Lindy Hop & East Coast Swing (6:00 PM)
Class participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner 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 DanceBattle 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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