The original swing dance, Lindy Hop is the most popular style of swing dancing. As our name suggests, this is the style we most identify with, so much so we teach Lindy Hop every Monday night.

This energetic dance evolved throughout the swing era of the 1920s and 1930s in New York, when big band jazz music was at it’s peak. The dance incorporates elements of jazz, tap and Charleston. The style was named after famous aviator Charles Lindbergh or ‘Lucky Lindy’ as he was known, ‘hopped’ over the Atlantic on the first ever non stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. There is however little hopping involved as the dance is comprised of smooth rhythmic pulses, usually with a formal eight or six count structure.

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