Lindy Hop is the original style of Swing dancing. Originating in the late 1920s, it evolved out of a variety of dances, such as the Charleston, in the African American communities of Harlem, with influences from both formal European and West African dances. It is still wildly popular among groups of dancers all over the U.S. and around the world. The Lindy Hop of today has continued to evolve over the years, influenced by other dance styles and changes in popular music. It is an incredibly fun, joyful, creative partner dance mixing the classic with the new. With a character all its own, Lindy Hop is hard to resist!