Vintage Jazz Dance: Learn the Tranky Doo routine

What: 4-week Level 2 Solo Jazz Series

When: Tuesdays at 8:15pm, June 2017, beginning on June 6th
            Class dates:  June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Where: RVA Swing Dance Studio, 6114 Lakeside Ave, Suite C

Instructor: Kyle Kelley
                    The June 20th class will be substitute taught. Substitute TBD.

Pre-requisites: Either some of Erica/Alyssa's Beginner Vintage Jazz classes -or- basic jazz dance experience -or- you can be new to jazz dance but are OK with being in a brisk learning environment.

Cost: $30 per student for the 4-week series if you register online or $40 at the door (if space is still available).

IMPORTANT: Class size is limited and classes sometimes sell out ahead of time. We strongly encourage online registration. Once all the spaces in a class have been sold, at-door registration will no longer be available for walk-ins.

About the Class

Learn the classic, fun jazz routine the Tranky Doo!

Over the course of 4 weeks, Kyle will break down all the steps in this iconic jazz routine. Students will learn the entire routine from start to finish, with plenty of drills and repetition to help you remember it!

Register Online

Current availability for this series as of 10:30am on June 6th:

This total is manually updated and may lag behind actual registrations.

11 spaces available

Click here to register online

Registered studentsOur registration system sends out an almost instant confirmation email with all your information. Didn't receive one? Please check your spam folder first, then contact us at (You will also get a PayPal receipt once your payment is complete, sent from PayPal).

You'll also receive an email from us the day before the first class with everything you need to know. In the mean time, if there is something not already answered on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us at with questions. We can't wait to meet ya!

Refund Policy:  

Registered for a series and can no longer attend? Please let us know by emailing  We can only issue refunds or class credits to students who notify us of cancellations.

--Cancellations made at least one day 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.)

--Cancellations received on the day of the 1st class are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 late-cancel fee per registration cancelled OR a class credit for a future series. Please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation.

--In the case of no-shows with no cancellation notification, no refunds or class credits will be issued. (Did you have an emergency? Email us up to 24 hours past class start and let us know and you can still get your class credit or partial refund.)

--Once you start a series, no refund or credit is given for class absences.

Shoe Policy

We spent over a month building our dance floor and we want it to stand the test of time! Help us keep it nice by following these basic guidelines:

--Please remove your street shoes right away (before you come inside, if you can).

-- Please wear suede or leather-soled dance shoes for classes and dances.

-- If you don't own proper dance shoes, please bring a clean pair of sneakers with non-marking soles to change into for classes/dances. This will help us keep grit and dirt off the floor.

The following types of shoes are absolutely prohibited inside the RVA Swing studio:

NO stilettos or other spiked heels. Not only are these inappropriate and dangerous footwear for swing dancing, they also tend to gouge and dent wood floors.

No home-made duct tape soles.  Yeah these might work great for a bit, but as you dance, you wear through the tape and leave sticky adhesive gunk for everyone else to dance on. No bueno!

No tap shoes. These shred the floor. Any tap classes in our studio will be soft-shoe only. :)

How to find us

The RVA Swing studio is located inside the Lakeside Towne Center, at 6114 Lakeside Ave.  There is tons of free parking in the lot adjacent to the Farmer's Market pavilion, as well as behind the Towne Center building.  Enter through the Towne Shops door under the RVA Swing sign and head down the hallway! 

Please note that some GPS systems will send you about 2 blocks away.  You want the parking lot by the Farmers Market and the CVS. :)