lindy hop

saturday 06 and sunday 07/06/2015

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in 1920's and 30's Harlem, New York. The Dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and it includes footworks borrowed from Charleston and Tap. The dance can be wild and spontaneous, with frenzied kicks and body movements, or it can be cool and sophisticated. The most important aspects of it are that it is danced with your partner, to the music, and that you enjoy it! 

Frankie Manning et Ann Johnson (1941)
Frankie Manning et Ann Johnson (1941)


saturday 06 and sunday 07/06/2015


Balboa is an 8 count dance so a connection with other 8 count dances would be consistent. It's hard to get a consensus view concerning the origins of Balboa. Many dance historians state that the dance was a derivation of Foxtrot, others believe it evolved from the Charleston or Collegiate Shag.

Maxie Dorf et Colleen
Maxie Dorf et Colleen


friday 05/06/2015

Jazz Roots

African-American solo dance  coming from years 1920-1940 descendant of some African dances and from Charleston. This dance is Lindy Hop and tap contemporary and pioneer for streets modern dance  such as funk and hip-hop.