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Group Classes

Our group classes are  usually 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 two air conditioners!

If classes are held at a different location, that is noted in the class description.

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, January 6 - February 10, 2020

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 "jazz movement"--incorporating vintage jazz vernacular into partner dancing for added pizzazz.  Five weeks for $40; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in.  

SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR Feb. 3:  Lucky Skillen!  Separately priced. $15 if paid by 1/29/20, or $20 at the door.

Beginning 8-Count Lindy Hop 6 Classes - Tuesdays, January 7 - February 11, 2020

7:00 p.m. Lindy Hop is the original style of swing dancing, created in Harlem and danced to Big Band music.  It took American and then the rest of the world by storm--a fun and creative dance guaranteed to chase the blues away!  No experience or partner necessary.  Angela will teach the rhythm, footwork and Lindy's iconic move, The Swingout.   Six weeks for $45; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in.  

Balboa Explorations 6 Classes - Wednesdays, January 8 - February 12, 2020

NOTE: This class will NOT be held at PPAC.  Please contact us for information on the venue.

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 already know.  Six weeks for $40; $35 if this is your 2nd or 3rd class this session. $10 drop-in.  

Private Lessons

Privates with the Hep Cats' instructors

Our primary swing dance instructors, Andie Gill , Angela Beck and Michael Connelley, 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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