About the dance
The Lindy Hop is a dance that started in the 1920s by African Americans in Harlem, New York City.
It was born from the jazz music they danced to and is a lively and expressive dance. The Savoy ballroom in Harlem was a popular spot for the dance during the 1930s and 1940s with live music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.
Lindy Hop takes inspiration from other dance types like solo jazz dance, charleston, and tap.
It focuses on connection, musicality, and rhythmical variations between the two dancers and is a dance that encourages creativity, improvisation, and joy through conversation between the dancers and the music.