What Is Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop

The Lindy hop was born in African American communities in Harlem, New York, in the United States, from about 1927 into the early 1930s.

The dance evolved in Harlem,  in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the Jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. 

Lindy hop today is danced as a social dance, as a competitive dance, as a performance dance, and in classes, workshops, and camps. In each, partners may dance alone or together, with improvisation a central part of social dancing and many performance and competition

The 2009 Strictly Come Dancing final the Lindy hop was performed by the two remaining contestants. In the eighth season of the US version of Dancing with the Stars, it was added to the list of dances along with the Charleston

There was renewed interest in the dance in the 1980s from American, Swedish, and British dancers and the Lindy hop is now represented by dancers and loosely affiliated grass-roots organizations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

The popularity led to the founding of local Lindy hop dance communities in many cities.


Some really inspiring social dancing