What kind of dancing do you do?
At New Columbia Swing, we like to celebrate all kinds of dancing from the Swing era. On a given dance night, you might see people doing the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, East Coast Swing, Shag, you name it! And, when you come dance with us, we encourage you to bring whatever dance moves feel right for you! But, most of our classes focus on the original swing dance: the Lindy Hop.
Lindy Hop was developed by the black community in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, and it soon spread throughout the country and the world. There are numerous other swing dances out there, but virtually all of them evolved out of the patterns and rhythms of the Lindy Hop. The dance still has a large and active following throughout the world today!
Want to learn more? Our friends at Yehoodi made a nice video history of the dance: