Big Apple (Level 4)

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This is specifically a version of the Big Apple routine as choreographed by Frankie Manning for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. It can be seen in the film Keep Punching. The music used here was transcribed by Solomon Douglas from the film clip and recorded by the Solomon Douglas Swingtet. This routine can be used as is for performance gigs and/or played as a line dance during a social dance. It has a solo and partnered sections. This might be Jo's all time favorite routine. She has been spotted running enthusiastically from conversations, waiting for a drink at the bar, from the middle of dinner and even from the car as it pulls up to the social dance when she hears this song.

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.

“Woke Up” – Slow Tempo (Level 4)

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A nice 8 eights routinelette that has some bigger moves. The first two eight counts are a shout out to the Madison line dance originating out of Columbus, Ohio and danced in the late 1950's into the 1960's.

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.

¨Last Call¨- Mid-Tempo (Level 4)

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This 4 eight count routinelette can be used on almost any 32 Bar Swing section of music. The swivels on the end work really well at the end of phrases.

Follower’s Side Slides (Lv. 3)

Follow 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 leader is boring and not leading interesting variations.

Lazy Fast Footwork

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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.