Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lindy Hop? What kind of swing do you teach?
Lindy Hop is the granddaddy of swing dances, the dance of the big bang swing era. It includes elements of East Coast Swing, Charleston, and more and it has both 6-count and 8-count patterns. That's why we require new students to take 2 months of Level 1 classes (both 6-count and 8-count)
Do I need to bring a partner to class?
No you don't! We have about 1/2 out students come solo and and 1/2 come with a partner. We rotate throughout class so you get to try things with everybody which will make you better, plus you get to meet some really nice folks!
I have some experience - which level should I take?
If you don't know a swingout, circle, promenade, tuck turn, & basic 6 & 8-count rhythm patterns, you should for sure take a Level 1 class. If you have done East Coast Swing, you may be familiar with our Level 1 (6-count) but it may STILL be helpful to take it and you for sure need the Level 1 (8-count) before Level 2. For more level info, follow the link below.
I missed the 1st class - can I still come to the rest?
For Levels 1 & 2 the general answer is no. Our lessons are progressive which means we build a foundation the 1st week upon which we build each following week. Students who miss the 1st week generally have a hard time and less fun and that is not what we want! We want LESS hard and MORE fun!
What kind of clothes/shoes should I wear?
You are welcome to wear what you wish - no fancy dress required. Come in something comfortable that you can move (and maybe sweat a bit) in. As for shoes, no outdoor shoes please, and no shoes with marking soles - we need to protect our floors. Other than that, not too slippery and not too sticky is the key.
Where are classes held? Is there parking?
Our main venue is for our Wednesday night classes is Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts ,1617 North 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411 and there is a lot behind the building with plenty of spaces. But check out our location page for more venues!