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Chelsea Rodgers, Instructor

Chelsea Rodgers
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National Non-Pro Swing Champion, 2007

Awards

 

 

 

        National Champion  - 2007 America’s Amature Novice Championship Events – Non Pro - Jack and Jill

         National Champion  - 2007 America’s Amature Novice Championship Events – Non Pro – Strictly Swing – w/ Oscar Hampton

         1st place -  America’s Classic Championships – Pro-am w/ Austin Murrey – West Coast-
January 2006

         1st place  -   Southwest Regionals of Swing  -  Intermediate Jack and Jill - West Coast -
May 2007

         1st place  -   Grand Prix of Swing  -  Pro–Am w/ Austin Murrey - West Coast -
July 2007

         1st place  -   Grand Prix of Swing  -  Int Strictly Swing w/ Oscar Hampton - West Coast -
July 2007

         1st place  -   Meet Me in St. Louis  -  Pro–Am w/ Austin Murrey - West Coast -
September 2007

         1st place  -   OK/KS StateSwing Championships  -  Pro–Am w/ Austin Murrey - West Coast
November 2007

         1st place  -   OK/KS StateSwing Championships  - Int/ Adv Jack and Jill- West Coast
November 2007

         1st place -  Spotlight Dance Challenge - Int. Pro-am w/Austin Murrey - West Coast – December 2007

         1st place -  America’s Classic Championships – Pro-am w/ Austin Murrey – West Coast-
January 2007

 

 

         2nd place  -  American Lindy Hop Championships  -  Pro-am w/ Peter Strom - Lindy Hop October 2003

         2nd place  - Dallas D.A.N.C.E. - Nov. J&J - 2nd of 120 competitors - West Coast -
Sept 2003

         2nd place - National Jitterbug Championships – Pro-Am w/ Doug Silton – Lindy Hop & West Coast Swing – August 2005

         2nd place - National Jitterbug Championships – Amateur J&J – 2nd of 80 competitors – Lindy Hop- August 2006

         2nd place - American Lindy Hop Championships – Pro-Am w/ Doug Silton – Lindy Hop & West Coast Swing – October 2006

         2nd place - OK / KS State Championships – Jack n Jill - West Coast –
November 2006

         2nd place  -   Meet Me in St. Louis  - Int. Strictly Swing w/ Oscar Hampton - West Coast -
September 2007

         2nd place  -   OK/KS State Swing Championships  -  Int / Adv Strictly w/ Will Carlton - West Coast -November 2007

 

         3rd place  - A.L.H.C. American Showcase Regional - w/ Nathan Bugh - Lindy Hop -
March 2004

         3rd place   -    A.L.H.C. American Showcase Regional – w/ Brad Gruber - Lindy Hop -
March 2005

         3rd place -  Dallas D.A.N.C.E – Intermediate Jack and Jill – West Coast-
September 2007

         3rd place -  Tulsa Spring Swing – Advanced Strictly Swing w/ Will Carlton – West Coast-
May 2008

 

 

 

Teaching Experience

 


Lessons, etc


         Independently and with instruction group “The Swing Cats”

         Private and Group Lessons, Weekly, Workshop and Bi-monthly lessons

         Classes as large as 200

         Students as young as eight

         University of Central Oklahoma Swing Dance Club lessons – 1999 - Current

         Judy Rogers Performing Arts Studio 2000-2001

         2000 Girl Scout annual Father/Daughter dance

         Multiple Catholic Church youth group events

         UCO Greek Week party w/ Martini Kings

         Oklahoma Christian Academy theatre class

         Cimarron Middle School (Edmond, OK) Cotillion classes (2000 - 2005)

         Shangri-La Country Club’s Membership Drive; opening night dinner

         Sequoyah Middle School (Edmond, OK) Cotillion Classes (2000 – 2001 & 2004 -2005)

         Lee’s Summit Community Christian School’s 1st Homecoming Dance w/ Drew Fansler September 25 & 26, 2003 (Instruction, DJ, Performer)

         Judge, East Coast and Lindy Hop competitions, Wichita, KS, 2003

         Weekly Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Carolina Shag lessons at Oklahoma City Swing Club

         Weekly West Coast Swing, Variations and Styling, Oklahoma City Swing Club

 

 

 

Workshops

         Multi-level, Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, ShimSham workshop with Nathan Bugh
Wichita
, KS–
August 2002

         Multi-level, Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, ShimSham workshop with Nathan Bugh
Wichita
, KS–
December 2002

         Multi-level, Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, ShimSham workshop with Nathan Bugh
Wichita
, KS–
September 2003

         Multi-level (Beginning and Intermediate) Blues and Lindy Hop workshop with Eli Pritykin
Tulsa
, OK
—July 2003

         Multi-level Balboa, Charleston and Lindy Hop workshop with Peter Loggins
Ft. Worth, TX—June 18, 2004

         Multi-level Lindy Hop, Balboa and Aerials workshop with Nick Williams
Wichita, KS—June 25, 2004

 

         Beginning/Intermediate Blues workshop with Chris Gehant at the University of TulsaTulsa, OK - December 2001

         “Lindy Construction” with Swing Cats. Balboa basics, Shag Basics, Intermediate Lindy
Tulsa, OK - September 2001

         Italian themed workshop. Beginning and Intermediate Lindy Hop with Variations; Intermediate Lindy Hop Routine. Lindy Rueda (similar to Salsa Rueda)
Tulsa, OK - December 2001

