Beginner Classes

May 2014: Beginner 8-count Swing/Lindy Hop

What: 5-week Beginner/Intro to Swing/Lindy Hop Series

When: Thursdays at 8pm, May 2014, beginning on May 1st.

Where: The Dance Space, 6004-A West Broad St, Richmond VA.

Instructors: Erica Vess & Ryan Lemar

Cost: $20 if you register online (use the PayPal links below) or $25 at the door (if available). Yes, for real: it's $20 for the whole 5 week series. BOOM.

IMPORTANT: Class size is limited and these classes have sold out in the past (especially for ladies!!). We highly encourage you to register online well ahead of time to ensure that you get a spot! Once all the spaces in the class have been sold, there will be no at-the-door registration available. 

Psssst......To those coming to this page from The Dance Space calendar: this page represents the current and correct information for the upcoming session, regardless of what is listed on their calendar.

About the class:

Never danced at all before? This class is for you!

Taken a few beginner classes but still lack confidence on the social floor? This class is for you, too!

Danced a lot of 6-count (or "East Coast") swing, but never got the hang of 8-count moves/Lindy Hop? Oh, this class is so totally for you!

No partner or dance experience required.

In this 5-week series, we will introduce students to the basic 6 and 8 count rhythms used in Swing/Lindy Hop, with a focus on 8-count moves & patterns.  The goal of this class is twofold: to give the beginner dancer a simple toolbox of skills so that they can have fun on the dancefloor right away and to build confidence in mixing 6 & 8 count rhythms.    Because each class will build on the material in the previous class, registration is for the whole series only. New students must attend the 1st class in order to participate (otherwise you will be behind!).

(No drop-ins without prior instructor approval. If you are a new student, or have never done any swing/lindy hop before, you must attend the first class in order to participate in the series).

Register Online:
--Please sign up below using the button that corresponds to the role you wish to take, as this keeps our class roster correct and in order.  If you are brand new to dancing, generally girls will sign up as follows and guys will sign up as leads. (We totally encourage experienced swing dancers to learn both roles eventually.)

--Please be sure to fill out the "Student's Name" box before you click "Buy Now", especially if you are paying for multiple registrations! :)

(Psst, have a "coupon code"? That's awesome! Put it in the instructions to seller field at checkout and I'll make the adjustment in the form of a partial refund. I am fancier than PayPal is, apparently.)


Student's Name:


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Girls who have already been dancing for a while are welcome to take the class as a leader, but you must mention this in the "instructions to seller" at check-out so that we know you intended to do so.   We ask that girls who register as a lead commit to leading for the entire series. Please do not sign up for a leader spot if you do not intend to take the class as a leader (ie: just because all the follow spots are sold out) as this really messes up the numbers for the class.

Registered students: you'll receive an email from us a few days before the first class with everything you need to know (sent to the email address you used with PayPal, so be sure to check that account) . Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We can't wait to meet ya!

Refund Policy: Cancellations made before the 1st class of a series are eligible for a full refund. (Just please let us know ASAP if you know that you no longer can attend, so that we may offer that spot to someone else.) Once the series has begun, we are unable to refund you if you need to cancel for the month, but will happily transfer your registration to another month (please contact us to set this up) . No credit is given for unused classes (ie if you miss one week out of 4).


  1. Where are the classes located?

  2. The Dance Space, 6004-A West Broad St, Richmond VA.

  3. When I click "Buy Now" it takes me to the paypal homepage. I think I need an email to purchase?

  4. Anna- Nope, I just goofed when I pasted in the code! Thank you for letting me know! It's all fixed now. You don't need a PayPal account to purchase (look near the bottom of the PayPal screen for a link that says "Don't Have a PayPal Account")