The year 2014 would have seen Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday, so we think is particularly fitting that Lindy Hop, and swing dance in general, has arrived in Nijmegen at this time. The dance continues to spread and grow all over the world and it is particularly strong in the Netherlands. Below you will find some clips of some of our favourite Lindy Hoppers who are currently dancing and teaching on the international scene.
These days, the international Lindy Hop community is working hard to reconstruct the Lindy Hop recorded history to something more factual and representative of its founders, as well as breaking down the narrow, normative and misrepresented perspective that was created during its rise in popularity in the 80s and 90s. We as Lindy What? Lindy Hop! Nijmegen continuously try to contribute to this, and support fellow organizations with the same goals.