Mark Calkins is one of the most influential dancers in the Ohio Lindy Hop community and is known for his methodological approach to partner dancing. As a competitor Mark holds contest awards from Beantown Dance Camp, Nevermore Jazz Ball, SwingIN, Southern Swing Challenge and Lindy Focus. In 2009 he competed in the “World’s Largest Jack and Jill” and advanced into the semi-final round at Frankie Manning’s 95th Birthday celebration in New York City.
Shannon Varner discovered Lindy Hop while living in New York City in 1997. She has won numerous awards, placing in such competitions as the American Lindy Hop Championships, Virginia State Open, and the Jack & Jill contest at Midsummer Night Swing in NYC.
She has performed in New York and Chicago with some of her credits including: “PBS’ Swingin with the Duke” with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; The Today Show; and Chicago’s month long dance program, Dance Chicago.
When: Saturday, February 17th at 1-4PM EDT
Where: Emmaus Lutheran School Gym, 1224 Laurel Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Pricing: $35: General, $30: Member/Student Pricing
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