Fun, creative, and endlessly playful, Lindy Hop is THE original swing dance! It was born in the dance halls of Harlem in the 1920’s and 30’s as a joyful, physical expression of the newly evolving jazz and big band music that was exploding in popularity across the world. After reaching a peak in the mid-to-late 1940’s, Lindy Hop receded as music changed and people’s way of dancing followed. However, beginning in the 1980’s and 90’s, Lindy Hop experienced a rebirth, as some of the original Lindy Hoppers were convinced to come out of retirement and share their passion with a new generation of dancers. Frankie Manning, in particular, was an amazing original dancer with a very generous heart, who traveled the world teaching wherever and whenever he could. Today, Lindy Hop can be danced in almost every major city in the world!