Intro to Partner Charleston

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Every lindy hoppers needs to know these basic partnered charelston figures. In many ways, partnered chareston is at the root of lindy hop. Most complex partnered charleston figures stem from these core moves.

Leader’s Pass by Heel Slide

Author: kevinstlaurent

With a great move comes the responsibility to have great shoes. Kevin happens to be wearing hard leather soled shoes with a built up heel provided by Saint Savoy. The floor also needs to be sufficiently slippery and ones partner needs to be supportive. Once everything is in place, slide your heels away.

Partner Charleston Transitions

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Partner Charleston training with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

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.

Heel Digs

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's time to get down and dirty. We don't care where your shoes have been. Dig in, feel the music and let the DJ know how much you're diggin' the song they are playing.

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.