Hepcats Copenhagen - The Largest Swing Dancing Community in Denmark


Hepcats Copenhagen is a non-profit organisation in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 2006, Hepcats organises weekly classes on various swing dances (Lindy Hop, Shag, authentic jazz and more) at Idrætsfabrikken in Vesterbro, Copenhagen.


Hepcats Copenhagen also hosts weekly social dances on Thursdays at Idrætfabrikken after classes and on Sundays at Kulturhuset Indre By along with live swing music events and concerts, national and international dance camps and more.



The Organisation of Hepcats Copenhagen


We have approximately 450 members with more than 180 students every Thursday and a teachers group of about 25 active teachers.


At the head of the organisation is an elected board of five people plus two substitutes. The board members are currently:


  • Chairman: Søren Bjørn-Andersen
  • Cashier: Hannah Vesth
  • Member: Anastasia Piterou
  • Member: Lene Hartmann
  • Member: Pia Kjærulff Jacobsen.


You can contact the board here.



Hepcats Copenhagen Is Run by Volunteers


The administration of Hepcats and the organisation of all our events are run by volunteers. We have no paid staff. That means that we rely heavily on our members volunteering to help organize workshops, parties and concerts.


The money that we all pay for classes, workshops and memberships goes back to our members in the form of renting rooms for our dance events, funding awesome swing bands for live concerts and giving our members discounts on events and concerts.


Our teachers, the members of the board and all the Hepcats members working hard to make workshops and other events happen are doing so for free and out of their dedication to the dance and the dancing community.


We believe that this makes for a tight-knit community of equals, where everybody is working towards a common goal: to share the joy of the dance and to broaden the knowledge of and access to swing dancing and swing music in Copenhagen.



Become a Member of Hepcats Copenhagen


When you sign up for a beginners workshop or our Thursday classes, you become a member of Hepcats Copenhagen.


Your membership lasts for one season (Spring season: February to August, Fall season: September to January), and the membership fee is currently DKK 50,- per season. With the membership, you get discounts on certain events and access to classes, members only  concerts and other Hepcat events such as the annual Christmas Lunch.