Flea Hop

This might possibly be the move that Andy Reid is best known for. Never a social dance goes by that Andy doesn't execute a superb and musically inspired Flea Hop. One part rhythmic, two parts bouncy, all parts awesome.

Savoy Kicks

This version is a suggestable side by side Charleston variation. We learned it by watching various southern Californian dancers both old and new. We love the flash and rhythmic variety it brings to the dance.

Breakaway with Boogies

As the urban legend goes, two dancers lost connection while dancer, but quickly covered it up by feigning intentionality. Now it's a classic. There are no mistakes, just new moves.

Lazy Fast Footwork

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Seemingly simple, these short drills when done properly will prepare you to be a fun partner to dance with as opposed to a laborious partner to sturggle with. Focus on your weight, body pulse and relaxation.

Lindy Shock Lift

This move get's its name from the logo of the annual event in Budapest, Hungary called Lindy Shock. The move is definitely older, but we love the event and we love this simple, but flashy lift.

Texas Tommy Challenge (Level 1 – 5)

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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.

Partner Connection

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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.