Friday, 07 February 2020 05:59 PM
Mobtown Winter Weekend!
• Two Days of Workshops with Gaby Cook, Jenna Applegarth, and Jon Tigert • Two Nights of Live Music • Only $75 •
The Mobtown Winter Weekend is a brand new kind of weekend, designed by Jenna Applegarth and Jon Tigert. For you, the general public, the event will be two nights of baller social dancing paired with two days of Lindy Hop workshops by Jon and Jenna, with guest instructor Gaby Cook from NYC. In the background, a teacher training track will be observing the classes and taking workshops about how to teach Lindy Hop. The great part about this model is that the whole weekend will only cost you $75. That's about $5.60/class and $15/dance. So, the greatest deal ever.
Band information coming soon!
This will sell out, so sign up now.
8pm - Beginner drop in lesson
9pm - Dancing to live music
11am-1pm - Classes with Gaby
1-2:30pm - Lunch
2:30-4:30pm - More Classes with Gaby
8pm - Beginner drop in lesson
9pm - More awesome live music
11-1:20 - Classes with Jenna and Jon
1:20-2:30 - Lunch
2:30-4:20 - More classes with Jenna and Jon
Gaby Cook is a veteran lindy hopper of all stripes. For the last 15 years, she has been an active professional in the global lindy hop scene — teaching and performing for events such as Herräng Dance Camp, Lindy Focus, Paris Jazz Roots, Rock That Swing Festival, Stompology, Lindyfest and the IG hop Dance Residency in Vienna among others. In addition to her career as a teacher, she is also a choreographer and performer of lindy hop performance material for audiences of all kinds.
Currently she is artistic director for two New York dance based companies based in the language of Swing and Vernacular Jazz: Wild Rhythm Dance Company and Gatsby Entertainment. These two companies have presented feature performances on stages like Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 92nd St Y, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, The Great Gatsby Party and many appearances at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. Wild Rhythm is a current dance company in residence at Brooklyn College through the CUNY Dance Initiative program for the 2019-2020 season.
In the classroom, she is playful, informative and honest. Through teaching dance, she seeks connect new audiences to the immensely rich history of swing-era dances. She prioritizes equality for followers and leaders in the classroom space — and has championed a movement first approach to teaching partnered dance content.
Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others. Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons.
Jenna has attended, coordinated, and taught various workshops and exchanges all across the globe. Some of her favorite highlights are performing at Benaroya Hall in The Jump Session Show and teaching for Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Above all else she believes that learning to dance should be fun. With over 10 years of teaching/coaching experience, she loves finding new ways to connect with other dancers on the floor and in the classroom.
Jon Tigert found swing dancing at the tender age of 15 and never looked back. Now, somewhat older than 15, Jon shares his knowledge of the dance all over the United States and the World. You may know him from his roles at events such as Lindy Focus, Lindy Fest, The Canadian Swing Dance Championships, The Chinese Lindy Hop Championships, Herrang Dance Camp, The International Lindy Hop Championships and many more. Known for his concise language, historical knowledge and and infinite supply of dad jokes, Jon's classes are immensely informative and entertaining. Beyond teaching, Jon is often seen behind the microphone as a well known MC and host, behind the computer as a DJ, or behind the drum kit playing and singing with various bands.