Lindy hop

Lindy hop is a happy partner dance which is danced to slow and fast swing music.

Lindy hop’s movement is bouncy. The dance is improvised and is based on leading and following as well as active communication between the dance partners.

Lindy hop is one of the oldest swing dances still danced today. The birth of the dance was greatly influenced by the 1920s Charleston. Lindy hop was danced already in the 1920s in the US, but the actual boom was during the golden age of big bands and swing music in 1935-40. The dances later lived a quiet life for some time, but was revived in the early 1980s. Today, it is the most widespread swing dance in the world.