The Lindy Hop is a traditional African-American dance of the early 20th century, originating in Harlem, New York.
It's supposedly named after the aviator Charles Lindbergh, who 'hopped' the Atlantic in 1927.
It's a partnered dance that is full of joy and the most well-known of the Lindy Hoppers is Frankie Manning. He will always be inextricably linked with The Savoy Ballroom, as one of the famous 'Whitey's Lindy Hoppers'.
More information on the Lindy Hop can be found here.
We teach beginners right through to advanced dancers.
You can find our beginner classes covering Lindy Hop and other Swing Dances on Monday nights at 8.30pm - at Dance Base in the Grassmarket. email us to find out more.