Open vs Closed Leading

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

Also referred to as "high information leading" vs "low information leading", these short videos will explain the concept so you understand the lead/follow continuum.

Drive in Challenge (Level 3 – 5)

Author: Aldo

This is a great shape of a move that can easily interchange 3 major ryhthms we use in Lindy Hop (half time, full time & syncopated). Start by getting the shape with each ryhthm independently before you move on to intermixing the rhythms. Once mastered, you will have the ability to be more musical with your dancing becasue you will be able to instantaneously adjust your rhythm during a social dance to match the music more precisely and creatively.

California Routine (Level 3 – 5)

Author: Anali Lopez

Learn the California Routine with Kevin St Laurent and Jo Hoffberg

A classic short piece of choreo (32 bars) from the famous Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. This is a must know for any Lindy performer or competitor. Level 5 is the primary version Kevin and Jo use. Level 3 & 4 are adapted versions for lower tempos and for when you don't have a partner you can do aerials with.

“Bump Routine” – Slow Tempo (Level 5)

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

A short 4 eight count routinelette that has some challenging spinning for the follower. You can technically spin as little or as much as you'd like, but whatever you choose...fill the musical space. This might be a good motivator to work on one's solo spinning skills as they will be required.

Follower’s Spin Reverse

Author: kevinstlaurent

Tricky and satisfying, this difficult spin move requires serious one foot balance skills from the follow, familiarity with their partner and a willingness to go for it. Leaders need to be open and responsive. Team work makes the dream work.