Jig Kicks

Jig Kicks are incredibly versatile for expressing the music in a low key, but stylish way. They can be lead or followed both physically or visually. Do them in open position, closed position or even separated. If we were given one drink for every jig kick we've already done on the dance floor, then we'd have enough to buy the world a round of drinks.

Scissor Kicks in a Swing Out

A fantastic variation that can be done both independently and in synchronization your partner. It's rhythmic, stylish and flashy. What more can a dancer ask for?

Swing Out Behind the Back

A simple flashy move that can easily look terrible. Focus on the contrast between the leader and follower in this move. Leaders, please learn how to stop moving so your follow can shine, which in turn makes you shine. It's this contrast that makes it work. It's all about the contrast.

Switches

This follower's styling variation of the Swing Out is as beautiful as it is classic. Switches are a fun, powerful and playful styling choice for followers.

Tandem Rainbow

If you love rainbows, you'll love this move. If you hate rainbows, just rename it for yourself and no one has to know. It's arm flashy and fun, but does require some solid Charleston balance technique.

Sugar Push Chest Lead

Is this a west coast swing move? Perhaps it's originally a Lindy Hop move? Maybe the dances are related? Most likely it doesn't matter. Find a partner and have fun.

Saucy Kicks

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

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.

Mini Dip

This move needs a hint of pattern recognition, a dash of rhythmical precision, and a handful of musicality! The Mini-Dip is a classic move commonly taught by the late Frankie Manning at his workshops. Thanks to Frankie, this move has become a standard anywhere that swing is danced a great phrase ender.

Sugar Push

Like the Swing Out, this is one of those fundamental moves that can easily be learned over and over again. The tension and compression dynamics can always be improved & refined.