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Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is also referred to as the grandfather of swing. It originated in the late 20s in the ballrooms of Harlem. Lindy Hop was open to all people, age-groups and skin colours. It was danced to the big-band swing jazz music of the 20s to 40s. The music leaves a lot of room for improvisation. Accordingly, a lot of freedom in interpretation and movements is allowed as long as they fit the music. Depending on the rhythm of the music and the tempo, the dance can be wild and spontaneous or even cool and elegant. In the 1980s, the swing dance was "rediscovered" and gained more and more friends in Europe. Since 1998, Lindy Exchanges have been held regularly in many cities to get to know each other and the typical dance style of another city.

Participants of our Lindy Hop Courses can come with partner or alone. In Lindy Hop classes, it is common to change dance partners frequently to learn faster, to dance better, and to make getting to know each other easier. With the "Social Dance" also partners are changed, so that anyone can invite everyone. Mostly you dance two to three songs with the same partner, the first one often to "get to know each other".

Current Lindy-Hop-Courses & Workshops

New dates for the winter semester 22/23 will be announced at the beginning of October.


Cultural Office

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 4
Entrance 4b, level 0
37073 Göttingen

Ms Kaufmann, Head of department

Opening Hours

Appointments by arrangement
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 322 or e-mail: kulturbuero(at)