Extreme Drags

Author: kevinstlaurent

The name says it all. Not for the faint of heart. Follows need to be strong and resilient. Leaders need to be stable bases not afraid to apply intense energy at the correct moments. It's a fine line between failure and success, but worth the effort when the move is achieved.

Swivel Technique for Followers

Author: Anali Lopez

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

A traditional aspect of Lindy Hop styling used predominantly by followers, but valuable for leads to know as well. Never underestimate the power of swivels because many a Lindy Hopper have built reputations based on their swivel styling.

The Scorpion

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's easy to 'sort of' do this move but do yourself a favor and take the time to make the scorpion fly. It flows beautifully out of a lunge/drag move and then continues to a high arching switch kick for the flyer. It demands a resilient flyer and a stable base.

Spinning Fundamentals (part 1) Traveling Turns

Author: Anali Lopez

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

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.

Toe Drag Crank Turns

Author: kevinstlaurent

If your technique for a crank turn is on point, then this move is a shoe in! Followers, here's one way to style this move so that you can be more musical with your shapes. Leaders, your contribution is super important, so don't miss the technical breakdown.

Spinning Fundamentals (part 2) One Foot Spins

Author: Anali Lopez

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

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!

Jump Rope

Author: kevinstlaurent

This hilarious move will be sure to please everyone around. Its ridiculousness fits its name and the silly nature of lindy hop. It's low risk physically and visually looks terrifying. Have fun with it and own it when you do it.