Follower’s Sugar Push Variations

Author: kevinstlaurent

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. 

Mixing 6, 8 & Charleston Rhythms (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

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.

Lindy Circle with a Slip Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Kick-ups Fakie

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's starts like the classic Kick Ups, but then it's not. Leaders really must decide to do this move before it starts because the variation comes so soon. It can be flashy and unexpected in a good way.

Sweeps (Scissor kick variation in a SO)

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Reverse Push Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

A cool variation to the standard Charleston push out from tandem. The reverse uses the other hand, maintains rotational flow and will surely impress even the most judgmental gaggle of geese.

Johnnie’s Rock

Author: kevinstlaurent

Who's Johnnie? We can't answer that, but we can teach you how he rocked. We learned this early on in our lindy lives and have enjoyed it ever since. I'm sure someone knows the history of it, and perhaps we should, but we don't. So please send us an email and educate us. We're so busy dancing we don't always read up on our history (hanging heads in shame).

Charleston Tuck Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

A solid fundamental Charleston move that must be mastered. The upper body and geography is basically the same as a standard tuck turn, but the footwork uses Charleston kicks.

Crazy Legs Lift

Author: kevinstlaurent

The name says it all, but remember it's the good kind of crazy. However, don't be the bad crazy and just try this with any partner. Limit this move to people you know, trust and have practiced with previously. So get crazy, but not too crazy...