There are several unique and distinguishing characteristics of Savoy Style Lindy Hop.

Savoy is bouncier than Hollywood style (also known as Smooth Style).

Savoy style dancers use a more relaxed standing position, in contrast to the upright position used by Hollywood dancers.

Unlike Hollywood swing outs and break-aways, Savoy swing outs do not involve a whip.

Savoy style dancers also tend to move around the dance floor much more than Hollywood Style dancers. Hollwood style is known as more of a slotted dance, meaning that the dancers tend to stay in the same position or move within a linear slot.