Follower’s Sugar Push Variations

An excellent variety of options for followers to shine while in the sugar push. Leaders need to be attentive and flexible while maintaining the general flow and ready to continue into the next move. 

Move of the Week: Jig Kicks

A great new year move for anyone starting out as a new dancer! For experienced dancers, 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.

Lounge Chair

Everyone wants a lounge chair and we all deserve a break in the middle of a dance every now and then. Leaders, be sure to provide a nice comfy seat for your follow. Followers, be sure to relax, but don't get too comfortable, the dance must go on before too long.

Basket Whip with Lean

Without commitment, everyone should just go home. This is a do it or don't move. If you say yes, commit to the cheesiness. Those who own this move will convince the people around that the move is cool. The added bonus is that it's also really fun to do.

Swing Out with an Outside Turn

What goes up, must go down, and what goes in must go out. This turn feels great and can become very flashy when well executed. It takes a little more attention to the connection of the leader's hand on the follower's back to make this move smooth and effortless. 

Mixing 6, 8 & Charleston Rhythms (Lv. 1)

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.

Side Lunge

It's simple yet flashy. The side lunge is a staple figure that any level of dancer can use to express the music and impress their parents. "Hey mom, check out this cool move I learned on iLindy!"

Heel Digs

It's time to get down and dirty. We don't care where your shoes have been. Dig in, feel the music and let the DJ know how much you're diggin' the song they are playing.

Savoy Kicks

This version is a suggestable side by side Charleston variation. We learned it by watching various southern Californian dancers both old and new. We love the flash and rhythmic variety it brings to the dance.

The Lindy Circle

Using the Swing Out we can also return to our Closed or Jockey position by circling it up. Body positioning is key so make sure you focus how you are lining up with your partner to make this move fluid and comfortable.