Learn to swing dance

Step back with your left foot; then step in place with the right. Triple-step to the left as you turn clockwise. Cross your right foot behind your left, make a sidestep to the left, and triple-step to your right. That’s how you do the Lindy hop. Confused? Don’t be. Instead, learn straight from the pros at the South Florida Lindy Collective’s class Learn to Swing Dance. Though the dance may sound complicated in writing, the experts at the Lindy Collective will teach you step-by-step moves on how to do the Lindy hop, along with other vintage swing dance moves such as the Charleston, Balboa, and East Coast swing. Originating in the ’20s and ’30s, swing dance was born in the heat of the swing-jazz era. Though its style has evolved over the years, its influence is seen everywhere from disco to line dancing to hip-hop. On a mission to “strengthen communities through vintage swing dance preservation,” the South Florida Lindy Collective offers dance classes every Tuesday. This week’s class is set for 7 p.m. at the Center for Social Change (2103 Coral Way, Second Floor, Miami). You won’t need a partner to join this party, but be sure to wear comfy shoes. Tickets cost $11 for members and $15 for nonmembers via eventbrite.com.Visit lindycollective.com or call 786-664-7352.

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