Dance Lessons


We welcome everyone who wants to learn how to move to the beat, no matter what your background: Our carefully constructed class series will get you on the dance floor so that you can enjoy St. Louis's wealth of live jazz and blues music the way it was meant to be enjoyed: by dancing!

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. LHSL members may re-take core classes for free (space permitting). Just let us know you want to re-take by emailing info [at] lindyhopstlouis [dot] org. Not a member yet? Sign Up!

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

Got a question or problem registering? Contact us at info [at] lindyhopstlouis [dot] org.

Core and Elective Classes

The core curriculum offered by LHSL consists of four classes each a month long. LHSL also offers a variety of advanced and elective classes. View the full curriculum along with recap videos.

March 2015 Class Series

Intermediate: Swing Outs Level 2

Clayton Smith and Liz Schwarzkopf--Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm - March 3, 10, 17, 24
This four week clinic will get your swing out up to snuff! Refine swing out connection and technique, practice new variations and turns, and smooth out your transitions for seamless social dancing! Requirements: Completion of beginner track and Swing Outs Level 1, familiarity with the basic swing out. $60/$30 for LHSL members.

March 2015 Intermediate: Swing Outs Level 2 Tuesdays 6:30pm
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Beginning Lindy Hop: Kickin’! Upbeat Swing and Charleston

Anna Baker and Chris Ramirez--Tuesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm - March 3, 10, 17, 24
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! Our two Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin' and Kickin') can be taken in any order, but both are required to progress to intermediate level. $60/$30 for LHSL members.

March 2015 Beginning Lindy Hop: Kickin', Tuesdays 7:30pm
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Beginning Lindy Hop: Swingin' with Triple Steps

Tal Stein and Liz Schwarzkopf--Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm March 4, 11, 18, 25
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 required! $60/$30 for LHSL members.

March 2015 Beginning Lindy Hop: Swingin', Wednesdays 7:00pm
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Balboa Recap Video

Balboa Recap Video

Introduction to Balboa

Jess Straatmann and Claire Schulkey, Thursdays, March 5-26 , 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Balboa is a classic 1920’s dance marked by small, quick footwork and elegant style. It can be integrated into classic Lindy Hop swing and is an excellent tool for faster music. Prior Swing Dance experience recommended. $60/$30 for LHSL members. This class is eligible for a free retake for LHSL members who took it last year.

March 2015 Balboa, Thursdays 7:30pm
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Intermediate Ballroomin' Blues

Carl Hacker and Liz Schwarzkopf- Wednesdays, March 4-25 , 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Prerequisite: Previous exposure to blues dancing (i.e., have taken a class in blues) OR completion of beginner LHSL swing classes
This series will develop a style of dance for slower music and the smoother side of blues. The four classes will cover: Fundamentals of Close Embrace; Turns and Transitions to Open Position; Energy, Dynamics, and Musicality; and Introduction to Drag Blues. $60/$30 for LHSL members.

March 2015 Blues, Wednesdays 8pm
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Lindy Lab!

Thursdays 8:30 pm - 10 pm
Prerequisites: LHSL core classes (swingin, steppin, swing outs 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.

Drop In Elective With Christian and Jenny

Jenny Shirar and Christian Frommelt-- Tuesday, March 31 , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us the 5th Tuesday in march for a special drop in elective class with LHSL Rock Stars Christian and Jenny! More details to come! $20/$10 for LHSL members.

March 31, 2015 Drop In
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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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