Lindyhop is a creative form of partner dancing based around partner communication and improvisation. It is danced to swing jazz from the 1920s – 40s to the likes of great legends such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman etc. Lindyhop embraces social dancing at its core, thus enabling you to dance with different people through playful improvisations and variations. This makes Lindyhop a unique enjoyable dance form.
Lindyhop is an african american dance that evolved from other popular dance styles of it’s age such as the charleston, breakaway, texas tommy etc. With a strong emphasis on partner connection, lindyhop brings in the best elements from different dance styles. Down the decades, many different dance styles evolved from the lindyhop such as shag, balboa, Rock n roll, Boogie woogie etc. But also modern dances such as hip hop, break dance, urban street en jazz dance can be traced back to lindyhop.