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The best way to begin your swing dance journey is by evaluating where you currently are. Michael & Evita have taken their decades of experience and distilled the most important pieces necessary for great dancing. Go through our 9 Evaluation Points of the Dance course to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and start improving your skills across the board... for FREE!

  • 1) Rhythm
  • 2) Balance
  • 3) Posture
  • 4) Bounce
  • 5) Spins & Turns
  • 6) Vocabulary
  • 7) Flow of the Dance
  • 8) Movement (Lead / Follow skills)
  • 9) Self-Expression, Musicality, & Style
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Top-Tier Lindy Hop & Jazz Content You Won’t Get Anywhere Else, Including:


Library of
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Looking to add some new tricks and variations to your repertoire? Hoping to hone your technique and really swing out like the pros? Stuck without a partner and looking for solo material? Find all this and more among our hundreds of videos.

Weekly LIVE Feedback Sessions

You'll find more opportunities for live events at Syncopated City than any other site. Check out our weekly "office hours" and monthly live workshops - all included in your monthly/annual membership! And once it's safe, keep an eye out for our travels to a city near you!

Roadmap to Mastery

Commitment to our Roadmap is the fastest way to become a better dancer. Start with the very basics, then move your way up, slowly increasing the difficulty. Follow our guide as we progress into dancing full, advance level combinations, adding complexity with each new move. You'll find 6 Levels, Fundamentals through to Advanced material.

Worldwide Community

Wherever you are in the 'lindyverse,' you're likely to find a local dancer on Syncopated City. Chat about your favorite clips in the online Member Forum, find a couch to crash on for far-away events, and team up for Member Challenges!

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Meet Michael and Evita

Michael Jagger and Evita Arce are internationally recognized Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz dancers who have traveled the world teaching since 2005. Originally mentored by Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, Michael and Evita take great pride in their lineage of this African American art form. Keeping a joyful spirit with earnest humility while always holding a deep appreciation for the dance and its cultural heritage, Evita and Michael pass on what they have learned directly from the masters before them, including the Ambassador of Swing, Frankie Manning, the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller and the treasured Jewel of New York City, Dawn Hampton. Michael and Evita have offered online teaching since 2015 and continue to keep their global members engaged with new material, live sessions, and a comprehensive curriculum.

A few exciting highlights from their career include dancing in the Broadway show SWING! for multiple tours, competing on So You Think You Can Dance (2007), being featured Lindy Hoppers for Jazz at Lincoln Center, several TV commercials, and debuting a Lindy Hop dance company at Jacob's Pillow "Inside Out Stage" (2012).

Memberships for All Levels

We know everyone is embarking on this dance journey from different places. Whether you’re a regular Lindy Hop or Solo Jazz competitor, or a soon-to-be swing dancer that enjoys a good evening with friends and loved ones, there’s a plan for you here at Syncopated City. We're excited to have you join our dance community!

Sample Membership

For the casual dancer looking for a little spark.

  • Sample Lessons
  • Tips, tricks, and our weekly inspiration newsletter
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Lindy Hop Roadmap
  • Member Forum + FB Group
  • Guest Masterclasses
  • M&E's music & dance playlists

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Monthly Membership

For the dancer that's here for fun, friends, and swingin' out.

  • Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Moves and Technique Library
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Lindy Hop Roadmap
  • Member Forum + FB Group
  • Guest Masterclasses
  • M&E's music & dance playlists

$25/month ($25, billed monthly)

Annual Membership

For the dedicated (or just thrifty!) dancer looking to take it to the next level!

  • Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Moves and Technique Library
  • Weekly Live Sessions
  • Lindy Hop Roadmap
  • Member Forum + FB Group
  • Guest Masterclasses
  • M&E's music & dance playlists
  • Over two months savings!

$20/month ($240, billed annually)

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