New to Lindy Hop or Swing Dancing? Start Here!

Beginning Swing - Lindy Hop

  • Partner NOT Required!
  • No Experience Needed!
  • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Starts January 7th, 2016

Taught by Chris & Claire.
Learn this fun dance and make new friends in this welcoming social activity. A dance partner is not needed as you'll be able to dance with a variety of others in the class. Whether you have two left feet, no dance experience, or if Lindy Hop (swing dancing) is something you'd like to add to your repertoire -- this is the class for you! As the original swing dance, Lindy Hop has it all -- from exciting and flashy to smooth and cool. Come join us in this fun & versatile dance and we'll get you dancing before you know it! Sign-Up Now!

5 weeks of classes for $65 at first class or $60 if Paid in Advance
FREE admission to HepCat Swing Dance with class (a $25 value)!

What is covered in our beginning class?

Lindy Hop (Swing Dance) has 8-count moves, 6-count moves, Charleston moves, and a variety of other elements. You can just sign-up to join the class and we'll explain the basic moves and technique in the progression of the 5 weeks of class. If you are unsure if your experience is above this level then click this link for a more details of our Beginning class material.

After Beginning, What Now?

After taking both versions of our Beginning class, or if you are already familiar with our Beginning class material., you'll want to check out our Lindy 2 classes. There are four independent versions of Lindy 2, with each 5-week series covering different material and addressing different challenges. You can start with any of them, and the next one offered is listed below.

Tandem & Kickin' It!

  • Learn further details,
  • transitions, & more material!
  • Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • Starts January 7th, 2016

Taught by Chris & Claire.
You will get new moves & technique, work on transitions, and get a deeper understanding of your basic material. There is a wide range of moves, styling options, and technique that are used in Lindy Hop. Moving beyond basics, this class will cover what every lindy hopper should know. You'll develop and improve your ability to make it all work on the social dance floor! This class is meant to be taken after you have completed both versions of our Beginning class, or if you have learned the same material elsewhere. If you have been dancing less than a year, this is probably the class you want. As usual, a partner is not required. Sign-Up Now!

5 weeks of classes for $65 at first class or $60 if Paid in Advance
FREE admission to HepCat Swing Dance with class (a $25 value)!


How long do you take this level?

There are four versions of Lindy 2, which you will get if you take it four times in a row. Most people enjoy repeating the Lindy 2 classes to get a deeper understanding of the material. Going out social dancing significantly helps you integrate and retain more of the class material & concepts. So those dancers who go out more will likely feel comfortable with fewer repeats of Lindy 2 classes. You can also take a private lesson to get extended invidual focus working on what you personally need, and to work on any of the material & skills you may have missed or forgotten. After feeling comfortable with the material of the four versions of Lindy 2 you should check out "Lindy 3" and the other "Taking It Further" classes listed below.

Taking It Further!

Maybe you've been dancing for some time now, or you've completed and are comfortable with all of lindy 2 material, but of course there is so much more you can do with this great dance! If you're unsure these are right for you then feel free to talk with us to figure it out.

Special Topic: Rags & Drags!

  • Dances Lindy Hoppers
  • also knew: Drag Blues,
  • Savoy-style Ballrooming,
  • and much more!
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Starts January 12th, 2016

Taught by: Chris & TBA
Open new doors in your musicality and connection! The masters of the past fused their skills from all of the partner jazz dances of their day. From several ragtime dances of the 20s (besides just 20s Charleston), to the Drag Blues (a fun slow dance), to Savoy-style Ballrooming of the 50s, and much more, there are many vintage dances that have influenced and shaped what we know as Lindy Hop today. Come learn this variety of partner dances to gain a deeper understanding of Lindy Hop, improve all of your connection technique, and discover new ways to dance to a wide range of musical styles and tempos (slow, fast, and everything in between). Take your dancing to a new level and join us for this fun and exciting class! Sign-Up Now!

5 weeks of classes for $65 at first class or $60 if Paid in Advance
You will get $10 off your total and FREE admission to the HepCat Swing Dance
if you also take the Lindy 3 class series!

Lindy 3 for Experienced Lindy Hoppers!

  • Take your dancing to
  • a higher level!
  • Learn a variety of Techniques,
  • Moves, and Footwork & Styling!
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • Starts January 12th, 2016

Taught by Chris & TBA.
Moving beyond the common material we'll explore a wide range of possible Lindy techniques and when to apply them. You'll learn cool new moves, footwork & styling, and some of the subtle details and skills to become a more advanced dancer. Lindy 3 is for those already comfortable with a lot of material & have significant social dance experience. Push the envelope of your dancing to discover more ways to have fun with this great dance! Each Lindy 3 class series covers different material, so you can expect it to be an interesting and helpful class for many sessions! As usual, a partner is not required. Sign-Up Now!

5 weeks of classes for $65 at first class or $60 if Paid in Advance
FREE admission to HepCat Swing Dance with class (a $25 value)!
You will get $10 off your total if you also take the special focus
class series held on the same night!

Private Lessons

Get Personal Feedback!
Partner Not Required!

Taught by: Chris
This is a great way to get insights that go beyond what is covered in classes, with personal feedback tailored to your specific needs and interests. You can work on improving the skills and material you know, or you can get new moves and insights focusing on what you want to work on!

One hour and Half-hour options available. Tuesday or Thursday times are at the Russian Center. Other times are at our other Seattle location. Price depends on lesson duration and if the lesson is for just you, or for you and a partner (optional). Come get personal feedback and instruction focused on your own personal needs! Find more details or check for available times here.


How high of a level are these classes?

Lindy 3: You can expect Lindy 3 to have useful insights and material if you have been dancing 2 - 4 years. If you have been dancing less than a year we encourage you to check out our Lindy 2 class, or check with us to see if this will be a useful class for you. We find that dancers who do more social dancing get more of the material & skills, retaining it better and more quickly discovering the inter-connected concepts learned from many different class sessions. Some students are quicker or slower learners, and some dancers are able to dedicate much more time to social dancing or attending weekend workshops and events than others - and that is okay! Those who spend more focused time will of course move beyond this level quicker than those who do not. So how long you can expect this to be a useful class will vary greatly from person to person, but we certainly are happy to talk with you to see if this is still the right level for you or how you can get the most out of class.

Special Topic Classes: While there may be rare exceptions (which we'll try to label clearly), you can expect the ever changing Special Topic Classes to be higher level than the general Lindy 3 classes with some skill level overlap. This means that if you you've already moved beyond the Lindy 3 class level you can continue to expect challenges and intersting material at your level as a dancer from the Special Topic Classes. It also means that even if you are brand new to the Lindy 3 class you can gain some additional skills, material, and insights by taking both the Lindy 3 and the Special Focus class series at the same time - while getting the multi-class discount.