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Via www.sharonmdavis.com:   “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York.   It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

Via www.sharonmdavis.com: “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

Jitterbug - my Dad is a great dancer...I never quite got this dance but love it.

Jitterbug - my Dad is a great dancer...I never quite got this dance but love it.

1956:  London's youth hang out on the streets of Soho (Photo by Werner Rings/BIPs/Getty Images)

1956: London's youth hang out on the streets of Soho (Photo by Werner Rings/BIPs/Getty Images)

The Lindy Hop is famous for some of its over-the-head, around-the-body, under-the-legs crazy-acrobatic lifts and moves!

The Lindy Hop is famous for some of its over-the-head, around-the-body, under-the-legs crazy-acrobatic lifts and moves!

Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard in "Second Chorus" (1940). DIRECTOR: H.C. Potter.

Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard in "Second Chorus" (1940). DIRECTOR: H.C. Potter.

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