Dance Lessons

If you think it might be fun to learn how to swing dance, you've come to the right place!

Lindy Hop St. Louis offers social dance classes in lindy hop, east coast swing, balboa, shag and other swing and vintage jazz dances. It's easy to get started: If you're new to swing dancing (or any kind of dancing) we invite you to sign up for a beginner class. No partner nor prior experience necessary!

Our beginner classes start the first Tuesday of every month. Register today!

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Each 4-week lesson series is $60/person ($30 for LHSL Members). Online registration will close when the class fills up or 48 hours before the class. Our classes can fill up fast, so don’t wait!

If you plan to take a few classes or come out to more than a few dances, then a Lindy Hop St. Louis membership might be right for you. Members get 50% off classes, free and discounted entrances to dances, and can re-take classes for free! (space permitting). Get more details or become a member here.

Lessons are held in the Grandel Theatre Grand Hall at 3610 Grandel Sq. St. Louis, MO 63108. Registration for a 4-week lesson series includes free admission to that month's Tuesday night swing dances, 8:30-11pm.

  • Gift Certificates: Got a gift certificate to redeem? Contact us at info [at] lindyhopstlouis [dot] org.
  • Member Re-Takes: Are you an LHSL member interested in re-taking a core class for free? (space permitting) Just let us know by emailing info [at] lindyhopstlouis [dot] org and we'll do our best to get you a re-take spot.
  • Questions or problems registering: Contact us at info [at] lindyhopstlouis [dot] org and we'll be glad to help.


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June 2015 Classes

Drop in Class

Lindy Lab -- Thursdays, 8:00-9:00PM

Thursdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 8:00-9:00PM
Prerequisite: Completion of all four LHSL core classes (Beginner Swingin', Beginner Kickin', and Swingouts I and II)
Join us every Thursday for Lindy Lab, an advanced practice group where you can experiment, explore, and take your dancing to the next level! $5, Free for LHSL Members.
Elective Class

Swivels-Free for leads! -- Tuesday, June 30, 7:00-8:30PM (Tal & Liz)

Tuesday, June 30, 7:00-8:30PM Tal Stein and Liz Schwarzkopf
June 30

Swivels are a super fun and classic variation on the basic swing out footwork for followers. Add some twist and some sass to your swing out as we talk about how to make your swivels technically functional and expressively awesome. Let's get down!
Prerequisite: Completion of core curriculum through Swingouts II/or comfort with the swingout at up to 160bpm. $20/$10 for LHSL members, Free for leads! Online registration is now closed.

July 2015 Classes

Special Balboa Workshop with Guest Instructors Sofia Enros & Daniel Johansson --

Thursday, July 2nd 7-9pm
Prerequisite: Students should have taken a prior LHSL Balboa class series or equivalent, and be familiar with up and down basic, come-arounds, and lolly kicks.

Sofia and Daniel have been recognized for their fast feet, creative footwork and very much apreciated as organisers for the Windjammers Ball and the fifth anniversary of the Scandinavian Shuffle - Mariehamn. With great love for Balboa as well as for the the swing community, they dance, teach and organise with that extra energy and positive vibe. Together Sofia and Daniel started the swing dance scene on Åland Islands in 2010, running weekly classes, weekend workshops and social dance events. Besides building the local scene back home they also travel to teach and perform around Europe as well as in the US with the motto We want to dance with you! Sofia’s and Daniel’s shuffelin’ passion have made Balboa very popular wherever they hit the dancefloor - come join us! $30/$15 for students and LHSL Members.


 

 

 

 

 

4-Week Class Series

Beginning Lindy Hop: Kickin’-Upbeat Swing and Charleston -- Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM (Christian & Jenny)

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM Christian Frommelt and Jenny Shirar
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Get back to the roots of swing dancing in this four week series on single count swing and Charleston. We will cover this upbeat 1920's dance style along with 8 count swing patterns. This class is for absolute beginners: no experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our two Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order, but both are required to progress to intermediate level. $60/$30 for LHSL members. Online registration is now closed. Please email info@lindyhopstlouis.org to see if there is room for at the door registration.

