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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.
If you plan to take more than one class, a LHSL Membership might be the right choice for you! Members get 50% off class registration, free admission to weekly dances, and more! Click here to become a member.

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

 

Q3 Classes

Level 1
101 Swingin’
Thursdays July 6-27 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', Steppin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order. Video recap

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101 Swingin'
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Level 2
201 Swingin' out A: Footwork
Thursdays April 6-27 6:30-7:30 Learn 8 count footwork and practice integrating 6 and 8 count patterns to expand your dance horizons! 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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201 Swingouts A
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Level 1
102 Kickin’
7:30-8:30 August 2-23

Kick it into high gear with single step swing and charleston to dance to faster music!
No experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our three Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin', Steppin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order.
Video recap

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102 Kickin'
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Level 2
202 Swingin out B: Flow
6:30-7:30 August 2-23

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 Swingouts B
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Level 1
103 Steppin’
1-22 7:30-8:30

Step up your 6 count swing with fun footwork variations and stylings!
No experience or partner required! Come alone or bring a friend. This is one of our three Beginning Lindy Hop classes (Swingin', Steppin' and Kickin'), which can be taken in any order.

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Level 2
203 Swingin' out C: Frame
6:30-7:30

Drill the swing out to improve your form form and deep dive into technique for mastering connection and mechanics. 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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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 (retakes are free for members!) 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 Kickin’ – Kick it into high gear! Learn to use the single step and charleston to dance to faster music
  • 103 Steppin’– Add fun footwork variations to your 6 count dancing

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 $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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