FAQ

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy hop is the original swing dance. Danced at a variety of tempos, lindy hop and big band swing perfectly compliment one another. Lindy hop is oftentimes characterized as a joyful, happy dance. Improvisation and rhythmical play are tied to lindy's styling and spirit.

Can anyone learn to Lindy Hop?

Lindy hop is uniquely accessible to most everyone, even if you have no dance experience. Wondering if you can lindy hop? You can! Swing It Seattle will get you there!

What is the difference between the Leader and Follower Role?

At the very beginning of your learning, leaders initiate the shapes/moves and followers respond. It is something close to leaders are pass the ball and followers catch it.

As we progress, the dynamic starts to change: It becomes something closer to passing the ball back and forth.

Which role do I choose?

It is entirely up to you. Both are fun, sometimes in very different ways. At Swing It Seattle, you can register as either a Leader, Follower, or Balancer (happy to dance either role).

What is the Class Helper Program?

*Your friend registers for the full lindy 1 series

*You take the class with the for free!

This offer is available to all lindy students level 2 and above. Class Helpers must be willing to dance either role in order to balance out the class.

Who was Frankie Manning?

Frankie Manning is widely considered the greatest and most influential lindy hopper of all-time. Along with being credited for developing a more athletic position within lindy, he created the first ensemble routine, airstep, and developed many of the partnering dynamics used throughout the dance. He traveled the world from the 1980s until his passing in 2009, spreading the joy of lindy hop around the world through his teachings and stories. He is recognized as the prime mover in lindy hop’s worldwide spread during the modern era.

Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop is essential reading for all lindy hoppers!