Sing Lim and Lennart


Sing found her lindy spirit when she met Ryan Francois in London in 1988. She was competing and winning trophies in the US in 1992 & 1993 and running Jitterbugs London every week.

In 1995 Sing moved back to Singapore and started a lindy hop scene (Jitterbugs Swingapore). Several instructors including Frankie Manning, Chazz Young, Erin Stevens, Lennart Westerlund, Ewa “W” Burak, Minnies Moochers, visited to teach and perform.

She was one of the organisers of Frankie 100 in NYC and in Singapore, heads a weekly team at Timbre Substation, and teaches in Herrang Dance Camp for many years, not just for Lindy hop, but also the Teachers Track.

Lennart came across the Lindy Hop through books and old film clips in 1983, and he travelled to New York on the look-out for the roots of the dance form. He soon met and studied with old-timers including Al Minns, Frankie Manning and Norma Miller. In 1985 he co-formed The Rhythm Hot Shots (now The Hot Shots), and started to seriously study also tap and vernacular jazz dancing.

Lennart established himself as an international instructor, as well as an administrator and background worker the Herräng Dance Camp. In 2004 he opened Chicago swing dance studio in Stockholm.

Lennart is one of very few of the pioneers that are still active in the scene. His background and dedicated interest has positioned him as an important link between the past and the present