Open Swing Dancing
TICKET // $5
DATE // August 23rd
Spend the evening refreshing your East Coast and Lindy Hop Skills dancing to DJ’d music. This will be an opportunity to re-visit the steps you have learned in Social Club Swing Dance classes. New dancers are also welcome, so bring your friends! Instructors will be on-hand to help you get started or refresh your skills.
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!