www.SeattleSwing.com - HepCat Productions

www.SeattleSwing.com - HepCat Productions


We are so excited to welcome back, the incredibly talented and brilliant Chester A. Whitmore to Camp Jitterbug in Seattle May 22-25th 2020 (campjitterbug.com). I have learned more about dance from Chester than anyone else. He is the most gifted, knowledgeable and dedicated dancer and it is such a gift that we have the opportunity to learn from him. He is very generous with his knowledge and cares so much about the students. Here is my favorite Chester clip...enjoy!!!
We are super excited to welcome Anders (Sweden) & Marie (France) for their teaching debut at Seattle's Camp Jitterbug 2020 (campjitterbug.com). These two have amazing movement, musicality and energy with Lindy Hop and solo Jazz. I can't wait!! Here is a great clip of a routine they did at ILHC in 2018. #campjitterbug #andersandmarie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWOcn2Wgo4U
Camp Jitterbug 2020 Registration opens tomorrow, January 11th! Click here for the registration link starting at 10am Pacific time. www.campjitterbug.com

21st Annual Camp Jitterbug
May 22-25th 2020 Seattle, WA

Featuring Instructors:
Chester Whitmore
Marie & Anders
Moe & Vincenzo
The DecaVita Sisters
Mikey & Nikki
Nick & Laura
Emcee: Jovon Miller
Greg Ruby Jen Hodge Jonathan Doyle Jacob Rex ZimmermanMore TBA...stay tuned!!
The Jump Session Show is going to be amazing this year. Our show hosts Chester & Evita will be welcoming incredible talent on the stage at Town Hall. Town Hall Seattle will have just been newly renovated and we have the honor of being one of the first performances at this beautiful historic venue!

Please spread the word to your family and friends! We rely on support from the community to make this show happen and create the opportunity for our dance community to showcase the dances we love on this stage.

The Jump Session Show
Friday, May 24th
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Showtime!!
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle
Camper Rate: $25
General Public: $30
**VIP Experience/Contributor tickets will be announced soon!!!
We are very excited to welcome Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders to Seattle's Camp Jitterbug (May 25th-28th 2018 www.campjitterbug.com) as a featured musical artist. He has put together a stellar line-up of musicians for his Serenaders including Josh Collazo, Jonathan Doyle, Greg Ruby, Charlie Porter, Raymond Larson, David Loomis, Saul Cline and Casey MacGill.

Here is some info on Michael...so excited to have him and our other special guests at Camp Jitterbug this year!!

Michael Gamble has been at work within the swing dance community for over 15 years. Along with his wife and partner Jaya Dorf, he runs Lindy Focus in Asheville, NC, one of the largest events on the world scene. Starting in the early aughts, Michael traveled the world as a swing DJ professionally in over 60 US cities and on three continents, working at some point for most of the swing major festivals as social DJ, competition DJ, comp coordinator, head DJ, or some combination thereof. His band Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders is one of the most active and dedicated dance bands working today. He is a lifelong devotee to swing music, and in 2016 led a worldwide crowdfunding campaign to make the lost work of Savoy Ballroom bandleader Chick Webb once again accessible to contemporary swing orchestras. He received a bachelor's degree in music in 2006, and also during that time traveled the country teaching Lindy Hop in over 35 US cities, a set of circumstances that has recently led to him teaching the appreciation and practice of swing music within the dance community. Michael currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina, with Jaya, his partner in all things, their two dogs and four goats, continuing his lifelong study of the art forms he loves.


Learn to dance! HepCat Productions teaches Swing Dancing, Lindy hop, Charleston, and Authentic Jazz Dance for beginner and intermediate dancers along with holding a weekly social dance.

Join us! HepCat Productions in the Northwest's premier organization for classes in Swing Dancing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Authentic Jazz Dance. Founded by Chris Chapman in 1997, HepCat Productions is the city's longest running all-ages Swing Dance in Seattle, WA. Home to the 2001 American Lindy Hop Championship Team, five-week class series for beginner and intermediate dancers, and a weekly social dance, HepCat Productions fosters a home for Swing.

