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   Full for follows Almost full for leads
Mondays at 7pm, 6 week series begins October 15th

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.



Intro to Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop   
Tuesdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins Nov 6th

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 Lindy Hop  
Saturday Oct 20th & Sunday Oct 21st

An immersive weekend experience complete with live music.

No partner or dance experience required.

$80 per person if you register online
$90 per person at the door (space permitting, please register online)
Includes admission to 3 nights of dancing

**Please note that this special event takes place at the Lewis Ginter Rec Center.**

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 Nov 22nd)



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.