The Lindy Hop is a hugely fun and high energy dance which evolved in Harlem, New York in the 1920s and 1930s to the current jazz music of the time. It became very popular during the Swing era of the 1930s and early 1940s. A fusion of many of the dances which preceded it, it is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and charleston. It is primarily a jazz dance and a member of the Swing dance family.
In its development the Lindy Hop used elements of the black African-American dances with the formal 8-count structure of European partner dances. Some believe that the dance’s name originated from the hugely popular Charles Lindberg who flew solo non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927.
There are thriving communities all over the world today and the Lindy Hop can be danced in most larged westernised cities.
- Posted On : 29 Dec 2013