My wife Nikki and I had the fun and stressful experience of performing lindy hop on Dancing with the Stars in ’07. We danced to a rock song “Dance Dance” by Fallout Boy. Like always, the producers of the show like to showcase the dancing to contemporary music. In some cases it works. We didn’t think it worked for us but we went for it anyways. In fact we could not get them to even introduce us as lindy hop dancers. They insisted on sticking to their promotion of “Rock and Roll” dancing. Rock and Roll dancers in Europe are probably annoyed. Lindy Hoppers are totally confused.
Lucky for us most people just see swing dancing and aren’t really paying attention.