Lindy / East Coast Swing

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