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., Dec. 10: Jingle Bal, Cincy.  Balboa workshop classes, followed by an evening dance with live music. CBall

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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

 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.

LindyFocusDec. 27-31:  Lindy FocusAsheville, NC.  Annual week long workshop event.  The highlight of the event is five evenings of great big band music featuring the works of Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman…. – ’nuff said!

Note:  Mike & Mary were proud to sponsor two of the songs for the Chick Webb Project…see info below

Big Band Revival:  The Chick Webb Project & Lindy Focus

chickwebbMike & Mary were proud to sponsor two of the songs for the Chick Webb Project, a project that transcribed c. 31 songs from the Chick Webb library for live performances, the first which will be at Lindy Focus 2016!  Click here for more info.