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Ready to start dancing?  Lindy Hop St. Louis has the classes you need!

Our 4 week progressive series start at the beginning of every month. There are 3 classes at each level offered quarterly. Classes for each level can be taken in any order, and retakes are encouraged. Entrance to the monthly social dance is included with each class series!

Classes are held on Wednesday nights at the Mahler Ballroom:
4915 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Our next social dance is November 20th, 8:30-10:30 at the Mahler Ballroom. Entrance is $5, or free with your class series!

Register for classes via the tabs below, or send us an email at info@lindyhopstlouis.org to reserve your spot!

Because of the holidays, December classes will be one-time drop-ins. Regular class series will resume in January!

Q4 Classes

Level 1
101 Swingin’
Wednesdays, October 2-23 7:30-8:30
Learn the fundamentals of Lindy Hop, the original swing dance, with a focus on six-count, triple step rhythms. No experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our three Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin', Circlin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order. Video recap

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101 Swingin'
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Elective
Classic Lindy Moves
Wednesdays, October 3-24 7:30-8:30
So you've learned to swingout, but want some fun moves to liven up your social dance? This intermediate level class is just the ticket! During our last trip to 1939 we plucked these moves right off the dance floor in history and are excited to share them with you!

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Elective
Taking Class as a
Level 1
102 Circlin’
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 (3 weeks) 7:30-8:30

Learn the fundamentals of Lindy Hop, the original swing dance, this time with a focus on eight-count rhythms. No experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our three Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin', Kickin', and Circlin'), which can be taken in any order.
Video recap

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102 Circlin' November
Taking Class as a
Level 2
202 Swingin out B: Flow
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 (3 weeks) 6:30-7:30

Refine your lead and follow connection to create fluid swing out movement. Practice using subtle lead and follow queues to maintain flow on a line and in a circle. This is one of our three Swing Out classes (Footwork, Flow, and Frame) which can be taken in any order.
Prerequisite:3-6 months experience. Mastery of Level 1 skills and concepts: Pulse, connection, 6 count footwork, basic turns, closed and open position. Video recap

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202 Swingin out B: Flow November
Taking Class as a
Elective
Traveling Dance Styles
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 (3 weeks) 7:30-8:30

What if we told you the most popular dance of the swing era wasn't swing? Could you guess what it was? This class will explore the traveling dances that shared the floor with the swing dances we know and love. Whether the music is sweet or hot, this class will get you moving around the ballroom. No partner necessary.
Prerequisite: 1+ months experience.

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November Elective
Taking Class as a
December Electives
Drop-In Electives: Musicality
Wednesday, December 11 7:30-8:30

If you are ready to take your dancing to the next level and dance beyond "the steps" then this class 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 Requirements: At least one months' series of classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris
December Elective - Musicality
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Dips and Tricks
Wednesday, December 18 7:30-8:30

Dips and tricks Ready to bring some flash to your social dancing? These moves are just the thing to add some flair to the floor! This class will cover safety, timing and whole body movements. Requirements: At least one months' series of intermediate classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris
December Elective - Dips and Tricks
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Triple Your Vocab!
Wednesday, December 11 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 18 6:30-7:30

As a lead, learn to take your broken record moves and replace them with interesting and flashy movements. As a follow, learn to pick up on more subtle changes from your leader and to turn an unclear lead into a fun and fancy variation. Each class we will take a movement that we tend to default to in a dance, and play with ways to transform it into a completely new movement. Instructors: Liz and Cameron
December Elective- Vocabulary
Taking Class as a

Current Classes

December Electives
Drop-In Electives: Musicality
Wednesday, December 11 7:30-8:30

If you are ready to take your dancing to the next level and dance beyond "the steps" then this class 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 Requirements: At least one months' series of classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris

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December Elective - Musicality
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Dips and Tricks
Wednesday, December 18 7:30-8:30

Dips and tricks Ready to bring some flash to your social dancing? These moves are just the thing to add some flair to the floor! This class will cover safety, timing and whole body movements. Requirements: At least one months' series of intermediate classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris

Register Now!

December Elective - Dips and Tricks
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Triple Your Vocab!
Wednesday, December 11 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 18 6:30-7:30

As a lead, learn to take your broken record moves and replace them with interesting and flashy movements. As a follow, learn to pick up on more subtle changes from your leader and to turn an unclear lead into a fun and fancy variation. Each class we will take a movement that we tend to default to in a dance, and play with ways to transform it into a completely new movement. Instructors: Liz and Cameron

Register Now!

