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!

Sat., Sep. 10th - next Hepcats Swing Dance!
Dance Events

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Group Classes / Private Lessons

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Out-of-town events

Aug. 19-21:  Cincy HopThe annual Cincy Lindy Exchange continues in 2016, with new organizers. Cincyhop

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Saturday, September 10th – next Hepcats Swing Dance!

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Saturday, September 10th

7:30 – 11:00 pm
Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner….they don’t call this music classic for nothin’! Bal2

LHCouple5[1]As expected at a Hepcats dance, DJ Mike Richardson will play a mix of great swing music for Lindy Hop and Balboa at a variety of tempos.

Click here for all the event info.

Out of Town Events

2ndSatBalo Saturday, July 9th, 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 to Heather Fanska for organizing this event.

BalastOffo August 5th-7th:  Bal-Ast Off!  A Balboa weekend workshop event in Huntsville, AL, home to NASA’s Space Camp and Rocket City USA.

Cincyhopo August 12th-14th:  Cincy HopThe annual Cincy Lindy Exchange continues in 2016, with new organizers.

GLBE,2016o August 19th-21st:  Great Lakes Balboa Escape, Chicago, IL.  A weekend Balboa event in the Windy City.

ILHCLogoo August 25th-28th:  International Lindy Hop Championships (ILHC), Wash., DC area.  One of the best events in the Lindy Hop / Balboa swing dance community.