Dances

Swinging Background

IT DON'T MEAN A THING, IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING! (Irving Mills)

Lindy Hop is an African American dance, which originates from Harlem, New York City. It was made popular in the famous Savoy Ballroom by African American dancers in the late 1920s and was danced throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Nowadays lindy hop is danced all over the world and is today more up-to-date than ever. It’s an unconventional dance to swing music of the 1920s – 1940s, where dancers can enjoy themselves and let their creativity flow. Although it’s a couple dance, you don’t need to bring a dance partner with you, as there’s always a change of partner – both in classes and at social dance parties. In other words, everyone dances with everyone, which means that women are also welcome to perform the leading role and men the following role. The exciting world of swing also includes such couple dances as shag, balboa and blues as well as solo jazz that you can dance to swing music on your own, without any partner. 

Are you interested in getting to know the world of swing? Then come to the next dance lesson and let yourself be carried away by the cheerful music and the laughing faces of the dancers. You can check the Lindy Hop / Blues / Balboa / Shag / Solo Jazz page to see upcoming dance classes or send us an email to info@swingduesseldorf.com