Welcome to our site! My
name is Eddie Jansson and I live in Stockholm, Sweden together with Eva Lagerqvist, my
girlfriend and partner. We are specialized in African-American dances such as Tap,
Charleston, Black Bottom, Lindy Hop (Swing dance or Jitterbug). We also choreograph and
teach within that field. Working with the well known show company The Rhythm Hot Shots for 14 years, doing over a
thousand performances has been a great school and source of inspiration.
In 1989 The Rhythm Hot Shots decided to organize a dance
camp for Swing dancing -The
Herrang Dance Camp, located one hour north of Stockholm. The camp has been growing
every year and is now the worlds most comprehensive dance camp, running four weeks during
the summer, offering classes in Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Tap, and other African-American
For me, dance and music always goes together so I´m also a vocalist in The Royal Blue Melodians a ten piece swing orchestra, where I have the pleasure of working with great musicians. Three years ago we released a CD and another is coming soon.
Have been working professionally with the show company The Rhythm Hot Shots since 1985.
Done more than 1000 performances in night clubs, restaurants, theatres and festivals around Europe and USA.
More than 25 TV-shows in Sweden but also in Germany, England, Switzerland and USA.
Musical: Hello Dolly (also including choreography).
Choreographed the TV-commercial "Step In" -97.
Choreographed Tap for the show "Vår soul" -97 and "Peter Jöback" -98 at Hamburger Börs, Stockholm.
Choreographed Tap for the TV-program "Peter Jöback" -97.
Tours in Europe: Norway, Finland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and England.
Tours in USA: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1998.DISTINCTIONS
1992: First price winners at the legendary Apollo Theatre Amateur Night in Harlem, New York (a tough one)!
1994: Winners of the Feather Award (Beverly Hills) for Most Outstanding Global Swing Dancers.
1996: Winner of the Frankie Award (Münich) for everlasting work to prevent and spread the African-American dance culture.
SOME LOCATIONS OF PERFORMANCES
Cotton Club Revue, Riverside Studios, London 1987, Sweet Waters, New York 1992, Apollo Theatre, New York 1992, Glen Island Casino, New York 1992, Glen Echo, Washington, 1993, Jockey Club, Philadelphia 1993, Carrillo, Santa Barbara 1993 and 1994, Catalina Casino Ballroom, Avalon 1994, 1995 and 1998, Paramount Studios, Hollywood 1994, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills 1994 together with Katherine Cannon, Jane Powell, Dennis Cole and Ben Vereen, Club Maritime, Hannover 1994, Dizzie, Oslo 1995, Miller´s Studio, Zurich 1995 and 1996, Gasteig, München 1996, The Supper Club, New York (Broadway) 1998, "New York, New York" , Las Vegas 1999.
Konserthuset, Stadshuset, Börsen, Berns, Grand Hotel, Gröna Lund grand stage, Globen, Operaterassen, China Teatern, Södra Teatern m m.
TV performances in Sweden:
Svepet, Billy Butts Värld, Till 21 med Oldsberg, Portis klarar skivan, Söndagsöppet, Tjocka Släkten, Gula Nejlikans Gatu-TV, Stockholm Water Festival, Oldsbergs Julstuga, 7 till 9, Chefen Fru Ingeborg, TV Stockholm, ZTV på Gröna Lund, Det kommer mera, Teknikens Värld, TV Ost, Grammisgalan 1995, Showbiz, Nyhetsmorgon, Sommarnöje i Örebro, Allsång på Skansen 1997, Nyhetsmorgon TV 4, Naleninvigningen 1998 samt ett tiotal kortare inslag i olika program.
|Commercials on TV:
Arla. "Mjölk ger starka ben".
KappAhl. "Candela" -96.
KappAhl. "Julfilmen" -96.
KappAhl. "Stepp in" -97.
Eva and Eddie are working mainly with The Rhythm Hot Shots but Eddie also works as a choreographer, vocalist and music-arranger and has been performing with many different bands and artists in Sweden. He has also released a CD with The Royal Blue Melodians. Recently, Eva and Eddie has been working in three advertising films for television. For one of them, Eddie was also choreographer / co-ordinator. Eddie also choreographed tap for two of the largest contemporary shows in Stockholm.
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