What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is a type of swing dancing from the swing and jazz era (1930s and 40s). It originated in Harlem, NY. It is a partner dance style all about rhythm, improvisation, and having a crazy good time. Performance style Lindy Hop often has a lot if crazy dips and flips, but on the regular dance floor it is a lot more low-key and is all about connecting with your partner and the music. We take inspiration from the pioneers of Lindy Hop of the jazz era, and well as contemporary dancers today.

Details on Lindy Hop classes here.

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What is Balboa?

Balboa is a type of swing dance that originated in Southern California in the 1930s and 40s. It’s all about rhythm, fancy footwork and connection with your partner. It has a close embrace which grew out of necessity to allow for dancing in packed ballrooms. We take inspiration from the pioneers of Balboa of the jazz era, as well as contemporary dancers today.

Details on Balboa classes here.

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What is solo historical jazz?

The Charleston, Shim Sham, soft shoe shuffle, black bottom, tranky do – all of these are kinds of solo dance that were done alongside partnered dancing. Not only is it great fun, it is also excellent for improving your partnered dancing too! All the greats of swing dancers believe that it is important to dance with yourself just as much as with a partner and we couldn’t agree more.

Details on Solo Jazz classes here. 

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