Lindy Hop is a jazz dance under the umbrella of swing dancing that was created by Black dancers in Harlem NYC in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This dance focuses on improvisation, self expression, and a lot of bounce. It's a social dance that has partner and solo elements. It now has a vibrant community that spans across the world!
Dip your toes in to a very brief history of Lindy Hop and get a glimpse of what it looks like! This video is just the very tip of the iceberg! Stick around with us to learn more.
Founded by local Lindy Hopper and instructor Mikkie Hass, Lil' Rhody Lindy Hop is dance organization teaching Lindy Hop and other traditional jazz dances of the Swing Era in Rhode Island,
Our goal is to spread the joy of Lindy Hop and build a vibrant community of dancers in an inclusive space, with a focus on rhythm, movement, and historical context. We are also committed to being cost accessible so that more people can dance with us!
COVID POLICY UPDATE: In January 2023 we will be requiring proof Covid vaccination to participate in our classes and events. Not providing proof and wearing a mask will not be accepted. You can provide proof in person or via email at email@example.com.
Our events will still be mask optional, but we will continue to provide high quality masks (Kn95, kf94, or n95 masks) to anyone who wants one.
During the winter months with increased levels of illness, safety is of the utmost importance and we reserve the right to enforce and update this policy as needed. Thank you for your cooperation
We will not tolerate disrespectful behavior towards others, especially based on their identity. Any accidental disrespectful behavior will be addressed and intentional behavior or unwillingness to make adjustments will result in your removal
Be Inclusive: Lil’ Rhody Lindy Hop is an inclusive space for everyone. Do not use Racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, or ableist language, or make inappropriate/harmful comments to others.
Dance Roles: are genderless. Please respect the roles people dance in regardless of their gender expression. We have colored wrist bands to help people know what roles others dance.
Boundaries: If you ask someone to dance and they say "no," thank them and move on. Do not coerce anyone to dance with you. Anyone can say no for any reason or end a dance at any time. ALSO, you can turn down or end a dance for any reason!
No Unsolicited Feedback: Don't give feedback on the dance floor, unless someone explicitly asks you, or is doing something that hurts you or makes you uncomfortable. It’s not your job to correct others and tell them they’re wrong! Plus, YOU could be wrong, and wouldn’t that be embarrassing?
Floor Craft (Look around!): We’re having fun dancing, and we’ve all gotten lost in the moment, but there are other people dancing! Please look around and avoid bumping into others! Lindy Hop is an athletic dance, and we don’t want anyone to collide and get injured!
Overall: Please be thoughtful and respectful of others. Do your best to be aware of body language and social cues. If someone asks you to take a step back or to stop, listen to them. If someone does not use this language but their body language is indicating they're uncomfortable, maybe give them some space. If someone is making you uncomfortable, please talk to the staff and we will do our best to address the issue immediately.
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We know that times are tough and that dancing can be expensive. Because of this we are doing our best to be as cost accessible as possible by charging on a sliding scale whenever we can. If you are able to pay on the higher end so others can pay on the lower end, we appreciate it. If you would like to help offset costs for others, you can donate to us on venmo @lilrhodylindyhop We will also have donation jars available at our events
Lil' Rhody Lindy Hop is committed to being a safe and inclusive space to all regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, or any other part of their identity. Our classes, dances, and events all strive to promote a safe environment for everyone to be who they are without fear of being harassed. As such we will not tolerate insensitivity towards someone's identity or harassment.