Beginning 1930’s Partner Charleston
1930s Partner Charleston, a direct descendant of the well-known 1920s Charleston, is largely composed of kick-steps and commonly danced in conjunction with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. If you’re wanting to expand your swing vocabulary and add versatility to your dance, this is the perfect class to accomplish it! If you do not have Lindy or East Coast experience, you can still begin here and add them later. No partner is required to take the class.
About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.
The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!
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