Swing Out Of Pocket is Amsterdam’s oldest weekly social dance for Lindy Hop. It was founded by Shorty George back in 2008. His goal was to create a regular event where people could dance, socialize, appreciate good jazz music and have fun. What started off as a very small friendly social gathering, organized by one very enthusiastic fellow from the USA, became the key ingredient to the growth of the dutch Lindy Hop scene.
When Shorty George returned back home he passed the organization on to Lindy Hoppers from the Netherlands. Arnout, Frank and Praveen made sure that SOOP grew bigger and bigger without losing it’s friendly feeling in the four years after that.
SOOP has celebrated many birthdays and is still a growing success. We’re dancing to live music every single week and SOOP Specials are organized every 3 to 4 months.
If you are new in the Lindy Hop scene, interested in swing music/swing dancing or simply visiting Amsterdam you really shouldn’t miss it!