MNLindy Workshop Series VIII: MNLindy Series: Kelli Wilkerson and Jason Zabinski -- Rhythm and Spirit, Feb 2008


Monday, February 4
900p-1000p Rockin' in Rhythm

Monday, February 11
900p-1000p Fidgety Feet

Monday, February 18
900p-1000p Stompin' at the Savoy I

Monday, February 25
900p-1000p Stompin' at the Savoy II


All events are held at Jawaahir Dance Studio.

Jawaahir Dance Studio
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403


This is an Intermediate class.

Dancer should have a few months experience and be comfortable with the basics at medium tempos (up to 185bpm). Tuck turns, sugar pushes, basic charleston, footwork variations, and swingouts should all be familiar to you while you learn to integrate 6 and 8 count patterns. The trust relationship between partner's connection is dawning on you.

Kelli Wilkerson

Kelli has been dancing Lindy Hop, East coast swing, balboa and charleston 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 Championships, Camp Hollywood/Nation Jitterbug Competition, Swing by the Sea, Jitterbug Jam, Triple Crown Los Angeles, Boston Tea Party 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, Denver Colo, Minneapolis Mn, Madison WI, Boston MA, Nashville TN, Portland OR, Stamford CN, Pasadena Ca, Davis and Sacramento CA. She is a masterful fast lindy and Charleston dancer with a knack for showmanship who encourages great basics and fundamentals so you can have fun dancing with anyone at any speed.

Jason Zabinski

Jason has been dancing Lindy Hop since 1998, and teaching on and off since 1999. As a teacher he brings his enthusiasm and joy of movement to his students. He has performed by himself and with Lindy Movement at various events, including Frankie Manning's 88th Birthday Celebration and the Harlem jazz Dance Festival. Jason has competed and placed at ULHS and other various competitions, but his focus is social dance. Jason's style is based on using strong lead and follow technique to connect with his partner and the music.

Series Registrants
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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 series is 50$ and each individual class is offered at 15$ per class at the door. Contact Shawn, information below, to purchase individual classes in advance or to mail a check as payment.

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Class Descriptions

Rockin' in Rhythm Monday, February 4, 900p-1000p
We'll start by taking a quick look at how lindy-hop fits into swing music. Proceed with how to dance with some basic musicality to the song as a whole. And finish with a few exercises to put more musicality into your individual style and shines.

Fidgety Feet Monday, February 11, 900p-1000p
Individual shine steps for leaders and followers to use within different areas of the dance to show off. This class will also look at how to use the shines to do a little call and response musicality.

Stompin' at the Savoy I Monday, February 18, 900p-1000p
Classic swing moves from Spirit Moves and Whitey's Lindy Hoppers routines. We'll break down classic moves like the Hacksaw, and short sequences like Down to the Floor/Down's Break.

Stompin' at the Savoy II Monday, February 25, 900p-1000p
We'll continue teaching more classic swing moves from Spirit Moves and Whitey's Lindy Hoppers routines.

Contact Information

Shawn can be reached at:
7430 Oak Park Village Dr
St Louis Park, MN 55426