Learn to swing dance with Sugarfoot Stomp!

We offer classes in lindy hop, blues, and solo jazz - and we’re looking to offer classes in even more styles! Our weekly classes run in blocks of five weeks and we teach around the Wellington region.

We offer classes at a great price. Even better - your first class is on us. It’s our way of giving you kudos for giving it a go.


Classes which we're currently running

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      We love teaching people to dance, and our goal is to make our classes as financially accessible as possible. We offer two options for classes depending on whether you can commit to the whole block.



      Block rate (Most Popular)

      If you sign up in the first two classes for the block, you'l get 25% off. This option is great if you want to get the most out of the block.



      Casual rate

      If you don't know whether you'd like to commit to the whole block, you can drop in to classes at the low rate of $15 per class.

      New to dancing? Your first class is on us.

      If its your first time trying out a style of dancing that we offer, we’ll give you the class for free. We know learning to dance is a bit scary the first time, and this is our way of giving you kudos for giving it a go.


      “I've Never seen a lindy hopper who wasn't smiling. It's a Happy Dance. It makes you feel good." 

      Frankie manning | Swing Legend


      Frequently asked questions

      Do you have to bring a partner?

      No! You’re more than welcome to turn up without a partner. Swing dancing is a social dance, and we will rotate partners during a class.

      What should I wear?

      Whatever you feel comfortable moving in! We’ll get you moving, though, so make sure your clothes breathe - especially in summer! If you’re prone to sweating, it might be a good idea to bring an extra shirt.

      Should I lead or follow?

      It’s up to you! Many of us can dance both roles. It’s a good idea to choose one that feels comfortable to you and explore switching things up when you’re ready.

      What’s the difference between leading and following?

      We like to think about dancing as going on a road trip with someone.

      • The leader navigates - responsible for giving directions, and has a sense of where the ‘trip’ is going.

      • The follow driver - ultimately responsible for making the decision to go in a direction, and can choose to go on a ‘detour’ if they feel like it!

      Do I have to rotate partners?

      We reckon you’ll get the most out of dancing with a variety of people, but it’s totally up to you! If you don’t feel comfortable rotating, you don’t have to rotate partners. It’s totally cool to stay with the same partner throughout the class if that’s your choice.

      How long should I try beginner level Lindy hop classes for?

      We recommend you do a couple blocks of lindy hop classes before progressing. This will give you a solid foundation in all three ‘styles’ we teach - 8-count, 6-count, and partner Charleston. Improver & intermediate classes build upon the foundations developed in the beginner classes.

      I’ve danced before. Can I skip straight to intermediate?

      Have a chat to us first, or better yet - have a dance with one of us! The likelihood is that you’ll be fine once you’ve picked up the foundations, but it may be worth doing a beginner block to get to grips with things and build your dance vocabulary.

      What levels do you offer?

      We offer lindy hop classes at beginner, improver and intermediate/advanced level. We also offer open blues classes that are suitable for all levels. From time-to-time, we also offer solo jazz workshops, too!

      Can I give my dance partner feedback on their dancing?

      It’s totally okay to offer feedback about how something feels as a lead or follow, but try not give your partner feedback about their dancing. If you feel something is seriously wrong, ask a teacher to come over and help correct it. Check our code of conduct for advice on giving feedback.

      How long are your blocks?

      Our blocks run for five weeks.