Styles

 
 

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is the original partnered swing dance. Named after Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight in 1927, Lindy Hop arose from the dance craze known as the Charleston, taking African style movement and adapting it to European tradition partner dancing. Lindy Hop is famous for many of its characteristics, including aerials, breakaways, and personalized styling. It is the grandfather of many other swing dances such as East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Hustle, etc. Lindy can be very exciting and up beat and can also be very mellow and smooth. We will give you the skills to dance everywhere in these realms. Lindy Hop is full of musicality and movement and relies on trust and connection between both partners.
 

Charleston

The root of Lindy Hop is Charleston which was dances as a social dance in the 20’s the Lindy Hoppers began to dance it socially and now it is a huge part of the swing dance genre. It is full of kicks and high energy.
 

Balboa

It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The art of Balboa is the subtle communication between the lead and follow, like weight shifts, that most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a “dancer’s dance” than a “spectator’s dance”.
 

Blues

Blues is smooth and sultry and can be danced in an open or closed embrace. Generally it is danced to slower more bluesy style music.