Tandem Rainbow

If you love rainbows, you'll love this move. If you hate rainbows, just rename it for yourself and no one has to know. It's arm flashy and fun, but does require some solid Charleston balance technique.

Sugar Push Chest Lead

Is this a west coast swing move? Perhaps it's originally a Lindy Hop move? Maybe the dances are related? Most likely it doesn't matter. Find a partner and have fun.

Saucy Kicks

We consider this a southern Californian classic. The name says it all. This move must be executed with full commitment to get the full effort. It's saucy and delicious!g.

Lindy Circle Statue for Followers

A spectacular move that provides contrast, momentum and an opportunity for musicality. Requiring follower initiation and a receptive leader, this figure is both visually interesting and really fun to dance. Both partners need to work together to really make it work.

Mini Dip

This move needs a hint of pattern recognition, a dash of rhythmical precision, and a handful of musicality! The Mini-Dip is a classic move commonly taught by the late Frankie Manning at his workshops. Thanks to Frankie, this move has become a standard anywhere that swing is danced a great phrase ender.

Sugar Push

Like the Swing Out, this is one of those fundamental moves that can easily be learned over and over again. The tension and compression dynamics can always be improved & refined. 

(Double Hand) Slide Through the Legs

Hold on for some sliding fun. It's a tad risky, but worth the effort when the conditions are right. Check the weather, check the floor and especially check with your partner. Not everyone likes to slide across a dirty, wet and sticky bar floor so maybe leave it for high-quality dance floors and known partners.

Follower Circle-Circle Slide

Circle up, my friends, because it’s time to add some flash to a basic! Impress your friends and look slick on the dance floor by using momentum to our advantage and adding a circle slide to our circle. If you are comfortable with the solo movement, you’ll easily be able to slide your way to glory!

Counter Balance Switches

This lindy staple can be done on weight, but it's spectacular when it's done in counter-balance. It's worth learning both techniques before you make a judgment. The leader's role is less visually important as the power of this move comes from the follow shine, but the technique requires that both partners know the technique for it to work. It might be fair to say, that every lindy routine and social dance doesn't quite feel complete unless switches have been done.

The Points

One of Lindy Hops beloved moves that combine visual leading and following techniques, as well as rhythmical precision and a lot of personality. This move is a must-know for getting silly on the social floor.