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


Intro to Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop   Almost Full: register soon!
Tuesdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins August 21st

No partner or dance experience needed

$45 per person for the series if you register online
$55 per person at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)

Registration is open. Click here for info.




One Day Workshops for Beginners

Swing Dance Crash Course: Intro to Balboa    Filling Up: register soon!
Saturday, September 1st at 12pm

A special 4-hour beginner crash course with special guest Jennifer Barnett from NYC.
No partner or dance experience required.

$55 per person if you register online
$65 per person at the door (space permitting, last year this event sold out)
Includes admission to the evening swing dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band

Registration is open. Click here for info.



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 
(no class on July 5th)



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.