Pop Turns (Level 2)

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Pop turns are a dynamic basic move that can add some flavor to your dancing. These are 4 core pop turn figures every lindy hopper should know.

Laura & Jeremy

Shout out to Laura Keat & Jeremy Oth for taking this classic move to the next level. So much so, we can’t teach this variation without giving them credit. It’s not how cheesy the move is, it’s how well you sell it. Any move can be cool… if you dare to own it.

Charleston Double Kicks

As a solo drill it's double kicks, but really this technique is applied to any number of kicks beyond one.

Side Lunge

It's simple yet flashy. The side lunge is a staple figure that any level of dancer can use to express the music and impress their parents. "Hey mom, check out this cool move I learned on iLindy!"

Jig Kicks

Jig Kicks are incredibly versatile for expressing the music in a low key, but stylish way. They can be lead or followed both physically or visually. Do them in open position, closed position or even separated. If we were given one drink for every jig kick we've already done on the dance floor, then we'd have enough to buy the world a round of drinks.

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This classic move defines Lindy Hop. Life magazine published a photo of Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James doing this move on August 23, 1943. It's difficult to call yourself a Lindy hopper unless you can bust out this move without a second thought. Now get to work!