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.

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).

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.

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...

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.

Flea Hop

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Tandem Rainbow

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Leader’s Send Out V-Slide

Author: kevinstlaurent

Slides need the right conditions. One must have a cooperative floor, a supportive partner and we recommend high-quality slippery shoes. Kevin happens to be wearing a beautiful pair of Saint Savoy Shoes equipped with hard leather soles that allow him to slip slide the night away.

Tandem Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

A solid staple of a move for tandem position. It's straight forward and classic, but every Lindy hopper should know it inside and out. 

Savoy Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.