People and Places

This is an overview of all the Teachers, Bands and DJs, and Places of the Swingin‘ R – Regensburg Lindy Exchange.


Sara Vianello and William Pisani (IT)

Sara is a Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Charleston, and Burlesque dancer and instructor from Padua, Italy. She has started swing dancing in 2002, and she attended many workshops with all the greatest international teachers – including Frankie Manning! She also competed at many events like European Swing Dance Championships and ILHC. She is teaching in many workshops in Italy and Europe, and she also organizes events with her own dancing school, the GiggleMugs Swing Dancers in Padua.

William has started his dancing career in 2003, and is now a Boogie-Woogie, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Jazz Routine instructor at his dance school Benny’s Band in Milan, Italy.  He is a member of the Italian National Team of Boogie Woogie and has attended and already won lots of international competitions. Teaching in major events like Rock that Swing Festival, Boogie Bären Dance Camp, and Policoro in Swing, he is now concentrating also on his professional Lindy Hop skills more and more.



Andis Bluesorchester (DE)

Pre-War Blues, Boogie and Ragtime sound until the walls shake! Having already recorded their third album, this Blues and String Band gathered around Andreas Unter revives the Mississippi Flair of the pre-war time with the dirty and groovy sound from the 1920s Juke Joints. Without loosing authenticity, they play their very own and extremely danceable Bluesorchester style.

Ohne Franz (DE)

The Jazz Band Ohne Franz travels back to those days where Jazz was still Jass, and where Swing was popular dance music. From danceable Jazz standards over Rags and Stomps to Swing classics, the gigs of this band never lose that great session flair.



DJ Swingy the Kid (DE)

Playing exclusively on vinyl and shellac, DJ Swingy the Kid aka André Bolzmann from Hamburg/Cologne provides his great selection of Swing, Rhythm’n’Blues and Jump Blues music to all on and off the dancefloor. As dancer, event organizer, and regular DJ at international dance events around Europe, he knows very well what music to play for making you dance the night away.
And on top, he will share his expertise in Swing’n’Roll music at the Musicality Taster Class on Friday!

DJ Swingheini (DE)

DJ Swingheini aka Heinrich Hess is together with Anna Werr the co-founder of their dancing school Elephant Swing and thus of the Traunstein dancing scene. Teaching regular classes and organizing parties and workshop events, he always has the right music for all kind of dancers.

DJ Mark Brooks (DE)

For five years now, resident DJ Mark Brooks aka Mark Becke organizes Swing dance events in Regensburg. With regular events like the monthly party The Swinging Sounds of the Tiki Beat! or the Swing’n’Blues parties, he established the solid base for social Swing dancing for the growing Lindy Hop scene in Regensburg, and with his co-foundation of the Swing in Regensburg society in 2017, the idea of organizing a Lindy Exchange was the logical consequence.



Tiki Beat Bar & Club

The Tiki Beat is exactly the place where the revival of Swing music and Lindy Hop dancing in Regensburg has started in 2013. Since then, the monthly event The Swinging Sounds of the Tiki Beat! by resident DJ Mark Brooks offers not only to Swing enthusiasts the opportunity to dance, socialize and enjoy hot Jazz and Swing music whilst sipping exotic drinks in a Tiki Bar atmosphere.

Google Maps: Tiki Beat Bar & Club, Arnulfsplatz 4, 93047 Regensburg


The Degginger is a fusion of an medieval patrician house and a modern urban location dedicated for networking, readings, and concerts. So this is the ideal place for the Saturday Party, since the Swing’n’Blues event is already an established concert and dance party!
The team of the same-titled Cafe and Bar serves excellent coffee, cakes, lunch, and tender bar drinks. And, of course, Sunday Brunch for swinging people!

Google Maps: Das DEGGINGER, Wahlenstraße 17, 93047 Regensburg

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is little north of the danube river, a 20 minute walk away from the Degginger or the City Center. The Lindy Hop workshops take place here.
There are several spots where you can get your lunch directly there or in a few meters distance.

Google Maps: Sportgemeinschaft Walhalla e.V., Am Holzhof 1, 93059 Regensburg