Dancing and teaching the Lindy Hop. We are passionate about the social dance culture of the swing era of jazz.
The Lindy Hop Revival
By the time the Savoy ballroom closed its doors in 1958, changes in musical and dance culture meant that the Lindy Hop had started to fade into obscurity, just as had the dances from which the Lindy Hop had grown. However, in a remarkable turn of events in the early 1980s, some Swedish, US and UK swing dancers came across some of the old footage of the Savoy and they wanted to know more.
Frankie Manning – They went to New York and tracked down some of those influential dancers of the Golden Era, most notably Frankie Manningand Al Minns. Al Minns sadly passed away in 1985 but Frankie spent the last 25 years of his life travelling all over the world spreading his love of the dance. Norma Miller – Here is not the place to tell that story: it is much better to read Frankie’s autobiography. We also recommend Norma Miller’s book for a fascinating and very beautiful recollection of the times. As always, we’ll let the dancing do the talking!