Wednesday, March 13 2019 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • UnityPoint Health Movement Studio

Cost// $45 Full Session or $25 Drop-in
Dates// March 6th and March 13th 
Registration Deadline// March 5th
Note// Previous Swing Dance experience required, drop-in allowed both dates. 

This class will explore Solo Jazz and Solo Charleston movement. Improving your solo movement achieves better overall partner dancing and styling, and every swing enthusiast should practice working on individual movement to optimize partner dancing fundamentals. Participants should have a dance background of some kind for best results. No partner is 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