about

The Houston Hepcats are the performance team for the Houston Swing Dance Society. They recreate vintage dances from the Swing Era through performances around town, at public events, fairs, and nonprofit fundraising galas, reaching audiences locally and nationally. The Hepcats have performed at hundreds of galas, fundraisers, dances, corporate events, weddings, parties, school events and more. Events and organizations that have featured the Hepcats include:

  • Dance Houston
  • Bayou City Art Festival
  • Houston Vintage Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • Life Beyond Pain
  • Orange Show
  • Sugar Plum Cotillion
  • TedX Sugar Land
  • USA Dance

They have performed and competed at Swing Dance events including:

  • Lindyfest featuring the Lone Star Championships
  • International Lindy Hop Championships
  • Dallas Lindy Workshop
  • Sundance Swing Out
  • American Lindy Hop Championships

Hepcats at Harvest Moon Ball 2015

The Hepcats are available for performances, lessons, or simply social dancing. We can provide spectacular team and individual performances to wow your guests, including authentic dances form the 1920s-1940s! Our performers can even stick around and encourage your group to get out on the dance floor

We have an ever-expanding repertoire of classic Jazz routines including California, The Big Apple, Tranky Doo, The Shim Sham, and Dean Collins Shim Sham in addition to a number of original choreographies, fantastic social dancing and aerials. We can dance and teach Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, and East Coast Swing.

The possibilities are endless!! Please use the form below to request a performance. We are happy to work with you to create a package for your event!

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Prepcats

The Prepcats are the official team-in-training for the Hepcats. The Prepcats work on basic to advanced skills, learning the jazz dance choreography repertoire and basic aerial skills. The team is designed to train newer dancers to eventually make the Hepcats as well as overall skill advancement. The Prepcats occasionally perform at community events in addition to the Hepcats.

Tryouts for both teams are held in the Spring and the Fall.