Welcome to The Lindy Circle!

Teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa in Santa Barbara, California

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Our philosophy, and what we teach.

The Lindy Circle has always put a focus on having fun, while staying true to the origins of Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. We don't simply teach the moves; our classes also touch on the histories of these dances, and how they came to be.

What are Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston? We're glad you asked!

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop

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 fast music.

Our Classes

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.

Level II, 7pm
At The Lindy Circle we try to get the hard stuff out of the way first! Level II is meant for those who are comfortable with the basics, and are familiar with some other moves taught in Level I. Lessons are more progressive, which means they build upon the previous class' material.

Level I, 8pm
Following the Level II class comes Level I. This is an introductory course, and is the best place for new beginners. These classes are drop-in friendly, which means you have nothing to fear if you miss a class or two; we go over the basics regularly until you feel comfortable in what you're doing.

Open Dance, 9pm
After our classes come the open dancing. This is a great opportunity to practice what you've learned with your fellow students, dance with some of our friendly regulars, and hopefully ask us, your teachers, to dance! This is also the perfect opportunity to get more one-on-one time, so don't be shy if you have a question!

See our Classes page to view our latest class announcements!

We are located at Leslie Sack's Dance Studio, every Thursday night!

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