What is Lindy Hop

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!