December Elective- Vocabulary
Taking Class as a
December Electives
Drop-In Electives: Musicality
Wednesday, December 11 7:30-8:30

If you are ready to take your dancing to the next level and dance beyond "the steps" then this class 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 Requirements: At least one months' series of classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris


Register Now!

December Elective - Musicality
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Dips and Tricks
Wednesday, December 18 7:30-8:30

Dips and tricks Ready to bring some flash to your social dancing? These moves are just the thing to add some flair to the floor! This class will cover safety, timing and whole body movements. Requirements: At least one months' series of intermediate classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris


Register Now!

December Elective - Dips and Tricks
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Triple Your Vocab!
Wednesday, December 11 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 18 6:30-7:30

As a lead, learn to take your broken record moves and replace them with interesting and flashy movements. As a follow, learn to pick up on more subtle changes from your leader and to turn an unclear lead into a fun and fancy variation. Each class we will take a movement that we tend to default to in a dance, and play with ways to transform it into a completely new movement. Instructors: Liz and Cameron

Register Now!

December Elective- Vocabulary
Taking Class as a
December Electives

Musicality

Description

If you are ready to take your dancing to the next level and dance beyond "the steps" then this class 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.

Date

Wednesday, December 11 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Requirements

One Month Experience

Instructors

Chris and Anna

201 Swingouts A
Taking Class as a
December Elective - Musicality Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Dips and Tricks
Wednesday, December 18 7:30-8:30

Dips and tricks Ready to bring some flash to your social dancing? These moves are just the thing to add some flair to the floor! This class will cover safety, timing and whole body movements. Requirements: At least one months' series of intermediate classes completed. Instructors: Anna and Chris


Register Now!

December Elective - Dips and Tricks
Taking Class as a
Drop-In Electives: Triple Your Vocab!
Wednesday, December 11 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 18 6:30-7:30

As a lead, learn to take your broken record moves and replace them with interesting and flashy movements. As a follow, learn to pick up on more subtle changes from your leader and to turn an unclear lead into a fun and fancy variation. Each class we will take a movement that we tend to default to in a dance, and play with ways to transform it into a completely new movement. Instructors: Liz and Cameron

Register Now!

December Elective- Vocabulary
Taking Class as a

Core Curriculum Class List and Descriptions

Lindy Hop St Louis offers tiered progressive class series targeting all levels of experience and ability.
Classes in each level can be taken in any order. Students are encouraged retake classes multiple times and will typically spend 4-6 months in each level. Special electives are also offered at varying skill levels, with admission based on instructor approval.
You can also find example videos from past classes here.

Level 1 - Beginner

Prerequisites: No experience required.
    • 101 Swingin’ – Improve technique and expand your 6 count vocabulary with more steps and spins
    • 102 Circlin’– Learn classic 8 count Lindy patterns and shapes
    • 103 Kickin' – Kick it into high gear! Learn to use single step and charleston to dance to faster music

Level 2 - Swing outs

Prerequisites: 3-6 months experience.  Mastery of Level 1 skills and concepts: Pulse, connection, triple steps, 6 count basic, basic turns, closed and open positions, traveling
      • 201 Swingin’ out A: Footwork – Learn 8 count footwork and practice integrating 6 and 8 count patterns
      • 202 Swingin’ out B: Flow – Refine your lead and follow connection to create fluid swing out movement
      • 203 Swingin’ out C: Form --  Drill the basic swing out and learn technique for improving mechanics

Level 3 - Intermediate Electives

Prerequisites: 8-12 months experience.  Mastery of Level 2 skills and concepts: 8 count footwork, lindy hop connection, swing out form
      • 301 Lindy Hop: Swing out variations
      • 302 Lindy Hop: Musicality
      • 303 Intermediate Charleston
      • Additional electives in topics such as Balboa, Shag, and Charleston

Level 4 - Advanced

Prerequisites: 12-18 months experience.  Mastery of intermediate Lindy Hop material.

Advanced practices, performance and competition teams, and workshops.

Tell me more!

Each 4-week lesson series is $60/person  Online registration will close when the class fills up or 24 hours before the class. Our classes can fill up fast, so don’t wait!

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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.