Beginner Classes

January 2015: Beginner Lindy Hop!

(Photo by Jordon Chan)

What: 4-week series "Intro to Lindy Hop: Fun 8-count Moves for Beginners"

When: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Jan 2015, beginning on Jan 8th

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 space is still available). Yes, for real: it's $20 for the whole 4 week series. BOOM.

IMPORTANT: Class size is limited and these classes often sell out (especially for ladies/follows!!). 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!

Been dancing 6-count or "East Coast" swing for a while, but would like to add some 8-count moves to your repertoire? This class is for you!

No partner or dance experience required.

In this 4-week series, we will introduce students to the fundamental 6 & 8-count rhythms used in Lindy Hop (8-count swing).  The focus this month will be on learning fun 8-count moves and patterns, connecting with the music, and developing good partnering skills.   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 VERY behind!).

(No drop-ins without prior instructor approval. If you are a new student, or have never done any Lindy Hop/8-count swing before, you must attend the first class in order to participate in the series).

Questions? Email us at (Please do not call the Dance Space; they will be unable to answer your questions as we merely rent space from them.)

Register Online:
--Please sign up below using the PayPal 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, but you can choose either as long as you commit to staying in that role for the entire series. (We totally encourage everyone to learn both roles eventually.)

--If you are signing up for the "opposite" role (ie a girl as a lead or a guy as a follow), pretty please leave us a note with your registration so that we know this was intentional on your part.

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

--If you experience any errors or difficulties with the PayPal checkout, or do not receive a confirmation email from us within 24-48 hours, please contact us at

(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.)


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Registered students: We'll send you a confirmation email to the address used with PayPal after you register to confirm your registration and your role selection (this is not automated, so please allow 24 hours, perhaps a bit longer on the weekends). You'll also receive an email from us the day 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) . In the mean time, 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 at 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")