Really Fun To Learn The Savoy Style Dance

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  1. Lindy Hop is a dance style that evolved during the 1920s in Harlem, New York. This dance form fits in the genre of swing dance. It also happens to be one of the many partner dances that are still popular. The steps of this dance style were taken from the Tap and Charleston. This was the first dance form that broke all race barriers between the whites and blacks. Spontaneity and wildness is the key features of this dance form.

    Lindy Hop Dance NYC is another name given to New York’s very own swing dance. The Savoy Ballroom in New York City gave this dance the perfect ground for these dancers to showcase their talent. This ballroom went on to become the ruler of swing. It also perfected this dance form in a great way by fine tuning it steps. The bouncer of the Savoy Ballroom, Herbert White went on to form a group “Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers”, which consisted of the best Lindy Hop dancers who performed at the ballroom. This troupe went on to perform this beautiful dance in movies such as Hellzapoppin and A Day at the Races.

    This dance was also performed on the beats of Swing music. Every passing day, new steps were introduced depending on the changing fashion. The Jitterbug is the ideal example of this reinvention. This dance is so close to the Lindy dance style that it might be really difficult to differentiate between both the styles. Although, names changed over the years, but, the Lindy Hop is still known to be the Savoy style of dance.
  2. And you tell us this (cut and paste this) because?

    You think it's something new. That we'd never heard of?

    Savoy style?

    Stop name dropping to big up a dance style - that was only an evolutionary stage - that you've a penchant for.

    Some of the folk on here remember doing the Charleston... :D