Leader’s V-Slide (Lv. 2)

Leader 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 followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.

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.

Leader’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 3)

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

Here's a solid 3 variations to make leaders' Swing Outs look more stylish. The emphasize is on solo practice intitially so you learn how to control your body. Only after it feels successful solo should you then attempt these with a willing partner.

Tuck Turns

More tuck turns! What else could we possibly show you? Check it out to up your game.

Leader’s Side-Slide (Lv. 3)

Leader 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 followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.

Yoyo Turns

Once you're comfortable with your yoyos, let's throw in some turns. Yup, this is for both the Leader and the Follower.

Leader’s Circle and Heel Slides (Lv. 4)

iLindy.com - Lindy Hop leaders styling with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Leader 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 followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.

Phrase Enders

So you now have all these fun things to say, but do you know when to say them? Let's start curating the experience and make sure we are dancing to the music. Here are some of my favorite phrase enders that are not only great Trading Moves but also a clear sign I’m picking up what the band is throwing down.

Trading 8s Part 1 Introduction

Here is an explanation of how we are defining Trading Eights. This game is best suited for dancers that have a command of intermediate-level moves (and above).