Charleston Double Kicks

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

Mixing 6, 8 & Charleston Rhythms (Lv. 1)

It's all in the transitions! Spending time to thoroughly know the entrances and exits to each move can make all the difference when you get to the social dance floor. Naturally you need to know the basic partnered charleston figures before you worry about transitions.

Crazy Legs Lift

The name says it all, but remember it's the good kind of crazy. However, don't be the bad crazy and just try this with any partner. Limit this move to people you know, trust and have practiced with previously. So get crazy, but not too crazy...

Kick-ups Fakie

It's starts like the classic Kick Ups, but then it's not. Leaders really must decide to do this move before it starts because the variation comes so soon. It can be flashy and unexpected in a good way.

Leader’s Send Out V-Slide

Slides need the right conditions. One must have a cooperative floor, a supportive partner and we recommend high-quality slippery shoes. Kevin happens to be wearing a beautiful pair of Saint Savoy Shoes equipped with hard leather soles that allow him to slip slide the night away.

Reverse Push Out

A cool variation to the standard Charleston push out from tandem. The reverse uses the other hand, maintains rotational flow and will surely impress even the most judgmental gaggle of geese.

Swing Out Behind the Back

A simple flashy move that can easily look terrible. Focus on the contrast between the leader and follower in this move. Leaders, please learn how to stop moving so your follow can shine, which in turn makes you shine. It's this contrast that makes it work. It's all about the contrast.

Swivel Technique for Followers

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A traditional aspect of Lindy Hop styling used predominantly by followers, but valuable for leads to know as well. Never underestimate the power of swivels because many a Lindy Hopper have built reputations based on their swivel styling.