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., March 5th - next Hepcats Swing Dance!
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

June 16-19:  All Balboa Weekend (ABW).  A must attend event for Balboa enthusiasts!  Registration opens Feb. 13, 2 pm. ABW16


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Saturday, March 5th – Hepcats Swing Dance!  

AlbumCovers,bo Saturday, March 5th:  Hepcats Swing DanceCome dance to great swing music on a floating, smoooooth wooden dance color!  Click here for all the info.


HP,2[1]o Sunday, April 3rd:  Hepcats Spring 2016 classes begin!
                              oo Beginner Class – Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats!  Sundays, April 3rd – May 8th, 5:30-6:15 pm.  Want to learn to swing dance? 
This is the class for you!  Mike & Mary have taught literally thousands of people to swing dance, and we can teach you give it a try! 

oo  Lindy Charleston Variations Sundays, April 3rd – May 8th, 6:30-7:15 pm.  The Lindy Charleston is a fun move you see Lindy Charleston variations at lots of swing dances.  Take this class and learn some cool variations! 

Out-of-town events 

BlairCo Thursday, February 11th, 7-10 pm: Blair Carmen plays at Jim & Jack’s in Cincy, OH. The Blair Carmen Band is a really good rockabilly/early 50’s band.  Plus Jim & Jack’s has a spacious, wooden dance floor and good food – get a bit to eat before the dance!

2ndSatBalo Saturday, February 13th, 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.

DSSo February 26th-28th:  Dayton Swing Smackdown. A fun event to attend.

ABWLogoo June 16th-19th:  All Balboa Weekend (ABW) It’s not too early to make plans to attend the ABW, a must attend event for Balboa enthusiasts!

Why should I attend the ABW?  Click here for more info.