Side by Side Cross-overs Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo - Online Swing dance classes - Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This Challenge expands on the simple concept of a cross over step, but goes into the details on how to actually lead and follow it with your partner. Take your time and understand the connection principles before you race ahead and just mimic the shape. The goal is control and connection with your partner that will make social dancing more exciting and your musicality more robust.

Shoot the Duck

Author: kevinstlaurent

The concept and name comes from Kevin's childhood roller skating days. It's a teamwork move that is fun when executed correctly and hilarious when it crashes and burns. It's all about the commitment.

Sugar Foot

Author: kevinstlaurent

A longtime personal favorite of Kevin's, this leadable footwork variation can be found in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Carolina Shag, West Coast Swing and many more. It's one part flash, one part technical and has lots of potential for creative musicality.

Leader’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo - Online Swing dance classes - Leaders Lindy Hop Styling with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Here's a solid 3 variations to make leaders' Swing Outs look more stylish. The emphasize is on solo practice intitially so you learn how to control your body. Only after it feels successful solo should you then attempt these with a willing partner.

Chase into Tandem

Author: kevinstlaurent

A staple Lindy move that every Lindy hopper should know. Lots of cool variations build off this classic so get proficient with this "basic" move.

Lazy Fast Footwork

Author: Anali Lopez - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Technique Training with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

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.

Creating Follower’s Variations (Level 3)

Author: Aldo - Online Swing dance classes - Followers Variations with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Jo uses the Swing Out framework and some set styling options as a way to establish a base of movement so followers can eventually create their own variations. It's important to practice the movement solo initially before attempting with a partner. Once you have a willing Leader, ask them to lead short sequences of just Swing Outs so you can really burn into muscle memory each new variation.