Who is Boston Lindy Hop?

We offer swing dancing classes in Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding area including Cambridge and Somerville.

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Latest News  

We've Launched a New Website!

Jan. 26, 2016

As part of the merger of Boston Lindy Hop and New School Swing, we've designed a brand new website with a brand new look!  We've really focused on making our site a much better experience for new and old students alike, and we think that you'll like it, too.  Check out some of the following new features!

  • A fully-redesigned and mobile-friendly interface, so you can see what's happening and register for classes on the go.
  • New Dancer Guide that answers many of the questions that our newest students ask
  • Pages with detailed information on each of our regular nights of classes, plus details on Elm Street Jump, Swing 101, Lindy Dojo, and our other offerings.
  • Class & Event Calendar page with all our classes and events in one place, plus a calendar feed so that you can add our classes right to your own favorite calendar app!
  • A newly updated Dancing in Boston guide to learn about other great dancing opportunities around town.
  • A Spotify playlist of music suggestions so that you can practice on your own, or just enjoy some good music.

Check it out, and let us know of any feedback you have! We'd love to hear from you!

About Boston Lindy Hop

Boston Lindy Hop promotes swing dancing in Boston by providing year-round swing dances classes for all levels. We specialize in authentic, vintage swing dance forms, especially the Lindy Hop, but we sometimes offer classes in Charleston, solo jazz dancing, and in other dances of the Swing era.  We also offer a fun, friendly, inclusive learning environment. Four-week class series begin every month—see our schedule for the latest classes.

Our curriculum offers something for everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned dancers.  Our regular offerings include the following:

  • Lindy 1 and Lindy 2 classes on Monday nights in Harvard Square
  • Lindy 1 and Lindy 2 classes on Tuesday nights near North Station
  • Fundamentals and Beyond Fundamentals (Lindy 3) classes on Thursday nights near North Station

Go to the registration page now and see what's coming up next!

Were you looking for New School Swing? In November 2015, New School Swing and Boston Lindy Hop were merged.  We've recently integrated our websites, and we're still working out a few details, so please, pardon our dust!

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy Hop is the original Swing Dance, developed in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s.  There are numerous other swing dances out there, but virtually all of them evolved out of the patterns and rhythms of the Lindy Hop.  The dance still has a large and active following throughout the world today!

Our friends at Yehoodi made a nice video history of the dance.

Ready to Learn More?

If you're a new dancer, be sure to check out our Guide for New Dancers and our FAQ to have all your questions answered.  Then, sign up for some classes and let's get started!