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What is the "Lindy Hop"?

Named after Charles Lindbergh's flight after the Atlantic (when the newspaper headline read: "LINDY HOPS THE ATLANTIC"), the Lindy Hop is a smooth and upbeat dance. Consisting of an 8 count basic and Afro-American origins, swing style music is choice for the dance. The Lindy Hop has a long history since its heyday in the 1920s to the 1940s. From its evolution, to Jitterbug. From the disappearance of the dance, to the Lindy Hop Revival in the '90s!

How do I learn Lindy Hop?

In the early origins of this dance, there were no instructors, you would go to dances and try what you saw. In our day, we do have instructors, but to learn the dance, one must go to dances to practice what you have learned.

Other good ways to learn:

1. Imitation! Watch other dancers and YouTube videos, then video yourself and try to see what you are doing different.

2. Ask! The experienced dancers got there by asking other dancers to dance with them. They want to dance with you!

3. Listen to the music! Learn to love Jazz, pick a part and listen to only that part. What does that instrument do in the song?

4. Take a lesson or class! Videotape what you learned after the class.