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You'll receive regular emails about classes, parties and just general goings-on with the Hilo Hep Cats

For 3 of these classes, we are offering "outside" classes in a carport with a smooth, concrete floor.  Please wear athletic shoes or other footwear which provides a cushion.  Beginners welcome.

Masks required. Class size limited; $5 each night.

For the Tuesday 7:00 class, we are returning to an indoor studio at Paradise Performing Arts Center,

29 Shipman Street, Hilo.  Four classes $35 pre-paid; $10 drop-in.  Masks required.  Clean dance shoes required.

Please pre-register by email here.

Group Classes

Cool Moves for Lindy Hop II - Mondays, March 13 - April 3, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Time to dress up your dancing!  Try adding a lock-step, the Jig Walk, the Skip Up, alternatives to Swing Out footwork, and various dips and stylings.  The class will be adjusted to the student’s experience and interests, but it is intended for non-beginners—you should already be familiar with 6- and/or 8-count basics.  This is a partnered class; we will rotate to make sure everyone is paired up, and there will be material for both leaders and followers.

Everything Except Swingout - Mondays, March 13 - April 3, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Looking for moves in 8-count Lindy other than the Swingout?  Learn moves such as yoyos, pecking, the J turn, and Walk in the Park.  This beginner-friendly class will emphasize 8-count footwork and introduce fun ways to expand your dance horizons.  Experienced dancers will review skills and add to their repertoire.

Beginning 6-Count Swing - Tuesdays, March 14 - April 4, 2023

 

 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  The fastest way to get you onto the dance floor!  This partner dance (similar to East Coast Swing) is versatile and fun.  Both leaders and followers will learn simple turns as well as the basic rhythm and footwork, and how to dance in either open or closed position.  No experience necessary.  Feel free to bring a partner, but we will rotate to make sure everyone has someone to dance with.

   

Introduction to Swingout - Tuesdays, March 14 - April 4, 2023

 

 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Both new dancers and lindyhoppers who are experienced but rusty will benefit from this basic class.  The iconic Swingout defines Lindy Hop; learn to use 8-count footwork, momentum and partner connection to execute this essential and dynamic move. Pending confirmation from the studio, this class will be held at Paradise Performing Arts Center, which features a smooth, sprung dance floor and mirrors.  Clean dance shoes or socks required.

   

Private Lessons

Our primary swing dance instructors offer private lessons by request.   In addition, most of our workshop instructors offer privates when they are in town. If you would like to take private lessons please use the Contact Form.

Resources for Students

If you're a Hep Cats student, click here for additional class resources.

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