Welcome to the home page of Mike & Mary Richardson, swing dance instructors & performers. We teach & promote the original swing dances of the 1930's & 40's big band swing-era, LIndy Hop and Balboa, and the great music of that era.

Sunday, Oct. 5th - Hepcats Balboa Practice Session.

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BalCoupleo Hepcats Balboa Practice SessionSunday, October 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Come on out and improve your Balboa skill sets!

These practice sessions are designed for those that have a good foundation in the basics of Balboa – and want to improve their Balboa, dancing on a smooth wooden dance floor with great music suited for Balboa.  Click here for all the info.

o Next Hepcats Swing Dance:

Saturday, October 18th, 7:45 – 11:30 pm.

Everyone is invited to this Hepcats Swing Dance!  AlbumCovers,a

Come dance to the  best music in town on a floating, smoooooooth wooden dance floor!

Click here for all the info.

Out-of-town events of interest

BlairCSunday, September 28th, 7-10 pm:   Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys play at Jim & Jack’s on the River (513-251-7977), Cincy, OH, on Sep. 28th.  This is a really fun rockabilly band; plus Jim & Jack’s has a spacious, wooden dance floor and good food – get a bit to eat before the dance!

LJBB,so Sunday, October 12th, 7-10 pm: Lee’s Junction Big Band plays at Jim & Jack’s on the River in Cincy, OH (513-251-7966).  The band plays some good charts and arrangements, plus Jim & Jack’s has a spacious, wooden dance floor and good food – get a bit to eat before the dance!
TDOrcho Friday, Nov. 7:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Dance/Benefit.  Revisit the glory days of the Music Hall Ballroom with this swing dance to benefit WMKV/WLHS Public Radio!  The event features the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra playing in the beautiful Music Hall Ballroom that hosted the great big bands of the 40’s.  Ticket info: http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tommy-dorsey.
MCSo Nov. 21-23:  Music City Shuffle, Nashville, TN.  A weekend of Balboa classes, competitions and dancing. See their web site for all the details.  Balboa dancers – you should attend this event!