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!

Unless otherwise noted, 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.

May 2016 Classes

4-Week Class Series

Swingouts 1 -- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM

Clayton and Liz
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
May 3, 10, 17, 24

Refine your swing out connection and technique, practice new variations and turns, and smooth out your transitions for seamless social dancing.

Swingouts I
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Beginner Swingin’ Triple Steps -- Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM

Clayton and Liz
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
May 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

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Shake It: Solo Dancin'! -- Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM

Anna Baker and Guest Instructors
Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm
May4, 11, 18, 25

This Shake It series focused on Solo Charleston -- the original dance craze! Learning solo moves helps both your solo and your partnered dancing by learning how your own body moves. This class includes material useful for beginner and intermediate dancers. Students should have completed Kickin' 1 and be familliar with the Charleston Basic.

Shake It -- Solo Dancin'!
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Beginning Kickin' -- Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM

Anna and Canada
Wednesdays, 7:30-7:30pm
May 4, 11, 18, 25

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. Kickin’ is a great way to get comfortable dancing to faster tempos! This class is for absolute beginners: no experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend.

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Swing Out Clinic - Thursday 7:00-8:00PM

 Clayton and Olivia
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
May 5, 12, 19, 26

Finished the Swing Out classes but your dancing still feeling a little awkward or slightly sloppy? Tune up your swing out skills with Clayton and Olivia! This class will dig deeper into swing out mechanics and offer new footwork, styling, and variations.

May 2016 Swingout Clinic
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Each 4-week lesson series is $75/person ($37.50 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.

  • 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.


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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