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May 9-12, 2013: Midwest Lindy Fest 2013
  • AzerothAzeroth April 2013
    Posts: 3
    Hello Chicago!

    MWLF is coming up very soon. Hosted in Minneapolis (re: St Paul) every year, we're looking forward to seeing you join us once again for great music, awesome classes, and fantastic dancing.

    This year our musical feature is none other than Gordon Webster and his orchestra. A rare treat in the upper Midwest and playing his first dancer gig in Minnesota, we are very excited to have him continue our musical excellence. Robert Bell and the Twin Cities Hot Club will play Sunday's dance and the ever popular Invitational Jack and Jill.

    Want to try your hand at competing? We offer an open Jack and Jill and Strictly Lindy Hop competitions with cash prizes and event passes for the victors.

    Our featured instructors are Nikki Marvin and Nick Williams. Do they need introduction? Teaching with them are Laura Glaess and Mike Roberts and Todd Yannacone and Lithuanian phenom Pamela Gaizutyte. We're rounding out our instructional offerings with Jon Tigert, Heather Ballew, Alain Wong, and Gen St. Lo.

    We have four tracks to offer. For the new traveler/dancer, Level 1 Crash Course will focus on the basics to get you dancing as fast as possible. Following that Level 2 is not auditioned while levels 3 and 4 are the most competitive. There are a selection of electives to attend as well.

    Returning are two of the most unique events in the Midwest Lindy Hop scene: The Riverboat Jazz Cruise and the Midwest Lindy Fest Show. The Cruise is available for $30 and sets sail at 7pm on the Anson Northrup, a recreated Mississippi River Steamer. Playing for your happy feet will be Patty and the Buttons! The MWLF Show is a 60 minute Lindy Hop Revue with performances our instructors and invited guests. Just $15 for some of the best dancers in the land.

    You can find all this and more under 7 hours north on I94. Sign up today for just $159 for a workshop pass. Not interested in classes, but love the music? There's a Dance Pass available for just $89. Want in on that Crash Course? It's just $119!

    See you soon! Let us know if you have any questions. (Housing is closing soon, but still open! Appointments first come, first served, sign up soon!)

    Shawn M Lavelle and the MWLF Team
    (Stacia Martin, Biz Mills, and Justin Dux)

    PS Congratulations on maintaining a forum in this day and age of Facebook!

    PPS Yes, we will have tickets available at the door - our dance hall is 5400 square feet with dual industrial-strength air conditioners.

    PPS Relevant Links:

    Straight to buying tickets:

    Crash Course Tickets:

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