Martynas Stonys is an international Lindy Hop and Balboa instructor, co-founder and 1/4th of What a Jazz dance studio, 1/4th of Swing Paradise and organizer of multiple local swing dance events in Lithuania. He has been a leader of Lithuanian Swing dance scene for more than a decade, helping the community and many of Lithuanian Swing dance talents grow.

Recently Martynas has been working with a few partners teaching both Balboa and Lindy Hop. He can lead, follow, perform, create, but most importantly find the next idea that would help students improve.

Martynas’ goal is to help his students grow as dancers and as people. He’s raising, answering fundamental questions and is keen on interacting with students during classes.

While often Martynas looks like a serious person, go to him and strike a conversation about dancing, teaching or community. You’ll definitely leave that conversation with more questions (and jokes) than before.