The Lindy Circle has been teaching in Santa Barbara since 2009, and has always put a focus on having fun, while staying true to the origins of Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. What are Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston? We're glad you asked!
The father of swing dancing, Lindy Hop originates from Harlem in the late 20's, takes heavy inspiration from tap and Charleston, and has evolved alongside Jazz music ever since.
The dance most synonymous with Jazz, flappers, and the Roarin' 20's, Charleston falls into two distinct styles. The later 30's Charleston played a heavy role in the development of Lindy Hop.
A contemporary to swing dancing, Balboa is geared toward small movements, which make it the perfect dance for crowded floors, or for very fast music.
Every week, The Lindy Circle teaches a Level I and II classes, followed by an hour of free practice music.
Our rates are $5/class, or $20 for a full session. If you're a student (student ID required) you can take a full session for $15.
We are located in the Goleta Valley Community Center, in Room 7 on Monday nights.
If you have any questions about classes, private lessons, or events, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!
Where to find us Goleta Valley Community Center, Room 7 5679 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117