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. 

   (Last updated June 11th, 2024)

Upcoming Hepcats events:
o Hepcats Swing Dance, Sunday, Sep. 15th.  Lots of great swing music for your dancing, and listening, enjoyment!
o  Hepcats Fall 2024 Classes start Sunday, September 22nd.  See the Hepcats Classes page for class description info.  Click here to register for classes.

Out-of-town events of note:
o Aug. 1st – 4th:  Cincy Hop, dancing in the Queen City.
o Sat., Aug. 31st:  Cincy Museum Center 1940’s day.

July 2024

Thursday, July 4th:  Happy Birthday America!

August 2024

August 1st - 4th:  Cincy Hop, dancing in the Queen City.  See the web site for info.

Saturday, August 31st:  Cincinnati Museum Center's 1940's Day. 
Location:  Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45203
A fun event to attend!  A bit of info about this event.  This is an overall fun event to attend.  We recommend you attend, and note vintage clothes are not required - but if you got 'em should wear your best 1930's/40's vintage clothing to get in the spirit of the event!

The event takes place at the Cincy Museum Center, a beautiful and historic art deco designed 1930's facility.  There is a vintage car display featuring vehicles from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, sometimes a flyover of vintage aircraft provided by the Cincinnati Warbirds (the group that sponsors the Coney Island USO Swing Dance), vintage fashion contest, historical presentations, vintage wares for sale from Casablanca Vintage, plus other activities.

August 30th - September 2nd:  Camp Hollywood, LA.  If you can make it to LA, this is a great event to attend.

September 2024

Sunday, September 15th -

Hepcats Swing Dance!

o Doors open, 6:15

o 6:30-9:30 pm - - Mike Richardson DJs lots of great swing music for your dancing (and listening) enjoyment.

o $10, pay at the door (cash or check).

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 2024 Swing Dance classes start Sunday, September  22nd!

See our classes page for all the details.  Click here to register for classes.

October 2024


November 2024


December 2024

Planning is in the works for a New Year's eve swing dance for New Year's eve, 2024!  If the event is confirmed and details finalized, info will be available on our web site and in the Hepcats Email Newsletter.  Stay tuned!

Lindy Focus, Asheville, NC, December 26-31, 2024.  The nightly dance features music by the great big bands of the 1930's/40's, such as Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, etc.  The event is worth attending just for one or more of those dances.  See their web site for info.

January 2025


February 2025

Dayton Swing Smackdown, Dayton, OH, February 21-23, 2025. 
Workshop classes and a team competition.  See their web site for info.

March 2025


April 2025


May 2025


June 2025

Alas, the All Balboa Weekend (ABW) was postponed for 2024, but the event is scheduled to take place in 2025.

All you Balboa dancers - - keep an eye out for the dates and details for ABW in 2025!

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!