Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is the quintessential partner swing dance from the 1930’s & 1940’s. It was born in the African-American communities in Harlem, New York in 1928 and danced to the hot swinging jazz music of the day. It developed out of the Charleston and other dances of the 1920’s. The joy and playfulness of this partner dance have endured and it is still danced around the world today! If you interested in learning how to swing dance this is the place to start. At LHR we teach both Lindy Hop and Charleston in our swing dance classes.

Our Lindy Hop classes are detailed below and are called Swing 0, Swing 1, Swing 2, Swing 3, and Swing 4.

Swing 0 - Intro to Lindy Hop

(1 course, 6 weeks, 1 hour per week)

Prerequisite: None

No partner required. We rotate often in class. 

This course is for people who have never danced Lindy Hop before or who want to brush up on the basics! We start right from the scratch teaching the basic step and cover many basic 8-count swing patterns including the Swing Out, Lindy Circle, turns and some styling and improvisation! Start your swing journey here! No partner or experience necessary!

Swing 1

(4 courses, 6 weeks each, 1.5 hour per week)

Prerequisite: Swing 0 or equivalent

No partner required. We rotate often in class. 

You can take the Swing 1 classes in any order, but you must complete all 4 before moving to Swing 2. 

Swing 1.1 - Lindy Hop Fundamentals (6 weeks)

Swing 1.2 - 6-Count Lindy Hop (6 weeks)

Swing 1.3 - Spins, Stretch, & Flow (6 weeks)

Swing 1.4 - Charleston Fundamentals (6 weeks)

Swing 2
(4 courses, 6 weeks each, 1.5 hour per week)

Prerequisite: Swing 1 or equivalent

No partner required. We rotate often in class. 

You can take the Swing 2 classes in any order, but you must take all 4 before moving to Swing 3.

Swing 2.1 - Mixing 6 & 8 Count Moves (6 weeks)

Swing 2.2 - Mastering the Swing Out (6 weeks)

Swing 2.3 - Adding Texture To Your Dance (6 weeks)

Swing 2.4 - Fancy Charleston (6 weeks)

Swing 3
(4 courses, 6 weeks each, 1.5 hour per week)

Prerequisite: Swing 2 or equivalent

You can take the Swing 3 classes in any order, but you must take all 4 before moving to Swing 4.

Swing 3.1 - Triple Step Anchoring

Swing 3.2 - Mastering 6 & 8 Count Transitions

Swing 3.3 - Over-Rotation and Line Changes

Swing 3.4 - Graduation Time! 

Swing 4
(Ongoing - 6 week sessions, 1.5 hour per week)

Prerequisite: Swing 3 or equivalent

Swing 4 is the level for our intermediate/advanced students who are proficient dancers and are comfortable with all the material in our Swing 0  to Swing 3 levels. Swing 4 pushes students to refine leading and following technique through teaching a more advanced vocabulary of moves. We also work on developing personal style, advanced musicality, partnership skills, and rhythm variations to help each dancer grow and challenge themselves.  

Lindy Hop Revolution