with Bradley and Vanessa!
Saturday, December 10, 2016:
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
COMPLIMENTARY CLASS, with paid Admission to the Savoy Saturday Dance following the Class!
Learn to jump and jive and lindy hop the night away!
Then stay for an exciting night of dancing at our Social Dance starting at 7:30 PM!
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Ballroom Dancing, with some Latin, Swing & other Social Dances
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM – Savoy Saturday Lindy Hop Dance!
Exciting!! LIVE BAND!! – SUNNY SIDE SWING!! – On Saturday, December 10
Check our Calendar for details!!
Wondering what Lindy Hop is all about?
According to Dancing.org, “Lindy Hop was so named after Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris in 1927, when the newspaper headline read: “LINDY HOPS THE ATLANTIC”.” . . .
“Lindy Hop, also known as Jitterbug, is the authentic Afro-Euro-American Swing dance. It is an unabashedly joyful dance, with a solid, flowing style that closely reflects its music — from the late 20’s hot Jazz to the early 40’s Big Bands. Just as Jazz combines European and African musical origins, Lindy Hop draws on African and European dance traditions. The embracing hold, and the turns from Europe, the breakaway and solid, earthy body posture from Africa. The dance evolved along with the new swing music, based on earlier dances such as the Charleston and the Black Bottom, by black people in Harlem.” . . .
“Savoy style Lindy Hop, as taught by Frankie Manning and Steven Mitchell, has the lightest, gentlest, and smoothest connection of all the common Swing dances! It is solid, low, relaxed and energetic.”
Enjoy this video of Top Lindy Hop dancers from around the world competing to live music by Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five during in the 2013 International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, DC: