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!

New series of Hepcats classes start Apr. 19th!
Dance Events

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

Group Classes / Private Lessons

Learn from award winning instructors!  Let the Mike & Mary put the swing in your step! SdlShoes

Out-of-town Events

Thurs., May 14th:  Glenn MIller Orch. at the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy.GMO,MHB


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What’s next?  Sunday, April 19th – new series of Hepcats classes start!  

o  Sunday, April 19th:  SO,BW1new series of Hepcats classes start.Bal2

Three class series offered:  (1) Beginner Lindy Hop  (2) Got Moves?  (3) Beginner Balboayes, your chance to learn Balboa!

Why should I learn Balboa?  To be a well rounded and versatile swing-era swing dancer you should learn – and embrace – Balboa!  Click here for more info on why you should learn Balboa, what Balboa looks like, etc…

Questions about the Hepcats classes?  See the our classes web page, or contact Mike at info@luv2swingdance.com, or 859-420-2426.

o  After seeing Ctrl+Alt+Dance last night, I had thoughts about another film that premiered just about this time two years ago, the documentary Swing OutSwingOutPoster, by our friend Morgan Irish.  The film follows Morgan’s journey as she meets the challenge of participating in a Jam Circle.  About the film, in Morgan’s own words: “The film represents to me more than just one girl learning to swing dance. The people met along the way, the love shown among all those involved and the lessons learned are things that I think are transferable to all who ever find themselves being challenged to meet a goal…”  Click here to view the film.

Out-of-town events of interest

GMO,MHBo Thursday, May 14th:  Glenn Miller 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 Glenn Miller 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 Saturday, May 23rd:  USO Swing Dance at Coney Island in Cincy.  Sponsored by the Cincy Warbirds, featuring music by the Tom Daugherty TDOrchOrchestra and their re-creation of the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force WW II band.  A fun event to attend, dress to impress.  A lot of people dress swing-era/WWII vintage for this event!  (Mike might even wear one of his uniforms from his Army days!)

ABWLogoo June 11th – 14th: All Balboa Weekend (ABW), Independence, OH (about 15 miles SW of Cleveland).  ABW is the premier Balboa event in the Lindy Hop / Balboa swing dance community for Balboa classes, competitions and dancing (to both live and DJ’d music).  For Balboa dancers, this is a must attend event!