Thursday, October 25 2018 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm • UnityPoint Health Movement Studio

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4 Week Cost: $45
Single Class: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)

This class will be a continuation of Basic Swing I to help dancers expand swing vocabulary and become more versatile on the floor! For best outcome, dancers should know basic 6-count East Coast Swing and be able to do some basic turns to participate this class. Partner not required.

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