Private Lessons

Want to delve deeper into a topic? Or perhaps you need more personal attention than you find in a group class? Whether you are brand new to swing dancing, or are a seasoned dancer, private lessons can be a beneficial tool to take your dancing to the next level.

The following dance instructors are available for private lessons.  Please contact the instructor of your choice directly to inquire about their rates and availability, using the contact information supplied below.

RVA Swing Staff Instructors
Book a private lesson with one of our staff instructors if you're interested in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, or Solo Jazz.  RVA Swing instructors focus on primarily on social dancing.


Sydney Bernstein Miller & Jordon Chan

Lindy Hop (beginner through advanced)

Contact Sydney & Jordon at sbernstein.miller@gmail.com









Mike Herring

Lindy Hop, Charleston (beginner through intermediate)
Tap, Solo Jazz (beginner through advanced)

Contact Mike at mherring@gmail.com





Skyler Hinkel


Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop, Charleston
(beginner through advanced)

Email skyhinkel@gmail.com, or call/text at (919)673-3989










Alyssa Kelly


Solo Jazz, Solo Charleston (beginner through advanced)
Lindy Hop (intermediate through advanced)

Contact Alyssa at alyssakellystudio@gmail.com









Ryan Lemar & Erica Vess


Balboa (beginner through advanced)
Lindy Hop (beginner through novice)

Contact Ryan & Erica at RVAswing@gmail.com








Independent Instructors
Looking for wedding prep? Book a private lesson with one of the independent ballroom instructors who rent space at our facility! These instructors are trained in a wide array of American and/or International Style Ballroom and Latin dances and are experienced with preparing couples for their wedding dance.


Mike Recant
American Style Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor

Styles taught: 
Foxtrot, Waltz,  Quickstep, American Tango, Rumba, Merengue, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Samba, Bolero, Hustle/Disco, Nightclub Two Step

Offers wedding prep

Works with beginner through bronze level dancers

Contact Mike at mike.recant@mgsinc.com




Star Helligrath
American & International Style Ballroom Dance Instructor

Styles taught: 
Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Jive, East Coast Swing

Offers wedding prep

Works with beginner through advanced dancers

Contact Star at starhelligrath@gmail.com