Leader’s Pass By Spin

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Tandem Charleston

Author: kevinstlaurent

Tandem Charleston can take a moment to get used to as it requires the follower to feel the lead without being able to see the leader.  Both roles should feel confident with their basic Charleston rhythm. Do it small at first until you find the flow with your partner.

Chase into Tandem

Author: kevinstlaurent

A staple Lindy move that every Lindy hopper should know. Lots of cool variations build off this classic so get proficient with this "basic" move.

Tandem to Cross Hand Transitions

Author: kevinstlaurent

Transitions are the glue of Lindy Hop. They might not be flashy, but they are essential for keeping the dance together. Never underestimate the power of a smooth and musical transition.

Tandem Entrance

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's good to know where you are going before you get there, that's why we teach the entrance after you have had a chance to practice the Tandem itself. This flashy entrance uses everything you have learned so far from the Side by Side to the Kick Ups and then a turn into Tandem.

Tandem Exit

Author: kevinstlaurent

This Tandem exit brings you into open position and is a great option for transitioning into another rhythm (6 count or 8 count) or you can get back to closed position and keep up the Charleston.