Beginner Classes



New to swing dancing? Want to give it a try?  Here are our currently available offerings for brand new swing dancers. No partner or dance experience required for any of these classes! Online registration is strongly suggested, as studio space is limited.

Upcoming Beginner Class Units


All-Levels Jazz Dance - Jitterbug Stroll                     
Tuesdays at 6pm, 3 week series begins April 16th

Learn lots of great jazz moves as you learn a fun & easy jazz routine. Your instructor will break down every step used, so no jazz or swing dance experience is needed!

$30 per person if registered in advance
$40 per person if registered at the door (space permitting only)

Registration is open. Click here for class info & online registration



Dance Movement 101
Mondays at 6pm, 3 week series starts May 6th

Our easiest & most basic class, designed to get nervous beginners comfortable moving their bodies to music before they try a partnered class.

$20 per person if registered in advance
$30 per person if registered at the door (space permitting)

Registration is open. Click here for class info & online registration



Intro to Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop                          
Tuesdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins May 21st

Learn an energetic style of partnered swing dancing from Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.
No partner or dance experience needed.

$45 per person if registered in advance
$55 per person if registered at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)

Registration is open. Click here for class info & online registration.

One Day Events/Workshops:


Mother's Day Date Night Class
Sunday May 12th at 5pm
Special couples-only beginner class with light refreshments

$45 per couple if registered by 4/20/19
$55 per couple thereafter
Reservations required (no walk-ins)




Balboa Cram Session
Saturday May 18th
3 class blocks of Balboa goodness for beginners through int/advanced

10am - Intro to Balboa (beginner level)

$20 per student if registered in advance
$25 per student at the door

Registration is open. Click here for class info & online registration





Drop-in Beginner Lessons

Can't commit to a month-long series or missed out on the start of a series?  Don't worry, we've got you covered:


Weekly Jazz Den Drop-in Beginner Lesson
Thursdays at 8pm 




Each Thursday, the Jazz Den hosts a one hour beginner lesson before their dance.  Show up at 8pm to take this informal intro class and learn some basic moves! No week-to-week commitment or online registration is needed for this drop-in lesson, but please arrive by 8pm to participate. Topic changes slightly from week to week, to keep it interesting for repeat students.

No partner, experience, or online registration needed.
This one-hour intro-level class is provided as part of the Jazz Den's weekly social dance.

$5 per person at the door (includes the lesson and social dancing afterwards)



All classes take place at the RVA Swing dance studio, located at 6114C Lakeside Ave.