         Multi-level Charleston Variations, Balboa Concepts w/ Jeremy Emack and Nathan Bugh.
Tulsa, OK - April 2002

         Dips, Tricks, Styling and Slides– Workshop series at The Oklahoma City Swing Club
Oklahoma City, OK - April 2004

         Multi-level Lindy Hop workshop with Brad Gruber at University of Central Oklahoma -
Edmond, OK – April 2006

         Tulsa Fall Fling – West Coast patterns and variations with Austin Murrey -
Tulsa, OK  October 2007

         Ok / Ks State Swing Championships – West Coast patterns and variations with Austin Murrey –
 Tulsa, OK – November 2007

         Spotlight Dance Challenge – West Coast patterns and variations with Austin Murrey -
Milwaukee, WI  December 2007

        Swing Springfield Swing dance club – West Coast patterns and variations with Austin Murrey – Springfield, MO–
February, 2008

         Swing Springfield Swing dance club – West Coast patterns and variations with Austin Murrey – Springfield, MO–
June, 2008

 

 

Performance Credits

 

 

         United way benefit, Nov 1999

         Greek Week at UCO with Martini Kings 2000

         Our Diamond Miss Pageant 2000

         Oklahoma Christian Academy Theater Department, 2001

         Bethany Chamber of Commerce WW2 Benefit Auction 2001

         Audition w/ Mickey Sherman at OK Arts Council for Grant (Accepted 2001)

         Mickey Sherman’s Jump-N-Jive T.V. Dance Party (TV Pilot, 1999 -  2000)

         Wichita Swing Dance Society weekly dance

         “Just Wanna Dance” Show at UCO, September 2001, with performance team, also solo (dancer and choreographer)

         Tulsa Philharmonic Music on the Rocks Jump Jive and Swing with Michael Andrew, Featured, Listed performer, with “Swing Cats”, November 2001

         Tulsa’s Arts Festival “Mayfest” with Performance Team. May, 2002 (dancer and choreographer)

         Judy Rogers Performing Arts Studio Recitals, 2001, 2002

         Danced in Las Vegas at Jazz and Blues Festival w/ Ken Levine of Stan Marx and his Sin City Suits and the Jump Jive and Wailers

         Hanger Dance, Tulsa, OK April 2002

         Oklahoma under the Stars and Stripes, A night of Oklahoma legends, October 18, 2002

         Message in Movement, Dance Celebration Concert, May 2003

         The World in Flames—WWII .  Exhibit from National Archives. November 2003

         Hanger Dance, Tulsa, OK Nov 2003

         Mayfest, Main Saturday Attraction; 1 hr long performance w/ dance team, May 2003 (Main choreographer, group and solo dancer)

         Shangri-La Country Club’s membership drive opening night dinner. 1 hr long show. (dancer and main choreographer)

         Edmond Children’s community celebration October 2003

         OKC Swing Dance Club’s Spring Showcase, Spring 2004

         Veterans’ Day Exhibition, Edmond library, November 11, 2004

         OKC Swing Dance Club, Lindy Hop / Balboa Demonstration, August 2005

         Lindy Hop / Balboa / Vernacular Jazz Demonstration, August 2005

         Rhumba / Balboa / Lindy Hop Demonstration, September 2005

         Veterans’ Day Exhibition, Edmond library, November 11, 2005

         “OKC Stars at Play” June 2006

 

Education and Training


Private Instruction From:

Sylvia Sykes, Paul Overton, Peter Strom, Lindy Greer, Julee Mertz,  Marcus Koch and Barbl Kauffer, Rob and Diane Van Harren, Peter Loggins, Michael Norris, Mario Robau, Steve and Michaela Giles, Skye Humphries, Bill Borgida, Nick Williams,  Tina Morales, Terry Roseborough, Doug Silton, Jenn Salvadori and Justin Zillman.

 

Intensive Group/Workshop Lessons With:

Dawn Hampton, Frankie Manning, Rob and Diane VanHarren, Multiple Members of The Rhythm Hot Shots, Erick Robison and Sylvia Skylar, Julee Mertz, Jonathan Bixby, Nina Gilkenson, Bill Borgida, Nick Williams, Kwikstep and Rockafella, Robin and Jene` Walker, Jason Christodoulou,  Sing Lim, Steven Mitchell and Virginie Jensen, Skye Humphries, Frida Segerdahl, and many more.

 

International Instruction:

Instructors from: Los Angeles, CA; Colorado; New York, NY;  Seattle, WA; 

Houston, TX;  Austin, TX; Singapore; Sweden; Germany.

 

         LINDY HOP (All Styles, Smooth, Fast)                           

         BALBOA / BAL-SWING

         EAST COAST SWING

         WEST COAST SWING

         CAROLINA SHAG

         COLLEGIATE SHAG

         IMPERIAL SHAG (St. Louis Shag)

         20’s CHARLESTON (Partnered and Solo)

         SWING RUEDA

         SHIM SHAM (Original and Dean Collins)

         LINE DANCES

         BLUES

         HIP HOP

         WALTZ

         FOXTROT

         TANGO

         RHUMBA

         MERENGUE

         CHA CHA

         BODY MOVEMENT AND ISOLATION

         STYLING FOR MEN AND WOMEN

         TECHNIQUE IN ALL DANCES


Lindy Hop * Balboa * West Coast Swing * East Coast Swing * Charleston * Carolina Shag * Collegiate Shag * Styling * Latin *