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 on traditional big band and swing music, which was his father’s favorite style. A music lover from the start, in his youth Terry's focus was rock’n’roll music and Broadway (choir geek), though he never lost his interest in swing.
Terry has traveled to many dance camps around the country and is most influenced by Frankie Manning (NY), Ryan Francois (London) & Kenneth Norbelie (Stockholm).
As an Instructor/Performer Terry began teaching with Cindy in 1997 and they've made a great team ever since. His understanding of partnered movement coupled with an upbeat, encouraging teaching style has made him a popular instructor.  In the spring of 1998, Terry joined Rhythm & Swing, a swing dance performance team, which performs throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.  Terry spent 9 years performing with the team and currently is a member of its board of directors.
Terry competed in the Open Showcase division of the American Lindy Hop Championships as well as the Ultimate Lindy Hop Championship. He 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.
Terry is a popular DJ in the Twin Cities and spins weekly at Late Night Swing at 301 on Main. He also spins for private functions and other events. His specialties include Big Band, Jazz and Jump Blues.
Terry was the emcee for several years at the American Lindy Hop Championships held annually in Stamford, Connecticut.