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Kats Korner Closed Only FOR NOW

Due to COVID-19 we are not having social dances currently. We WILL resume dances (eventually) and can’t wait to be swinging with all of you as soon as we can!!

In the meantime you can head over to our Facebook Page and check out a few different lessons we have available there. We also have plans to host a virtual event coming up shortly! So besure to check back periodically for updates!

Upcoming Weekend Workshops:

Lindy Hop Workshop Saturday with Nikki Marvin and Mikey Pedroza and Burlesque Workshop Sunday with Moxie Gold (Nikki Marvin)

December 14th – 15th

There will be 4 Lindy Hop Classes Saturday Day, A Wizarding World Themed Dance at Kats Korner Saturday night, and 4 Burlesque classes Sunday afternoon.

Cost for Saturday only is $65 Cost for Sunday only is $50 Cost for the BOTH days is $99

Visit our STORE to register for the workshop!

More information is coming soon!! For the most up-to-date information on this event please check our FACEBOOK EVENT.

Class descriptions are up on the Facebook event as well as time and location.

New Format Monday Nights!

Jump Session

Startin 5/6 we will be changing the format of Hepkats to include the “Jump Session”. Because…. “the rhythm is jumpin’…..

What is the Jump Session?! It is a class format that encourages growth, development, and understanding of not only moves, but overall technique and movement and how to apply them to your dancing. This class is for EVERYONE!! Every month we take a subject within Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, or Charleston start from the bare bones beginning of the dance (7:30pm-8:00pm), then “stack” the class to challenge those people who arent new to the dance (8:00pm-9:00pm aka the “power hour”), after we have open dancing from 9pm-11pm! Cost is $10 for lesson and dance or $5 for just the dance.

The Kats Korner is your GO TO Saturday Night Swing Dance

With over 14 years of hospitality under our belts, you are sure to have a great time at the Valley of the Sun's longest running Swing Dance Venue! Hosted by Dabney and Karen Hopkins, the only nationally renowned pro-swing dancers in Arizona.
All ages and skill levels are welcome!!  Click Here For More information on our Saturday Night Dance









Hepkats has made it's return to dancing at the Historic Women's Club of Mesa! With a beautiful wood floor and some of the best swing music around it is sure to become a fast favorite! We are now teaching Beginning Lindy Hop every Monday Night!

Come Join us THIS Monday and EVERY MONDAY
200 N Macdonald Mesa, AZ
$7 cover

7:30pm – 8:15pm Lindy Hop Lesson
8:15pm – 10:30pm Dance



Dabney and Karen are proud to bring you some of the best rates in town when it comes to private dance lessons. They are typically one hour and can be up to four people. Shoot them an email at for more information!!


Getting Married??

We are available to DJ, Teach a Swing Dance Lesson to entertain guests, and/or choreograph a first dance!
We have a series of package deals that you can choose from to prepare you for your special Day!! We also have a dance floor and equipment you can rent.
For more information please email us at