Swing Dance champion to lead clinic


LaTonya Shade Reporter
From Print[Nov.17, 2015] 

National swing dance champion Christian Frommelt will be conducting a clinic with the Lindenwood Swing Dance Club at its weekly jam Thursday night.

Frommelt is a professional level specialist in the swing-era dances. He’s been an instructor and performer since 2011. Frommelt and his partner, Jenny Shirar, took first place in the open showcase of the 2015 International Lindy Hop Championships.

Photo by Kelby Lorenz
Zack Davis and Rachel Foister swing dance during a Sibley day event last year.

Club President Sarah Langston said she is excited for Frommelt to come to Lindenwood and teach his dance moves.

Langston said the club has had phenomenal growth in one semester, reaching 35 members.

The club’s regular dance session is from 9 to 11 p.m. in the upstairs dance studio of the J. Scheidegger Center.

At Thursday’s session, Frommelt will teach the Lindy Hop for the first hour, Langston said. For the last hour, the dance floor will be open to everyone.

At least once a month the group attends events around town to strengthen their skills and to experience the swing community of St. Louis.

For more information about the club or the event, contact Langston at [email protected] or Vice President Drew L’Ecuyer at [email protected]