Jammin' on the James is Richmond's largest and longest running swing dance event. Every year dancers come from around the country to learn new steps, meet new friends, and throw down on the beautiful dance floor at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center. This year's event features 5 instructors from San Francisco, Baltimore, and St. Louis, and the best modern swing dance band in the world, led by Jonathan Stout and Hilary Alexander from Los Angeles, California. Our 4 hour long beginner crash course will be taught by local favorites Erica Vess and Ryan Lemar. Admission to the beginner class includes 2 hours of classes on Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday as well as all the social dancing to our amazing live band. Come check out why Richmond has one of the most welcoming and enthusiastic dance scenes around!