Midwest Lindy Fest: Laying the Foundation

Midwest Lindy Fest is an educational non-profit that specializes in teaching, honoring, and showcasing Lindy Hop, the original Swing Dance.

Midwest Lindy Fest has a matching donation of up to $1000 between now and Give to the Max Day!  

Swing dancing, like other social dances, is not just the dance of your grandparents nor is it merely something to be seen on film in the Great Gatsby, it is a living, breathing culture of its own. A culture that revels in spontaneity and improvisation, a culture that respects its heritage and honors the jazz music that accompanies the dance. When an interest in swing and swing music had a revival in the late 1990s, Midwest Lindy Fest was one of the first events created to celebrate the movement. At nearly 20 years, this is the longest active weekend Lindy Hop event in the Twin Cities. We host this weekend workshop, dance, showcase and competition event in Minneapolis and St. Paul to preserve this piece of American heritage.

We are a fundamental component of the Twin Cities Lindy Hop community, one of two remaining weekend long workshops, and a hub of creativity. Through this workshop weekend, we preserve this uniquely American history and build a bridge between musicians and dancers, while fostering a community of dancers who appreciate jazz and jazz dance.

Now it’s time for us to build on our solid foundation. We want Midwest Lindy Fest to be more than a weekend workshop and we need your help to grow.

Your contribution today helps to ensure a successful 2018 event and provides capital upon which we can build for a better 2019. We have a dream of expanding our programming beyond a singular weekend event and to further broadening the exposure of Lindy Hop to the Minnesota community. Your contribution will go toward laying the foundation for those dreams as well as improving our weekend event by increasing production value of videos, supporting a return of the Midwest Lindy Fest Show, decreasing overall ticket fees, supporting up and coming Swing bands and so much more.

Please consider a gift to Midwest Lindy Fest today. All gifts are tax-deductible and will be matched dollar-for-dollar for the first $1000!

We appreciate your consideration and support for the Swing community. Thank you!
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