Lindy Hop - Intermediate Class

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Lindy Hop - Intermediate Class

80.00

Over 6 weeks, we'll teach you to get moving to the groove, in this fun, playful dance. You'll need to be comfortable with lindy hop patterns including 8-count, 6-count and Charleston basics, and social dance regularly!

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If you’re new to swing dancing or have a few months of experience, this is the class for you. Everyone is welcome! This is where we’ll work on our different footworks and learn moves that we can take onto the dance floor. We start from scratch every 6 weeks, and build up skills so that we can be comfortable and confident to dance socially.

Lindy Hop is first and foremost a social dance! Partners relate to each other and the music, with feeling, improvisation and phrasing. It’s fun, energetic, and can be danced at a range of different speeds of music, fast or slow.

The dance evolved along with the new swing music of the early 30s, based on earlier dances such as the Charleston and the Black Bottom.

As for the name, it is said that a “downtown” reporter saw the dance being performed in 1927 and asked whether it had a name; “Shorty” George Snowden, a Lindy pioneer, saw an opportunity and said that the dancers were celebrating Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic with “Lindy’s Hop.”

It was widely danced until the late 1950s, then had a resurgence in the late 90’s, and has basically been going strong since then!