The original form of swing dance was created in the 1920’s and 1930’s in Harlem. Danced to the jazz music of the time, the style evolved from tap, breakaway, and Charleston. After experiencing a revival in the 80s and 90s, Lindy Hop is now danced and performed around the world by people of all ages.

See Wikipedia’s excellent article on the subject for more details.

What Does Lindy Hop Look Like?

Rather than try to explain it, here are a few of our favorite videos showing off the dance:

 

That Looks Awesome! How Can I Learn?

That’s what Swingmonkey is here for! Most dances have a beginner lesson just before the dancing. There are other in-depth classes being taught all the time! Go check out the calendar to find an event near you. We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor!