Friday, July 12 2019 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • UnityPoint Health Movement Studio

Cost // $45 Full Session or $25 Drop-in
Dates// July 12th & July 19th
Note// Previous Swing Dance experience required, drop-in allowed both dates. 

If you have been dancing for a while and love constantly challenging yourself to add new movements to your swing vocabulary, this class is for you! We will work on challenging steps that will test your lead and follow skills. This class will guide you to focus on the mechanics of the dance to communicate well with your partner! Prerequisites: must be confident and fluent in Lindy, Charleston & East Coast Swing. Please consult the instructors if you are unsure of your placement in this class. NO PARTNER REQUIRED. DROP INS ALLOWED BOTH SESSIONS.

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!

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email