Over-rotated Swing Outs (Level 3)

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These are super fun. Once you've mastered each variation you can mix and match them fluidly. In modern times Swing Outs are usually taught as a 360 degree rotation, but traditionally a Swing Out could be underrotated or over rotated depending on the tempo, space on the dance flloor or dynamics with your partner. If you plan to perform or compete, mastering these techniques can be super helpful.

Shoot the Duck

The concept and name comes from Kevin's childhood roller skating days. It's a teamwork move that is fun when executed correctly and hilarious when it crashes and burns. It's all about the commitment.

Tornado Swing Outs

The traveling madness of tornado swing outs brings all the crazy fun of Lindy Hop to the social, competitive and performance floor. Definitely work on your visuals to make this move more spectacular. Nobody likes weak tornado swing outs, so give the name it's due justice and channel your inner TORNADO!

Flea Hop

This might possibly be the move that Andy Reid is best known for. Never a social dance goes by that Andy doesn't execute a superb and musically inspired Flea Hop. One part rhythmic, two parts bouncy, all parts awesome.

The Swing Out

The Swing Out is the most important Lindy Hop move you will ever learn, and something even the most seasoned professionals continue to refine and experiment with. A good Swing Out feels delicious, dynamic and full of possibility. This is one of those lessons that even if you think you have got it mastered, watch it two or three more times before moving on.

Swing Out Challenge (Level 4)

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This is were we push the boundries of a traditional Swing Out. We use the basic shape of a Swing Out, but then vary the counts and the rythms to create new variations. We hope you will take these concepts and create your own.

Pass By Leg Catch

It's funky and fun, but this full commitment move doesn't work when done partially. Attention: Leaders should know and be comfortable with their partners before trying it.

Frog Jump

Ever since childhood we’ve wanted to jump like frogs. If you don’t feel a little ridiculous at times, you’re probably not doing Lindy Hop correctly. Get over yourself, find a partner and channel your inner amphibious creature to reach new heights and make all your friends green with envy.

Leader’s Send Out V-Slide

Slides need the right conditions. One must have a cooperative floor, a supportive partner and we recommend high-quality slippery shoes. Kevin happens to be wearing a beautiful pair of Saint Savoy Shoes equipped with hard leather soles that allow him to slip slide the night away.

Swing Out from Closed Position

Swinging out from the closed or jockey position the most common way to start a dance or transition from the 6-count footwork to 8-count (More on this on the 6, 8 and charleston transition lesson).