The dance

Lindy Hop came from the 1930s Harlem jazz scene, gaining popularity and developing its famous aerial moves into the 1940s. With the posting of US troops throughout Europe during the Second World War, the dance soon spread around the world. The 1990s saw a swing revival and Lindy Hop was placed firmly back on the social dance scene. Now, Lindy Hop is as popular as ever and has recently gained even more popularity due to the recent fashion for all things vintage.

Lindy Hop is a social, partner dance with a lead and a follow. This means that once you’ve got some basic steps you can dance with any other Lindy Hopper, with the lead (usually a man) deciding the moves and leading their partner. There are a number of basic moves but each of them has many variations, so there is always something new to learn. We teach moves in a routine, but during social dance times you are welcome to throw in any or all your Lindy Hop moves into your dancing.

(C)Home and About page images  Eric Esquivel

(C)Home and About page images Eric Esquivel

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Leicester Lindy Hop is a not-for-profit organisation run by a group of friends who love swing dance and music and want to offer classes and events to all dancers who want to learn and get involved in the dance. Whilst we try and run all our classes and events as professionally as possible we are not paid employees so please bear with us if you need a response from us and we have not got back to you.