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20 Original Lindy Hoppers Every Beginner Dancer Should Know (Or At Least See Dance)

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Published on Feb 25, 2014

Of course there are other Lindy Hoppers of the original era that contributed great things to the dance. However, this is a great starting point.




The 20 (Okay, there are more than 20) dancers are:

1. Shorty George
2. "Big" Bea
3. Frankie Manning
4. Ann Johnson
5. Jewel McGowan
6. Dean Collins
7. Leon James
8. Norma Miller
9. "Snookie" Beasely
10. Willa Mae Ricker
11. George Greenidge (invented a lot of the Lindy Charleston moves) (w Ella Gibson)
12. Arthur Walsh
13. Jean Veloz
14. Lenny Smith
15. Al Minns (W Sugar Sullivan)
Sugar Sullivan
16. Pepsi Bethel
17. Irene Thomas
18. William Downes
19. Mickey Jones
20. Hal Takier (w Alice Scott)
21. Betty Takier
22. Gil Brady




The clips are, in order of appearance:

After Seben
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3FW3...

See Uncle Sol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sdk3m...

Hellzapoppin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkthxB...

Keep Punching "The Big Apple"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfgKMf...

Frankie Manning Montage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00F7O...

Buck Privates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5gGPX...

The Powers Girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwHOIJ...

Hi Neighbor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf-ThN...

Bobby McGees Dance Party
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAz9Hx...

Day At The Races
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwKFAL...

Helzapoppin (again)

Norma Miller's Lindy Hoppers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgoBi...

Groovie Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P0LNv...

Swing Fever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMhGMA...

Twice Blessed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9MPP5...

Jean Veloz Dancing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRlhfU...

Helzapoppin (Again)

Tranke Doo from The Spirit Moves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw5Zwx...

The "Playboy Clip"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA-u7r...

The Spirit Moves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByEzOb...

Al Minns in NY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvegob...

Swing Shift Swing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXolj...

Grovie Movie (again)

Irene Thomas dancing at Bobby McGees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXolj...

Helzapoppin (again)

Twice Blessed (again)

Bobby McGees Dance Party (again)

Don't Knock the Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XToa4X...

Rock That Swing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4tFGR...

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