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What is Swing? / Do I need to bring a partner?

Lindy hop is a partner dance, which means there is a lead and a follow. Anyone can lead, and anyone can follow, and sometimes people do both, and even switch roles in the course of a dance (with the understanding and participation of their current dance partner, of course!).

You do not need to bring a partner to a dance or a class. Most people arrive at a dance without a partner, though they may arrive with friends. If there is a lesson prior to the dance, the teachers will have the students “rotate” periodically, so all follows mix with all leads. Throughout the night, people dance with lots of different people. The greater variety of styles and levels of dancer you mix with, the better your dancing will become.

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