Lindy Hop

October 16, 2009

Oana Sandu

Born out a tradition of African American dance movement, the Lindy Hop became popular in Harlem, New York in the 1920. A fast-paced, athletic dance danced to big band Jazz music, it was called “A True National Folk Dance” by Life Magazine in 1952. It became nearly extinct when Rock-and-Roll won over its demographic, though the swing revival of the past two decades means that you too can now learn the lindy basics and shimmy, swivel, and swing-out socially in every major city in North America.