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


Dance Movement 101
Sundays at 4pm, 4 week series begins January 6th

Our easiest, most basic class, designed for a gentle introduction to dance.
No partner or dance experience needed.

$25 per person if registered in advance
$35 per person if registered at the door (space permitting only)
$9 for a single class drop-in (space permitting only)

Registration is openClick here for class info & online registration.



Dance Movement 101  Almost Full
Mondays at 6pm, 4 week series begins January 7th

Our easiest, most basic class, designed for a gentle introduction to dance.
No partner or dance experience needed.

$25 per person if registered in advance
$35 per person if registered at the door (space permitting only)
$9 for a single class drop-in (space permitting only)

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



Beginner Jazz Dance
Tuesdays at 6pm, 4 week series begins January 8th

Explore solo jazz moves as seen in classic Hollywood films.
No partner or dance experience needed.

$25 per person if registered in advance
$35 per person if registered at the door (space permitting only)
$9 for a single class drop-in (space permitting only)

Registration is openClick here for class info & online registration.




Intro to Swing Dancing: Balboa
Tuesdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins January 8th

Learn a laid-back style of partnered swing dancing from Southern California.
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 openClick here for class info & online registration.




Intro to Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop
Thursdays at 7pm, 6 week series begins January 10th

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




Intro to Swing Dancing: Lindy Hop
Mondays at 7pm, 6 week series begins January 14th

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



Dance Fitness: Strength & Stretch
Sundays at 5pm, 4 week series starts January 6th

A traditional exercise class, with strength training exercises designed to build balance and stability for dancing.

$25 per person if registered online
$35 per person if paying at the door (space permitting, online registration encouraged)
$9 single class drop-in (space permitting only)

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 
(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.