There’s so much misinformation about the history of Lindy Hop on google, Wikipedia and other websites that we decided to dig deeper and see if we can find out more by reading the autobiographies and scanning through old newspapers of the time.
This is why we commissioned the wonderful Katie Cobalt to help dig into the relevant literature to look for more information that can help us answer important questions such as:
- Where did the name Lindy Hop come from?
- Was there a swing dance “revival”?
- What was it like to social dance at the Savoy?
- What was the relationship between the musicians and dancers?
Tune in to our history series to learn all about these questions.