This web page provides general information on Hepcats and some out-of-town events in a monthly list format. The out-of-town events listed are ones Mike & Mary have either attended or heard good things about from other Lindy Hoppers & Balboa dancers whose opinions we trust. Note some Lindy Hop events may also have classes & competitions for Balboa, and perhaps Collegiate Shag, i.e. Camp Hollywood. This is not an all inclusive list….check out the Swing Planit web site for info on swing dance events all over the world (and even that web site is probably not all inclusive).
Note: Caveat emptor! Hyperbole is rampant and commonplace these days, especially in swing dance event promotion on FB, on event web sites, etc. Words and phrases like “awesome”, “amazing”, “fantastic”, “coolest ever”, “legendary”, “fabulous”, “incredible”, “super amazing”…… are so vastly overused those words have almost lost any real meaning. It’s a real challenge separating fact from fiction in swing dance event promotion – – so buyer beware! You can also check out our “What’s the Scoop?“ feature.
Info provided only as a service to web users; no other info expressed or implied. See the event web site and/or contact the event for full details.
(Last updated March 1st, 2019)
Some upcoming events:
o Saturday, June 8th: Swingin’ on Short, Lexington’s annual street dance.
o June 13-16: the All Balboa Weekend – a must attend event for Balboa enthusiasts.
o Keep an eye out for Hepcats next series of classes in the Fall.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 7-10 pm: Harry James Orchestra Dance/Benefit at the beautiful Music Hall Ballroom in Cincy, presented by WMKV radio.
Coney Island USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans
Saturday, May 25th, 6-10 pm
Get on up to Coney Island in Cincy for the Cincinnati Warbirds USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans, music by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra, featuring their re-creation of the Glenn MIller Army-Air Force WW II band. A fun, and patriotic event to attend.
o Sat., June 8th: Swingin' On Short, Lexington's annual street dance!
o All Balboa Weekend (ABW), 2019 - June 13-16. A must attend event for Balboa enthusiasts!
o Thursday, July 4th: Happy Birthday to the greatest county in the world!