Operating as usual


www.SeattleSwing.com - HepCat Productions


As you have probably heard Gov. Jay Inslee announced limitations on public events as well as many school closures and other changes with the goal of slowing the spread of Covid-19 and improving community health.

In these interests, the regular Thursday night dance is canceled through the end of March.

Current classes are on hold, as I have been discussing with those students separately. Future classes and options will be announced later. I will reassess the situation for plans for April and beyond based on continued information from health officials.

It certainly will be challenging for many businesses, artists, and individuals to manage these complications as they continue to unfold. That said, I look forward to when we can all comfortably and safely come together to enjoy the social connection and fun activity of this dance and as a larger community.

I wish the best of health to all of you.


There is no dance this week, Dec 26th. New classes and dances start up again in the new year on Thursday, January 9th, 2020!

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We're kicking off Week 2 this Thursday for our newest class series! Join us at 7:00pm for Level 1 and 8:00pm for Level 2!

If you have friends who want to join, it's not too late! Register here: http://www.seattleswing.com/register/



Our current class series is wrapping this week! See you all out on the dance floor Thursday start at 7:00pm!


Our classes are going strong again tonight with Johnna and Josh! We can't wait to see you all there!

seattleswing.com 08/20/2018

Register for Swing Dance Classes | HepCat Productions

Who's excited for week two?! We had a blast with our new students Thursday and can't wait to dance some more!

If you've got a friend who wants to join our current session, it's not too late! Register now!

seattleswing.com If you want to puchase a gift certificate for someone, then use our gift certificate purchase page. If you are interested in private lessons, then check out our Private Lesson Schedule for more details.


Ready to learn to dance? We've got just the thing for you! Our Level 1 & Level 2 classes start up again Thursday with Joshua & Johnna teaching!

Sign-up now and get $5.00 off your registration! #seattleswing #lindyhop #swingdance #partnerdance #danceclass #jazzdance #dance

seattleswing.com 08/06/2018

Register for Swing Dance Classes | HepCat Productions

It's our last week of our current class series, folks! Come out Thursday night and join Ana Lisa Sutherland & Johnna C. Gurgel for a last hoorah! ๐Ÿคฉ

To register for the next class session and, receive $5.00 off your total cost, click here now! www.seattleswing.com/register/

See you all Thursday!!
#seattleswing #seattlelindyhop #seattledanceclass #socialdance #partnerdance #danceclass #swingdance #lindyhop #jazzdance #jazzmusic #jazz #dance

seattleswing.com If you want to puchase a gift certificate for someone, then use our gift certificate purchase page. If you are interested in private lessons, then check out our Private Lesson Schedule for more details.


On Thursdays, we dance. Come join us for Week 4 of Level 1 - Lindy Hop + Level 2 - Turns & Swing-Outs!

This week, we've got a surprise! Joshua Mclean will be subbing for Ana Lisa Sutherland!

See you Thursday starting at 7:00pm!
#seattleswing #lindyhop #swingdance #jazz #jazzdance #jazzmusic #socialdancing #partnerdancing #danceclass #dance


Check out our Level 1 Lindy hop class!! They are stellar!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป

Classes are still going strong! We'd love to see you out so come join us tonight for dancing at the Russian Center! #lindyhop #swingdance #danceclass #seattleswing


Ana Lisa Sutherland & Johnna C. Gurgel are back at it again this Thursday with Level 1 - Lindy Hop & Level 2 - Turns & Swing-Outs! Come join us!
#seattleswing #swingdance #lindyhop #socialdance #partnerdance #danceclass #beginnerdanceclass #intermediatedanceclass #seattledanceclasss #hepcatproductions


Tomorrow is the DAY! ๐ŸŽ‰

We've got Johnna + Ana Lisa teaching NEW Level 1 & Level 2 classes PLUS Johnna will be spinning tunes all night long!! ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ›๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

