Anne-Helene Cavasa and Bernard Cavasa

Anne-Helene & Bernard fell in love with Lindy Hop in late 1997. Since then they have participated in all major international courses and  have been lucky enough to met dance teachers most famous in swing -both lindy hop and balboa in the world. With Anne-Helene’s dancing skills in ballet, jazz and modern jazz and Bernard’s experience as a musician, they were quickly noticed for their style on the French scene. They began to pass on their passion in 2001, and since then they have taught in the biggest camps in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia, and across Europe: England, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine … and everywhere in France!


In January 2003, they set up their swing dance school in Toulouse, the Studio Hop, in which they animate all lindy classes in the evenings, including balboa, Charleston and blues in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. They also choreograph for their troupe,the Tagada Swing Swing,who have won several times in the main European troupe competitions. Anne-Helene and Bernard are also organizers of major stage and festival events: the Pink City Swing and Balboa Festival since 2003, the Studio Hop Summer Camp, the Frenchie Balboa Festival, the Crazy Rhythm Challenge, and Hot Blues.


As social dancers, they participate only very rarely in competitions but were noticed at Balboa Rendezvous 2005 and 2006, finishing 3rd International Balboa Championship. In June 2007, they won the American Classic Balboa Championships in Cleveland, the biggest competition of Balboa, considered the world championship; they are still the only non -US holders of this title.


Insatiable, they continue to seek, discuss and work with the greatest dancers and technicians worldwide. They are known for their very fluid and harmonious style, creativity and musicality … and humour!


BOTP 2019 – Balboa


Rock that Swing Festival 2018 – Balboa

Swing Festival – Hong Kong 2018 – Blues

Maytime Mess Around 2017 – Lindy Hop


Anne-Helene and Bernard have been working with Simply Swing dance school for years now and if you have not had the chance to met them yet, you are truly missing out; once you have registered check out more of their unbelievably, amazing, soul touching dances here;