class levels

Our classes and workshops are pitched at different levels, to accommodate different dancer needs and experiences.


Welcome! Perhaps you’ve never danced lindy hop before, or you’ve taken a couple of classes. Maybe you’re here to try something new, or perhaps you’ve danced other styles, or never really danced at all and would like to change that… In our Beginner classes and workshops, you’ll learn the fundamentals of lindy hop including 6-count vocab to get you social dancing, solo jazz ABCs, charleston, and the building blocks of a swing outs (a lindy hop essential).


You have learnt all of the content that’s covered in our Beginner-level classes and workshops, but you’re not quite confident social dancing the content yet. You need more in-class focus on rhythm changes and partner connection, tweaks to get your swing outs and charleston feeling comfortable, and some tips on how to develop a habit of dance practice.


You’ve been dancing for a while and feel more relaxed on the dance floor: more in your body, less in your head. You are comfortable social dancing swing outs and variations, switching between 6- and 8- count rhythms, and mixing in some charleston. You can have a fun solo jazz jam by yourself to swing music. You’re really starting to get a feel for the music. You find that you listen to swing music between classes to keep your groove going. You may even spend time looking up the pros (Swing Era legends and international lindy hoppers of today) and start to take notes on cool moves and rhythms you want to try. You’ve started exploring dancing to much faster (e.g. 200 BPM) and much slower (e.g. 80 BPM) tempos. Maybe you’ve also experimented with switching to the other role!


This is where you really start upping your game! Musicality, variations and connection are key. You’ve got some classic lindy hop routines under your belt, like Trickeration, California Routine and the Big Apple. You’re inspiring others on the social dance floor, and you’re learning to shine with your own unique styling and solid and creative rhythm. You’re using your body as an instrument, complimenting the music that inspires your dancing, and connecting smoothly with your dance partners.