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 Friday, May 26: Coney Island USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans. Note this event is on Friday!
Hepcats Dance Events
Check out these upcoming Hepcats events!
o Saturday, June 3rd: Swingin' on Main, Lexington's annual street dance!
Featuring music by Terry Lee and the Million Dollar Band!
Next Hepcats Swing Dance - Saturday, October 7th!
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.
Hepcats Group Classes & Private Lessons
Hepcats Fall 2023 classes start Sunday, October 22nd. Class registration now open - click here for all the info! Your chance to learn Lindy Hop and Balboa from Mike & Mary Richardson of the Hepcats!
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 a couple of 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!