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About dance...

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is the original swing dance that originated in Harlem, New York in the late 1920s and is performed with swing music that influenced that era. Described as the most joyful dance in the world, Lindy Hop is a type of social jazz dance performed in partnership. Originally of African American origin, this dance was also inspired by the European ballroom dances of the time and pioneered dance genres such as Jive, Rock and Roll, Boogie Woogie that emerged after the Second World War.

Solo Jazz

Solo Jazz is a type of solo dance that emerged with jazz music in the 1920s and its traditional movements were inspired by tap and African dances. Authentic jazz, where improvisation and creativity come to the fore as in jazz music, provides space for each dancer to express their unique character and characteristics.


The Charleston originated as an African-American folk dance in the southern states of America in 1903. Particularly identified with the city of Charleston, South Carolina, the dance can be performed solo, with a partner, or in a group. This social jazz dance, which continued to increase its popularity in the 1920s, took the whole America by storm with the musical Runnin' Wild (1923) staged on Broadway.


So She Danced

Ceren AY in her story

I was born in 1988 in Gölcük. While I received my primary and secondary education in various parts of Turkey, I continued my education there when my family settled in Ankara during my high school education. After graduating from METU Department of Economics in 2011, I started working in the audit sector in Istanbul. I worked and lived abroad from October 2017 to January 2020. Currently, I am living in Ankara, teaching Lindy Hop and solo jazz dance, as well as raising awareness within the framework of socio-cultural interactions both in the past and in the present, with presentations on the history of jazz and dance.

I met Lindy Hop at the beginning of 2015 and then continued with Solo Jazz and Charleston. Lindy Hop, one of the dances in the black and white movies that I watched with admiration in my childhood, has been a panacea for me, where I can express myself fully and so to speak. Later, with the desire to learn everything about this culture and share it with others, I also started teaching. While living abroad between 2017-2019, I continued to teach in various cities. At the same time, I took part in many events and performances by giving lectures with international instructors. As the 20s came back, I returned to my beautiful hometown and I am eager to share all the knowledge and experience I have gained. In addition to group lessons, private lessons for individuals or partners, wedding dance and private / corporate events are given in accordance with the concept. Lessons can also be given in English.

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