Our Approach

Our Mission

The Arizona Lindy Hop Society is dedicated to preserving vintage vernacular Jazz and Blues dance and music within the Arizona community through social dance and education in order to bring joy into people's lives.

Our Story

Founded in 1996, the AZ Lindy Hop Society promotes jazz dance and music through live concerts, workshops, classes, and exchanges. We also have an education outreach program teaching dance in the public schools.

Meet the Team

These are just a few of the people who help run and teach for the AZ Lindy Hop Society


Steve Conrad

Founder, Director, and Instructor

Steve Conrad has been teaching Lindy Hop for more than 21 years and has traveled around the world teaching. He was recently featured on ABC's "The Bachelorette", HGTV's "House Hunters", and NBC's "Little Big Shots: Forever Young", as well as numerous music videos and in USA Today.


Bernadette Smith

Dance Instructor

Bernadette has been teaching swing dancing for 5 years. Classically trained in ballet, jazz and modern dancing, she loves sharing the joy of Lindy Hop. She has performed at private events, the Arizona Biltmore,  Phoenix Symphony and group performances.


Emma Elizabeth Coles

Dance instructor

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Private Lessons

This package includes 5 private lessons.

Private lessons are the best way to learn how to dance. With individual, focused attention you are more likely to:

  • Learn more and at a faster rate
  • Avoid bad habits in dancing which can be difficult to correct later
  • Learn at your pace and learn what you want/need to learn

We offer private lessons, semi-private, group classes, and performances.