Cancelled: Queer Lindy: Level 2 Lindy

  4-week continuing-level series for members of the LGBTQIA+ community

When: Mondays from 8:15pm until 9:15pm starting on April 15th, 2024
            Class Dates: April 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th
 Class cancelled 
Where: RVA Swing dance studio, 6114C Lakeside Ave Henrico VA 23228

Instructors: Mattie Kelly & Sydney Bernstein-Miller

Format: Rotating Partner (no partner required)

Pre-requisites: must have completed an RVA Swing 6-week Intro to Swing series and feel comfortable doing six- and eight-count rhythms with triple steps. 

Cost: Sliding Scale of $20 to $60 per person for the 4 week series (choose your price at registration)

Advance registration & pre-payment is required.

About the class:

πŸ‘‰πŸΎπŸŒˆPlease note: this session is especially for folks in the LGBTQIA+ community. We ask that you only sign up for this class unit if you are a member of the queer community. πŸŒˆπŸ‘ˆπŸΎ

If that does not apply to you, we invite to check out our many other studio classes.

Have you gotten the basics down in an Intro to Swing class? In Queer Lindy 2, you will cover some more foundational Lindy Hop moves and strengthen your lead/follow connection skills. The class will also focus on the conversation that happens within partner dancing and how to vary your dancing to match the music.

Students taking this class should have taken a 6-week Intro to Swing class and be able to demonstrate six- and eight-count Lindy Hop rhythms with triple steps. Note: if you started with Mattie's Charleston class, you don't meet the pre-requisites for this class unit.

Heels are not recommended, and shoes with less grip will make this dance a bit easier (ex: Keds or Toms with smooth soles).

Because each class will build on the material in the previous class, registration is for the whole series only. New students without prior experience in this specific dance style must attend the 1st class in order to participate in subsequent classes.

A note on dance partners:  we are offering this class in a standard Rotating Partner format.  Students will change partners throughout class (even those who come with a partner).  This helps everyone learn the art of social dancing and provides all students with equitable access to dance partners.  

About your instructors:

While Mattie Kelly began dancing Lindy Hop in 2013, she fell in love with swing dancing long before that (specifically, while watching Swing Kids in her high school World History class). Since then, it has gloriously taken over her life, and she's pretty happy about that. 
An educator by profession, Mattie knows that it takes more than technical skill to be an effective teacher. She is adept at meeting people where they are and encouraging growth from any skill level. As a teacher, Mattie is candid, adaptable, and the right amount of goofy.

Outside of the classroom, you can find Mattie solo dancing in most situations-- whether it's improvising on the social floor, practicing drills in the studio, or choreographing and performing with her teammates. If you really want to get her going, ask Mattie about her favorite version of Splanky.

(photo credit: Jerry Almonte)

Sydney Bernstein-Miller
 has taught Lindy Hop for RVA Swing since we opened our doors in 2016 & is a fan-favorite with students. She brings dynamic energy, tons of fun & boundless enthusiasm to both the dancefloor and the classroom.

Register Online:

We regret that this class session has been cancelled for insufficient registrations

Registered students: 

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