From your first tentative dance steps to your latest turn on the floor, we strive to make dance experience with our club fun and inspiring every time.

The Red Aces teach beginner and intermediate courses in dances from the Big Band Era, such as Lindy Hop and Charleston. See the schedule below for upcoming lesson series!

Please note: Beginner and Intermediate lessons run concurrantly in separate rooms. When you come to Bethany Collegeside, we’ll get you registered and directed to the right room for you.

Upcoming Lesson Series

Beginner Swing Dance

Sept 19 - Oct 24
$40
Bethany Collegeside

99 College Circle, RDC Campus

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 every Wednesday for 6 weeks.

In this course, we will teach you the basic swing dance steps plus a good mix of moves to keep you having fun on the social dance floor.

Intermediate Lessons - Dancing Fast & Slow

Sept 19 - Oct 24
$40
Bethany Collegeside

99 College Circle

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 every Wednesday for 6 weeks.

To participate in this class you will need to have previously taken a series of swing dance lessons.

We be splitting this course into two parts: fast dancing (Charleston!) and slow dancing (blues). On the fast side, we’ll cover some 20s-style Charleston, learn some new 30s-style moves, and integrating your Charleston with fast Lindy. On the slow side, we’ll talk blues basics, isolations, slow lindy and how to punctuate with style to keep your dance flowing.

Reminder: Charleston is fast, so wear comfortable shoes and light clothing so you don’t get too warm!

Open House Birthday Celebration

Sept 12 -
Free
Bethany Collegeside

99 College Circle

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 on September 12th.

Come join us for our 3rd birthday celebration and get a peek at what swing dance is all about! There will be a beginner lesson at 7 followed by social dancing, a dance demo, and of course cake!

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and footwear.

Beginner Swing Dance

Nov 7 - Dec 12
$40
Bethany Collegeside, RDC Campus

99 College Circle

This six week course will teach you the basic swing dance steps plus a good mix of moves to keep you having fun on the social dance floor!

Intermediate Lessons - Lindy Hop

Nov 7 - Dec 12
$40
Bethany Collegeside

99 College Circle

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 every Wednesday for 6 weeks.

Now you’ve learned all your basic swing steps and a good mix of moves, you’re ready for the framework of Lindy Hop: the Swing Out! You’ll learn how to master the momentum joy of this 8-count dance while mixing in all the moves you learned in the beginner class.

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop evolved in the 1920s and 1930s in the dance halls of Harlem. Dancers created it on the fly in response to the new, changing music that was jazz. Often associated with the Big Band Era – think of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald – it’s needs music that really swings.

Rather than following set movement patterns, Lindy Hop is built around a simple framework: the Swing Out. Learning the Swing Out – a single 8-count pattern – opens the door to countless moves and allows you to play and innovate as you build on your foundation. While you can learn the Swing Out in an afternoon, its simplicity and style is something that rewards the practice and study of years.