The Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in Harlem, New York in 1920's. The Lindy consists of both 6-count and 8-count steps including footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. One of the most unique qualities of the Lindy is that it can be wild and spontaneous with kicks, twists, and acrobatics, or it can be cool, smooth, and sophisticated.
The Lindy Hop is considered a cultural phenomenon because it broke through the race barrier when segregation was still the norm in many ballrooms. The Lindy blends African rhythms with the European structured dance to create a social dance that continues to live in the ballroom culture today.