The Lindy Leap Thunder Showdown: Unleashing the Swingin' Spirit at SSDF 2016


The SSDF (Stockholm Swing Dance Festival) 2016 featured a Strictly Lindy Competition. The competition showcased impressive performances by talented Lindy Hop dancers from all around the world.

Lindy Hop, often referred to as just "Lindy," is a partner dance that originated in the 1920s and 30s in African American communities in Harlem, New York City. It is known for its energetic and improvisational style, combining elements of jazz, tap, breakaway, and Charleston. Lindy Hop is considered to be the grandfather of all swing dances and has gained popularity worldwide.


The Strictly Lindy Competition at the SSDF 2016 was an exciting event filled with passion, creativity, and skill. Participants were required to perform to a live swing band music, adding an extra element of challenge and excitement. Couples had to demonstrate their ability to connect with each other and the music, as well as showcase their technical abilities and creativity through improvised routines.

The competition saw an impressive lineup of talented Lindy Hop enthusiasts, both amateurs and professionals. Dancers from countries such as Sweden, France, the United States, and Japan showcased their unique styles and interpretations of Lindy Hop. Each performance was a delight to watch as dancers skillfully incorporated rhythm, footwork, and partner connection into their routines.

The Strictly Lindy Competition also provided an opportunity for dancers to be creative and express their individuality. Some couples showcased acrobatic moves and lifts, while others focused on intricate footwork and musicality. The variety of styles and interpretations made for an entertaining and diverse competition.