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 Sat., Nov. 25:  Smorgasbord of Swing, Cincy.  Classes and an evening dance.

o Sun., Dec. 10:  New Liberty Dance Orch., Swing Those Jingle Bells. Cincy.

o Dec. 26-31:  Lindy Focus, Asheville, NC.  See their web site for info.



Hepcats Dance Events

o  Sunday, December 3rd - Hepcats Holiday Swing DanceLots of great swing music for your dancing and listening enjoyment, to include some swingin' holiday tunes!

Special offer on Hepcats Winter 2024 classes:  sign up for classes at this dance and save $10!  Pay by cash or check - we won't have to pay any fees, and pass those savings on to you! 


o  Sunday, January 14th - Hepcats Swing Dance!


Hepcats Group Classes & Private Lessons

Hepcats Winter 2024 classes start Sunday, January 21stClass registration now open!

Winter 2024 Class offerings - see the Hepcats Classes page for all the info:

o Beginner Swing Dance Class - Learn to Swing Dance with the Hepcats!  Already know some swing dance?  Don't settle for "step, step, rock step....".  Learn the original swing dance:  Lindy Hop!

o  Lindy Hop FUNdamentals.  Calling all Lindy Hoppers - time to take your Lindy Hop to the next level!

1920's Charleson - plus Solo Jazz Moves & Footwork.

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.