"I've never seen a lindy hopper who wasn't smiling. It's a happy dance. It makes you feel good."
Quoting Frankie Manning, the ambassador of lindy hop (1914–2009). Photo © LIFE. Lindy hop is an Afro-American swing dance from the 1930s Harlem, New York. Learn more about it here, or watch this intro video. Want to learn more about Ritz Lindy Hoppers? Click here.