featured dancer in the movie Love N’ Dancing and the Leann Rimes Music Video “Swingin.” A graduate of UCLA, he currently lives in Orange County, California, running his weekly dance Swingin the Blues and regularly guest teaching at several local colleges.  On the weekends Ben travels all over the world to teach, compete, judge, and perform and is known for his fun dance style, infectious personality, and enjoyable workshops.

Teaching Intensiv & Level 2-5




Tessa Antolini


is an All-Star West Coast Swing competitor and experienced instructor offering partnered dance instruction to the people of the metro Boston area. From beginners to advanced, social dancers to competitors, she is excited to share her passion for dance and technical expertise to you!

Tessa is the 2017 Open Swing Dance Championship 6th-Place All-Star Finalist. She is an active competitor and judge on the World Swing Dance Council and the National Association of Swing Dance competitive circuits. Any given weekend you will find her in another US or European city, competing, training, and educating other dancers in this incredibly dynamic dance. She most recently placed 5th in the Classic Routine Division at Swing Dance America. 

When not on the road, she engages in teaching the principles of partnered dance and performance in swing and all four competitive ballroom dance styles. She specializes in American Smooth and Rhythm.

"Partnered Dancing: No other art form combines so many of my passions: music, acting, movement, physics, story telling, performance and human interaction"  --Tessa Antolini

Teaching Intensiv & Level 2-3




John Festa


John, a Champion level dancer, embodies a true swing style that is the essence of origin of swing dancing – he learned swing dancing from his parents who are also avid dancers. His smooth and pure West Coast Swing is polished by Festa’s former ballet training.In the mid 1990s, John originated the most prominent West Coast Swing scene that New York City has ever seen, the North River Bar.

His music, ambiance, and dancing put New York City on the West Coast Swing “map”. As a judge, he is particular to the technical details of connection and musicality. As a dancer, he perhaps one of the most elegant. And, as a DJ he his remarkable. There is a reason why people will always talk about John Festa when they talk about West Coast Swing music, he has captured the essence of swing.


Teaching Intensiv & Level 5





Artur Radzikhovskii

Anastasia Leonenko

Andrew Sunada

Camile Funmanal

Eunice Wong

Ilmira Galieva

Julian Lange

Cynthia Grosbois

Phoenix Grey

Stella Maria Schletterer

Attila Kobori

MC / DJ Staff


TJ Bednash




Chief DJ

Justin Petersen





Ken Knipphals




Competition Scoring

Andreas Kasper