(Double Hand) Slide Through the Legs

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Saucy Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

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

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Pop Turns

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop 8 count moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

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.

Basket Whip

Author: kevinstlaurent

Simple flash can be the best flash. Your only risk is perhaps upsetting the "purest" of Lindy Hoppers who might say, "Hey, that's a west coast swing move!" To which you can reply, "But we're having fun....go away!." or if you care to get more particular you might say, "But what dance did west coast swing evolve from?" The answer is Lindy Hop. Also, sharing is caring.

Follower Circle-Circle Slide

Author: kevinstlaurent

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

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.