Ragtag Empire teaches lesson and organizes parties to celebrate swing dance, otherwise known as the Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop was created by young black teenagers in Harlem in the 1930's. Lindy Hop is danced with a partner to classic big band music, swampy New Orleans jazz , or even Motown. Ragtag encourages new dancers to choose to learn either leading or following (regardless of gender). No partner necessary. Our teaching & parties put their arms around LGBQT+ love and identity, as well as all body types, abilities, and ages. Lindy Hop teaches body awareness, rhythm, improvisation, and social skills. Open to those who are brand new or more experienced dancers!
8-9PM Beginner and Intermediate Lessons (No partner necessary)
9-12AM Lindy Hop/ Soul Dance Party with live music from Evan Cory Levine & his band