Lindy Hop is a so­cial dance

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Lindy Hop orig­i­nally started out as a so­cial dance, or as Vil­lafane calls it, ‘the peo­ple’s dance’. Jazz started be­com­ing pop­u­lar in the ’20s, at­tract­ing a young au­di­ence as it was con­sid­ered ‘new mu­sic’ at the time. ‘ They [the young peo­ple] were in­trigued by the mu­sic and be­cause of the harsh cir­cum­stances that the African-Amer­i­can com­mu­nity en­dured at the time, they im­pro­vised a dance that matched the catchy tunes of jazz as a way of “sur­viv­ing” as a com­mu­nity,’ says Vil­lafane.

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