Weekly Classes

Weekly classes start fresh each week so you can join any time!  Great for those new to swing dancing or to the Syndicate!

Intro to Swing

When: 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Main Ballroom

Cost: Free with admission!!

Before every Thursday dance, the Austin Swing Syndicate holds an introductory swing dance lesson at 8:15 PM, which is included with your admission!

If you’ve never gone swing dancing before or just want a little refresher, this lesson is made just for you! We’ll teach you the basic step of 6-count Swing and a few fun moves to get you out on the dance floor and having a great time.

Don’t worry if you have two left feet. Our instructors make it easy to learn, and most importantly, they make it fun! You don’t need to worry about bringing a partner either, we’ll be rotating partners in class.

Taster Class (Teacher’s Choice)

When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (all Thursdays except the first Thursday of the month)

Where: TBD

Cost: $10 per night

This class is for anyone who has taken “intro to swing” a few times and is ready to start building on the basics! This class will cover advanced turn patterns, footwork variations, and technique for 6 count swing. This class is also a rotating taster class so expect to see other material covered such as solo jazz moves (like those featured in the shim sham), Charleston and more! This class will be offered every week (except blues weeks, which is the first Thursday of the month).

Progressive Classes

Monthly classes will repeat at the beginning of each month.  Great for those who are newer to dancing and want to expand their knowledge.  Cost is $50 per month.   Members will receive a discount!

Interested in taking classes? You can now sign up online here!

Lindy Foundations

When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Art Gallery

Your journey into Lindy Hop begins here! No prior experience required. This class is a four-week introductory series designed to be taken as many times as you want. Over the course of 4 weeks, you will learn foundational basics and moves to get you started in Lindy Hop. You will focus on partner connection and the 8-count Lindy rhythm and footwork. You will learn to transition familiar 6-count moves into the 8-count Lindy framework and work on new moves that will get you swinging out in no time!

Progressive classes build on material presented in previous weeks.  Perfect for those with some foundational knowledge and who want to increase their move set or focus on technique.  Each month will cover a different topic so you can can join any month! It is recommended to take a progressive classes for at least 3 months before moving on to the next level. Cost is $50 for a month or $135 for 3 months.  Members will receive a discount!

Lindy Core

When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Main Ballroom

You are comfortable with the 8-count Lindy rhythm and triple-rhythm footwork. You can transition effortlessly from 6-to-8-count moves, and you can demonstrate a swing out. In this class you will focus on common 8-count moves that reinforce technique, transitions into and out of  Charleston, and you’ll begin to learn about musicality; starting with the music, identifying the “1”, identifying parts of a song, and other things dancers should understand about the music they are dancing to.

Lindy Plus

When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Art Gallery

You are ready to take your Lindy Hop to the next level! In this series, you will focus on more advanced 6 and 8-count moves as well as Charleston. You will expand your knowledge of musicality by learning more about Swing music and dancing to various types of Swing music. You will also learn footwork variations, breaks, and song-finishing moves to create more musical moments! This class is heavily focused on technique, and you will get a lot of experience with connection, momentum and flow, as well as stylistic options for both followers and leaders.

Collegiate Shag

When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Georgian Room

Collegiate Shag is a fun 6-count swing dance that originated in the late 20s/early 30s, typically done to uptempo swing music. You might recognize it as the dance with quick feet, big kicks, and arms high in the air, but it can also be calm and relaxed. You will learn enough in one lesson to start social dancing in the ballroom the same night! Come see what the hype is about!

Balboa & Bal-Swing

When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Georgian Room

Your journey into Balboa begins here! No experience required!
In this series, you will learn the Bal basics; partner connection, 8-count rhythm and footwork, and focus on the common core moves danced on the social floor, such as out and ins, lollies, swivels, and the toss out. You will learn to transition from open to closed position and dance to a variety of tempos.

Advanced Balboa

When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Landing

This is an advanced Balboa class for anyone who is comfortable dancing at a high bpm (190+). Prerequisite moves should include the come around, paddles, lollies, out & ins and the toss out. This class will focus on expanding your current repertoire of moves, learn more variations, continue to work on transitions and flow between moves, and dive deeper into partner communication and musicality.

Sign up Online

Sign up for classes online! You can even buy a “dance pass” for the month so you don’t need to pay every week.


Have questions?

See our Class FAQ!