Register now for classes! ๐Ÿ“ฒ Level 1 - Lindy Hop + Level 2 - Turns & Swing-Outs

Bring a friend and come dance! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ
#seattleswing #hepcatproductions #swingdance #partnerdance #socialdance #jazzdance #jazz #danceclass #lindyhop #charleston #swingmusic

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Click here to support Chris Chapman Hip Replacement Fund organized by Stephanie Barthelemy

Before we kick off our next class series, we've got an announcement:

Chris Chapman is going through hip surgery this week. If you've got some extra funds, please check out his GoFundMe page and consider donating.

While he's recovering, Johnna C. Gurgel, Ana Lisa Sutherland, and Joshua Mclean will be teaching both level 1 and level 2 classes for the foreseeable future.

We're excited to see you on Thursday for the next session. Thanks for your time folks.

gofundme.com Hello! Those of you who know Chris Chapman may have noticed he hasnโ€™t been able to make it out to many swing dances or events for a long while. Chris is going through some intense and urgent changes in his world, and could use support of his friends, family, and communities to help those event...



Interested in taking our classes but strapped on cash? ๐Ÿค”

Talk to us about doing a volunteer door shift! Here's how it works:

1. Let us know what class you'd like to take
2. Take payments and check folks in for class during the class that you AREN'T taking ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“
3. Take class for a whole series FOR FREE! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ“ฉ Message us on Facebook if you're interested!



๐ŸŽ‰ And we've got a special surprise! ๐ŸŽ‰

Ana Lisa Sutherland will be teaching alongside Johnna C. Gurgel for these classes! This dynamic duo is a kickass pair and are known to teach at Savoy Swing Club every now and then!

Stay tuned to learn more about our new special guest teacher, Ana Lisa Sutherland! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ
๐Ÿ“ฒ Register for classes now: http://www.seattleswing.com/lindy/
#seattleswing #hepcatproductions #swingdance #lindyhop #charleston #partnerdance #socialdance #danceclass #jazz #jazzdance


Interested in taking our classes but strapped on cash? ๐Ÿค”

Talk to us about doing a volunteer door shift! Here's how it works:

1. Let us know what class you'd like to take
2. Take payments and check folks in for class during the class that you AREN'T taking ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“
3. Take class for a whole series FOR FREE! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ“ฉ Message us on Facebook if you're interested!


Are you desperate to work off some of your 4th of July adventures?

Come dance with us tonight for only $5.00! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บThe dance starts at 9:00pm. ๐Ÿ•˜

Reminder - NO CLASSES THIS WEEK! Our new series starts next week!

See you there!

#seattleswing #hepcatproductions #lindyhop #swingdance #dance #socialdance #partnerdance #jazz #jazzdance


Have you come to our Thursday dance? WHY NOT?

We've got the sweetest floor in town, you'll hang out with wonderful people๐Ÿ˜, get some exercise๐Ÿ’ƒ, AND get to dance under a disco ball๐Ÿ”ฅ. The best part - it only costs $5.00!! What better option is there for a night out?

See you on the floor.
#lindyhop #seattleswing #swingdance #hepcatproductions #swingmusic #jazz #jazzdance #jazzmusic #dance #socialdance #partnerdance #datenight #thursdayevent #exercise #community #social #thingstodoinseattle #solojazz #localbusiness #smallbusiness



Do you know how healthy dancing is for you?? Check out this video and learn a few of the ways! Then, join us for dancing this Thursday at 9:00pm for social dancing!

#seattleswing #hepcatproductions #swingdance #lindyhop #dance #socialdance #partnerdance #jazz

There are many different hobbies that you can take up, but there are not so many that come with as many amazing health benefits as dancing. There are so many...


โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธATTENTIONโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ WE WILL NOT BE AT THE RUSSIAN CENTER TONIGHT. WE WILL BE AT THE Montlake Community Center INSTEAD. Classes will also start 30 minutes later than usual. And sadly, no dance tonight.


Though there's no social dance classes will still happen Thursday evening!

However classes will now start 30 minutes after their normal start time. And, they will take place at Montlake Community Center.

- We're having class Thursday
- It will be at Montlake Community Center
- Lvl 1 starts at 7:30 PM
- Lvl 2 start at 8:30 PM
- No social dance

Tell your friends!


We're sorry to say, but due to complications with our weekly venue, there will be no dance this week. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ We'll resume next week as scheduled though!!
#seattleswing #lindyhop #swingdance #seattlelindyhop


Some of our Beginning students in our June class series! Taught by Johnna C. Gurgel & Chris Chapman


Charleston -- Original Al & Leon Style!!

Charleston moves are part of the foundation of our classes. Check out Al & Leon demonstrating their kick-ass Charleston in this clip!
#seattleswing #lindyhop #swingdance #solojazz #solocharleston #hepcatproductions #dance #partnerdance #jazz #jazzdance #seattledance

Al Minns & Leon James from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem Filmed during the 50s-60s Danced by original jazz dancers from the 30s. Learn more at http://www.savo...

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Do YOU like dancing? Do you like a smokin' deal? Then join us Thursdays at 9:00pm to dance for ONLY $5.00!

Bring your friends and swivel the hours away on our sweet, sweet floor. #swingdance #lindyhop #solojazz #dance #jazzdance #jazz #partnerdance #seattleswing #socialdance



We had such a blast with our new classes last week! We can't wait to see you all out THIS Thursday for our second week!

(BTW it's not too for your friends to join us! Get them to register here: http://www.seattleswing.com/register/)

#seattleswing #seattlelindyhop #lindyhop #swingdance #dance #partnerdance #jazz #jazzdance #nightlife


Hey Hepcats! Interested in getting a session of classes for free? Talk to us about becoming a volunteer for a door-shift! #seattleswing #hepcatproductions #lindyhop #swingdance #partnerdance #jazzdance #volunteer


Friendly reminder dancers that we have NO class this week! Swing-out at Camp Jitterbug & the Northwest Lindy Hop Championships 2018itterbug and we'll see you the following week for a new series of classes!


Beginning Swing Dance - Lindy Hop class, April-May 2018.


Want to pick up dancing? Join us at 7:00pm for our Beginning Swing Dance - Lindy Hop! class series!!


Itching to learn some classic lindy hop moves? Our Classics & Stretch! class is the place to be.


Give yourself something to look forward to this week: Dance!

We've got two killer classes for this session with a beginning class and a classics class! You don't want to miss out. Stop by Thursday and swing out! #lindyhop #seattleswing #swingdance #partnerdance #socialdance


It's our last week of classes folks! We're excited to see you all out and fine-tune some dance moves! See you soon! #seattleswing #lindyhop #swingdance #socialdance #jazzdance


Tonight is the night! See you swingin' hep cats at the Russian Center for classes at 7:00pm! #lindyhop #swingdance #seattleswing #partnerdance #socialdance

HepCat Productions

As the longest running social dance in Seattle, WA focused on the Swing Era, HepCat Productions is the best space in town to foster a love of partner dance. Started in 1997, Chris Chapman has created a series of Level 1 and Level 2 classes for beginners and intermediate dancers that enable them to successfully and joyfully engage in six-count, Charleston, and Lindy hop.

With over 20 years of teaching experience himself, Chris has worked Jenna Applegarth, Brittney Johnson, Jodi Fleischman, Miranda Longaker and many other experienced follows in his classes.

With affordable class rates and a supportive learning environment, HepCat Productions is great place to learn the love of swing.



Dance instruction from no experience Beginning to Advance training and every where in between. We have a weekly swing dance on Thursdays, and occasional special events. We also provide instruction and performances for private events.



704 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

7pm - 11pm
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