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The "Lindy Hop". Whitey's Lindy Hoppers [1935/6]. Drawn from the top Savoy Ballroom dancers as a professional performance troupe with Frankie "Musclehead" Manning becoming the main choreographer, and serving as artistic director to Whitey's business management role, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers became was the most famous performance Lindy Hop team in the world.

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Via “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.