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Vocabulary

At the root of Lindy Hop is classic moves. At the opposite end is unique moves that you create either deliberately or by improvisation. All Lindy Hoppers worth their salt know the classics and use them as a base for creating new ones. Ilindy’s library of moves incorporate both classics and more modern ideas. Get schooled and inspired!
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Lessons

8 Count Lindy Figures (Level 1) Part 1

Author: Aldo

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The core eight count movements of Lindy Hop. Don’t worry if your technique is not perfect. Memorizing figures is an important step in the learning process of any dance form.

Pop Turns (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

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Pop turns are a dynamic basic move that can add some flavor to your dancing. These are 4 core pop turn figures every lindy hopper should know.

Partner Charleston Figures (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

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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.

Fancy Vocabulary (Level 2 – 5)

Author: Aldo

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

Moves Moves Moves! At some point every dancer goes through the “how many moves do i know?” stage. It’s a crucial part of the learning process. Even if you don’t like the move, it’s important to know that they exist. This can especially be true when in the following role as a way to avoid injury when dancing with a leader who might be dancing beyone their abilities.

Dips & Tricks (Level 2 – 4)

Author: Aldo

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

Now comes the flashy moves. Theses are the type of figures that seem to fit better when only be done once in a social dance. Basics should be repeated and they ground the dance. Dips and Tricks add the occasional excitement and flavor, expecially useful during musical climaxes.

Partner Charleston Figures (Level 2)

Author: Aldo

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

A continuation of partnered charleston figures. it’s reccommended to be comfortable with allthe level 1 partnered charleston figures before working on those variations.

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