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FRANKIE MANNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Sving du Nord is providing the second annual Frankie Manning Memorial Scholarship.
This is an essay contest for high school and college students. Students will write what swing means to them and why they would benefit from attending Sving du Nord. The winner of the essay contest will win a full scholarship to Sving du Nord.
After the passing of Lindy Hop's Ambassador, Frankie Manning, TC Swing wanted a way to commemorate the gift Frankie gave to us and the world by giving that gift to someone who otherwise could not afford to go.
TC Swing must receive your essay by Friday, August 30, 2013, and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 6, 2013.. Essays (electronic media preferred) may be submitted by any one of these methods:
- email to email@example.com
- mail to: TC Swing, 2261 Lexington Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
- drop off at any TC Swing class or dance
Originally from Perth Australia, Sharon Davis is internationally known for her distinctive and feminine style in Lindy Hop, 1920s Charleston, Blues and Burlesque.
Sharon is now based in London, and travels the world performing and teaching with her dance partner Juan Villafae from Argentina. She holds 1st place titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, and has claimed numerous other awards internationally.
As an instructor and a DJ, she is known for her dedication to the history of vernacular jazz dances and the music they evolved to. With her bright and bubbly personality, Sharon's teaching style is energetic, creative and fun.
She is also the founder of the annual European Swing Dance Championships.
Nick Williams has embodied the passion and spirit of swing dancing ever since his first lesson in 1998. The depth of his understanding of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag stems from studying with the original dancers. Nick's desire for authenticity, combined with his passion for dance evolution, leads to a style known for precision, lightness, musicality and dynamic energy.
His successes include World Lindy Hop Champion, US Open Swing Dance Champion, American Lindy Hop Champion, National Jitterbug Champion, International Lindy Hop Champion, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Champion, American Classic Balboa Champion and California Balboa/Swing Champion.
He is also an accomplished choreographer and has been featured on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance. As an instructor, he is known for his ability to break down movements and technique to create a fun and light-hearted learning environment. His true love of music and dancing will forever inspire him to learn, teach, and grow. In 2004 and 2010, Nick was honored to be recognized by the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.
Catrine learned from Al Minns and Frankie Manning, both members of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the 1930's. Catrine is known for her energy; she likes to dance fast and fly high and it is a joy to watch her dancing as she is an excellent performer and dancer. In her dance partner Elliott Donnelley (past Sving du Nord instructor), she has found someone willing to attempt to keep up with her, and they are a joy to watch because they really have fun when they dance.
Young, a spectacular dancer with a long and successful stage career, was
first inspired by his father, Lindy Hop master Frankie Manning. Today he
tours worldwide, spreading the gospel of Lindy Hop and Tap. In addition to
his work as a choreographer and performer, he teaches Lindy Hop in his home
NIGHT Pre-Sving Dance at Late Night Swing with DJ Terry Gardner*:
*Separate pricing from Sving packages
Doug Haining & The TC Seven!
Tasteful, intimate stylings. Understated or hard swinging. Danceable grooves. Foot-tapping beats. All this and more. When you want the best in swing entertainment, you want THE TWIN CITIES SEVEN... a true swing band that delivers a musical message without annoying amplifiers or overdone theatrics. Natural sound is the forte of this group. You'll enjoy top quality musicianship as you listen to authentic swing music delivered in the style of the finest swing groups in the history of jazz - Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to name just a few.
Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs play a clever blend of dance music from
the 30's to the 50's. Led by Mr. Clarke's soaring saxophone, The Working
Stiffs have become a hit with the dance crowd of the Twin Cities, thanks to
their smart song selection, and contagious musical enthusiasm. Each player
in this top-notch ensemble was handpicked by Mr. Clarke to create a combo
with explosive playing power. From Count Basie and Fat Waller to Elvis, and
Billie Holliday and Louis Jordan to Bill Haley, The Working
Stiffs cover the vast territory known as Classic American Pop with
confidence and panache.
Dungan, Minnesota State Fair
Performances by Rhythm & Swing plus all of the instructors!
DJ Terry Gardner!
|Terry Gardner is a Swing DJ, dancer,
instructor, and promoter. He has worked for
Artspectrum at the
American Lindy Hop Championships as both the stage manager and as the
event emcee. Terry also competed at ALHC in the Open Showcase division where
he placed 5th in 2004 (Video).
Terry is the house DJ for Late Night Swing in Minneapolis and has DJ'ed for AB Swing Challenge [Iowa], American Open [Florida], Dayton Lindy Exchange [Ohio] as well as weddings, public dances and private parties.
|Photo credit: Sam "Ace" Brown|
1999 - Bill Borgida, Kathy Issaks, Jason
Christodoulou, Virginie Jensen, Jonathan Bixby,
Sylvia Sykes, Axel & Stefi Ehlert
2000 - Kenneth & Helena Norbelie, Steve Bailey, Carla Heiney
2001 - Erik Robison, Sylvia Skylar, Cindy & Terry Gardner, Jeanette Potvin
2002 - Kevin St. Laurent, Carla Heiney, Carnell Pipkin, Tena Morales
2003 - Frankie Manning, Elliott Donnelly, Catrine Lundgren, Ria DiBiase
2004 - Joel & Alison Plys, Dave Frutos, Kim Clever
2005 - Steve Garrett, Heidi Salerno, Minn Vo, Corina Acosta
2006 - Ben Yau, Sheri Kang, Sean & Tonya Morris
2007 - Peter Loggins, Mia Goldsmith, Dax Hock, Jojo Jackson
2008 - Ben Ricard, Jen Kerouac, Michael Jagger, Evita Arce
2009 - Kevin St. Laurent, Jo Hoffberg, Joel Plys, Dominique Blouin
2010 - Mikey Pedroza, Dominique Blouin, Dave Frutos, Kim Clever
2011 - Ben & Sheri Yau, David Graybill, Carol Fraser.
2012 - Sving du Nord will be back in 2013
Workshop will be held at Social Dance Studio.
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Cancellation Policy: 100% refund by 9/1; 75% by 9/8; 50% 9/15; 25% 9/22; no refund after 9/22.
Lead/Follow parity will be maintained as much as possible in all classes. Signing up early is the best insurance that you will get in the classes you want. Some classes will waive the parity when applicable.
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