GAS & ALBA
TRACK: Couples & Solo
Gastón “Gas” Fernández is a professional dancer and dance instructor, based in Madrid, Spain. He specializes in vintage dance styles including Lindy Hop, Charleston, authentic jazz, Balboa, Blues and Tango. As a former gymnast he is known in the swing dance community for his powerful acrobatics and aerials, while his background in Tango gives his blues style drama and strength, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner. Gastón’s passion for swing has taken him around the world, teaching from New York to Melbourne, he has taught in some of the best swing and blues camps in the world, like Herräng, The Snowball, MSF, Lindy shock, Smokey feet, Berlin Blues Explosion, Nocturne Blues, and many more. Gastón is also an avid jazz music collector and a popular DJ.
Alba Mengual started teaching locally in Leeds in 2008 and in London for Swing Patrol in 2010. The dancing grew on her and she held the dream of having enough time to train and develop her dancing at the level she wished, to become a full-time teacher and an organizer in her hometown Madrid. In November 2012 she had the guts to fulfill her dream, quit her job and moved back to Madrid, where she opened a swing school (Big Mama Swing), alongside an international top lead, Gastón Fernández. This step in her life has led her to being asked to teach internationally with increasing frequency at different international events: Uppsala (Sweden), Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, Toulouse, La Guiole, Valencia, Lisbon, Porto, New York (USA, Nocturne Blues), Melbourne and Perth (Australia), Herräng Dance Camp (2014, 2015 for lindy hop, 2016 slow dance). She is eager to share her passion for the dance which has taken over her life.