Classes

Saturday Progressive Tracks

Advanced Track with Jenna Applegarth & Jon Tigert
The Recipe For Becoming a Better Partner – We are going to explore some ways in which we can make our dancing more comfortable and clean, as well as work on the communication between leader and follower. This will involve a little bit of listening, a lot of rhythm, a dash of truth, a surprising amount of high-fives, and just a hint of self realization and personal growth.

Intermediate Track with Shauna Marble & Tyson Roehrkasse
You need all of the things! Vocabulary, technique, confidence, musicality, style, context, and more. And guess whose gonna give it to you? ME! (this is Shauna’s inner monologue). After training hundreds of beginning and intermediate dancers to go on to become expert social dancers, teachers, competitors, performers, and exceptional human beings, I make sure everyone is taken care of in my classes.

Beginner Track with Katie Leatherberry & Gary Grimm
Learn all the basics you need to get out on the dance floor tonight! We’ll work on partner connection (how to dance with another human attached), rhythm (what your feet should do and when), movement (where you are in space and how to get from point A to point B ), and vocabulary (some essential moves to get you speaking the “language” of Lindy Hop).

Sunday Electives

Time Jenna & Jon Shauna & Tyson Katie & Gary
Sunday Electives
12:00pm-12:15pm Warm-up
12:15pm-1:15pm “Who’s that in the back?” Aerials & Tricks A Physics?! AKA: Momentum and Follow-Through
1:15pm-1:30pm Break
1:30pm-2:30pm “The Complete History of Lindy Hop: Abridged” Vintage Jazz Fundamentals Bal-(Inspired)-Swing
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45pm-3:45pm Day At The Races Aerials & Tricks B St. Louis Shag I
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm St Louis Shim Sham Tap Your Lindy St. Louis Shag II

Elective Details

Full elective details and prerequisites to be listed soon!

Aerials & Tricks A (Shauna & Tyson)
Widely known for her instructional videos online, Shauna’s live aerial classes are even better. It’s easy to fly once you have the right instruction! Bring your own partner, and get ready to throw-down – literally – because we’ll be throwing each other.

Aerials & Tricks B (Shauna & Tyson)
“Aerials & Tricks A” is not a prerequisite. – Widely known for her instructional videos online, Shauna’s live classes aerial are even better. It’s easy to fly once you have the right instruction! Bring your own partner, and get ready to throw-down – literally – because we’ll be throwing each other.(Different aerials than those from class A.)

Bal-(Inspired)-Swing (Katie & Gary)
(No Balboa experience required!) Learn some of our favorite ways of integrating Balboa and Bal-Swing movements into Lindy Hop.

“(The) Complete History of Lindy Hop: Abridged” (Jenna & Jon)
This class teaches the progressions of pre-Swing Dances from the 1910s up until Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers hit the big screen with Lindy Hop in 1938.

Day At The Races (Jenna & Jon)
Breaking down some of the choreography from the 1938 Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers/ Marx Brothers’ Film “Day At the Races”

Physics?! AKA: Momentum and Follow-Through (Katie & Gary)
Explore ways we can influence the partnership by playing with momentum. (No PhD required.)

St. Louis Shag I (Katie & Gary)
Learn the basics of St. Louis Shag and how to incorporate it into your dancing.

St. Louis Shag II (Katie & Gary)
Add to your basics with some classic St. Louis Shag moves.

St. Louis Shim Sham (Jenna & Jon)
Come learn the St. Louis Shim Sham jazz routine!

Tap Your Lindy (Shauna & Tyson)
There’s a reason many of the original dancers did both tap, jazz, and even some swing. The Jazz era inspired so many great rhythms and dances. Tap dancing is about expression of rhythms in your feet, something every dancer can do no matter who their partner is. It will free you to be more musical in every dance.

Vintage Jazz Fundamentals (Shauna & Tyson)
If you’ve always wanted to be better at solo jazz, but you’re a bit scared, or a lot scared, or just lacking in knowledge, this is the right class for you. We’ll start at the beginning and give you vocabulary, confidence, improvisation skills, technique, and style.

“Who’s that in the back?” (Jenna & Jon)
A tribute to the styling and variations of the Old Timers not named Dean, Jewel, or Frankie.