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Swing Dance - Lindy Hop - Aerials
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Great for the holidays, for birthdays or any special occasion. Show your favorite swing dancer how much they mean to you. Good at all TC Swing events: dances, classes, workshops and private lessons. You can tailor the gift amount to as much as you want (minimum gift is $10).  Call 651-558-0562 to place an order and we will send it by mail.  Or purchase at any TC Swing event.

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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 Confederate 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 and is just as happy to hear Count Basie as he is 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 was a member of  Rhythm & Swing, a swing dance performance team that performs throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, for 9 years and 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 at Late Night Swing at Social Dance Studio. 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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TC Swing

301 Main St NE,

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone. 651-558-0562

Email. terry@tcswing.com

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