About

Sondre Olsen-Bye and Tanya Georgiievska

 

Travelling professional dance instructors, performers and competitors.

Our main styles are:

Boogie Woogie - Lindy Hop - Authentic Jazz

We also organize Boogie Feet's Festival together with our dance club Lesja-Dovre Danseteam

 

Our Biggest Victories

 

Championships

1. Place - World Championship Boogie Woogie Main Class Marseille, France 2017

1. Place - Nordic Championship Boogie Woogie Main Class Oslo, Norway 2017

1. Place - Norwegian Championship Boogie Woogie Main Class Oslo, Norway 2017

1. Place - Nordic Championship Boogie Woogie Main Class Helsingborg, Sweden 2018

 

World Cups

1. Place - World Cup Boogie Woogie Main Class Moscow, Russia 2016

1. Place - World Cup Boogie Woogie Main Class Oslo, Norway 2017

1. Place - World Cup Boogie Woogie Main Class Frauenfeld, Switzerland 2017

1. Place - World Cup Boogie Woogie Main Class Helsingborg, Sweden 2018

 

Biography

 

We started partnership at Swing Aout Festival 2015 (Laroquebrou, France) and right after got invited to teach in Canada. Since then it rolled like a snowball with more and more invitations to teach and perform Boogie Woogie and Lindy-hop in different events around Europe. Apart from that we got involved into the international Boogie Woogie competition scene representing Norway. During 2016-2018 we have entered all finals in each competition. Our fast development made us win four World Cups, Nordic Championship and, most important, World Championship 2017 (Marseille, France). Currently we are number 2 in the World overall Main class Boogie Woogie ranking list. Our plan is to keep on competing, performing, teaching and sharing the dances we love in any possible way!

 

Before starting this partnership each of us had already a rich dance background...

 

Sondre

 

was born and grew up in DombÄs (central Norway), but currently lives in Warsaw (Poland).

 

He started dancing at 5 years old. At the age of 8 he took part in his first Swing dance competitions and at 13 began teaching locally.

In 2007 Sondre went for Norway's got Talent show and since then his dance career has really started;

In 2009-2010

- began competing in Boogie Woogie;

- European Champion title in Boogie Woogie Juniors class 2010 (Stuttgart, Germany);

 

In 2011-2015

- also started dancing and competing in Lindy-hop;

- World Champion title in Boogie Woogie Juniors class 2011 (Stuttgart, Germany);

- 1 Place in European Swing Dance Championship Strictly 2013 (London, UK);

- 1 Place Boogie Woogie Cup 2014 (Munich, Germany);

- 7 Fast feet jack'n'jill victories in 2011-2014.

 

Tanya

 

was born and grew up in Kiev (Ukraine), but currently lives in Warsaw (Poland).

 

She started with classical dance at the age of 4, and at 9 switched to acrobatic Rock-n-Roll. Since then she had been practicing and taking part in different projects also connected to Modern jazz, Contemporary dane, Boogie Woogie and Lindy-hop.

In 2000-2009

- won World Cup in Rock-n-Roll Formation category;

- got promoted to R-n-R national judge of 3rd category in Ukraine;

- got to 1/2 finals of Ukraine got Talent show with Boogie Woogie showcase;

- made LL.M in International and European Public law at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands);

In 2011-2015

- won 4 World Cups in boogie-woogie Main class;

- worked as cartoonist at stop motion studio Novatorfilm (Kiev, Ukraine);

- got Master of Sports of International Class in Ukraine.