From your first tentative dance steps to your latest turn on the floor, we strive to make your 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 The Scott Block, we’ll get you registered and directed to the right room for you.

Current & Upcoming Lesson Series

Spring Dance Classes

April 10, 2024 - May 8 | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 (every Wednesday for 5 weeks)

5 weeks of individual classes with a collaborative atmosphere and varied styles. Ideal for asking questions and working on moves.

*No Prerequisite required

Teachers: Kristen, Marsha, Jonas, Jaclyn, Andrew

$45 / person

#1 Lindy Hop Intensive | Spring Dance Classes

April 10, 2024 - | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 (Single Class)

*No prerequisite required

Teacher: Kristen & Marsha

$10 / person

#2 Beginner Jive | Spring Dance Classes

April 17, 2024 - | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 (Single Class)

*No prerequisite required

Teacher: TBD

$10 / person

#3 1920's Charleston | Spring Dance Classes

April 24, 2024 - | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 (Single Class)

*No prerequisite required

Teacher: TBD

$10 / person

#4 Dance to the Music | Spring Dance Classes

May 1, 2024 - | Scott Block Theatre

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 (Single Class)

*No prerequisite required

Teacher: TBD

$10 / person

#5 Final Class of the Season | Spring Dance Classes

May 8, 2024 - | Scott Block Theatre

$10 / person

Dance Types

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 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.