In today’s world of hip-hop dance and electronic music, it’s enlightening to learn there are still young people who chose the old grooves and classical jazz music. Such people are this couple named Marine and Guillaume who dances Lindy Hop in the tune of Glen Miller’s “In The Mood.” Marine was already into dancing at the young age of four for solo dancing. She learned Lindy Hop while studying in Leeds, UK. On the other hand, Guillaume learned Lindy Hop in Paris where he met Marine sometime in the year 2013. Since then, they formed their partnership rooted in their passion to dance especially Lindy Hop.
Lindy Hop is a dance that originated in Harlem, a well-known place in New York during the 1920s, and still popular in many parts of the globe. It got its name from Charles Lindbergh’s “hop” across the Atlantic and the dance craze did cross in all the seven continents of the world. From the 1920s, it evolved to the tune of jazz music and one of the most famous of all time is Glen Miller’s “In The Mood” which was popularized in 1939. Young ones might not know the title of the music upon hearing it, but most likely they know it’s not something new to their ears.
As we basically learned where this particular dance and music came from, we should give a lot of appreciation for the couple’s effort to keep the century-old dance alive using 81-year old jazz music. As dance instructors themselves, they could make more millennial dancers bring back the dance culture of their grandparents and even join the competitive dancesport events. The YouTube video of their Lindy Hop dance garnered more than six million views since 2014. With all the years they spent on their passion, it’s no wonder they made a viral-worthy upload.
If you want to uplift your mood, watching this particular dance could make your day. Doing the typical Lindy Hop moves with elements of Charleston, another classical dance, the couple also made some aerial moves which are mostly seen only in competitions. For almost four minutes, give yourself a favor by watching this old school dance steps from the younger generation.
In case you want to try Lindy Hop or any form of ballroom dancing, you might find a dance instructor in your community. If you’re fortunate enough, you might even find Marine and Guillaume.