This web page provides info on Hepcats and some out-of-town events.  Info provided only as a service to web users; no other info expressed or implied.  See the event web site and/or contact the event for full details.

Out-of-town dance events – indeed any type event – is subject to change.  So make sure the event is taking place before you depart!   

(Last updated April 28th, 2022)

o Hepcats events – a couple of dance events right around the corner!  Saturday, June 4th, Swingin’ on Main, downtown Lexington; and Saturday, June 11th, Jitterbug Jamboree at Rock Fence Park in Nicholasville.

o Hepcats classes – new series of Hepcats classes scheduled to start Sunday, October 9th!  Class and registration info should be available on/about June 1st.

o Out-of-town events – see the SwingPlanIt website for info on swing dance events out-of-town/worldwide.  As expected, a lot less events on the calendar for 2022, as compared to pre-pandemic times.

o Saturday, May 28:  Swing Dance and USO Show at Coney Island, Cincy.

o Saturday, June 4:  Swingin’ on Main, corner of Main and Broadway, across from Triangle Park.  Lexington’s annual street dance is back for 2022!

o Saturday, June 11:  Jitterbug Jamboree at Rock Fence Park, Nicholasville.

o Sunday, July 24th:  dance in Cincinnati, featuring the New Liberty Dance Orchestra.

May 2022

Saturday, May 28th,  6-10 pm

Coney Island USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans

Get on up to Coney Island in Cincy for the Cincinnati Warbirds USO Swing Dance & Salute to Veterans, music by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra, featuring their re-creation of the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force WW II band.

A fun, and patriotic event to attend.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Note you'll also have to pay to park at Coney Island.

May 27th - 30Camp Jitterbug, Seattle, WA.  A weekend workshop event - if you can make it to Seattle this would be a great event to attend.  See their web site for info.

June 2022

o  Swingin' on Main - Lexington's annual street is back for 2022!

Saturday, June 4th, 7-11 pm

Featuring music by Big Time Operator,
from Cincinnati, OH.

NEW location for 2022:  Downtown Lexington, corner of Main Street and Broadway, across from Triangle Park.

o Swing dance lesson, 7-8 pm
o Music & dancing, 8-11 pm
o Dance contest during the band's break (c. 8:45 pm)
o Admission:  Free!


This event presented by Lexington Parks & Rec, with assistance provided by the Hepcats Swing Dance Club and Lexington Arthur Murray.

It's a......
Jitterbug Jamboree!
at Rock Fence Park,
Nicholasville, KY

Saturday, June 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

o Lots of dancing to great swing music, Dj'd by Mike Richardson from the Hepcats Swing Dance Club

o Dance contests with $250 in cash prizes!

o Admission:  Free!

Location:  Rock Fence Park, 306 North 3rd Street, Nicholasville, KY  40356


This event presented by Nicholasville Jessamine County Parks & Rec and Shindig! Productions, with assistance provided by the Hepcats Swing Dance Club.

July 2022

Monday, July 4th:  Happy birthday USA - the greatest country in the world!





Thursday, July 14th, 7-10 pm.

Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys at Jim & Jacks on the River, Cincy.  Jim & Jacks has good food, so get a bit to eat before the dance!




  Sunday, July 24th, 2 pm.

A good dance opportunity in Cincinnati, music by the..........
New Liberty Dance Orchestra.

Location:  Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH.
Cost:  $15/$10 students.

August 2022

o August 4th - 7th:  Cincy Hop 2022.  Lots of dancing in the Queen City.  See their web site for info.

September 2022

September 2nd - 5thCamp Hollywood, LAX Marriott.  A weekend workshop, dances and competition event.  If you can make it to Los Angeles this would be a great event to attend.  See their web site for info.

October 2022

Sunday, October 9th:  new series of Hepcats Swing Dance Classes begin.  Class and registration info should be available on/about July 1st.




October 14th - 16thI *heart* Balboa, Richmond, VA.  A Balboa weekend workshop event.  See their web site for all the info.

November 2022


December 2022

Lindy Focus, Asheville, NC, December 26-31, 2022.  More info to follow.

Swing Dance Events - Caveat Emptor!

The events listed on this web page are ones Mike & Mary have attended, or heard good things about from others whose opinions we trust.  Note some Lindy Hop events may also include classes & competitions for Balboa, and perhaps Collegiate Shag, i.e. Camp Hollywood.  This is not an all inclusive list….check out the Swing Planit web site for info on other events in the U.S. and worldwide.

Caveat emptor!   Hyperbole is rampant and commonplace these days, especially in swing dance event promotion on FB, event web sites, etc.  It’s a challenge separating fact from fiction – – so buyer beware!  You can also check out our What’s the scoop? feature (see below).

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