Meet the KTS Team!

Find out a little bit more about who does what at Key Town Swing


Ron Smits

Ron was playing in a 50’s/60’s band, where he often saw people dancing Boogie Woogie. Interested in this dance, he started taking lessons. Soon after, he discovered Lindy Hop, which opened a whole world of Swing dances to him. Since 2011, Ron has been dancing, DJ’ing and teaching at events around the world. Whether it’s Lindy Hop, Boogie, Blues or Shag, it’s impossible to keep Ron off the dance floors. In classes, he find listening to and playing with the music and being aware of your partner most important.

Ron teaches Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag


Astrid van Alem

After doing Modern Dance for many years, Astrid discovered Lindy Hop in 2018. She soon added Collegiate Shag, to which she got completely hooked. Since then, she’s been dancing anywhere she could. In Swing dance, she loves the interaction with her partner, other dancers, and the music, and you will never find her dancing without a smile on her face.

In classes, Astrid will encourage you to explore the goofiness of the dance, while keeping in mind a solid technique and a good partner connection.


Astrid teaches Collegiate Shag