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...!

Big Apple Performance Class
October 6, 13, 20, 17
11 am-1 pm
Level: Open
The Big Apple was originally a dance craze in 1937. Learn Frankie Manning’s choreography, performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the film Keep Punchin'. Learn this iconic routine, build jazz step vocabulary, and gain solo movement confidence. The performances are optional.

Balboa Crash Course
Sunday, October 21
1pm-4 pm
Learn the basic rhythm, come arounds, lollies, and more! This class is for brand new balboa dancers and for those wanting to brush up their technique. Make sure to wear slippery shoes!

Swing Crash Course for Beginner Dancers with Elena and Lainey
Sunday, October 28
12 pm-3:30 pm
Learn basic swing figures, patterns, and rhythms of swing dancing. We'll get you moving to the music in a jiffy!