(Double Hand) Slide Through the Legs

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.

Follower Circle-Circle Slide

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

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.

The Points

One of Lindy Hops beloved moves that combine visual leading and following techniques, as well as rhythmical precision and a lot of personality. This move is a must-know for getting silly on the social floor. 

Leader’s 5 Spin

The basic mechanics of this move are straight forward, but the styling and turning technique can constantly be varied and improved. Once you are solid with a single turn, try two, then three...etc.

Basket Whip

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.

Lindy Circle with a Slip Out

All though it's semi-independent flash, no one can deny that everyone can look good in this move. Leaders get low and sharp with their lines while follows get to enjoy a sweep or even high kick of fluid movement. It's critical to know this for the classic lindy hopper's dance anthem....the California Routine.

Breakaway with Boogies

As the urban legend goes, two dancers lost connection while dancer, but quickly covered it up by feigning intentionality. Now it's a classic. There are no mistakes, just new moves.

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.