NYC Classes


All group classes are taught at You Should Be Dancing!

412 8th Ave, 4th floor, New York, NY 10036
To schedule any private lessons, please call (212) 244-0011 and request Lainey Silver.  

Group Class Schedule

Mondays 7:30 pm: Lindy Hop Advanced Concepts and Techniques (Advanced) 
Level 5
Calling advanced dancers! Do you want to perfect the moves that you already know? Want to make everything feel effortless yet dynamic? In this class we'll spend time on the details, build body awareness, gain a deeper understanding of the music, and geek out on Lindy Hop.

Tuesdays 7:30 pm: Balboa: Bal Swing & Shuffles (Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate) 
Add some fancy moves to your repertoire! We'll work on arm-patterns, multiple turns, styling, and fancy footwork.  Continue to perfect your shuffle with techniques and exercises.  Let’s keep growing our NYC balboa scene!

Tuesdays 8:30 pm: Balboa Foundations (Beginner +) 
This fun dance originated in Southern California in the 1930s and now has a cult following among jazz dance aficionados. Learn how to do the up-hold basic, down-hold basic, come around, toss-out, lollies, out-and-ins, and more! If you already know your basics, come to class to brush up on your technique and smooth out your transitions. Rotating monthly topics.

Thursdays 6:30 pm: Swing Dance Foundations (Beginner) - NOVEMBER ONLY
Level 1
For Students with no prior knowledge or background in Lindy Hop / Swing. This class is an introduction to the look and feel of social swing dancing. This course is intended to provide instruction and repetition of the basic 6-count patterns that form the structure of this dance. Students should take this course for at least two months before moving on.

Thursdays 8:30 pm:  Lindy Hop: Intro to 8-Count (Intermediate)
Level 3 / Pre-Requisite: 3-4 months of Advanced Basics
This class introduces 8-count patterns—the basis for more complicated swing dancing. We'll cover side-by-side patterns, swingouts, 8-count turns, styling, and connection. This is a 3-month course that you can jump in and start at any month. 

Workshops at YSBD...!

Finishing Touches for Balboa! with Lainey and Mickey Fortanasce
Saturday, December 2
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Looking for some balboa confidence for social dancing? We'll cover the hot topics of starting and finishing a dance, cool transitions, and better styling by better technique.