Todd Yannacone & Hannah Manning
Afternoon Workshops for Intermediate & Advanced Dancers!
LINDY HOP & BALBOA
Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2023
Monte Cristo Club, 136 Missouri Street, San Francisco
Todd Yannacone is a New Orleans-based world champion swing dancer who has competed, performed and taught at the highest levels. He’s visiting his hometown San Francisco this November along with teaching assistant Hannah Manning (Southern California), and we’re extremely excited to host them for a fun program of afternoon workshops to challenge and inspire you!
|Date||Time||Class / Topic|
|Saturday, November 18, 2023||1-5 PM||Lindy Hop|
|Sunday, November 19, 2023||1-5 PM||Balboa|
Levels and Requirements:
Saturday Balboa: Students must be able to dance the Balboa basic, up holds and down holds, come arounds and toss outs
Sunday Lindy Hop: Students should know the 6- and 8-count basic footwork, swingouts, lindy circle, tuck turns and side passes
We will hold a short level check dance at 160 BPM at the start of each afternoon to help ensure level consistency. Students not meeting the class requirements will be offered a refund. If you’re not sure about your experience level, please email us!
For Intermediate & Advanced Dancers.
20 couples max per class.
No partner needed to sign up.
Saturday All Afternoon (Lindy Hop): $72 early registration by Wednesday, November 15. $80 by November 17. $88 door.
Sunday All Afternoon (Balboa): $72 early registration by Wednesday, November 15. $80 by November 17. $88 door.
Additional 5% discount when you register for both days!
Book a Private Lesson!
Can’t make the workshop? Want extra, individual attention?
Sign up for private lessons with either or both teachers offered at a convenient spot in the SF Mission District!
Vaccination is recommended. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
Refunds or future credits will be offered for students who fall sick on the day of the workshop.
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.
Hannah Manning is a passionate swing dance instructor from Orange County, California specializing in lindy hop, balboa, and collegiate shag. As a teacher, competitor, and social dancer, Hannah is committed to exploring the beauty of musical expression through shared mechanics and partnership. She focuses on helping dancers grow the unique voice they bring to the dance while emphasizing comfortable, efficient, and historically informed technique. Since 2015, Hannah has placed in numerous competitions including California Balboa Classic, Camp Hollywood National Jitterbug Championships, Lindyfest, Hot Rhythm Holiday, Lindy Focus, and more.