Welcome to the home page of Mike & Mary Richardson, swing dance instructors & performers.  We teach and promote the original swing dances of the 1930's & 40's big band swing era - Lindy Hop & Balboa - and the great music of that era!  Keepin' it Real!

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Out-of-Town Dance Events

o Sun., Apr. 23:  A good dance opportunity in Cincy, music by the New Liberty Dance Orchestra.

o Sat., May 27:  Coney Island USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans.




Hepcats Dance Events

Check out these upcoming Hepcats events!

Sat., March 4th - Hepcats Saturday Night Swing Dance!

o Doors open:  7:45 pm.

o 8:00 - 11:00 pm:  lots of great swing music for your dancing & listening! enjoyment, DJ'd by Mike Richardson from the Hepcats!

o Admission:  $10, cash or check, pay at the door.

o Sat., June 3rd:  Swingin' on Main, Lexington's annual street dance!

Hepcats Group Classes & Private Lessons

Hepcats Fall 2023 group classes scheduled to start Sunday, October 22nd.  More info to follow!

o Already know some swing dance?  Don't settle for "step, step, rock step....".  Learn the original swing dances:  Lindy Hop & Balboa!

o  The Hepcats Beginner Lindy Hop & Balboa class series are well suited for those that have a basic knowledge of Lindy Hop and Balboa and want to improve their technique and styling (and maybe learn one or two new moves!).

Private Lessons.  Want to learn right away and get one-on-one instruction?  Take private lessons with Mike & Mary!  Contact Mike at [email protected] or 859-420-2426 for more info.

Vintage Clothing & Swing Dancing

Mike & Mary Richardson have won several swing-era, i.e. 1930’s/40’s best dressed vintage contests, couple and/or individual.  In addition to best dressed vintage contests, we often swing dance in our vintage clothes and shoes. Click here for more info on vintage clothing.  Also, feel free to ask us questions, we are happy to share our knowledge and expertise!