Mother's Day Swing Dance Lesson Date Night

What: 1 hour couples-only swing dance lesson/date night

When: Sunday, May 12th at 5pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
Where: RVA Swing Studio 6114C Lakeside Ave, Henrico VA

Pre-requisites: None.

Instructors: Erica Vess & Ryan Lemar

Cost: $55 per couple & includes lesson, beverages & light refreshments.

Advance Registration is required for this special class.  

Deadline to register is Saturday May 11th.

About RVA Swing Date Night

Do something different this Mothers Day!  Take your mom (or the mother of your children) out for an evening of dancing! Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson and light refreshments for a memorable evening.

Date Night Package includes:

-- Light hors d'oeuvres, desserts & beverages

-- 1 hour beginner swing dance lesson at 5pm

Unlike our normal larger group classes, we will not rotate partners in this special couples-only* class, allowing you maximize time spent with Mom!

*For the purposes of this class, "couple" refers to any two people taking class together: mom & daughter, mom & son, wife & husband, wife & wife, 2 besties, etc. You can decide between the two of you who would like to lead and who would like to follow in class.

This event is intended for adults. We can accept students of at least 16 years of age if partnering with a parent. Our studio is not set up for children so leave the kiddies at home and give Mom a wonderful night out!

No dance experience is needed, but you must arrive on time in order to participate in the lesson.

🌈💛 💙  💜 Swing dancing is for everyone! We are LGBTQ+ friendly at RVA Swing!

Questions? Email us at This is the best and fastest way to contact us.

What is Swing? What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is the original swing dance (and often the terms "swing" and "Lindy Hop" are used interchangeably).  It originated in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the 1920s and 30s and reflects the energy and excitement of the hard-driving swing music popular at the time. It's a ton of fun & doesn't take itself too seriously!

Check out some high level dancers bustin' out some fun dance moves in this great video! (There is a lot of fancy stuff going on in this video here, because these are masters-level dancers. Rest assured, our date night class will be a super gentle introduction designed for those with no previous dance experience! We will give you some basic building blocks to have fun on the social floor with your Mom so that she can have the time of her life!)


Register Online:

Registration for this special event is by couple and advance registration is required. (No walk-ins)

Registration will close at the end of day Saturday, May 11th

Current availability for this event: 4 spaces
(These totals were last updated at 11am on May 11th)

Space is limited! Once the event is full, you can add your name to our wait-list and we will notify you if someone else cancels their reservation.

Registration is now closed

Registered students

Our registration system sends out an almost instant confirmation email with all your information to the email address you supplied on the registration form.

Didn't receive one? Please check your spam folder first, then contact us at (You will also get a PayPal receipt once your payment is complete, sent automatically from PayPal). Need some help submitting payment? Visit our PayPal help page or email us!

You'll also receive an email from us the day before the event with everything you need to know. In the mean time, if there is something not already answered on this page or our Info for New Dancers page, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We can't wait to meet ya!

Refund Policy:  

Please make sure to give us 24 hours notice of cancellations in order to receive a full refund.

Registered and can no longer attend? Please let us know ASAP by emailing

We can only issue refunds or class credits to students who notify us directly of cancellations before the class begins.

--Cancellations made at least 24 hours before this event are eligible for a full refund or class credit (please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation).

--Cancellations received on the day of the event are considered “late cancellations” because these spaces can be difficult to fill with short notice.  Late cancellations made at least 4 hours before class starts are eligible for a 50% refund or a 50% class-credit  towards a future series.  Please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation.

--Last-minute cancellations received less than 4 hours before the event begins, as well as no-shows,  are not eligible for any refunds or class credits.

-- Did you have a medical or automotive emergency? Email us up to 24 hours past class start and let us know and you can still get your partial class credit or partial refund in these situations.

--No refund or credit is given for unused parts of your package.

Shoe Policy

We spent over a month building our dance floor and we want it to stand the test of time! Help us keep it nice by following these basic guidelines:

--Please remove your street shoes right away (before you come inside, if you can).

-- Please wear suede or leather-soled dance shoes for classes and dances.

-- If you don't own dance shoes, please bring a clean pair of flats with non-marking soles to change into for classes/dances. This will help us keep grit and dirt off the floor.

The following types of shoes are absolutely prohibited inside the RVA Swing studio:

NO stilettos or other narrow spiked heels. Not only are these inappropriate and dangerous footwear for swing dancing, they also tend to gouge and dent wood floors.

No home-made duct tape soles.  Yeah these might work great for a bit, but as you dance, you wear through the tape and leave sticky adhesive gunk for everyone else to dance on. No bueno!

No tap shoes. These shred the floor. Any tap classes at our studio will be soft-shoe only. :)

How to find us

The RVA Swing studio is located inside the Lakeside Towne Center, at 6114 Lakeside Ave.  There is tons of free parking in the lot adjacent to the Farmer's Market pavilion, as well as behind the Towne Center building.  Enter through the Towne Shops door under the RVA Swing sign and head down the hallway! 

Please note that some GPS systems will send you about 2 blocks away.  You want the parking lot by the Farmers Market and the CVS. :)