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About Lindy Central

Dancing at Lindy CentralLindy Central hosts many of the Bay area's premier Swing & Lindy Hop Dance venues, welcoming all styles of Swing, but heavily focusing on vernacular swing era dances such as the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Blues, Shag, & derivatives of these dances. On special occasions, we do host other styles of dance in order to help promote dancing in general, especially partner dancing, and/or dances related to the roots of our dance, the Lindy Hop. We offer a variety of class levels and unless it says otherwise, you do not need a partner to attend our classes or dances.

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History of Lindy Central (formally known as Swing Central)

Carla and Patrick Teaching
Patrick and Carla teaching
at the Fillmore Jazz Festival - 2005

Swing Central has grown to be the Swing dance home for many Bay Area dancers. Founded in 1998 by world renowned swing dancers Rob and Diane Van Haaren, Swing Central continues to spread the infectious love for Lindy Hop to an ever-growing swing community. Series classes with the US National Lindy Hop Champion Carla Heiney and other world-class swing dance instructors continue to draw inspired Lindy Hoppers from all across the Bay area & nation. Live band nights and fun dance competitions have been known to have more than 250 attendees. Remember, we always offer a Beginner Class every Tuesday! Swing Central provides a very friendly atmosphere for learning and sharing. We look forward to meeting you on the dance floor soon.


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Email or call Carla at:

Carla Heiney


Carla LaRue Heiney

E-mail: carlaheiney @ gmail . com 

Phone: (650) 646-LNDY (5639) (9am - 8pm Pacific)