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

Sat., Sep. 12th: Swingin' at Moon Dance - music by the Walnut Street Ramblers!
Dance Events

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

Group Classes / Private Lessons

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Out-of-town Events

 July 31-Aug. 2:  Bal-Astoff, Balboa weekend workshop event, Huntsville, AL.  BalastOff


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What’s next?  Some good events on the horizon in Aug. & Sep. for Lindy Hop & Balboa enthusiasts!

2ndSatBalo Saturday, August 8th, 3-6 pm: Second Saturday Balboa Sessions, 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. Click here for more info.

o Wednesday, August 12th, 8-11 pm: Derby City Stomp@The Cure Lounge, Louisville. Get on up to Louisville to support this new event for Lindy Hop and Balboa enthusiasts. Thanks to Madeline Scott Ford and Warren Erath for organizing this event. Click here for more info.

oCincyLX August 14th – 16th:  Cincy Lindy ExchangeLots of dancing in the Queen City for the annual, and apparently final, CincyCHMuseum LX; see their web site for info.  Note the Saturday afternoon dance (c. 1-5 pm) is a part of the Cincinnati History Museum 1940’s event commemoration.

MDSign2o Saturday, September 12th:  Swingin’ at Moon Dance!  Lexington Parks & Rec, the Hepcats, and Lexington Arthur Murray present this “Summer Nights in Suburbia” event……Click here for all the info.

Out-of-town events 

oBalastOff July 31st – August 2nd:  Bal-Astoff, Balboa weekend workshop event, Huntsville, AL.

ILHCLogoo August 27th – 30th:  International Lindy Hop Championships (ILHC), Arlington, VA (Wash., DC area).  ILHC is one of the premier events in the Lindy Hop / Balboa swing dance community for classes, competitions and dancing.