Sweeps (Scissor kick variation in a SO)

Top dancers know how to sweep their competition off the floor. Learning this move will provide you with the literal and metaphorical ability to sweep the competition away. It’s also versatile for independent styling and synchronized coordination.

The Redirect

Arguably, this move feels better than it looks. When done with the correct partner connection, it can feel magical. So focus on the feeling more than the visuals. Social dance lindy hoppers learning quickly that feeling good and taking care of your partner has more merits than visual flash. We invite you to discover the internal magic of the Redirect.

6 ct, 8 ct, & Charleston Transitions

In the beginning, transitioning between different rhythms and different moves can be difficult and intimidating. However, progress is impossible without failure. We like to think of it as "Fail Forward". With time and experience, these transitions will become easier. Practice, laugh, smile, and repeat!

Leader’s Pass By Spin

Seemingly simply, but the internal dynamics are key to making this spin feel good. Follows need to make sure they don't pull the leader off balance. Ideally leaders will be centered and ready to spin for as long as the musical phrase suggests.

Quick Stop

This southern California staple has its highs and lows. In the beginning, every outside turn seems to become a quick stop. Therefore we challenge you to use it sparingly, but with great musical accuracy. Overuse may cause creative stagnation, but a well-timed quick stop is akin to nirvana.

Drags

Contrary to the name, this move can be really fun, but if you use bad technique it can be a real drag to everybody involved. This social version will make everyone's life pain-free if you take the time to discover the key details that make it look bizarre while feeling quite comfortable. Remember, bad technique is not a style.

Hip Catch Spins

Super fun connection with a flashy spin exit. Hip catch spins can be applied to lots of situations. This is a solid foundation of the technique. We encourage you to then expand into your own cool variations.

Leading and Following Basic Transitions

In the beginning, transitioning between different rhythms and different moves can be difficult and intimidating. However, progress is impossible without failure. We like to think of it as "Fail Forward". With time and experience, these transitions will become easier. Practice, laugh, smile, and repeat!

Slide Through the Legs

This "floorial" captures the magical essence of Lindy Hop. It's 3 parts fun, 2 parts dynamic and one part silly. We dare you to try not smiling while you do it.

Twisting Sugar Push Lunge

The mythical magic of the sugar push. When the connection feels correct, variations feel like butter. Leaders need to be open and receptive to their follows movement and creativity. If someone brings the push, the other can bring the sugar.