Essential Solo Jazz Moves 1

Author: Anali Lopez

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A combination of classic solo jazz moves commonly used in lindy hop. These can be found in line dances and with a little creatively, can be adapted as styling options to enhance your partner dancing.

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.

Partner Connection

Author: Anali Lopez

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

Basically everything is based on these core principles. Expect to watch and practice these concepts multiple times as you progress with your dancing. This "simple" concepts can actually be quite complex and difficult to execute properly.

Essential Solo Jazz Moves 2

Author: Anali Lopez

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Another set of classic solo jazz moves commonly used in lindy hop. These can be found in line dances and with a little creatively, can be adapted as styling options to enhance your partner dancing.

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.

Open vs Closed Leading

Author: Anali Lopez

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Also referred to as "high information leading" vs "low information leading", these short videos will explain the concept so you understand the lead/follow continuum.

Texas Tommy Challenge (Level 1 – 5)

Author: Aldo

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We predominantly use the name Texas Tommy because if pays homage to the fact that the original Texas Tommy dance came out of San Francisco, California and traveled to New York City. In good Lindy hop tradition, the key element of the dance was then borrowed/stolen for Lindy Hop. Now we have a ton of variations based on the original concept.

Johnnie’s Rock

Author: kevinstlaurent

Who's Johnnie? We can't answer that, but we can teach you how he rocked. We learned this early on in our lindy lives and have enjoyed it ever since. I'm sure someone knows the history of it, and perhaps we should, but we don't. So please send us an email and educate us. We're so busy dancing we don't always read up on our history (hanging heads in shame).

Musicality (Level 1 – 3)

Author: Aldo

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

Here's a plethora of drills and concepts to help you better relate your dancing to the music. They are designed as technical exercises to push your understanding of how musical structure and dancing structure can be intergrated.