The Lindy Hop - Educational Lesson - Level 1

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A vibrant hub of art, music and culture in the 20s and 30, Harlem gave birth to one of the most popular dances in history--the Lindy Hop. Developing from the rhythmic style of swing jazz, the Lindy Hop is somewhat similar to other African American dance steps popularized in Harlem nightclubs such as the Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club. Recently revived by American and European dancers, the Lindy Hop is an example of an African American cultural innovation loved by all ethnicities in the early 20th century. Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.

Three fun facts about the Lindy Hop:

  • It was first developed at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
  • It can be danced with wild, spontaneous movements or smooth, sophisticated steps.
  • It has appeared in many Hollywood films, such as A Day at the Races, Hellzapoppin’, Malcolm X, Swing Kids, and A League of Their Own.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One

Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key.

Enjoy the videos on the Lindy Hop below

1 Review

Vanessa Benoit 10th Mar 2015

Fun Lesson!

Lindy Hop Lesson 1 is a great and fun lesson, it gives you an explanation of what Lindy Hop is and some history. The lesson is followed by a question and answer section.

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