Hey friends. We’ve missed you. Maybe you’ve missed us? If so, join us for June online Swing Dance Lessons! Every Thursday this month, we’ll offer two tracks: Level 1 Lessons – taught by Kerry and Viktor and Open Level – Shim Sham taught by Mandy

Level 1 Lessons – taught by Kerry and Viktor

Join Naptown Stomp for a free beginner Swing Dance class streamed live straight to your living room! Roll up your carpet, lace up your shoes, and get ready to learn the basics of the most joyful social dance out there. This class will be structured so that you can learn basics on your own or with a partner, and no experience is required.

We will start by presenting a bit of information about Swing Dance – what is Swing Dance? Where does it come from? Where can you find social dancing when lockdowns are fully lifted?

Then we will get moving, and lead you through the basic movements and steps of swing dance. We will also then give instruction on how to try out leading and following the steps if you have a partner at home.

We will end with a Q & A session when we will do our best to clarify questions about the content of the class, about what Naptown Stomp does, and about Swing Dance in general.

  • Class can be found LIVE on our YouTube channel on Thursdays.
  • You do NOT have to register if you are planning on attending Level 1 Lessons.
  • Donations are greatly appreciated to help pay instructors and continue dance lessons in the future. To donate, click “tickets” and insert donation amount.
  • Suggested $15/week or $45/month


Open Level – Shim Sham taught by Mandy

This month Mandy Hogan will be teaching not one, but TWO different shim sham routines! For weeks one and two, she will be covering the well known variation by Frankie Manning. The variation performed by Al and Leon will be covered weeks three and four. All levels are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Mandy will be breaking down each step for both routines as well as providing some more advanced variations.


  • $45/month of lessons OR
  • $25 for Frankie Shim Sham (June 4 & 11)
  • $25 for Al and Leon Shim Sham (June 18 & 25)
  • Zoom link will be emailed to those who registered

*We don’t want the cost of our lessons to affect your attendance. If you cannot pay for the entire month, please email info@naptownstomp.org and we will work with you to attend.


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