Our Classes

All of our class series are progressive meaning each week the material builds on what was taught the previous week. We offer a number of different levels of classes, and most levels have several series. To move on to the next level of classes you must complete all of the series in your current level.  If you are just starting out, then you will want to begin with our Level 1 Swing series. Find out what to expect in your first class here.

Students who are in our Level 2 classes can join our Flatiron Stompers performance team.

Sporadically we teach two Balboa Concept series for those who wish to expand and improve their Balboa.

We also offer private lessons to for those who wish to accelerate their learning or receiver personal attention. For more information about private lessons, contact us at info@boulderswingdance.com

Class Progression

Description of Classes

The following is a more in depth description about each of our class levels.

Level 1 Swing

This class is an introduction to the basic movements of swing dancing. Learn the foundations of Lindy Hop, the original swing dance.

Prerequisites: None

Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: East Simpson Coffee Co.

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
Location: SKEYE Brewing

Level 1.5 Swing

Refine the moves covered in Level 1 while expanding your swing vocabulary. This level prepares students for our Level 2 series. There are two Level 1.5 series and they can be taken in any order.

Swing Out: This series focuses on swing out technique and adding in turns.
Promenades: In this series we cover valuable closed position movements, listening to the music, and adding counts to moves.

Prerequisites: Level 1 Swing

Mondays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: SKEYE Brewing


Expand your classic swing vocabulary with new ideas and movements. Through a series of useful combinations students work on their dance and partnering technique. There are four Level 2 series, and they can be taken in any order.

Savoy: This series covers classic eight-count patterns that were invented by dancers in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, NY during the 1930s and 1940s.
Six Count: Learn valuable six count combinations in this series and how to mix them in effectively with your eight-count Lindy Hop.
Charleston: Partner Charleston is an important part of modern swing dancing. This month introduces side-by-side Charleston and tandem Charleston.
Balboa: Learn the basic movements of balboa (great for fast music) as well as the difference between pure balboa and bal-swing.

Prerequisites: Complete all Level 1.5 Swing series

Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM
Location: Kakes Studios


Work on new vocabulary as well as transitioning smoothly between all of the movements covered in Level 2 Swing. This series is ongoing.

Prerequisites: Complete all Level 2 Swing series

Mondays 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Kake's Studios


*We are not currently running this curriculum.*
This is an intermediate level of Balboa that focuses on improving the technique taught in the Level 2 fast dancing & Balboa series. Learn all the moves necessary to dance the night away through Balboa. There are two Balboa Concept series that can be taken in any order.

Toss Outs: This series focuses on toss out technique and other Bal Swing and pure Balboa movements.
Out & Ins: Work on your out & ins as well as some great pure Balboa variations in this series.

Prerequisites: Complete the Level 2 Balboa month or an approved Balboa Bootcamp



Drop-in: $15/class
4-class punchcard: $50
10-class punchcard: $95

4-class punchcard: $30

Monday Dance
DJ Night: $5
Band night: $10
Take a class, get into the dance for free.



Kakes Studio
2115 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302



East Simpson Coffee Co.
414 East Simpson St.
Lafayette, CO 80026



SKEYE Brewing
900 S Hover St, Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501