- Series Classes $50 for a 4-week series. Includes free admission to dance party.
- Both Series Classes $75 for both 4-week series. Includes free admission to dance party.
- Drop-In Classes $16 Drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
- Both Drop-In Classes $24 Drop-in. Includes free admission to dance party.
- Swing Dance Party only $8 from 9:30pm - midnight; $12 on band nights.
See our discounts for individuals 24 & younger below.
To register for class, bring cash, check, or credit card and sign up at the front desk. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts on the first Wednesday of the month to avoid the line and make it to class on time. Please read our Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability.
We hope you enjoyed these series.
|7:15pm - 8:15pm||
Level 2 Lindy Hop - Swing Out Technique
w/ Julie & Kevin W
Level 3 Lindy Hop - Connection Intensive
w/ Audrey & Chris (Brian subs week 2)
|8:15pm - 9:15pm||
All Levels Balboa
w/ Jeff & Margot
Level 1 Lindy Hop - Charleston
w/ Audrey & Chris (Brian subs week 2)
We recommend you take the level 1 series class (at least) three times (meaning for three months) to give you a chance to take all three different topics covered in each of those months, as well as getting a good foundation with your basic send-out, swing-out, lindy circle and charleston.
After three months, depending on your comfort level, you can choose to take another round of level 1 classes, graduate to the level 2 class, or take both classes for a while. There is always something more to learn in either of the classes, and there are no exams :)
Wondering if you're eligible for level 3, it is best to ask one of the teachers. Contact us here.
If you're hesitating between level 1 and the Balboa class, we advise you to take level 1 first and come back to Balboa later. It is beneficial to have some Lindy fundamentals when taking the Balboa class.
The most important thing is to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. The lindy scene is very casual, and there's a wide range of clothing from jeans and t-shirts to nice dresses and suits (especially on band nights). Some people choose to come in vintage clothing or hair styles, which can be a very fun way to get into the mood! When wearing skirts, be careful that fast spins or jumps will not reveal more than you intend, and that they are loose enough to allow you to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Whatever the temperature outside, remember that you'll get warm after dancing for a while. Light layers that can be removed will help keep you comfortable so you're not sweltering all night long.
For both men and women, it is much easier to dance, spin, and generally impress your partner with your fancy moves in smooth-soled shoes. Shoes that have a really grippy sole can cause injuries to knees and ankles when you try to spin or turn quickly. The most important thing is to wear comfortable shoes, and you may want to experiment with different types to find which you prefer. For ladies, make sure that the shoes you wear have a back to them and will not fall off your foot when you kick or drag on the floor when you pick up your heel. If you need to "doctor" your shoes, you can do something as simple as putting a strip of duct tape on the sole of the shoe to give it more slip or, for a more permanent solution, you can take them to a cobbler to add a suede or smooth leather sole.
For Lindy, flat shoes or shoes with very low heels are easiest to dance in. It's also recommended to wear closed-toed shoes (to protect your toes!). Unlike some partner/ballroom dances, high heels (especially stilettos and platform shoes) are not a good choice and can be dangerous if they are unstable.
For Balboa, we recommend that followers wear shoes that have a short heel and a smooth sole which will not drag on the floor when you're standing on the balls of your feet.
You can find links to online dance shoe stores on our links page.
WNH welcomes individuals of 24 years and younger! Show proof of age 24 and younger at the front desk for half off the price of series classes. If you are over 24 years old, but still carry enough credits to qualify as a full-time student, you are still eligible for the discount. Bring in your full-time class schedule for that semester or quarter to get the discount. Dances are also discounted to a $6 admission cost. Drop-in classes are not discounted.Discount policy for 24 and younger or full-time students:
- $25 for series classes (regularly $50)
- $16 for drop-in classes (same as regular price)
- $6 for the dance only (regularly $8 or $12 on band night)
Discount policy in effect! NOW!
WNH offers $80 value pre-paid punch cards for entrance to the dance only. Each card gets you 10 admissions to the dance party be it a band night or a special party or performance. No more messing around with cash at the door. Just present your card and sign in!