Workshops

Midwest Lindyfest views classes as one of the core tenets of our event. We strive to provide the best learning environment possible.  That means good venues, amazing instructors, skill and role balanced classes, and top-notch material. To achieve these goals, we have an audition process and longer-tracked classes to provide you the opportunity to dive a little deeper with your instructors. There are also a series of electives available for the early-birds among us.

Friday Extra Electives

$25 add-on, included with All Access Pass. $10 at the door if available.

For the first time ever, we're able to offer Friday Classes for the early arrivals. Since we know not everyone will be here in time, they are available as add-ons or with the All Access pass.  

(We'll posting those class descriptions as soon as the editors are done with them.)

TimeDancer's Studio - Grand BallroomDancer's Studio - Donor BallroomEvents
Friday, Apr 27th
12:00pm20's Charleston
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Enjoy this style of Charleston that predates Lindy Hop and is excellent for dancing to fast tempos without breaking a sweat! Includes fun moves, variations and stylings for leads & follows.
Injury Prevention for Dancers
with Bennie Vo
For all dancers! Learn how to spot common dance-related injuries and how to prevent problems before they start. This workshop will cover how to recognize, address issues, and exercise in ways that help prepare and repair your body before and after dance.
20's Charleston
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Enjoy this style of Charleston that predates Lindy Hop and is excellent for dancing to fast tempos without breaking a sweat! Includes fun moves, variations and stylings for leads & follows. 60 Minutes
Injury Prevention for Dancers
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Bennie Vo
For all dancers! Learn how to spot common dance-related injuries and how to prevent problems before they start. This workshop will cover how to recognize, address issues, and exercise in ways that help prepare and repair your body before and after dance. 60 Minutes
1:15pmLindy Games
with Ann Mony and Ryan Calloway
Get yourself loosened up before the weekend with some fun and constructive ways of dancing like you've never danced before.
Collaborative Choreography Pt 1
with Joshua Mclean
Create a choreography with your fellow classmates,while practicing to communicate your ideas, and appreciate others' ideas!
Lindy Games
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Ann Mony and Ryan Calloway
Get yourself loosened up before the weekend with some fun and constructive ways of dancing like you've never danced before. 60 Minutes
Collaborative Choreography Pt 1
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Joshua Mclean
Create a choreography with your fellow classmates,while practicing to communicate your ideas, and appreciate others' ideas! 60 Minutes
2:30pmIntro to Collegiate Shag
with Shannon Butler and Bill Butler
Learn the basics of Collegiate Shag.
Collaborative Choreography Pt 2
with Joshua Mclean
(Prerequisite: Collaborative Choreoraphy Part 1) Create a choreography with your fellow classmates,while practicing to communicate your ideas, and appreciate others' ideas!
Intro to Collegiate Shag
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Shannon Butler and Bill Butler
Learn the basics of Collegiate Shag. 60 Minutes
Collaborative Choreography Pt 2
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Joshua Mclean
(Prerequisite: Collaborative Choreoraphy Part 1) Create a choreography with your fellow classmates,while practicing to communicate your ideas, and appreciate others' ideas! 60 Minutes
Disclaimer: All schedules are subject to change without notice.

Solo Track

These classes are available to the Solo Track only.
TimeCeltic Junction - DownstairsDancer's Studio - Tiny BallroomEvents
Saturday, Apr 28th
11:10amSolo Track
with Kate Hazen
 
Solo Track
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Kate Hazen 50 Minutes
2:00pmSolo Track
with Anthony Chen
 
Solo Track
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Anthony Chen 50 Minutes
3:00pmSolo Track: Big Apple
with Shannon Butler
 
Solo Track: Big Apple
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Shannon Butler 50 Minutes
4:00pmSolo Jam, Led by Anthony
with Anthony Chen
 
Solo Jam, Led by Anthony
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Anthony Chen 50 Minutes
Sunday, Apr 29th
11:10am Solo Track: Black Bottom
with Shannon Butler
Solo Track: Black Bottom
at Dancer's Studio - Tiny Ballroom
with Shannon Butler 50 Minutes
2:00pm Solo Track
with Anthony Chen
Solo Track
at Dancer's Studio - Tiny Ballroom
with Anthony Chen 50 Minutes
3:00pm Solo Track
with Kate Hazen
Solo Track
at Dancer's Studio - Tiny Ballroom
with Kate Hazen 50 Minutes
4:00pm Solo Jam, Led by Anthony
with Anthony Chen
Solo Jam, Led by Anthony
at Dancer's Studio - Tiny Ballroom
with Anthony Chen 50 Minutes
Disclaimer: All schedules are subject to change without notice.

