Always upbeat and lively, Swing dance grew out of the jazz music of the 1920s-40s and quickly spread throughout the country. Clubs were filled with the music as dancers swung to the syncopated rhythms. Though naysayers called swing "a degenerated form of jazz" that would never last, swing is still a popular form of social dancing today.
Get your swing on during our Dance Discovery session and try out a few steps from the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, or East and West Coast Swing! Because you know, “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”
No partner or previous dancing experience necessary to register.
Suggested for ages teen through adult.
*No partner or previous dancing experience necessary to register.
Appropriate Attire: Clothing that is comfortable to move in and dance shoes if you have them. If not, non-rubber soled shoes. No sandals.
Following this session, consider attending A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet on February 23
About the Instructor
Kenny Shepard, AEA, SDC, ASCAP, AAUP is an on-camera choreographer for Disney and Broadway Jr. resource DVDs with worldwide distribution. He is also an adjunct professor in the musical theatre and dance departments at Butler, Ball State and Anderson Universities and is director/choreographer/performer for ATI, Beef and Boards, The Children’s Museum, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Phoenix Theatre.
Performance credits include: Off Broadway, Branson, Atlantic City and NCL/RCL touring the Americas, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. Favorites include CATS (Munkustrap), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Virginia Opera’s Oklahoma! (dream ballet) and Disney World’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle’s Prince). Kenny directed and choreographed Swing! at The Broadway Palm, The Broadway Palm West, The Dutch Apple, Little Theatre on the Square and American Cabaret Theatre. For more information, visit www.WorcelShepardProductions.com