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

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) 
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 swingouts, 8-count turns, styling, and connection. Additional topics include how to know if the movement is 6 or 8 counts, fun ways to change the 8 count footwork, and basic charleston patterns and transitions. 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.