Class Schedule

Included with all Workshop passes and All Access. No individual sales. Auditions may be required.
TimeCeltic Junction - 1Celtic Junction - 2Celtic Junction - DownstairsDancer's Studio - Grand BallroomDancer's Studio - Sterling BallroomDancer's Studio - Donor BallroomEvents
Saturday, Apr 28th
10:00amPop, Lock, and Drop It
with Anthony Chen
Learn to move your body in different ways with this hip hop and swing inspired routine.
Building the Dream
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
Find and establish a groove with moments of inspiration from your partner.
 Fast Lindy Principles
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
Learn the simplest techniques to dance with control and precision during fast tempos.
Rhythmic Exploration
with Ann Mony
Dive into syncopations, accents, and counterpoints to explore the rhythmic wealth of our jazz dances. This all-levels class will mix solo and partner dancing. BooBaDaBEEbap!
Being Present
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
This class is about being mindful of yourself, your partner, and the music as we set our inner dance unicorns free. Its a perfect start to the weekend and a great class to take before level testing!
Pop, Lock, and Drop It
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Anthony Chen
Learn to move your body in different ways with this hip hop and swing inspired routine. 50 Minutes
Building the Dream
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
Find and establish a groove with moments of inspiration from your partner. 50 Minutes
Fast Lindy Principles
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
Learn the simplest techniques to dance with control and precision during fast tempos. 50 Minutes
Rhythmic Exploration
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Ann Mony
Dive into syncopations, accents, and counterpoints to explore the rhythmic wealth of our jazz dances. This all-levels class will mix solo and partner dancing. BooBaDaBEEbap! 50 Minutes
Being Present
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
This class is about being mindful of yourself, your partner, and the music as we set our inner dance unicorns free. Its a perfect start to the weekend and a great class to take before level testing! 50 Minutes
11:10am  Solo Track
with Kate Hazen
   
Solo Track
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Kate Hazen 50 Minutes
11:15am   Audition : Heat 1
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Jamin Jackson, Danny Beyrer, Andrew Thigpen, Grace Durant, Mandy Hogan and Stacia Martin
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly.
Audition : Heat 2
with Nick Williams, Laura Keat, Joshua Mclean, Anthony Chen, Jeremy Fischer, Dee Daniels Locke, Shannon Butler and Michael Brafford
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly.
 
Audition : Heat 1
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Jamin Jackson, Danny Beyrer, Andrew Thigpen, Grace Durant, Mandy Hogan and Stacia Martin
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly. 50 Minutes
Audition : Heat 2
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Nick Williams, Laura Keat, Joshua Mclean, Anthony Chen, Jeremy Fischer, Dee Daniels Locke, Shannon Butler and Michael Brafford
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly. 50 Minutes
12:00pm   Audition : Heat 3
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Jamin Jackson, Danny Beyrer, Andrew Thigpen, Grace Durant, Mandy Hogan and Stacia Martin
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly.
Audition : Heat 4
with Nick Williams, Laura Keat, Joshua Mclean, Anthony Chen, Jeremy Fischer, Dee Daniels Locke, Shannon Butler and Michael Brafford
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly.
 
