What is Lindy Hop?
Lindy Hop is the original swing dance. Born in Harlem as a street dance, it evolved alongside the jazz music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Like jazz, Lindy Hop is a black American art form.
Hmm. Sounds… old-timey...
While Lindy Hop definitely deserves its place in history books, it is still danced today, all over the world! Modern Lindy Hoppers strive to stay true to the joyful spirit and jubilant style of vintage Lindy Hop while continuing to evolve the dance. The one constant is that Lindy Hop, a swing dance, is danced to - you guessed it - swing music!
So… it’s like ballroom dance?
Not really. Yes, Lindy is a partnered dance with a “lead” and “follow.” But unlike ballroom dances, Lindy Hop is casual and conversational — meaning that both partners learn to improvise and play off one another. The goal of learning Lindy Hop is not to memorize a repertoire of moves, but to develop good connection and be able improvise and create fun dances with many partners.
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