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


Cost// $45 Full Session or $25 Drop-in
Dates// April 5th and April 12th
Registration Deadline// March 5th
Note// Previous Swing Dance experience required, drop-in allowed both dates. Partner Required.

Have you ever wanted to perform those awesome flips you’ve seen on YouTube and in the movies? Here is where you can get started! This class will cover some basic aerials and some fundamentals surrounding safe and proper use of aerials on the floor. PARTNER REQUIRED. This class requires a larger degree of flexibility and agility than a typical dance class, so it is best to participate only in the absence of any health concerns. Please inquire if you are unsure. DROP INS ALLOWED BOTH WEEKS.

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