B’ham Hop is a Swing dance community in Bellingham, Washington. Our weekly dances welcome every one of all skill levels, so you don’t need a partner or any experience to come out and dance with us! Check out our calendar for information about how to get involved or get started dancing!
What is Swing Dancing?
Swing Dance is a style of social dance that emerged from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s with the rise of jazz music. The Lindy Hop was the most famous, and is one of the most popular styles of Swing Dancing today. The Lindy Hop originated in Harlem at the Savoy Ballroom where it was danced and created by dancers like Frankie Manning and Norma Miller. There are many different styles of Swing, including the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, the Charleston, and more that came about in different places! Though our classes are focused on the Lindy Hop, all styles are welcome. If you want to start dancing or improve, see our classes or ask about private/small group lessons!
Swing Dancing isn’t for everyone…
If you don’t like music, fun, or the general feeling of happiness, swing dancing might not be the dance for you. But we encourage you to give it a shot anyway! Maybe you’ll find that you’re hep to the jive!