Audition : Heat 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway, Jamin Jackson, Danny Beyrer, Andrew Thigpen, Grace Durant, Mandy Hogan and Stacia Martin
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly. 60 Minutes
Audition : Heat 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Nick Williams, Laura Keat, Joshua Mclean, Anthony Chen, Jeremy Fischer, Dee Daniels Locke, Shannon Butler and Michael Brafford
Class-based auditions. Please be prompt, we will start on time and move swiftly. 60 Minutes
12:40pmLunch
Building Closed.
Lunch
Building Closed.
 Lunch
Building open. (BYO Lunch)
Lunch
Building open. (BYO Lunch)
Lunch
Ballroom Closed
Lunch
at Celtic Junction - 1
Building Closed. 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Celtic Junction - 2
Building Closed. 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
Building open. (BYO Lunch) 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
Building open. (BYO Lunch) 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
Ballroom Closed 80 Minutes
2:00pmBlock Class 1 - Lvl 1
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Block Class 1 - Lvl 2
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell
Solo Track
with Anthony Chen
Block Class 1 - Lvl 3
with Dee Daniels Locke and Joshua Mclean
Block Class 1 - Lvl 4
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer
Block Class 1 - Lvl 5
with Grace Durant and Jamin Jackson
Block Class 1 - Lvl 1
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat 80 Minutes
Block Class 1 - Lvl 2
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell 80 Minutes
Solo Track
at Celtic Junction - Downstairs
with Anthony Chen 50 Minutes
Block Class 1 - Lvl 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Dee Daniels Locke and Joshua Mclean 80 Minutes
Block Class 1 - Lvl 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer 80 Minutes
Block Class 1 - Lvl 5
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Grace Durant and Jamin Jackson 80 Minutes
3:40pmBlock Class 2 - Lvl 1
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell
Block Class 2 - Lvl 2
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
 Block Class 2 - Lvl 3
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
Block Class 2 - Lvl 4
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Block Class 2 - Lvl 5
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer
Block Class 2 - Lvl 1
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell 80 Minutes
Block Class 2 - Lvl 2
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke 80 Minutes
Block Class 2 - Lvl 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant 80 Minutes
Block Class 2 - Lvl 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat 80 Minutes
Block Class 2 - Lvl 5
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer 80 Minutes
Sunday, Apr 29th
10:00amHistory of American Vernacular Dance
with Jamin Jackson
Learn the essence of what makes Jazz so special within the historic canvas of Black America's historic vernacular dance forms.
Balance Your Body
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
In this class we’ll be working on performing solo jazz combinations on both sides by way of Mandy and Danny’s original choreography.
 Spins and Turns
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Delve into the world of spin and turn technique and how to integrate it into your dancing.
How to Steal Your Partner's Heart
with Anthony Chen and Grace Durant
And their body. In an appropriate manner. We'll be exploring the wonderful world of stealing in this fun and engaging class!
Early Charleston
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
From basics to some spicier movements, let's do the Charleston!
History of American Vernacular Dance
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Jamin Jackson
Learn the essence of what makes Jazz so special within the historic canvas of Black America's historic vernacular dance forms. 60 Minutes
Balance Your Body
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
In this class we’ll be working on performing solo jazz combinations on both sides by way of Mandy and Danny’s original choreography. 60 Minutes
Spins and Turns
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Delve into the world of spin and turn technique and how to integrate it into your dancing. 60 Minutes
How to Steal Your Partner's Heart
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Anthony Chen and Grace Durant
And their body. In an appropriate manner. We'll be exploring the wonderful world of stealing in this fun and engaging class! 60 Minutes
Early Charleston
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
From basics to some spicier movements, let's do the Charleston! 60 Minutes
11:20amBlock Class 3 - Lvl 1
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
Block Class 3 - Lvl 2
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
 Block Class 3 - Lvl 3
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan
Block Class 3 - Lvl 4
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
Block Class 3 - Lvl 5
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell
Block Class 3 - Lvl 1
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke -1360 Minutes
Block Class 3 - Lvl 2
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat 80 Minutes
Block Class 3 - Lvl 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Danny Beyrer and Mandy Hogan 80 Minutes
Block Class 3 - Lvl 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant 80 Minutes
Block Class 3 - Lvl 5
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell 80 Minutes
12:40pmLunch
Building Closed.
Lunch
Building Closed.
 Lunch
Building open. (BYO Lunch)
Lunch
Building open. (BYO Lunch)
Lunch
Building open. (BYO Lunch)
Lunch
at Celtic Junction - 1
Building Closed. 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Celtic Junction - 2
Building Closed. 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
Building open. (BYO Lunch) 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
Building open. (BYO Lunch) 80 Minutes
Lunch
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
Building open. (BYO Lunch) 80 Minutes
2:00pmBlock Class 4 - Lvl 1
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
Block Class 4 - Lvl 2
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer
 Block Class 4 - Lvl 3
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Block Class 4 - Lvl 4
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell
Block Class 4 - Lvl 5
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
Block Class 4 - Lvl 1
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant 80 Minutes
Block Class 4 - Lvl 2
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer 80 Minutes
Block Class 4 - Lvl 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat 80 Minutes
Block Class 4 - Lvl 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell 80 Minutes
Block Class 4 - Lvl 5
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke 80 Minutes
3:40pmBlock Class 5 - Lvl 1
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer
Block Class 5 - Lvl 2
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant
 Block Class 5 - Lvl 3
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell
Block Class 5 - Lvl 4
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke
Block Class 5 - Lvl 5
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat
Block Class 5 - Lvl 1
at Celtic Junction - 1
with Mandy Hogan and Danny Beyrer 80 Minutes
Block Class 5 - Lvl 2
at Celtic Junction - 2
with Jamin Jackson and Grace Durant 80 Minutes
Block Class 5 - Lvl 3
at Dancer's Studio - Grand Ballroom
with Ann Mony, Ryan Calloway and Robert Bell 80 Minutes
Block Class 5 - Lvl 4
at Dancer's Studio - Sterling Ballroom
with Joshua Mclean and Dee Daniels Locke 80 Minutes
Block Class 5 - Lvl 5
at Dancer's Studio - Donor Ballroom
with Nick Williams and Laura Keat 80 Minutes
Disclaimer: All schedules are subject to change without notice.