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

Sunday, March 8th - Swingin' on Sunday with the Hepcats!
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Group Classes / Private Lessons

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Out-of-town Events

Thurs., May 14th:  Glenn MIller Orch. at the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy.GMO,MHB


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What’s next?  Sunday, March 8th – Swingin’ on Sunday with the Hepcats!

SoSu,Nov7,14o Sunday, March 8th:  Hepcats Swing Dance!   2:00-5:00 pm.  Come cut a rug at this Sunday afternoon swing dance!   Great swing music for Lindy Hop and Balboa, and dancing on a floating, smooth wooden dance floor – best in Lexington.

Hepcats Spring 2015 classes – what would you like to learn?!  Mike & Mary have a plethora of SO,BW1material they could teach for the Hepcats Spring 2015 classes that start in April, but we’d like your ideas and suggestions on what you’d like to learn!  So send Mike an email at info@luv2swingdance.com, or contact him at 859-420-2426 and let us know your thoughts, suggestions and ideas!

CrtlAltDance The Hepcats are pleased to announce a collaboration with the film premiere of the movie Ctrl+Alt+Dance!  Film premiere in Lexington on Thursday, March 12th, with an After Party!  Click here for all the info.

Out-of-town events of interest

o Sunday, March 15th, 7-10 pmLee’s Junction Big Band plays at Jim & Jack’s in Cincy, OH.  TheLJBB,s 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!

GMO,MHBo Thursday, May 14th:  Glenn Miller Orchestra Dance/Benefit.  Revisit the glory days of the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy with this swing dance to benefit WMKV/WLHS Public Radio!  The event features the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing in the beautiful Music Hall Ballroom that hosted the great big bands of the 1930’s & 40’s.  Click here for ticket info.

o Saturday, May 23rd:  USO Swing Dance at Coney Island in Cincy.  Sponsored by the Cincy Warbirds, featuring music by the Tom Daugherty TDOrchOrchestra and their re-creation of the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force WW II band.  A fun event to attend, dress to impress.  A lot of people dress swing-era/WWII vintage for this event!  (Mike might even wear one of his uniforms from his Army days!)