Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap

Gastón Fernández

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 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 strenght, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner. Gastón's passion for swing has taken him around the world and he has taught and performed in Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, England, E.E.U.U, Australia, Portugal and more.

Gastón is devoted to promoting and fostering swing dance and culture in Argentina and Latin America. He has directed two stage productions featuring live jazz and vintage dance in Buenos Aires: 'Swing Argentino' with the 'Cuerdas del Sur' band and also 'La Batalia: Swing en el Konex' with the 'Antigua Jazz Band'. He also runs South Americas first and largest annual swing dance festival: LHAIF (Lindy Hop Argentina International Festival) each year in Buenos Aires and the first Blues event in South America: 'Careless weekend'.

He has also been a major proponent of Blues dance in Buenos Aires and is now teaching Blues internationally. With intense partner connection, Gas fuses Blues with Tango technique, though always striving to stay grounded in the essence of the Blues.

Gastón is also an avid jazz music collector and a popular DJ. He has DJ'd for swing and blues dancers around the world.


Some awards:

3rd place at ESDC Showcase division 2011
4th place at ESDC Strictly Lindy 2011
3rd place in Strictly Lindy at Herräng Championships
1st place at ESDC in Strictly Blues 2011
1st place in Strictly Blues at Blues Shout 2014
3rd place in Jack and Jill at Blues Shout 2014
2nd place in Charleston at Camp Jitterbug 2014
3rd place in Charleston at Herräng Championships
3rd place in Strictly Lindy at Herräng Championships