Dance Styles

Step into the captivating world of dance artistry as we explore six distinctive styles that have moved hearts and feet for generations: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, and Balboa. These rhythmic expressions unveil the essence of cultural intricacies and creativity. Join us on a journey through the history and unique charm of each style, as we step into a world where music and movement intertwine in mesmerizing ways. 

Lindy Hop

Known as the happiest of all swing dances, Lindy Hop originated in the Black communities of Harlem during the 1930s and 1940s. This dance style is a fusion of Jazz, Tap, Breakaway, and Charleston. Typically, the leader improvises, and the follower follows, but followers are also taught how to break away. Lindy Hop can be danced to various tempos, but at Swing in Utrecht, it generally lands in the medium rhythm zone. The dance can be both gentle and smooth or absolutely wild and unpredictable, creating an exhilarating experience.

Check out Uxue & Gerard doing a Lindy Hop performance at SwingDom 2023

What are you waiting for?

Get ready to groove and sway through the captivating world of Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Solo Jazz. Join us in exploring the history, rhythm, and unique styles of these mesmerizing dance forms. Start moving to the beat – the dance floor awaits!