Hepcats Copenhagen is a non-profit organisation in Copenhagen, Denmark, that has existed since 2006 organising weekly classes in swing dances (Lindy hop and authentic jazz). HepCats Copenhagen also host weekly social dances on Thursdays and Sundays along with live swing music events and concerts, national and international dance camps and more.
When you take part in a beginners workshop or our Thursday classes, you also become member of Hepcats Copenhagen – a membership that lasts for approx half a year (Spring season: February to August, Fall season: September to January). The membership gives you discount / access to our classes and to other events that we are involved in.
Hepcats Copenhagen host Lindy Hop beginner workshops, classes on Thursdays and weekend workshops with special themes, teachers from abroad etc. Our “mission” is to offer classes in Lindy Hop and other swing dances and to broaden the knowledge of swing dancing and swing music in Copenhagen.
Revenue from classes and membership is used to arrange or support other events, including live concerts and international workshops.
Our main focus is on Lindy Hop, but on occasion we also organize workshops in authentic jazz or other dance styles that we think will help our members improve their dancing. We have approximately 450 members (and more than 180 students every Thursday) and a teachers group of about 25 – more or less – active teachers.
We rely heavily on our members volunteering to help organize workshops, parties and concerts, as we have no paid staff, and therefore all administration and practical stuff is done on a purely voluntary basis.
The “top” of the organisation is an elected board of five people (plus two substitutes).