Lindy Hop (or Swing Dance as it is now known), is a partner dance originating in the late 1920s Jazz Era. In the most part developed in ballrooms across the USA - most notably The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York. It's popularity peaked in the mid-1940s and was featured often as a speciality act in many Hollywood movies such as Hellzapoppin'. Despite a musical shift after WW2, the Lindy Hop continued to be enjoyed socially throughout the US, UK and other countries. Notable dancers: George Snowdon, Norma Miller and Frankie Manning.
Your teacher Angela "Cookie" Andrew a veteran on the London and international scene, will teach you the basics in this Old School dance - a forerunner of many of the modern dances inc. Jive, Hand Dance and The Hustle, etc. Old School is THE school. Born and raised in Hackney, Angela utilises her knowledge and experience in different dance styles to create a unique teaching approach. Her dream is to share her passion for the Lindy Hop, Jazz and street dance with her local community.
For more details and to get on the mailing list, send a message to info[@]cookiesjam.com
*No class Thursday 1st March 2018
**It's a drop-in class, but due to limited capacity at the venue it might be an idea to reserve your place with