FAQ

Who can attend?

Our classes and events are family friendly and open to all age levels.

What’s the deal with the drop-in lessons?

Before every dance we have a one-hour, super basic East Coast Swing lesson. We cover the same material every week and you don’t need to sign up for it. You do not need a partner; in fact, we always rotate partners. The point of a drop-in is to make everyone comfortable, get you having fun, introduce you to people, and give you enough dance moves to feel comfortable dancing around for the evening.

Do I need to bring a partner?

No! Lots of people come on their own. In class, we rotate partners so that you get to dance with everybody.

What should I wear?

Wear your normal clothes to class. You should aim to be comfortable moving around. Wear shoes that are lightweight, won’t fall off, or stick to the floor. We suggest against stilettos as they are more likely to cause injury.

How do I know if I should lead or follow?

Lindy Hop is a partner dance where one person leads and another follows. Don’t be fooled by the words “leader” and “follower;” each partner makes up 50% of the dance. Leaders tend to initiate moves and the followers respond by turning it into something awesome. Back in the heyday of swing dancing, society was not as enlightened as we are today. Women followed and men led. Today, we don’t care. Lots of women lead and lots of men follow. Both roles are awesome and many people learn both. For classes, pick one role and stick with it for the whole class series.

(credit to Mobtown Ballroom in Baltimore for their wonderful explanation)

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