Lindy 2 - Swingouts & Turns

What:  4-week continuing-level series for dancers with basic Lindy Hop experience

When: Thursdays from 8:15pm until 9:15pm starting on June 8th, 2023
            Class Dates: June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Where: RVA Swing dance studio, 6114C Lakeside Ave Henrico VA 23228

Instructors: Ryan Lemar & Erica Vess

Format: Rotating Partner (no partner required)

Pre-requisites: all students should have previous Lindy Hop experience, and be familiar with the partnership dynamics of leading/following, 6 and 8 count footwork, triple steps, basic inside/outside turns, and should have tried a few swing-outs in their Intro class.

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

Covid Safety: proof of 2022 or 2023 vaccination required. Masks optional, but recommended.

About the class:

Did you just finish one of 6-week Intro units and are eager to learn even more Lindy Hop goodness?

Or maybe you've done some Lindy Hop in the past and want to dust off your swingout?

Join Ryan & Erica for 4 weeks of Lindy Hop fun!  They'll share some tips & tricks to improve your dancing, and of course, teach you some sweet new moves. In this level, we will start to really focus on how moves work & how to refine our partnership skills.

This unit will focus on improving novice students' ability to execute swing-outs, but will also touch on some more intermediate-level turns.

Students taking this class should have taken an RVA Swing Intro to Swing class OR, at minimum, be able demonstrate 6 and 8 count Lindy rhythms with triple steps, basic inside/outside turns, and swing outs.

Important Level Stuff:

--If you missed weeks 5 and/or 6 of your Intro class, you are not prepared to take this class unless you make special arrangements to make up the material.

--If you have only learned 6-count swing (what most ballroom studios call "East Coast Swing") you will need to complete our 6 week Intro series before taking any Lindy 2 class at RVA Swing.

This class is a standard Rotating Partner class, and students will change partners throughout class.

About your instructors:

Erica Vess & Ryan Lemar 
own & operate the RVA Swing studio.  They have been teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa & Jazz in Richmond since 2012. Known for their patient, clear instruction and A+ joke skills, their primary goal is creating a safe, fun, & supportive learning environment for all students.

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.

--Starting in April, masks are now optional but still recommended! 

 (Disposable masks will be available for free at the studio but we recommend that you bring a N95 or KN95 if you're concerned about COVID)

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

Register Online:
Totals are manually updated and may lag behind actual registrations

Leads: 7 spaces available
Follows: 7 spaces available

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 updated 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.  

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)