Swing Dancing in Laramie, WY
(updated February, 2017)

Swingin' Around Town

Drop-In Social Dances
In addition to our 4-week series, we have two drop-in dates where anyone is welcome to drop in and learn something new, to polish up a move you've been working on, or just to get some social dancing practice. Abbie and I will be there to teach and dance and take special requests. 
Drop-In Dates:
When: March 6th, May 22nd
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Location: Laramie Dance and Arts Center (120 E Lyon St.)
Tuition: $5/person

Progressive Dance Lessons-Spring 2017

Series A
When: Monday nights (March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10)
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Laramie Dance and Arts Center (120 E Lyon St.)
Tuition: $48/single, $68/couples
Instructors: Kevin Bretting and Abbie Patik

Series B
When: Monday nights (April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15)
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Laramie Dance and Arts Center (120 E Lyon St.)
Tuition: $48/single, $68/couples
Instructors: Kevin Bretting and Abbie Patik

Recent lessons:

Preparing for a wedding?
Consider learning how to dance by taking a group class or hiring us as entertainment for your guests while you are taking pictures.


Creating a Culture of Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is a historical American dance with its roots in the Jazz era of the 1920's and 1930's. Developed alongside the swing music of the day in Harlem, NY, Lindy Hop enjoyed a few decades of popularity before falling into memory during the war years. Since the mid-1980's, however, the father of the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, was pulled out of "retirement" by Erin Stevens and Steven Mitchell and it has been gaining renewed popularity around the world. The Lindy Hop culture is one of energy and health and has brought me great joy since first being exposed to it in 2004. 

Part of my mission of helping people adopt movement into their lives is to spread the joy of Lindy Hop to all and create a Lindy Hop Community right here in the Gem City of the Plains. I teach group lessons with my teaching partner, Abbie Patik, and organize a local community dance event, Swingin' Around Town, where we teach basic lessons and then dance and socialize once a month.