Meet the KTS Team!

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

Lotte Dijkstra

Lotte already danced to Swing music before she knew there was such a thing as Swing dancing. As a grand marshal dancer for a New Orleans Jazz band, she fell in love with the music and became interested in its history. In 2015 she discovered Lindy Hop, and Blues came soon after. Since then she has been learning and teaching these dances all over the world.

In classes Lotte values flow and connection, and makes an effort to put it all in historical context.

Lotte teaches Lindy Hop

Lysanne Duym

Lysanne started taking Lindy Hop classes with Key Town Swing in 2017 and hasn’t stopped dancing since, adding Collegiate Shag to the mix as well in 2019. She likes switching between leading and following, and thinks having fun is the most important part of classes and dancing in general.

In classes Lysanne focuses on this element of fun, and blurring the lines between leading and following.

Lysanne teaches Lindy Hop

Rosalyn Stürzer

Rosalyn loves dancing since she was little. She danced Tap dance for many years in Berlin and spent a summer dancing Tap and Jazz in New York. When, as a birthday gift, she got beginners classes in Lindy Hop, she immediately fell in love with the playfulness and the energy of the dance, and since then couldn’t stop exploring the world of Swing dances. Despite being a classical singer, whenever Rosalyn hears music on which you can dance Lindy Hop, Shag, Blues or Boogie, she cannot keep her feet still. Rosalyn likes to see the dance as a communication between you, your partner, and the music.

Rosalyn teaches Collegiate Shag

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.

Ron finds listening to and playing with the music, and being aware of your partner most important.

Ron teaches Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag