You'll receive regular emails about classes, parties and just general goings-on with the Hilo Hep Cats
Our group classes are offered at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in downtown Hilo:
29 Shipman St. (Koehnen's Alley, across from the Hilo Armory) 2nd floor--go up the outside ramp.
The studio is roomy and well-lit, features a sprung floor and mirrors, and even has an air conditioner!
One-hour classes are followed by a half-hour guided practice period.
Discounts for multiple classes, or if you bring a new student.
Lindy Skills- 6 Classes - Mondays, November 4 - December 9, 2019
7:00 p.m. Let's smooth out that Swingout and learn variations, styling and musicality! Andie will work with students who have learned the Swingout and are interested in improving their technique and becoming more fluent in the "language" of Lindy. Our theme will be "linear elasticity"--using continuity of movement throughout swingout variations and other moves. Six weeks for $45; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in.
Balboa Explorations- 6 Classes - Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. Learn techniques to make your Bal and Bal-Swing more expressive and individualized! Mike will present material to expand your horizons and work with you to solidify the moves you know, drawing from techniques taught recently by Jeremy Otth. Six weeks for $45; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in.
Lindy Charleston - 6 Classes - Wednesdays, November 6 - December 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. Add some upbeat Charleston to your swing dancing! Angela will focus on basic footwork in Lindy and Charleston and the transitions between them. Beginner-friendly, and also suitable for those who have some background in 6- or 8-count Lindy. Six weeks for $45; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in. Or only $30 if you bring a new student who hasn't taken classes from the Hep Cats before.
Privates with the Hep Cats' instructors
Our primary swing dance instructors, Andie Gill and Angela Beck, offer private lessons by request. If you would like to take private lessons please use the Contact Form.
Privates with our workshop instructors
Almost all of our workshop instructors offer private lessons when they are in town. If you are interested in a little one-on-one time with some of our award-winning, nationally- and Internationally-acclaimed workshop instructors, please check the current workshop registration forms for information on how to schedule private lessons.
Resources for Students
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