Lindy Hop is the original American swing dance, also known as Jitterbug, which was created in the late 30's and 40's to really swing to the jazz music of the times which was being played in the dance halls in Harlem. Dancing to a wide range of tempos, there is a strong pulse that drives the movement of the dance, and the music is traditionally big band swing from the Golden Era of Jazz. Lindy Hop is danced to an eight count rhythm and is generally characterized as a fairly lively and happy dance. Learn the basics of Lindy Hop including the Swing Out, Charleston, and various follower and some leader turns. The goal of the class will be to have you social dancing to some of Americas most beautiful jazz music. There will be significant repetition to help work the rhythm into dancer's bodied, as well as partner rotation
No experience or partner is necessary, although it is HIGHLY recommended each dancer complete one month long series of East Coast Swing before enrolling in Lindy Hop. Classes are progressive, therefore every week within that month, we build upon the moves taught in the previous week (s).