Spinning Fundamentals (part 1) Traveling Turns

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If you can't turn, you can't dance. Leaders are especialy guilty of terrible turning technique. If you want to lead turns properly, you need to understand and know how to turn yourself. Followers are forced to survive turning moves because they are so prominent in the dance, but most follows lack proper technique and plateau quickly. If you learn this technique, you dancing can easily advance to the next level.

Tandem Turn

A solid staple of a move for tandem position. It's straight forward and classic, but every Lindy hopper should know it inside and out. 

Tic Toc Swing Out Spins

Tic Toc and you don't stop. Once you catch on to the concept, you'll become unstoppable with the countless variations and musical adaptations you can create with the tic toc technique.

Spinning Fundamentals (part 2) One Foot Spins

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If you can't turn, you can't dance. Single foot turns are super fun and impressive and don't require a partner for training. Practice in the kitchen, practice at the bus stop, practice while waiting in lines at the supermarket. Practice, practice, practice!

Sugar Push

Like the Swing Out, this is one of those fundamental moves that can easily be learned over and over again. The tension and compression dynamics can always be improved & refined. 

Leader’s Side-Slide (Lv. 3)

Leader slide variations. You will need a slippery floor and slippery shoes to make these slides impressive. In general, these slides are independent from your partner so they are great for being musical and flashy even when your followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.

Leader’s 5 Spin

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.

Leader’s Circle and Heel Slides (Lv. 4)

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Leader slide variations. You will need a slippery floor and slippery shoes to make these slides impressive. In general, these slides are independent from your partner so they are great for being musical and flashy even when your followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.

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