Lindy Hop is a partner dance that developed in Harlem during the late 1920's. It is danced to “Hot Jazz” and hopping Swing music, Lindy Hop is a joyful and energetic dance that embraces improvisation, creativity, and communication between dancers. According to legend, the name originates from Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in 1927 – “Lindy Hops the Atlantic”
Today, Lindy Hop is the heart of the Swing dance family. The dance is based on the syncopated triple step, which matches the Swing music rhythm of the ‘30s. Classes focus on mastering the triple step, which allows free and loose movement on the dance floor through a broad range of steps. The advanced classes introduce classic moves such as the Swing Out, the Sugar Push, and many more.
Lindy Hop is one of the two main course tracks at Swing it (formerly Holy Lindy Land), together with The Charleston. However, it is important to note that the separation of the two tracks is for pedagogical reasons only. In every dance, the two styles are mixed together to create – Swing.