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 Dance Events

o Feb. 24-26: Dayton Swing Smackdown.   A weekend workshop event with classes and competitions, to include a team competition.

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 (and listening!) enjoyment, DJ'd by Mike Richardson from the Hepcats Swing Dance Club!

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

New series of Hepcats group classes start Sun., Jan. 22nd.  Beginner Lindy Hop, Intermediate Lindy Hop/Swing Dance, and Beginner Balboa offered.


o Already know some swing dance?  Don't settle for "step, step, rock step....".  Learn the original swing dances - Lindy Hop & Balboa - and get hep to the jive!

o New for the classes that start Jan. 22:  Intermediate Lindy Hop/Swing Dance - add some cool moves to your repertoire!

o  The Beginner Lindy Hop & Balboa class series are also good 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 for Lindy Hop and/or Balboa?  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 swing-era, i.e. 1930’s/40’s vintage best dressed contests (couple and/or individual) at several events.  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.  The info provided is to assist those that may have an interest in dressing vintage.  Also, feel free to ask us questions, we are happy to share our knowledge and expertise!