The Lindy Hop was born in black communities in Harlem from about 1927 into the early 1930s from four possible sources: the breakaway, the Charleston, the Texas Tommy, and the hop, and it was danced to the jazz music of that time. The Lindy Hop combined elements of both partnered and solo dancing by using the movements and improvisation of black dances along with the formal eight-count structure of European partner dances. In the early 1930\'s "Frankie Manning" and others added "Air Steps" or "arials" to the lindy hop. Traditional costume is circa 1930s/1940s
The dance evolved from the Lindy Hop with the work of the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s. It has been also referred to as Eastern Swing, American Swing, East Coast Lindy, and Triple Swing. Its triple count rythme can be altered to become "Single-step Swing and Double Swing" The music can vary from blues and boogie woogie, to Country and Pop. Women usually wear skirts or dresses and men dress smart casual