Lindy Hop Lessons

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Every Monday / Monthly Series: 6:30 to 7:30PM / Drop-In Lesson: 7:30 to 8:30PM


Ellwood’s Community Classroom


John Ennis & Ruth Brown, Greater Richmond Area Council for Authentic Jazz Dance Education (JDEC)

John Ennis has been dancing since 2002 and dancing Lindy Hop since 2005. His defining characteristic is enthusiasm – he is completely convinced (and with good reason) that Lindy Hop is the culmination of human achievement. This enthusiasm is evident not only in John’s dancing, but also in his dedication to increasing his dance knowledge, to communicating that knowledge to others in the community, and to helping grow a vibrant Lindy Hop scene here in Richmond, Virginia.

Ruth Brown’s first experience with modern Lindy Hop was on her first date with John Ennis in 2010, and she’s been rapidly expanding her knowledge ever since! A true lover of Lindy Hop, Ruth is known for her eagerness to push her dancing forward, doing her best to learn as much as possible on both the social floor and in workshop environments. Among her students, Ruth is known for her kindness and her attention for detail.


Get moving and get introduced to Lindy Hop and the world of Jazz dance! Two, 1-hour classes are offered each Monday. No partner or dance experience needed, just comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothing and shoes.

The first class, taking place from 6:30 to 7:30PM, will be a month-long series on a specific style of Lindy Hop. The class theme will rotate monthly, starting with “30s Charleston” in January. The full list of classes offered by JDEC in the Richmond area is maintained here.

The second class, running from 7:30 to 8:30PM, is a drop-in class with rotating topics. These are not cumulative, so anyone at any time is welcome to come, dance, and learn!


6:30pm Series / $25 per month
7:30 Class / $5 per class



Register for class

There is limited availability for both the classes and the monthly series so you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the 6:30PM monthly series here.

OR register for the 7:30PM class here.


Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.