Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop Lessons Toronto

Interested in Lindy Hop lessons in Toronto? Etobicoke (The Kingsway), Downtown Toronto (Yorkville), North York/Scarborough, and Vaughan (Woodbridge) residents look to Arthur Murray for help learning the Lindy Hop, or simply Lindy. Lindy hop lessons in Toronto are popular and this is an old/new Swing style which continues to be a unique innovative part of the American culture. Although both the music and the dance have evolved from the big band days, the nostalgic appeal of that era lives on in new music and this exciting retro style swing dance. You can take Lindy hop lessons in Toronto and the surrounding areas at Arthur Murray Dance Studios!

History of the Lindy Hop Dance

People who are interested in taking Toronto Lindy Hop lessons often want to know a bit about the history behind this and other ballroom dances. Originally named by Ray Bolger, after Colonel Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic, this Swing style had as much “getting into the air” as possible. The more acrobatic versions were limited to ballrooms, of which the most famous was the New York’s Savoy Harlem.

Popular musical groups of today have revived interest in the musical styles from the original Lindy Hop era and have fired the imagination and enthusiasm for a whole new generation of Lindy Hop dancers. However, the violently acrobatic style used for exhibitions is not necessary for today’s good dancers to enjoy this perennial favourite. The rhythmic patterns take place over two or more measures of music and can be danced to a variety of musical interpretations.

Dances Related to the Lindy Hop

Related dances are:

  • The Charleston
  • Black Bottom
  • Shag
  • Jitterbug
  • And more recently, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing.

Lindy Hop Lessons in Toronto

Lindy hop dance lessons in Toronto are great fun. Many Lindy Hop patterns are used in the other Swing styles to add variety or provide a change of pace so if you love swing dances and are interested in taking Lindy hop classes or learning ballroom dances in Toronto, register at Arthur Murray.  We offer a number of swing dance classes and other Toronto ballroom dance lessons, too.

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