May 26th World Lindy Hop Day

May 26th is World Lindy Hop Day or Street Dance Day. Some claim the ‘Lindy’ got its name from Charles Lindbergh’s hop across the ocean and in a round-about way it may have.

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The Lindy came out of Harlem, NYC led by “Shorty” George Snowden and Big Bea in 1928.

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After repeatedly being asked what type of dance they were doing “Shorty” simply answered, “The Lindy”.  It is a mix of jazz, tap, breakaway, the Texas Tommy, the Charleston and the Jitterbug.

Suggested ways to celebrate: Get up and dance, listen to some cool jazz, make up a jazz name for yourself.

Learn the Lindy Hop:

 

Watch some cool Lindy Hop Finals Dances: