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.

An out-of-town dance event – indeed any type event – is subject to change.  So make sure the event is taking place before you depart!  For out-of-town/worldwide events see the SwingPlanit website.  As expected, a lot less events on the calendar, as compared to pre-pandemic times.

   (Last updated May 18th, 2023)

May 2023

Coney Island USO
Swing Dance
& Salute to Veterans

Friday, May 26th, 6-10 pm  (Note:  for 2023, this event is on Friday!) 

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, $25 at the door.  Note you'll also have to pay to park at Coney Island.

June 2023

Saturday, June 3rd:
Swingin' on Main, Lexington's annual street dance!

Location:  Main & Broadway, across from Triangle Park.

Music by Terry Lee Ridley & the Million Dollar Band!

1950's piano pumpin' honky tonkin' rock 'n' roll!

o 7 pm, swing dance lesson by the Hepcats Swing Dance Club.

o 8:00 - 9:00 pm, first set by the band.

o Dance contest during the band's break (c. 9:15 pm).

o 9:45 - 11:oo pm, second set by the band.

o Admission:  Free!  Bring your family, bring your friends, the more the merrier!

o Food vendors on site!

Saturday, June 17th:  1940's Ball, Boulder, CO.  Location:  Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, Colorado.  Looks like a fun event to attend if you can make it to Boulder, CO on June 17th.

July 2023

Tuesday, July 4th:  Happy Birthday USA - the greatest country in the world!


August 2023

Aug. 3-6:  Cincy Hop.  Lots of dancing in the Queen City.

September 2023

September 1st - 4th:  Camp Hollywood, LA.  If you can make it to LA, this is a great event to attend.

October 2023

Time for a Hepcats..... Saturday Night Swing Dance!

Saturday, October 7th!

o 7:45 pm - doors open

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.

Location:  1801 Alexandria Dr., (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Lexington; in Gardenside Shopping Center, across from Kroger.

Mike & Mary are excited to host this event and look forward to seeing you!

Questions?  Contact Mike at [email protected] or 859-420-2426.

Hepcats Fall 2023 Swing Dance classes start Sunday, October 22nd.  Class registration now open - click here for all the info!

November 2023


December 2023

Lindy Focus, Asheville, NC, December 26-31, 2023.  See their web site for info.

January 2024


February 2024


March 2024


June 2024 - Yes, 2024!

Alas, the All Balboa Weekend (ABW) is postponed for 2023, but is scheduled to take place June 13th - 16th, 2024.  All you Balboa dancers - - mark your calendar and save the dates for ABW in 2024!

April 2024


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).

What's the scoop?

What's the scoop?  No, not ice cream - but what's the scoop on swing dance events?

Mike & Mary are often asked about swing dance events - - what's the event like, is the event worth attending, etc....  So we're providing info on a few (of the very many!) events we've attended over the years called - - What’s the Scoop?  Click on this link to get the scoop!