Lindy Hop Workshop with Todd Yannacone

Join us for Lindy Hop workshops on March 14th & 15th from world-renowned dancer and instructor Todd Yannacone and Traffic Jam’s own Lindsay Longstreth.

Schedule

Saturday, March 14—Intermediate/Advanced

12:00 PM—Check In/Warm Up
12:30 PM–3:30 PM—Workshops
Int/Adv dancers should be competent at transitioning between Charleston & Lindy Hop, 6- & 8-count rhythms, and should know moves like the Minne Dip, Texas Tommy, switches, and double turns. Dancers should also be comfortable dancing at tempos of 140-160 bpm.

Sunday, March 15—Advanced

12:00 PM—Check In/Warm Up
12:30 PM–3:30 PM—Workshops
Adv dancers should have mastered their swingouts, be able to flawlessly transition between rhythms, and dance to tempos of 160-200 bpm. They should be strong students able to visually breakdown new moves and apply their strong partnering fundamentals to new challenges.

Private Lessons w/Todd available by request.

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Instructors

Todd Yannacone

Todd Yannacone has taught Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, and other jazz era dances both nationally and abroad since he was 16. His love and appreciation for various forms of swing dancing allows him to bring innovative versatility to the dance floor while simultaneously respecting the roots of each dance. He has been honored for his contributions by being inducted into both the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame and the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame. He holds countless titles from such prominent competitions as - The International Lindy Hop Championships, The European Swing Dance Championships, The American Lindy Hop Championships, The U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships, The National Jitterbug Championships, The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Lone Star Championships - to name a few. Todd has been interviewed for Swing Dancer Magazine, "The Track" podcast, and various other publications. His demand as an instructor, performer, and judge has taken him to hundreds of festivals spanning 32 countries and five continents. He specializes in connection and musicality, which is apparent every time he steps on the dance floor. He has worked with dance and music legends alike - from Frankie Manning to Aretha Franklin - and is a member of the acclaimed dance troupe, the Silver Shadows.