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St. Louis Shag/Lindy Workshops
January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm CST$15 – $45
A whole Saturday of workshops on St. Louis Shag & Lindy Hop by the fabulous Gary Grimm & Katie Leatherberry from Minneapolis.
The special event, Saturday night dance will include live music from Gooch & The Guys and band breaks by DJ Dr. Make-It-Raines (aka the marvelous Adam Raines) from Kirksville, MO.
$45 for Saturday Workshops & Dance
9:30am : Check-In, Coffee, & Donuts
10:00am – 11:00am : St. Louis Shag: Basics
11:15am – 12:15am : St. Louis Shag: Linear Movement
12:15pm – 1:45pm : Lunch Break
1:45pm – 2:45pm : St. Louis Shag: Playing with the Music
3:00pm – 4:00pm : Intermediate Lindy Hop: Connection and Follow-Through
8:45pm – 11:00pm : Saturday Night Dance (more info below)
Workshops : Fraternal Order of Eagles Ballroom (201 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68102)
Saturday Night Dance : The Durham Museum (801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108)
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE
The Saturday Night Dance is being held in conjunction with the StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC Gala at the historic Durham Museum in Downtown Omaha. This special event is 1920s, Great Gatsby themed, featuring live music from Gooch & The Guys. If coming for just the dance, please let us know. $10.
REQUESTED ATTIRE IS 1920s VINTAGE(ISH) OR FORMAL.
Join us at 8:45pm to kick the night off by sharing the basics of early swing dancing with a large group of novices.
Gary Grimm started dancing in 2011 at Truman State University. Since then Gary has traveled to events across the United States to learn and compete. He has dabbled in Lindy, Charleston, St. Louis Shag, Balboa, and Blues and highly values comfort and clarity in his dancing while also respecting the music being played.
Gary started teaching weekly classes to beginner dancers in 2012 at Truman State University with the University Swingers. He started practicing and teaching with Katie Leatherberry in 2016 and is extremely excited to share his knowledge.
Katie Leatherberry first fell in love with dancing when she joined a historic ballroom dance group 10 years ago. As she danced her way through centuries of partnered and group dances, she discovered the joys of connecting with others through music. While she still loves a good waltz, polka, or quadrille, it is the dances of the jazz age that truly embody the exuberant joy and freedom of creative expression that Katie experiences while dancing.
In 2011 Katie started devoting most of her time to learning the ins and outs of Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. It was shortly thereafter that she started to travel and compete, in addition to teaching these dances to others. More recently, she has partnered up with Gary Grimm to practice, compete, and teach Lindy Hop and one of her new favorite dances, St. Louis Shag.
Adam Raines from Truman State will be our guest DJ for the weekend!
Limited housing will be available to out-of-town guests.