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Charleston Double Kicks

Author: Aldo

As a solo drill it's double kicks, but really this technique is applied to any number of kicks beyond one.

1920’s Partner Charleston Challenge (Level 1 – 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance training - Lindy Hop Charleston challenges with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This Challenge incorporates standard charleston figures and lead and follow partnered charelston figures. We suggest you move through this progressively so that the higher level figures make more sense. Many of these moves take inspiration from orignal 1920's Charelston and work well for Great Gatsby and Prohibition themed parties and performances.

Side by Side Charleston Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Charleston Moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This is an important skill set to have as a Lindy Hopper because side by side Charleston is used so frequently. The exciting thing about this challenge is gaining the ability to actually lead and follow the difference between single and multiple kicks. Traditionally these moves were primarily visual or semi-choreographies, but now you can use physical connection to gain more control, be more precise and most importantly, be more musical.

Side by Side Cross-overs Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This Challenge expands on the simple concept of a cross over step, but goes into the details on how to actually lead and follow it with your partner. Take your time and understand the connection principles before you race ahead and just mimic the shape. The goal is control and connection with your partner that will make social dancing more exciting and your musicality more robust.

Partner Charleston Figures (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Every lindy hoppers needs to know these basic partnered charelston figures. In many ways, partnered chareston is at the root of lindy hop. Most complex partnered charleston figures stem from these core moves.

Charleston Transitions (Level 2)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Partner Charleston training with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

It's all in the transitions! Spending time to thoroughly know the entrances and exits to each move can make all the difference when you get to the social dance floor. Naturally you need to know the basic partnered charleston figures before you worry about transitions.