Swing Styling and Connection (Intermediate/Advanced)
Cost // $45 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date // November 30th – December 21st
This class will focus on improving styling and connection of various swing styles including lindy hop, East Coast, Collegiate Shag & Charleston. As movements are added to the dance repertoire, improvement to styling and connection should also be made. This class will use drills and practice techniques to improve the mechanics of the dance. Partner not required. Participants should have prior Swing dance experience. Drop-ins allowed any week
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!