You can start classes at the beginning of any month
7:00-8:00 Level 2 & 3
8:00-9:00 Level 1 & Specialty Class
For up to date information check out the Calendar.
4-pass punchcard: $40
10-pass punchcard: $85
4-pass punchcard: $25
DJ Night: $5
Band night: $10
Take a class, get into the dance for free.
2115 Pearl St
We offer weekly progressive Swing dance lessons every Monday night in Boulder. Our class series run on a monthly basis.
No partner needed!
We are generally balanced between leaders and followers in class, so you don’t have to bring your own partner. We rotate in all of our classes so that students get experience dancing with a variety of partners. If the class is unbalanced, the teachers rotate in as often as possible so that no one is out for long.
If you bring a partner, we highly recommend that you rotate. We’ve found that rotating students learn much faster and they seem to have more fun too.
When Can I start?
Each level runs in a month long series. You can start the first Monday of any month. Sometimes, under special circumstances, we let students start the second week of a series, but you must get instructor permission. It is not possible to start the third or fourth week of our Level 1 classes.
We teach a variety of swing-era dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Solo Jazz, and Blues. See our Swing 101 page for more information.
Each class cost $15. We also sell a multi-class punchcard that substantially reduce the cost. A 4-class punch card costs $40 while a 10-class punch card costs $85. Students can buy a 4-class punch card for $25.
No preregistration needed. We accept cash and most major credit cards at the door. We cannot accept checks.
We offer 3 levels of Lindy Hop classes on Mondays, along with other special topics classes. Our Level 1 and 2 classes have several months of curriculum that can be taken in any order. You must take all classes in one level before moving on to the next.
LINDY 1 (BEGINNER LINDY HOP)
This class is an introduction to the basic movements of Lindy Hop. Moves covered include: swingouts, lindy circle, open and closed Position, swivels, send outs, bring ins.
LINDY 2A (TURNS AND BETTER BASICS)
Become a master of turns and work on perfecting your movement. This includes inside and outside turns, Texas Tommy, and further refinement of your swingouts.
LINDY 2B (CHARLESTON AND BALBOA)
In this month we cover 1930's Charleston, Tandem Charleston, and the basic steps of Balboa.
LINDY 2C (SIX COUNT LINDY HOP)
Up to now all the moves that have been taught are in eight counts. This month learn six moves and how to successfully integrate them into the rest of your dancing.
An extensive rotation of vocabulary, technique, and general fun for the advanced dancer. Teacher permission required to enter this level.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHICH LEVEL SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Never danced before?
No problem, we’ve got you covered in our Level 1 classes. We start from scratch and we’ll have you dancing in no time! Also, check out our beginner drop-in classes on Tuesday nights at the Avalon.
Taken some other partner dance classes, but not Lindy Hop specifically?
If you’ve never learned Lindy Hop, we want you to start with the Level 1 class. Your previous experience will help you learn fast, but there is a lot of material you’ll need to be fluent in before jumping into the Level 2 classes.
Been doing Lindy Hop for a little while?
If you think you belong in the Level 2 or 3 classes, your best bet is to come a little early and dance with one of our instructors. We’ll help put you in the class that will be the best for you. Level 2 and 3 classes move fast, so we want to make sure you have all the skills you need to have fun.
When does the next Monday class series start?
Our series generally start on the first Monday of the month and run for 4 weeks. You can check out when the next series starts on our Calendar.
Suggested Clothing and Shoes
Lindy Hop is a casual dance, and it’s also quite athletic. We suggest comfortable clothes that you can move around in, and flat shoes that will stay on your feet (open backed shoes or flip flops don’t work well. Followers don’t generally wear heels in Lindy. Please make sure that your clothes smell good and that your breath is fresh as a summer’s day.
Music for practice
We have a list of music that’s great for practicing on our music page.
We’ve found that people starting out in swing dancing learn fastest when they take group classes rather than privates. They get plenty of opportunity to dance with lots of different partners, lots of repetition, and the benefit of insight from other students.
If you think you need a private lesson, though, all of our instructors offer them. You can contact them in person before/after class, or by emailing us.
Who am I taking lessons from?
Boulder Swing Dance is run by a group of people who love swing dancing. We don’t teach or dance for a living, but we love swing so much that we spend nights and weekends sharing with anyone who would like to learn. We’re invested in your success at having a good time and learning something new. We hope that some day we can learn something from you.
The best way to get a quick answer is to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.