community lessons

Monday night swing at the dragon's den - free!

Every Monday from 8-9pm we host a beginner swing dance lesson before the band (who play from 9-midnight.) Come learn a few steps and stay for the dance!

If you are able, please tip your dance instructors. 

No cover. One drink minimum. Suggested tip $5/set to the band.

The Dragon's Den 435 Esplanade Ave in New Orleans.

series lessons

Unless stated otherwise, ALL LESSONS are held at the Rhythmic Arts Center (2358 St Claude Ave). 

Payment INfo

Per Class: $15

One 8-week Course: $115

Two 8-week Course (1 course/couple): $215

You have options!

Either pay cash at the door, send it through Venmo @Sarah-StOres, or go directly through the RAC by clicking the button above.

Low income?

Maybe we can work something out. Email us at

A note about inclusivity

We warmly welcome anyone who wants to join our classes regardless of dance ability, dance background, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, country of origin, religion or any other characteristic or trait. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. 

MARch/april 2020

Swing Basics

w/ Cameron & Ian

Saturdays . March 7 - April 25     2:00-3:00 pm



Swing Basics encompasses the fundamentals of partnering and swing. You'll work on both 6 and 8 count footwork, moving together and in opposition with your partner, basic turns, and classic vocabulary using both closed and open positions.There are no prerequisites for this class.

Swing Outs!

w/ Sarah & Cameron

Wednesdays . March 4 - April 22    6:30-7:30 pm



Join us for this deep dive into Swing Out technique and theory. Whether you're learning swing outs for the first time, brushing up on your skills, or taking your swing out to the next level, this class is for you. Come nerd out with us!

Prerequisites: must be familiar with 6 and 8-count swing.


w/ Sarah & Cameron

Wednesdays . March 4 - April 22     7:30-8:30 pm


Now that you’re comfortable with swing outs and want to build your dance vocabulary, jump into Lindy Hop Combos! This class will build technique and style while giving you new variations and combinations to use in your social dancing. Be ready for a challenge! Prerequisites: Swing Outs, circles, and tuck turns without thinking about them.


w/ Ian & Sarah

Saturdays . March 7 - April 25     4:00-5:00 pm



Introduce yourself into the world of partnered Charleston, an energetic swing dance danced to medium and fast tempos. Get ready to move, sweat, and have a lot of fun! In this class, we'll explore the basics of 20s and 30s Charleston and learn how to build off them. Expect to learn some classic moves such as hand-to-hand and tandem Charleston!

Prerequisites: Swing Basics.

w/ Sarah & Cameron

ON THe cusp

Saturdays . March 7 - april 25     3:00-4:00 pm



Are you getting comfortable on the social dance floor but want to build more vocabulary? This class is for anyone who wants to have a deeper understanding of swing, learn a few more moves, and lead/follow with better technique. Prerequisites: 6-count / 8-count steps and a tuck-turn.

Private lessons

Sliding Scale $40-60/hour
Sliding Scale $40-60/hour


2358 St Claude Ave

New Orleans, LA 70117


Tel: 803-575-0353​


by Nola Darlings

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