When are your classes?
We teach classes every Sunday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where are classes held?
All classes and dances are held at The Dance Place (6609 W Sam Houston Pkwy S).
Do I need a partner?
No. Partners are not necessary. In fact, because Lindy Hop is a social dance classes are designed to give you the opportunity to dance with many different people.
How much are classes?
Prices are listed here. Regardless of whether you pay for the day or the month, your entrance fee always includes the evening dance. Furthermore, when you pay for the day or the month, we give you unlimited classes (at your level). This means as you progress through the HSDS curriculum, you can go back and take refresher courses at no extra cost.
How do I become a member?
Just ask at the front desk. The yearly fee is $60 for everyone and $40 for students (with valid student id).
How much is it if I just want to come for the dance?
$10 for the dance only for members or $15 for non-members.
Can my Mom, Dad, brother, sister, friend just watch class or the dance?
Our dances are a social event and we think just because you may not be dancing, you'll be having a good time, therefore, we ask everyone to pay. Chaperones are allowed on an individual basis.
It's week 3, can I still start class?
Yes, please join us! During our Intro class, the main class will continue with the material taught in weeks 1 and 2, but we have an intro class at 7:30pm that's open to anyone.
What should I wear to class?
Most people dress casually and comfortably, often in jeans and T-shirts, and some people dress nicely in slacks, skirts, or dresses. Dress to your comfort level and you’ll have no problem. As for shoes, they are important and a very personal decision! We recommend wearing comfortable, closed toe shoes. Rubber soles of sneakers often stick to the floor and make fluid movements difficult. Too high of high heels, unless you are a seasoned high heel dancer, can often leave you shaky and unbalanced. If you absolutely need to wear sneakers or other sticky shoe, consider having a suede or hard leather sole attached by a shoe doctor.
Where can I find out where everyone else is dancing?
Houston has a rich dance scene and you can often find HSDS alumni out dancing during the week. We list upcoming dances in our newsletter. You can also find out where people are dancing through our Facebook page!
Who is HSDS?
HSDS is a completely volunteer organization, from the instructors, board members, front desk attendants to the Hepcats. We volunteer because we love Lindy Hop! We work hard to bring you fresh classes, electives, dances, workshops and special events, but we can’t do it alone. HSDS is always looking for people who are interested in sharing their valuable time, effort, or skills to further the quality of HSDS.