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, January 22nd - Hepcats Winter class series begin!
Dance Events

Check out the Hepcats dances or calendar page for info on upcoming events. BWShoes,a

Group Classes / Private Lessons

See the Hepcats classes page for info on group classes and private lessons.HP,2[1]

Out-of-town events

Sat., Nov. 26: Smorgasboard of Swing, Cincy.  Annual post Thanksgiving one day event. Mike & Mary are teaching two Balboa classes. Smorgasboard2015

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Saturday, December 3rd – Swing Dance Practice Session

 Swing Dance Practice Session 
Saturday, December 3rd

7:30 – 11:00 pm
Practice makes perfect!  Practice is one of the best ways to solidify any Lindy Hop or Balboa material you may have learned.  These practice sessions are a chance to practice, social dance, work LHCouple5[1]on a new move…on a floating, smooth wooden dance floor.Bal2 

While there is no dance lesson at this practice session, Mike & MarySantadance[1] are available to answer questions and provide tips & suggestions. 

And DJ Mike Richardson will play a mix of great swing music for Lindy Hop and Balboa at a variety of tempos; plus Mike will be spinnin’ some swingin’ holiday tunes.

Click here for all the event info.


PageLines- MMHLogo4b.jpgSunday, January 22nd:  Hepcats Winter 2017 classes start!  Beginner Swing Dance and Beginner Balboa classes offered!  Cost is only $40 a person for the 5 week class series.  Let Mike & Mary put the swing in your step.  Save $5.  See the Hepcats classes web page for all the info.

Out of Town Events

 o Saturday, November 12th, 3-6 pm:  2nd Saturday Balboa Practice Session, at College Hill Town Hall, Larch St., Cincy. Calling all Balboa dancers….a chance to practice and dance Balboa!  Thanks 2ndSatBalto Heather Fanska for organizing this event.

VtrnsDayo Saturday, November 12th, 7-11 pm:  Veteran’s Celebration Dance, at Miami Valley Gaming, 6000 OH-63, Lebanon, OH.  Music by the Swingtime Big Band.  Free admission.  See the web site for all the info.

Smorgasboard2015o Saturday, November 26th:  Smorgasboard of Swing, Cincy.  Annual post Thanksgiving one day event.  Classes from 12-5 pm, dancing 8 pm – 12 am to Mickey James & His Queen City Crew, plus some competitions at the dance.  Mike & Mary Richardson look forward to teaching Balboa at the workshop!

Saturday, December 10th:  Jingle Bal, at College Hill Town Hall, Larch St., Cincy.  A 3 hour balboa workshop, taught by CBallChicago’s Desiree Roffers, followed by an evening social dance with a live band.  Thanks to Heather Fanska for organizing this event.