Swing 1



Learn to Lindy Hop, the Daddy of all swing dances!

In this 4 week course, you’ll learn all the basic moves all while making new friends.

It’s specifically structured to build up your skills and confidence week by week while having plenty of fun along the way. By the end of the course, you’ll have enough moves to go out social dancing in Kansas City’s vibrant swing dance scene.

You don’t need a partner and you don’t need any experience as we’ll be teaching from the absolute basics. We recommend you wear flat shoes and layers, as the class can get hot as we start to dance.

Traditionally in Lindy Hop, the Men lead and the Women follow, however, we don’t stick to this tradition so please feel free to chose whichever role you prefer.

Swing 1: Swing 1 starts from the very beginning, introducing 6 count footwork and lots of basic 6 count moves, 8 count footwork and lots of basic 8 count moves, 6 and 8 beat Charleston variants (including hand to hand) and what to do with them, and a whole heap of handholds, patterns and lead/follow possibilities.

We run a cycle a 4-week cycle of Swing 1 classes but you can start ANY week. Most folk will have to complete the 4-week cycle AT LEAST THREE TIMES before moving up and should already be enthusiastic social dancers. If you aren’t sure it’s a good time to move up or not, ask a board member or regular teacher for a social dance.