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Lindy Hop
Genre: Jazz dance
Time of origin: 1920s
Country of origin: Harlem, New York, USA

The Lindy Hop is a dance performed in Dancing with the Stars.

A member of the Swing dance family, the Lindy Hop was originated in the 1920s in the United States in Harlem, New York. A fun and highly energetic dance, it includes many of the popular swing moves such as rock steps, triple steps, and lindies. Difficult lifts and partner-assisted flips are allowed and encouraged.

The Lindy Hop was introduced to Dancing with the Stars in Season 8. It was not performed again until Season 15.


  • This is one of the few dances that allows lifts to be completed.
  • No couple has ever scored a perfect 30 in this dance. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani scored a 29/30 in Season 8.
  • A similar dance, the Jitterbug has also been performed on the show.