Lindy Hop

Learn the Lindy Hop at Swing On In Dance School on the Gold Coast

The Lindy Hop is also referred to as the Jitterbug and is the grandfather of swing dancing.


This energetic, fun, groovy and sometimes goofy dance style is our first love. This was one of the first great partner dances of the swing era and came out of the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem in the late 1920’s. The story goes that it was named by George “Shorty” Snowden who when asked what it was that he was dancing replied that he was doing the Lindy Hop because ‘we’re flying just like Lindy did’. The name Lindy Hop was inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris in 1927, when the newspaper headline read: “LINDY HOPS THE ATLANTIC”.

Fall in love with Lindy Hop, the original dance of the swing era! Danced in both 6- and 8-count sequences, Lindy Hop evolved in the 1920’s and dominated dance halls throughout the Great Depression until World War II. 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. Sometimes known as the Jitterbug, this expressive dance evolved along with the new swing music, based on earlier dances such as the Charleston and the Black Bottom, by the African American community in Harlem.


Learn the Lindy Hop on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers (NSW).

Our Dance School has Lindy Hop classes weekly on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

All classes at our dance school are open for all ages and do not require you to bring a partner. Be sure to wear flat comfortable shoes that do not have a tread. We also recommend that you bring a towel and wear deodorant.

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or contact us using the form below to book. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

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