Welcome to the homepage of Mike & Mary Richardson, swing dance intructors and performers. We teach and promote the original swing dances of the big band swing-era, Lindy Hop & Balboa, and the great music of that era!

Nov. 21-23: Music City Shuffle - get on down to Nashville for this event!

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



Learn from award winning instructors!  Let the Hepcats put the swing in your step with our high quality, low cost classes! SdlShoes

Out-of-town Events

Nov. 21-23:   Music City Shuffle, Nashville, TN.  A weekend of Balboa classes, competitions and dancing. MCS


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What’s Next

MCSo November 21st – 23rd:  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!


o Swingin’ on Sunday!

Sunday, January 18th, 2:00-5:00 pm

SoSu,Nov7,14Hey swing dancers:  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

o Sat. & Sun., Nov. 29th & 30th:  Smorgasboard of Swing, Cincy, OH.  A fun event to attend; see their web site for all the info.

o Sunday, Dec. 14th, 7-10 pm:  Lee’s Junction Big Band plays at Jim & Jack’s on the River in Cincy, OH (513-251-7966).  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!


CtB,MHBo Thursday, Feb. 5th:  Count Basie 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 Count Basie 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.