This week I joined a beginners Lindy Hop workshop. What is Lindy Hop, you ask?
"Lindy Hop is the rythm that gave way to sing and, later, Rock. It's the 1930s famous crazy dance, from the Savoy Ballroom, one of the worl'd most famous ballrooms located in New York's notorious black neighbourhood, the Harlem. After the Charleston clad 20s, the 30s' with their Big Bands made Swing one of the strongest, most danceable rythms of the century, and Lindy Hop one of the most extraordinary dance styles ever created.
Coming back to life in the 1980s in Sweden and the UK, Lindy Hop has gained fans throughout the world, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia."
*translated from Lindy Hop Portugal's website
My first class was amazing, despite me having two left feet and it's the most fun I've had in a while, so I really reccomend you try it sometime! Keep up with news on their upcoming parties and dance workshops in their website: http://lindyhoppt.blogspot.com/
Plus, it just so happens they're throwing a party this Thursday, why not drop by for a swing?