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The Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop, sometimes called "Jitterbug" by those who do not dance, is the main dance style of EUSDS and of almost all other swing dance clubs and societies across the world. Lindy Hop is one of the most influential dances of the 20th century; it was not the first true partnered swing dance (shag pre-dates it) but it is the ancestor to a huge number of later dances such as jive, rock-n-roll and even break-dancing. Dating back to the late 1920s, Lindy Hop is a Rolls Royce of dance styles, able to look really smooth and cool to slow music, and also able to fly like the wind when the tempo picks up. You can watch archive clips of authentic Lindy Hop by clicking here (where the star is the inventor of the dance, George Snowden), here (after a short into), and here (with a 50s feel).

Click here to find out more about Lindy Hop, including details of basic steps.

Lindy Hop is the only one of the dance styles on these pages that is taught every year, throughout the academic year; the others come and go in shorter chunks of time,