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 - June/July 2018 
Thursdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins June 21st

No partner or dance experience required.

$45 per person for the series if you register online
$55 per person at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)
No single-class drop-ins without advance permission

Registration is open. Click here for info.




Intro to Swing Dancing: Balboa - July/August 2018
Tuesdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins July 10th

No partner or dance experience required.

$45 per person for the series if you register online
$55 per person at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)
No single class drop-ins without advance permission

Registration is open.  Click here for info


Intro to Dance Movement
Tuesdays at 6pm, 4 week series begins July 10th

Our most basic class for anyone who wants to try dance!
No dance experience required.

$25 per person for the series if you register online
$35 per person at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)
Single class drop-ins in this series are $9 per class, space permitting.

Registration will open soon.



Intro to Blues Dancing 
Mondays at 8:15pm, 4 week series begins July 9th

No partner or dance experience needed.

$30 per person for the series if you register online
$40 per person at the door (space permitted, online registration encouraged)
No single class drop-ins without advance permission

Registration is openClick here for info



All-Levels Solo Jazz
Mondays at 7pm, 4 week series begins July 9th

No partner or dance experience needed

$30 per person for the series if you register online
$40 per person at the door (space permitted, online registration encouraged)
No single class drop-ins without advance permission

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 



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.