Monday Swing Classes 6-8pm

Hilo Hep Cats' new Lindy Hop classes start Jan. 17

Learn the original form of swing dancing, the Lindy Hop, with the Hilo Hep Cats!  6-week session starts Monday, Jan. 17, at Island Dance Academy, 17 Haili St., across from the Palace Theatre in downtown Hilo.  $45 for a 6-week session, or $10 drop-in. No partner needed! Bring a friend who has never taken a Hep Cats class before and get your own 6-week session at half price, if your friend also registers for a 6-week session.  Payment accepted at the door, but it's appreciated if you let Andie know that you intend to register ( (Note:  Refunds are given only if classes are cancelled.)

Lindy 3 (Intermediate Swing):  6:00-7:00 p.m.   Dancers need to be comfortable with the 8-count swingout.  Focus on interpretation of the music and incorporating new Lindy moves as well as expressions from related dance styles to add variety and interest.

Lindy 1 (Beginning): 7:00-8:00 p.m.  For new dancers and those who wish to learn the fundamentals of swing, this class will introduce six-count Lindy, which is the origin of East Coast Swing, jitterbug, jive, and other popular styles.  Learn the basic footwork, easy turns for both partners, and how to communicate through connection with your partner.  No experience or partner necessary.