Partner Connection

Author: Aldo

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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.

Essential Solo Jazz Moves 2

Author: Aldo

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.

Leader’s 5 Spin

Author: kevinstlaurent

The basic mechanics of this move are straight forward, but the styling and turning technique can constantly be varied and improved. Once you are solid with a single turn, try two, then three...etc.

Open vs Closed Leading

Author: Aldo

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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.

Leader’s Pass By Spin

Author: kevinstlaurent

Seemingly simply, but the internal dynamics are key to making this spin feel good. Follows need to make sure they don't pull the leader off balance. Ideally leaders will be centered and ready to spin for as long as the musical phrase suggests.

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.

Slide Through the Legs

Author: kevinstlaurent

This "floorial" captures the magical essence of Lindy Hop. It's 3 parts fun, 2 parts dynamic and one part silly. We dare you to try not smiling while you do it.