Chase into Tandem

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.

Kick Ups

Also known as "Kick the Dog" or "Skip Ups", Kick Ups end with a big flashy kick to the front. It's a great move to use to finish a musical phrase after doing some side by side Charleston and Pendulum kicks. 

Tandem to Cross Hand Transitions

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 Charleston

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.

Tandem Rainbow with Traveling Kicks

It starts like the regular Tandem Rainbow, but then diverges into some cool traveling kicks. The basket arm position can feel weird at first, but with practice it will be come second nature.

Tandem Push Out

The Tandem Push Out is an easy variation of the basic Tandem Charleston.

Solo Charleston Training

These drills are balanced on both sides of the body and comprehensive in the kick variations you will see throughout Lindy Hop and Charleston. Straighten your legs on every kick. Regardless of your personal skill, start at Level 1 and work your way to Level 4 (it's a great workout, we promise). Everyone needs to regularly push the limits of their tempo in order to stay agile and ready. These drills will kick you to glory!