In my opinion Swing Patrol offer really great classes - they are fun, entertaining and the instructors are very adept at getting you talking (and dancing!) with the others members of the group so that there are no jitters when it comes to rotating partners. This sounded scary to me at first, but it is a great way to meet people and it means you learn to lead and follow with your body easily. Each class stands alone - it gives you the building blocks to each dance style, which you can then put together later at home or in the social dancing hour later.
The lessons cover styles from the 20s to the 40s (so yes, Lindy Hopping forms a big component). Currently we are learning a 1930s style Charleston, which is a lot more 'leany' and lower to the ground than the 20s style. I have never taken dance lessons in my life but by the end of each class I know a couple of flashy looking moves and how to sequence them together - I would never have guessed it could be so easy or fun!
Hopefully I will see some of you there!