Beginning Lindy Hop: Swingin’ With Triple Steps & -- Wednesdays 7:00-8:00PM (Tal & Anna)

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00PM Tal Stein and Anna Baker
July 8, 15, 22, 29

Learn the fundamentals of Lindy Hop, the original swing dance, with a focus on six-count, triple step rhythms. This class is for absolute beginners: no experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our two Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order, but both are required to progress to intermediate level. $60/$30 for LHSL members. Online registration will close 48 hours before class or when class reaches capacity.

July 2015 Beginning Swingin', Wednesdays 7:00pm
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Intermediate Lindy Hop: Swingouts Level 2 -- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM (Anna & Clayton)

Anna Baker and Clayton Smith--Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm - July 7, 14, 21, 28
Refine swing out connection and technique, practice new variations and turns, and smooth out your transitions for seamless social dancing. Requires completion of Swing outs Level 1. $60/$30 for LHSL members. Online registration is now closed. Please email info@lindyhopstlouis.org to see if there is room for at the door registration.

Beginner Plus -- Wednesdays 8:00-9:00PM (Tal & Anna)

Tal Stein and Anna Baker Wednesdays 8:00-9:00PM
July 8, 15, 22, 29

Prerequisite: Completion of one LHSL Beginner class series, either Kickin' and Swingin'.
This class is intended for dancers who have completed our Beginner classes and are hungry for more! In this class you will: Learn how to communicate/connect with your partner, learn cool new 6 count moves, learn how to have fun with Swing physics, and learn how to use the dance mechanics to create your own improvisations! $60/$30 for LHSL members. Online registration will close 48 hours before class or when class reaches capacity.

July 2015 Beginner Plus Wednesdays 8pm
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Intermediate Charleston Elective Series -- Thursdays 7:00-8:00PM (Carl & Liz)

Carl Hacker and Liz Schwarzkopf Thursdays 7:00pm-8:00pm July 9, 16, 23, 30
Pre-requesite: Beginning Kickin' and Swingin' or instructor permission.
In this series we will continue working on the upbeat 8-count style known as the Charleston, which is perfect for hot jazz and fast swing. We'll explore new variations to expand your vocabulary and dig deep into technique fundamentals to build fast but efficient movement. You will learn the tools to master hand-to-hand Charleston variations, lead and follow new combinations on the fly, and begin exploring the possibilities of tandem connection. Come prepared to hop, kick, and sweat! $60/$30 for LHSL members and students with valid ID. Online registration will close 48 hours before class or when class reaches capacity.

July 2015 Intermediate Charleston Thursdays 7pm
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Drop in Class

Lindy Lab -- Thursdays, 8:00-9:00PM

Thursdays July 9, 16, 23, 30 8:00-9:00PM
Prerequisite: Completion of all four LHSL core classes (Beginner Swingin', Beginner Kickin', and Swingouts I and II)
Join us every Thursday for Lindy Lab, an advanced practice group where you can experiment, explore, and take your dancing to the next level! $5, Free for LHSL Members.

 

 

 

 
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The Nitty Gritty

Hold Harmless Statement

By registering for this class, you acknowledge that dancing is a physical activity that may carry risk. You agree to hold harmless Lindy Hop St. Louis, its instructors, Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers for any accident or injury that may occur while dancing or otherwise.

Refund Policy

Class fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another class series if you provide 48 hours' notice of your cancellation. You may apply your credit towards another class series within the next 6 months.

Behavior Policy

In order to protect all our students, members, participants, staff, teachers and volunteers, inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to, sexual harassment, racist or derogatory language, or violence shown to any student during a class or on the social dance floor at a Lindy Hop St. Louis event will not be tolerated, and students who demonstrate such behavior will asked to leave. Depending on the severity, they will forfeit the remainder of their paid classes, lose their membership, and be banned from attending future Lindy Hop St. Louis events. The appropriate action will be at the sole discretion of Lindy Hop St. Louis.

Drop-In Policy

Our classes are progressive and build on the concepts taught in each class. Therefore, we do not accept class drop-ins in the middle of a series.

Video and Photography Agreement

By registering for classes with Lindy Hop St. Louis you consent to being photographed and videotaped at Lindy Hop St. Louis events for promotional use.

Email Notification

After paying for your class, Lindy Hop St. Louis will e-mail you with important confirmation details and class information. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive further event and program updates.

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