Justin Petersen (UK)

This will be my second time at the Dutch Open and I’m interested to see what flavour Holland brings this year to West Coast Swing world which is growing rapidly.  It’s good to be DJ’ing alongside a fellow UK dancer in Filipe De Barros and the incredibly passionate and fun John Troost.

I’ve done many things in this community and before it but I’m not going to list them here, just make sure you get on the floor when one of the DJ team are playing and support the hard work the organisers put into this event.


Filipe de Barros (Portugal)

Filipe loves playing music to inspire people on the dance floor!

He has DJayed at many west coast swing events including the Dutch Open, Mad Mad West (Spain), European Swing Challenge (UK), London SwingVitational, New Year’s Swing Fling (UK), Westie Bootcamp (UK), UK South Swing, JamCafe (London), West Coast Amnesia (London) and SwoukCity (Amsterdam).

Filipe is from the UK, living in sunny Portugal. He loves west coast swing and is helping an amazing team of people grow the community in Lisbon. He teaches west coast swing in Lisbon and on his YouTube channel.

DJ Little John (The Netherlands)

In the last few years John Troost has grown to become a popular Dj in the Dutch WCS scene. Being the resident Dj of Tipica gives him enough opportunity to experiment and fine tune his skills. He has played at events such as Tipica Swing Festival 2022 and the Dutch Open WCS for several years.





Ibirocay Alsén is an instructor and event director based in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s been active in the scene since 2008 teaching weekly classes locally and then later travelling internationally competing, teaching and MCeing. Before he started with WCS he had an extensive career as professional salsa dance for many years. He runs 2 WSDC events (UpTown Swing and Westie Gala) and is alsk the co-owner of Nordic WCS Champs. His experience as an MC spans across decades and his work includes dance shows, congresses, competitions etc. with added experience in voice over assignments and radio commercials. He has a natural ability of keeping his mic work energetic, light and entertaining as he effortlessly navigates the connection with the crowd. Ibi is fluent in 3 languages and highly versatile in his communication skills. He’s well known all across Europe having been MC at multiple European events such as French Open Baltic Swing, SNOW and Warsaw Halloween Swing to name a few