Lindy Circle Moves

The Lindy Circle is one of the more recognizable moves, and this lesson will teach you how to power through your legs, hold on to your partner, and end a phrase. Have fun with these 3 circles.

Tuck Turn Moves

Here you'll find a series of moves involving a redirect, or a "tuck." Tuck one way and the dance the other. Followers, as always, you need to be clear on your footwork before you start moving.

Pass By Moves

Let's take one idea and try to play with it in as many ways possible. In this unit, we have 6 pass-bys that will help you change places no matter where you are.

Trading 8s Part 2 Introduction

You've completed Part 1 and now you're ready for more! This builds on all of the concepts from earlier so make sure you're comfortable with that technique before you move on.

Yoyo Variations

An eight-count figure, starting in closed position, going into open, and then returning to closed. But who moves when? Let's find out!

Texas Tommy

Yeehaw! Throw that hand behind your back when you're ready and then unwind yourself at your ideal speed. Leaders, please note where the Follower is putting their hand....perhaps you'll learn a thing or two about what's comfortable for them!

Follower’s V-Slides (Lv. 2)

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance training - Lindy Hop followers styling challenges with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Follow slide variations. You will need a slippery floor and slippery shoes to make these slides impressive. In general, these slides are independent from your partner so they are great for being musical and flashy even when your leader is boring and not leading interesting variations.

Creating Follower’s Variations (Level 3)

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Followers Variations with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Jo uses the Swing Out framework and some set styling options as a way to establish a base of movement so followers can eventually create their own variations. It's important to practice the movement solo initially before attempting with a partner. Once you have a willing Leader, ask them to lead short sequences of just Swing Outs so you can really burn into muscle memory each new variation.