Swing Dancing lessons are coming to The Zephyr Theatre!

The first three lessons are just in time to learn, or tune up for
The Riverside Swing Band (not related) on July 17.


  • Tuesday, July 5
  • Monday, July 11
  • Monday, July 18
  • Monday, July 25

Time:  7:45-9:00 p.m.
Doors and Bar:  open at 7:30 p.m.
Instructors: Andrew and Stephanie Thigpen

Cost:  $5 cash per person/week, payable at the beginning of each lesson, PLUS the commitment to purchase a beverage

Dress:  Shoes and attire appropriate for movement  (Heels and sandals are discouraged)

We are looking for people to register, at the discount price of $5 per lesson, for this summer PILOT course. Sign up, take as many classes as you want, but we are encouraging you to take four or five, rather than one, and then GIVE US FEEDBACK to help us hone the lessons for the rest of the year.

No need to arrive with a partner

Calling all beginner dancers, intermediate dancers, and dancer wannabes. If you’ve been dancing for years, or if you’ve got two left feet.
If you have a favorite partner, or are completely partnerless: We want you!

Come and learn America’s favorite social dance! Andrew and Stephanie Thigpen have danced, taught, and performed in ballrooms across the United States and Europe and are SO EXCITED to begin offering lessons for adults in Stillwater.

Swing dance is a social partner dance.

Lessons are designed to teach you to lead and follow each other on the dance floor. This is not a series of memorized choreography, rather a language of partnered dance moves which will allow you to communicate with any dance partner. We will rotate partners frequently throughout the lesson.

You will learn East Coast Swing and Charleston. The lessons are taught as a true social dance with frequent rotations of partners. By design people can participate even if they are single or don’t arrive with a partner.

Things to note:

  • No Need to arrive with a partner, we rotate frequently throughout the lesson.
  • These first five lessons are designed for adults, 21 and up.
  • We are counting on feedback, and attendance to at least 4 of the 5 lessons is greatly appreciated.
  • We hope to add a series for middle schoolers and high schoolers in the fall.

There are no Covid-related restrictions or requirements for this concert.

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July 5 @ 7:45 pm
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm (1h 15′)