MNLindy Workshop III: Todd Yannacone w/Kelli Wilkerson and Nick Cruse, Sept 24th, 2006


1130-1200 Registration
1200-110 Partner connection w/in lindy hop transitions
120-230 Charleston Transitions
230-330 Lunch
330-440 Jazz Routine
450-600 Lindy Movement


All events are held at 4 Seasons Dance Studio.

Four Seasons Dance Studio
1637 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Todd Yannacone


Todd started swing dancing when his mom forced him to attend a new year's dance camp that ushered in the new millennium, and ever since then he has been hooked. He began taking lessons in his hometown of San Francisco, and discovered his love of lindy hop, which has played a major part in his life ever since.

Todd is now a champion level dancer with numerous awards and accolades from the most prestigious competitions and events out there. Some of his more distinguished achievements range from being a National Jitterbug Champion, American Lindy Hop Champion, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Champion, and Rhythmic Arts Festival Champion, to U.S. Open Exhibitionist and performer at countless swing events over the past four years.

Todd is not just a seasoned competitor and social dancer, but an experienced teacher as well. He teaches regularly, whether in his local Bay Area or internationally and overseas. Todd is best known for his distinct style, his creative musical interpretation of the dance, and the energy he brings both on and off the dance floor.

Kelli Wilkerson

Kelli has been dancing Lindy Hop since early 1998 and has been competing and teaching for 8 of those years. She has placed and won many national titles in many esteemed competitions such as The American Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Competition, Swing by the Sea, Jitterbug Jam, Triple Crown Los Angeles, and many more. She has also taught workshops and lessons at many of the above named competitions and also in places such as San Francisco CA, Los Angeles Ca, Minneapolis Mn, Madison WI, Nashville TN, Portland OR, Stamford CN, Pasadena Ca, Davis and Sacramento CA.

Nick Cruse

Nick has been dancing since 1999, and had been competing and teaching for 6 of those years. Since then, nick has placed and won many national dance titles in competitions such as American Lindy Hop Championships, Mid West Lindy Fest, Cat Corner Competitions Regional.s, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown and Boston Tea Party. Nick has taught workshops and lessons all over the Midwest in such places as Minneapolis Mn, St Paul MN and Madison WI, plus others. Nick was also one of the founders of Minnesota's Lindy Movement group.


Registrations are your payment. The workshops vary in price, length, level, and attendance. You may pay at the door for any event, but preregistration is greatly appreciated. You may pay/register either by check, cash, or paypal (which includes credit card).

Early payment is greatly appreciated.

The workshop is 30$ US for all four classes (1$ paypal surcharge), or you may pay 10$ per class at the door.

Checks can be made out to Shawn Lavelle and mailed to 7430 Oak Park Village Dr #7, St Louis Park, MN 55426.

You may also Use the paypal button below.


Class Descriptions

Registration Sunday, 1130-1200

Partner connection w/in lindy hop transitions Sunday, 1200-110
Learn some new moves and transitions while exploring partner connection. Focuses on good connection with in transitioning between different types of dance. From lindy to chalreston. From 8 counts to 6 counts.

Charleston Transitions Sunday, 120-230
Transition effortlessly between different types of Charleston.

Lunch Sunday, 230-330
Bring 3$ to chip in on Dominos Pizza (delivered) or else bring a bagged lunch.

Jazz Routine Sunday, 330-440
Learn different types of Jazz movements in a challenging but fun Jazz routine.

Lindy Movement Sunday, 450-600
The most challenging class of the day. Learn some difficult styling variations and moves to add to your social dancing.