Welcome to the home page of Mike & Mary Richardson, swing dance instructors & 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!

Learn Lindy Hop, the original swing dance! Hepcats classes start Jan. 25th!

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. 7:   Tommy Dorsey Orch. dance/benefit at the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy. Trvl1


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What’s Next

TDOrcho Friday, Nov. 7th:  Tommy Dorsey 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 Tommy Dorsey 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.


o Hepcats Swing Dance!
Next date TBA.

Everyone is invited to this Hepcats Swing Dance!  AlbumCovers,a

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 Sunday, Nov. 9th, 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!

HFundo Sat., Nov. 15th:  7th Annual Heroes’ Fund Dinner at the Marriott Cincinnati NorthHey Hecats:  your chance to support military veterans and dance to the great musicTDOrch of the Tom Daugherty Orchestra, with their re-creation of the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force WWII band (this is the band that plays for the Coney Island USO Dance on Memorial Day weekend).
Tickets are $65/person; yes, that is a bit of money, but – aside from the band, the evening includes appetizers and dinner. Drinks and appetizers begin at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner; with the band scheduled for about 7 pm. /

/o Sat MCSo Nov. 21-23:  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!