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Aleks & Dina
Lindy Hop, Charleston

Aleks and Dina are social swing dancers and hobby musicians. Aleks started dancing the Lindy Hop in 2013 in his hometown of Smolensk, Russia, where he also taught Lindy Hop. After he moved to Canada in 2018 he integrated his European Lindy background with his North American Lindy experience. Dina started dancing in 2016 in Toronto after seeing some Lindy Hoppers dancing in the wild. With her love for swing jazz, it didn’t take long for her to dive deep into the dance, and to eventually start teaching.

Aleks and Dina have been dancing, practicing, travelling, choreographing and competing together since 2018. They have placed at and won multiple local and international Lindy Hop competitions, including:

Aleks’ Achievements
– 2014 Swingfest Lindy Hop Jack & Jill – Finalist

– 2016 Minsk Lindy Exchange Jack & Jill – Finalist
– 2019 Lindyworks Partner Draw – 2nd

– 2019 Cat’s Corner Exchange Jedi Mix & Match – 3rd

– 2019 Lindy Focus Intermediate Lindy Hop Mix & Match – 1st

– 2020 Dig Tha’ Feet Lindy Hop Open Mix & Match – 3rd

– 2020 Dig Tha’ Feet Solo Jazz Just Do it: Solo! – Finalist

– 2020 O-Town Showdown Open Mix & Match – 3rd

– 2022 International Lindy Hop Championships Open Mix & Match – Finalist

– 2023 Lindy Bout Interregional Partner Draw – Finalist

– 2023 Lindy Bout Advanced Partner Draw – Champion
– 2023 Great Lakes Balboa Escape Newcomer Leader – 1st

Dina’s Achievements
– 2018 O-Town Showdown Newcomers Mix & Match – Finalist

– 2018 Lindyworks Partner Draw – 1st

– 2019 Lindyworks Partner Draw – 1st

– 2022 Cat’s Corner Exchange Jedi Mix & Match – Finalist

– 2023 Lindy Bout Intermediate Mix & Match (as a leader) – Finalist
– 2023 Great Lakes Balboa Escape Newcomer¬†Follower¬†–¬†1st

Achievements as a Partnership
– 2020 O-Town Showdown Strictly – Finalist

– 2020 O-Town Showdown Showcase – 3rd

– 2022 International Lindy Hop Championships Open Strictly – 1st