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!  Our motto: Keepin' it Real!

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Out-of-Town Dance Events

Aug. 1st -4th:  Cincy Hop.  Dancing in the Queen City.  See the web site for info.

Sat., Aug. 31st:  Cincy Museum Center 1940's day. A fun event to attend - wear your 1930's/40's vintage clothes!  See the web site for more info.



Hepcats Dance Events

o  Sunday, Sep. 15th - Hepcats Swing Dance!  Lots of great swing music for your dancing, and listening, enjoyment, DJ'd byMike Richardson of the Hepcats.


o New Year's eve - 2024.  Working on a possible New Year's eve swing dance for New Year's eve, 2024!  If the event is confirmed and details finalized, info will be available in the Hepcats Email Newsletter, and on our web site.  Stay tuned!


Hepcats Group Classes & Private Lessons

Hepcats Fall 2024 classes start Sunday, September 22nd.  On-line class registration now open.

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!

July 2023 transoceanic cruise.  From July 14th - 21st, Mike and Mary were fortune to make a transatlantic crossing from Southhampton, England to New York on the Queen Mary 2 (QM2).

Click here to see some pics from that cruise.