Lindy hop is a fun and energetic swing dance that originated in the 1920s in Harlem, New York. Its groovy and fast-paced movements are a perfect combination of energy and grace.
Lindy hop is an improvisational partner dance, meaning that dancers decide the moves on the fly. Lindy hop combines eight-count and six-count steps, which together create a lively, energetic, and fluid dance. It is characterised by its swinging, flowing movements, and its focus on improvisation, connection, and joy. It is danced to usually jazz, swing, or blues music.
Lindy hop is an African American vernacular dance that originated in the African American communities of the time, and is closely related to jazz music. It is a combination of different dances, including the Charleston, Tap, and Breakaway. It has continued to evolve over the years and is still popular today, with social dancing events taking place around the world. Many other dances have evolved from Lindy hop, such as West Coast Swing, Balboa, and Shag.
Lindy hop is sometimes called Jitterbug, which is generalised term used to describe fast swing dancing.