Do the Hepcats teach Aerials or Air Steps? What about aerials on the social dance floor?
If you want to learn aerials/air steps you should be an experienced swing dancer with a regular dance partner and attend workshops by qualified instructors with the proper equipment (i.e. mats and spotters) or obtain private lessons from qualified instructors. The basic rule for aerials/air steps is that they should never be performed on the social dance floor. Aerials/air steps should be saved for competitions and performances. The Swing Dance Community as a whole, to include the Hepcats, frowns upon aerials (except at the aforementioned competitions and performances). Hepcats want to have fun, but safety is our foremost consideration! If at all in doubt, ask an instructor before attempting any pattern, step or move that could put you or your partner at risk for injury. The concerns expressed on this web page are not an attempt to limit dancers creativity or innovation, but instead provide a safe and courteous dancing environment for all dancers. It is not the decision of those perfor