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!

Out-of-Town Events

Hopefully we'll see at least a few out-of-town events in 2021......keep an eye out on the Hepcats website for info when it becomes available.

Dance Events

See the dances or calendar page for info on upcoming events.

And check out the "What's the Scoop?" info noted below!


What's the scoop?  No, not ice cream - but what's the scoop on swing dance eventsHyperbole is rampant and commonplace these days, especially in swing dance event promotion on FB, on event web sites, etc.   Words like “awesome”, “amazing”, “fantastic”.... are so overused those type words have almost lost any real meaning.  It can be a real challenge separating fact from fiction for swing dance events.

So Mike & Mary are going to provide info on (1) future swing dance events, and (2) provide a review of selected events we attended - - called - - What’s the Scoop?  Click on this link to get the scoop!






The Hepcats are proud members of the National Fast Dance Association.

Group Classes & Private Lessons

Hepcats next series of group classes to be announced.  

(Want to learn right away and get one-on-one, individualized instruction in Lindy Hop and/or Balboa?  Take some private lessons with Mike & Mary!  Contact Mike Richardson at 859-420-2426 or info@luv2swingdance.com for more info.)

What's Next?

The Hepcats have some plans for swing dance events in 2021, but no info right now on the "what or when".

Keep an eye out  - we'll update the Hepcats web site as soon as we have any definite info!


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Swing dance lessons are the perfect gift for someone looking for a fun activity, wanting to meet new people, explore a new hobby or just stay in shape.

Gift certificates can be customized for a single class/lesson, or for a package of classes, and for single dancers or groups of dancers.

One call or email does it all! Contact Mike Richardson at 859-420-2426 or info@luv2swingdance.com to arrange your purchase.