Leader’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - 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: Aldo

iLindy.com - 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

iLindy.com - 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.

Solo Jazz Beyond The Basics 1

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

These are great moves to have at the ready for authentic solo jazz competitions, jam circles and for use in creating vintage inspired choreographies of your own.

Lazy Fast Dancing Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Fast Lindy Hop Challenge with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Lazy Fast dancing can look simple, but the technique is critical to making it feel comfortable. To be successful with this, focus on getting the mechanics right. We view this as early style Lindy hop when the traditional jazz music was using more of a two beat feel and was typically played at upper tempos. Lazy fast dancing can be a comfortable method for long nights of social dancing.

Partner Connection

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Technique Training with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

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.