Who is Boston Lindy Hop?

We offer swing dancing classes in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area including Cambridge and Somerville.

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July Classes are Online

Jun. 19, 2016

As a reminder our July classes are online! Check them out by clicking the Classes tab at the top navigation bar. On Wednesdays this July we have some fun classes covering the topics of Balance and Turns/Spins. Hope to see you there!

About Boston Lindy Hop

Boston Lindy Hop promotes swing dancing in Boston by providing year-round swing dances classes for all levels. We specialize in authentic, vintage swing dance forms, especially the Lindy Hop, but we sometimes offer classes in Charleston, solo jazz dancing, and in other dances of the Swing era.  We also offer a fun, friendly, inclusive learning environment. Four-week class series begin every month—see our schedule for the latest classes.

Our curriculum offers something for everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned dancers.  Our regular offerings include the following:

  • Lindy 1 and Lindy 2 classes on Monday nights in Harvard Square
  • Lindy 1 and Lindy 2 classes on Tuesday nights in Central Square
  • Fundamentals and Beyond Fundamentals (Lindy 3) classes on Wednesday nights near North Station

Go to the registration page now and see what's coming up next!

Were you looking for New School Swing? In November 2015, New School Swing and Boston Lindy Hop were merged.  We've recently integrated our websites, and we're still working out a few details, so please, pardon our dust!

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is the original Swing Dance, developed in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s.  There are numerous other swing dances out there, but virtually all of them evolved out of the patterns and rhythms of the Lindy Hop.  The dance still has a large and active following throughout the world today!

Our friends at Yehoodi made a nice video history of the dance.

Ready to Learn More?

If you're a new dancer, be sure to check out our Guide for New Dancers and our FAQ to have all your questions answered.  Then, sign up for some classes and let's get started!