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.

Swing Outs

Swing outs are a ton of fun, and so are these variations. Followers, did you know that you could make all of this happen? Leaders, check out when you're listening for the key pieces of information to help make the magic happen.

Follower’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 4)

iLindy.com - Online Swing Dance training with Kevin & Jo

Jo breaks down some sweet variations for followers to use during Swing Outs. 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 variation.

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