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.

February 2016 Classes

4-Week Class Series

Beginning Lindy Hop: Kickin' Upbeat Swing and Charleston -- Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM(Clayton & Anna)

Clayton Smith and Anna Baker
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
February 2, 9, 16, 23

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. $75/$37.50 for LHSL members and HS/College students.

Online registration is now CLOSED and class is at capacity! Limited Leader slots may be available at the door.

Beginning Lindy Hop: Swingin’ With Triple Steps -- Wednesays 7:30-8:30PM(Tal Stein)

Tal Stein
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
February 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. $75/$37.50 for LHSL members and HS/college students. Online registration will close 48 hours before class start or when classes are full.


Beginner Swingin'
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Swingin’ II: Intermediate 6 Count -- Wednesays 6:30-7:30PM(Tal and Liz)

Tal Stein
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
February 3, 10, 17, 24

Learn intermediate 6 count moves and techniques. This class will focus on improving connection and adding more improvisation and personal style to your dancing. $75/$37.50 for LHSL members and HS/college students. Online registration will close 48 hours before class start or when classes are full.


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Intermediate Swingouts II -- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM(Clayton & Annaz)

Clayton Smith and Anna Baker
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
February 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Online Registration is now CLOSED. Additional Follow slots may be made available at the door.

Elective Classes

Musicality -- Thursdays 7-8 PM(Tal and Liz)

Tal Stein and Liz Schwarzkopf
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
February 4, 11, 18, 25

If you are ready to take your dancing to the next level and dance beyond "the steps" then this workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered:
- Understanding music structure
- Tips for listening to music
- Dancing beyond the beat
- Playing with phrases and instruments
- Changing your dancing dynamics to fit the music


Musicality
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March 2016 Classes

4-Week Class Series

Beginning Lindy Hop: Swingin’ With Triple Steps -- Tuesdays 7:30-8:30PM (Christian and Jenny)

Christian and Jenny
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22

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. $75/$37.50 for LHSL members and HS/college students. Online registration will close 48 hours before class start or when classes are full.


Beginner Swingin'
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Intermediate Swingouts I -- Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM(Christian and Jenny)

Christian and Jenny
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22

Take off with the iconic 8 count pattern of Lindy Hop: the Swing Out! Named for Charles Lindbergh’s iconic “hop” over the Atlantic, Lindy Hop’s dynamic movement uses your partner’s momentum to create the feeling of flight.


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Beginning Lindy Hop: Kickin' Upbeat Swing and Charleston -- Wednesdays 7:30-8:30PM

Anna Baker
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
March 2, 9, 16, 23

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. $75/$37.50 for LHSL members and HS/College students. Online registration will close 48 hours before class start or when classes are full.


Beginner Kickin' I
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Elective Classes

Intro to Balboa-- Thursdays 7-8 PM(Jess and Scott)

Jess and Scott
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Developed in the crowded ballrooms of Balboa California in the 1920’s, this dance marked by its subtle gliding footwork and elegant style. It can be integrated into classic Lindy Hop swing and is an excellent tool for faster music.


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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!
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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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