Kick-ups Fakie

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's starts like the classic Kick Ups, but then it's not. Leaders really must decide to do this move before it starts because the variation comes so soon. It can be flashy and unexpected in a good way.

Partnered Jump Charleston

Author: kevinstlaurent

Taking inspiration from the solo jazz move 'Jump Charleston,' this partnered version has some key differences to make it lead and followable. Naturally partners can just do the solo version while holding hands, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to expand what you think is possible with partner dancing. It's technical and fun and flashy.

Crazy Legs Lift

Author: kevinstlaurent

The name says it all, but remember it's the good kind of crazy. However, don't be the bad crazy and just try this with any partner. Limit this move to people you know, trust and have practiced with previously. So get crazy, but not too crazy...

Reverse Push Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

A cool variation to the standard Charleston push out from tandem. The reverse uses the other hand, maintains rotational flow and will surely impress even the most judgmental gaggle of geese.

3 Wall Swing Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

This is not limited to 3 walls, but please keep it under double digits. It's fun to lead and really useful to change orientation when performing or competing. Caught on the 'closed' side of the dance, rest easy, 3 wall your way to open goodness.

Arm Hook Tuck Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's a sneaky fun but in a good way. It doesn't always work because the follow might be doing some cool styling with their free arm, but when it does it adds a technical spiciness to the dance. This one is not about flashy, it's about playfulness and creativity.

Charleston Tuck Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

A solid fundamental Charleston move that must be mastered. The upper body and geography is basically the same as a standard tuck turn, but the footwork uses Charleston kicks.

Tandem Rainbow Rotational Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

It starts like the regular Tandem Rainbow, and ends like the regular Tandem Rainbow, but gets funky in the middle. Everyone needs to have solid independent balance, solid kick technique and strong calves.