Dancing - 3/3 - The Vintage Guide To London
The Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in Twenties and Thirties Harlem, New York. The dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. Sounds complicated? We went a long to a ‘learn to Lindy Hop in a day’ course, find out here if we’ve managed to master the swing.
If you fancy learning how to swing dance or do the Blues then join the 2011 classes by Swing Patrol.
Jump Jive and Shout, a fun, friendly jive nighter is happening on the second and third Tuesday of every month and has DJ Salome Jackson spinning some of the best in lively, pounding, pulsating Forties and Fifties rhythm n blues, jump jive, boogie woogie, doo wop, blues shouters and more for all your jiving and dancing needs.
If you want to learn authentic Forties Lindy Hop – or Jitterbug as the dance is called in America – head to Swing Cats Corner. The dance club takes place every Tuesday and Thursday and boasts plenty of hot Swing, Jumpin’ Jive and Rhythm & Blues music and dancing until late.