The Lindy Hop was developed in the 1920s as part of the Charleston dance and big band jazz, and this six-count dance incorporates rocking backwards and forwards. Practice the historic Lindy Hop with a demonstration from a professional ballroom dance instructor in this free video on dance.
Hello, my name is Rosario Nene Ortega. I am a dance instructor at the goddess store in Hollywood, Florida. In this clip I'm going to talk about the Lindy Hop. Sounds very new, but it's a Lindy Hop is a dance that it was created in New York in the nineteen twenties and then it became very popular in the nineteen fifties with the big orchestra. It comes from the jazz and the Charleston and then it becomes also part of the swing. So let me show you. It's a six count dance. We're going to break back, rock, step, travel, step, back, step, and... let me show you again. Break back, and together, forward, step back step. Forward, step, back, step. Forward, step, back, step. I'm going to show you from this angle again. Break back, travel, step, travel, step. This is the Lindy Hop dance that is from the Charleston and jazz. For you, Nene Ortega in Hollywood, Florida.