Sakarias and Frida


Frida Häggström Gerdt is a passionate swing dancer from Stockholm, Sweden. She’s been into jazz music since her early teens and was thrilled to discover that there was a dance devoted to it when she discovered Lindy hop in 2009. After a couple of beginner courses, social dancing quickly took over and the dance and everything around it became an extensive part of her life.
In 2015 she joined forces with The Hot Shots and has been a solid member of the dance company since 2018. Together with the group, she’s travelled to teach and perform both locally and internationally. She is committed to sharing her love for the dance and the music that drives it, and when it comes to teaching as well as dance in general, she greatly values rhythm, simplicity and personal expression.

Sakarias “The Champ” Larsson started practice with The Rhythm Hot Shots (now called The Hot Shots) at sixteen and he’s been with the group ever since.
Sakarias is on a never ending world tour in the name of lindy hop with probably 1000s of shows, teaching gigs and competitions. Apollo Theatre, Frankie 95 and 100, Basie Centennial, Last Bounce, Jazz Jam, ULHC, several tours in USA, Asia, Australia and Europe (only to name a few). He’s also one of the founders of Chicago swing dance studio, one of the more famous lindy hop and jazz venues in Stockholm today.
He actually met and knew some of the original swing dancers of Harlem and he was good friends with Frankie Manning. The dancers from the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers are his true idols.