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Leon James & Willa Mae Ricker dancing the Lindy Hop, As seen on Retronaut. (Images from LIFE, credit: Gjon Mili)

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Kaye Popp & Stanley Catron demonstrating a step of The Lindy Hop. (Photo by Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

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Aaaaaah I LOVE swing dancing so much I wish I wasn’t a beginner and that I was a pro and could do competitive swing/lindy hop!

Lindy Hop, 1943

Kaye Popp and Stanley Catron Demonstrating a Step of the Lindy Hop

Kaye Popp & Stanley Catron demonstrating a step of The Lindy Hop. (Photo by Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James demonstrating the Lindy Hop, New York, New York, 1943.

Own an Iconic Photograph From LIFE's Archives

Via www.sharonmdavis.com:   “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.

Via www.sharonmdavis.com: “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.

Life Magazine - Willa Mae Ricker & Leon James

Gjon Mili 1943 Professional dancers Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James demonstrate how the Lindy Hop is meant to be danced. Originally published in the August issue of LIFE.

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Lindy Hop is the original swing dance from the and it has enjoyed a healthy life ever since

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Leon James and Willa Mae Ricker demonstrating the Lindy Hop for a 1943 issue of Life Magazine.

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