The Lindy Crash Course

Beginner Lessons - Our crash course is the perfect place to start if you are new to swing or dancing in general. This extended two-hour lesson is designed to begin with first steps end with mastering the basics. We'll take you from zero to swing hero! No experience or partner is necessary.

Fourth Thursday of Every Month Next Crash Course:

May 28

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM lessons,
Social dance until 10:00PM
Oddfellow's Monticello Lodge
(Above the Market St Market)
116 4th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
$15 (Free when you sign up for a monthly lesson series at Cats Corner)
Crash Course attendees also get $5 off the Cville Savoy!
Lindy Hop
We will not have the Crash Course in November or December due to the holidays.

Swing Cville's Crash Course dates back to 2009. This two-hour beginner workshop starts from the ground up, with the most basic movements and concepts. No prior dance experience is required. It's the best way to put you on the fast-track to having fun with swing dance!

This class is excellent for first-timers as well as the more experienced dancers who are looking to refresh themselves in the basics and foundations.

Brand New to Dancing?

If you have no dance experience at all, we recommend the following schedule to help get you on the floor in no time:

  1. Make the Crash Course your first lesson!
  2. Come to the "Beginner's Corner" lessons at Cat's Corner for that month
  3. Come to Cville Savoy to experience a social dance
  4. Rinse & Repeat

What Should I Bring?

Wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes. You do not need to go out and purchase new dance shoes, but we do recommend that beginners stay away from high-heels or shoes with a lot of tread.

We provide snacks & water at all dance events, so no worries about bringing those things.

2015 Schedule

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

January 22 Lindy Hop
February 26 Blues
March 26 Balboa
April 23 East Coast Swing
May 28 Lindy Hop
June 25 Charleston
July 23 East Coast Swing
August 27 Lindy Hop
September 24 Blues
October 22 Balboa
November 26 [Canceled]
December 24 [Canceled]

Attendance Policy: No one will be admitted to class after the first 10 minutes, so please try to be on time.

Aerial Policy: Lifts, drops, and aerials are not permitted at Swing C'ville unless it is part of a performance or jam with a partner with whom you have practiced. Failure to adhere to this rule could result in being banned.

Payment: We accept cash, check, or credit cards.