Solo Movement for Lindy Hoppers

What:  4-week intermediate topics series for dancers with solid Lindy Hop & Charleston experience

When: Tuesdays from 7pm until 8pm starting on June 6th, 2023
            Class Dates: June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 
Where: RVA Swing dance studio, 6114C Lakeside Ave Henrico VA 23228

Instructors: Mike Herring

Format: solo/non-partnered movement

Pre-requisites/level: recommended for students already taking Lindy 2 or 3

Cost: Sliding Scale of $20 to $60 per person for the 4 week series

Covid Safety: proof of 2022 or 2023 vaccination required. Masks are now optional.

About the class:

Solo movement quality is a vital component of Lindy Hop.  Learning how to move your own body with more fluidity and control makes you a better dance partner and vastly improves your Lindy Hop!   Solo Charleston & Vernacular Jazz are inextricably linked with the history & development of Lindy Hop, so this month, we'll be focusing on building a jazz repertoire and gaining more confidence dancing without a partner.

This class doesn't require specific solo experience, but it is not a beginner-level class for folks who have never danced before.  We recommend this class for Lindy Hop students in Levels 2 or 3, students who have taken some of Erica's solo jazz classes, or folks new to the studio who have some previous dance experience.

About your instructor:
Mike Herring is a tap and swing dancer, instructor, and choreographer with 30 years of experience. He started out doing shows in his living room at age 6 after watching the chimney sweep scene in Mary Poppins too many times. 

Since then he has performed with the Boston Tap Company, DrumatiX, Ash Lawn Opera, the Charlottesville Ballet, Wilson School of Dance, the Greater Boston Stage Company, SwingCville, ACME Swing Mfg. Co, and Boston Lindy Hop. He has taught at many regional events such as Jammin on the James and The Process, as well as being a featured performer at Lindy Focus.

COVID Safety for In-Studio Classes
-- All students must be pre-registered and pre-paid at least 1 hour before class. (Absolutely no walk-ins at this time)

-- Students must supply proof of up-to-date (2022 or 2023) vaccination prior to registration.

--Masks are optional but recommended to reduce your risk of respiratory diseases. 

Additional safety measures: our studio is  equipped with 4 HEPA/UVC air purifiers to help keep the air refreshed for you!

Register Online:

All RVA Swing classes now require proof of 2022 or 2023 vaccination prior to registration & our registration form is password protected. 

If you have yet to send us your card for 2023, please email and provide:

- a photo or scan of your vaccination card showing a 2022 or 2023 dose (name & dates must be legible)
If you have multiple cards, we only need to see the one with the most recent dose.

- your preferred name, if you go by something different than the first name on the documents (trans friends, don't worry, we got u)

RVA Swing will delete your images once we have added you to our vaccinated students list and you'll be all set for all future classes & events.  We will not share, disclose, or disseminate your information to any 3rd party.  If you're brand new to the studio, please be prepared to show ID at your first class or event so we can match it with your vaccine info.

Providing falsified or misleading vaccine information will result in a lifetime ban from all RVA Swing events. 


Registered students: 

Once you hit submit, our registration system sends out an almost instant confirmation email with all your information. Didn't receive one? Please check your spam folder first, then contact us at (You will also get a PayPal receipt once your credit card payment is complete, sent from PayPal).  

Venmo payments should be sent to @Erica-Vess (3132 if prompted)