Houston Swing Dance Society


The Houston Swing Dance Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the dances of the jazz era (1920s-1940s). HSDS is an all volunteer-run organization with weekly lessons and social dancing that has become an important part of the Houston arts community. Swing dancing is a fun, energetic, and social activity that is great for all ages!

HSDS is a 501 © 3 non-profit education organization which became incorporated on March 18, 1997. HSDS staged its first event, the Frankie Manning Workshop, that year. In 1999, the event was renamed Lindyfest, which has grown to be an annual extended weekend workshop of classes, lectures, performances, and social dances. Lindyfest attracts people from across the country and around the world who are eager to experience the exciting dance and history of the swing era. It has been supported by grants from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County and the Houston Arts Alliance since 2004.


HSDS teaches Lindy Hop classes Sundays at the HISTORIC ELDORADO BALLROOM.

Join us at the beginning of the month so you don’t miss a single beat for these progressive classes!

Six-Count Swing Sunday 7:30-8:00PM
Lindy I: Intro to Lindy Hop* Sunday 6:45-7:30PM
Lindy II: Lindy Hop Basics* Sunday 6:00-6:45PM
Lindy III: Lindy Hop Vocabulary* Sunday 6:00-6:45PM
Social Dance – All Are Welcome! Sunday 8:00-10:00PM
Elective: Weeks 1&2 (all levels unless otherwise noted) Tuesday 8:15-10:00PM
* = denotes 4-week series which start over on the first Sunday of every month

Sunday classes and dance at the Historic Eldorado Ballroom (2310 Elgin)
Tuesday classes at Dauntless Dance (3221 Houston Ave)

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