Be ready for a weekend of the best instructors, dancers of all levels, and fantastic dances with some of the greatest bands out there. Along with a fresh new look to our website, thanks to Allison, we have some exciting changes to the SOL Fest including new class tracks with advance track auditions and more options for Sunday classes to continue the fun. But first let's get into what you all have been waiting for, the Line Up!
Presenting your SOL Fest instructors!
Ryan Calloway and Ann Mony: Lindy Movement
Dexter Santos and Michelle Richter: Blues Connection
Jeremy Fischer and Stacia Martin: Lindy and Intro Swing
Serge Berg and Sarah Relander: Solo Movement and Charleston
Music provided by the St. Olaf Jazz Bands and Patty and the Buttons
For those of you new to SOL Fest here's the low down. SOL Fest is a rockin' good weekend where you can learn how to swing/blues or improve your skills with our amazing instructors. We open Friday with a stellar dance with music from our very own jazz bands. Saturday we'll load you up with classes of your choosing with tracks aimed to give you the best experience followed by a night dance with Patty and the Buttons. Check out the schedule for classes and their descriptions. Not enough, no worries! We'll go late into the night with a Dj-ed blues dance. Follow up with the new optional classes offered Sunday for all levels (free for the beginner/intermediate levels and only $20 for the advance) to wrap up the weekend, a wonderful opportunity for people of all skill sets so take advantage.
New this year is an advanced track. On Saturday morning prior to classes you will have the chance to audition for this track. Chosen by our instructors, this track can still attend any level course you please, but the advance track will best suit you. On Sunday you will also have the option of two more additional classes with Adam and Ann and Dexter and Michelle. These are not included in the price for the weekend price due to many people having travel necessities; however for these two more up close and personal classes these great instructors we only ask $20.