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Dance Instruction for individual to large groups and workshops

We teach a variety of 20th century social dances from the early 1900s -mid 1960s fad dances and more. For nearly two decades, Shannon partnered with internationally known dance historian Lance Bensihek and learned from original-era swing dancers and performers.

Dances We Teach:

We offer instruction and performance in popular social dances and a variety of specialty dances of the 20th Century.
1900-1920/Ragtime: Castle Walk, One Step, Fox Trot, Turkey Trot, Animal Dances 

1920s:  Charleston, Black Bottom, Raccoon, Jazz Steps
1930s-1940s: Collegiate Shag, Original Big Apple, Box Shag, Heel Shag, Little Apple, Lindy Hop
                       Shag dances in  Single, Double, & Triple Rhythm 
1950s-1960s: 6-count Swing, Bop, Rock & Roll Stroll, The Stroll, Hully-Gully and a variety of                                  vintage fad & go-go dances.  

 

Whether providing individual instruction, dance workshops, lessons or performances at corporate and non-profit organization events, we make learning fun in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. We have worked with people of all levels of dance experience, all ages, and abilities. At our weekly dance event, we strive to foster a welcoming, friendly community which emphasizes the joys and health benefits of social dance.
 

Some of the entities we have worked with:

Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota History Center (Retrorama, Nine Nights of Music and 1920s exhibits), Minnesota Vikings, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Dayton-Hudson, Jazz88, Famous Dave's, Heart of Dance, St. Paul Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools, On Our Own, Phoenix Cove Adult Day Center, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Apple Valley Arts Foundation,  University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Health - Fairview Northland, St. Olaf, Michigan Technological University, University of St. Thomas and more.

Dance Workshops: Hot Rhythm Foundation, Midwest Lindy Fest Foundation, Camp Hollywood, Rock That Swing, Hep Cat's Holiday, Swing Sister Productions, Omaha Jitterbugs - Cowtown Jamborama, Midwest Balboa Swing Fest, Nevermore Jazz Ball, BTPSwings, Kansas City Lindy Hop Society, TCSwing, CM Dance, Lindy on The Rocks and more. 

Swing Dance Wednesday Night Twin Cities
Weekly Dance Lessons

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Every Wednesday we host Swing Dance Wednesday Night Twin Cities, a swing dance party which starts at 7pm with our dance lesson and is followed by a night of dancing to live music at the Eagles #34.
No 
pre-registration needed, No dance experience, dance partner or special attire necessary.  

 

Fraternal Order of Eagles #34
2507 E. 25th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55406

SWING DANCE LESSON 7:00 PM

LIVE BAND 8:00 PM

Visit our FaceBook Page for the latest schedule

Miss Shannon's Sock Hop
Monthly Dance Lessons & Dance Party

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Every 4th Friday of the month we host Miss Shannon's Sock Hop, a swing dance party which starts at 7pm with our dance lesson and is followed by a night of dancing to live music at the Eagles #34.At the Sock Hops we showcase the best in area and regional swing dance friendly bands in a variety of genres - from Traditional Jazz, Hot Club, Western Swing, to Rockabilly. Miss Shannon's Sock Hops have something for dancers and music lovers alike. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, Attire is casual, although some people get dressed up. Either way, there is place on the dance floor for you.
No 
pre-registration needed, No dance experience, dance partner or special attire necessary.

7pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included in the entry)
8pm Live Music 

 

Fraternal Order of Eagles #34
2507 E. 25th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Visit our FaceBook Page for the latest schedule

Fridays Swing at the Eagles #34
Dance Lessons

Nearly every Friday swings at the Eagles #34. The fun starts at 7pm with our dance lesson and is followed by a night of dancing to live music
No pre-registration needed, No dance experience, dance partner or special attire necessary.  

1st Fridays:  Katia & The Upswing Odd Months (January, March, May, July, September, November)
2nd Fridays: Steve Clarke & The Working Stiffs
3rd Fridays: Swingin' On A Star
4th Fridays: Miss Shannon's Sock Hop (rotating cast of great dance bands)

Fraternal Order of Eagles #34
2507 E. 25th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55406

SWING DANCE LESSON 7:00 PM

LIVE BAND 8:00 PM

Visit our FaceBook Page for the latest schedule

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