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!

Charleston Double Kicks

As a solo drill it's double kicks, but really this technique is applied to any number of kicks beyond one.

Tandem Rainbow Rotational Kicks

It starts like the regular Tandem Rainbow, and ends like the regular Tandem Rainbow, but gets funky in the middle. Everyone needs to have solid independent balance, solid kick technique and strong calves.

Tandem Entrance

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.

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This classic move defines Lindy Hop. Life magazine published a photo of Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James doing this move on August 23, 1943. It's difficult to call yourself a Lindy hopper unless you can bust out this move without a second thought. Now get to work!

Tandem Exit

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.