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CDC Guidance




March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update

We have been in communication with 301 on Main (aka Ukrainian Event Center) regarding everything Corona, except the beer! On March 16 the mayor of Minneapolis announced emergency regulation 2020-1.  This regulation shuts down all bars, restaurants and places of public accommodation in Minneapolis through March 27, 2020.  That means in addition to being closed on March 19, we will also be closed on March 26.  Hopefully, April will spring forth with good, healthy news and plenty of dancing!
Please check back here for more information as it pertains to our programming and COVID-19.  If any new developments happen, we will post them.


Happy St. Patrick's day!  Jameson is on tap tonight!


Terry & Cindy Gardner


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March 15, 2020


To our Patrons:

We have been keeping ourselves informed on the CDC guidance for the COVID-19 virus pandemic.


Our programming does usually fall within the 250 maximum attendance guidelines put forth by the governor’s executive order 20-01. However, the addition of "social distancing" of 6 feet, we clearly cannot adhere to since partner dancing puts you well within that range.


Since the beginning of this virus being brought to light via news, internet and every aspect of media, we have been weighing the information of the CDC with the nature of our programs. In light of the jump in cases in Minnesota (35 cases as of 3.12.2020) we feel the best course of action is to close for Thursday, March 19th. We will be monitoring this situation and will make a week-to-week decision regarding whether or not to hold our lessons and dances or to remain closed.


We did not make this decision lightly because like many dance instructors, musicians and other artists, it directly impacts our livelihood. However, with the combination of CDC, MN Dept of Health guidelines, and the anxiety of the general public we felt this is the most prudent path to follow.


Please check out our website, www.tcswing.com, our TC Swing Facebook page, or our Late Night Swing Facebook page for the most current information regarding classes and dances.


Thank you.

Cindy & Terry Gardner

TC Swing


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About us

Cindy Gardner  has taught swing dance since forever. Trained in ballet, jazz, and ballroom dance, she focuses her talents on swing because, "It’s the most fun, creative, and energetic of the social dances. Its roots are in American history, and it’s great for social interaction, self-expression, and aerobics." CHOREOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR In 1995, Cindy formed Rhythm & Swing, the swing dance performance team, which she serves as director and principal choreographer. The high-energy ensemble has appeared on KARE-11 Today, the Minnesota State Fair, and Commemorative Air Force Hangar Dances, as well as numerous festivals and events.

Terry Gardner grew up listening to traditional big band and swing music, which was his father’s favorite style. A music lover from the start, Terry mostly focused on the great music of his era, the 80s, baby!  He never lost his interest in swing, though, and is just as happy to hear Count Basie as he is Dennis DeYoung & The Music of Styx.

Terry is influenced by dancers Frankie Manning (NY), Ryan Francois (London), and Kenneth Norbelie (Sweden).

Instructor/Performer Terry has been teaching with Cindy since 1998 and also teaches aerials with his partner Stephanie Riley.

In the spring of 1998, Terry became a member of  Rhythm & Swing, a swing dance performance team that performs throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.  After being a performing member for 9 years, Terry is still on its Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary. 

Competitor Terry competed in the Open Showcase division of the American Lindy Hop Championships as well as the Ultimate Lindy Hop Championship (aka Showdown). He placed 2nd at Showdown.  Terry also competed at the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest, where he & his partner Heidi Coe won 1st place in their semi-final, allowing them to compete at the Grandstand Show.

DJ Terry is a popular DJ in the Twin Cities and spins weekly for Late Night Swing at 301 on Main Event Center. He also spins for private functions and other events. His specialties include Big Band, Jazz, and Jump Blues.

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Testimonials

  • "Thank you so much for coming and leading the party at our wedding. We were so delighted you could celebrate with us on one of our most important days of our lives."


    "Thank you so much for a fun night! I still can not get over how many people were out for the lesson! Thanks also for being so flexible and easy to work with! It was perfect!"

    "Thank you so much for coming and leading the party at our wedding. We were so delighted you could celebrate with us on one of our most important days of our lives."


    "Thank you so much for a fun night! I still can not get over how many people were out for the lesson! Thanks also for being so flexible and easy to work with! It was perfect!"

    Erik & Tiffany R.
  • "A huge thank you for your time and talents at the Gala Event. TC Swing was definitely a wonderful addition to the evening and it was great to 'liven' up the event!! It was a lovely evening and you two helped make it a success! We look forward to the next TC Swing/MRC event!"

    "A huge thank you for your time and talents at the Gala Event. TC Swing was definitely a wonderful addition to the evening and it was great to 'liven' up the event!! It was a lovely evening and you two helped make it a success! We look forward to the next TC Swing/MRC event!"

    Soozie F.
    UM Rowing Club Gala Committee
  • "Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding celebration! You did an excellent job with the dance - both music and lessons. We had a lot of fun and our friends still talk about how much fun they had at the reception. Even my grandparents loved listening to the music and watching people dance. Thanks for helping to make our special day so memorable!"

    "Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding celebration! You did an excellent job with the dance - both music and lessons. We had a lot of fun and our friends still talk about how much fun they had at the reception. Even my grandparents loved listening to the music and watching people dance. Thanks for helping to make our special day so memorable!"

    Steph & Scott W.
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301 Main St NE,

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone. 651-558-0562

Email. terry@tcswing.com

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