California Routine (Level 3 – 5)

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)

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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.

Charleston Double Kicks

As a solo drill it's double kicks, but really this technique is applied to any number of kicks beyond one.

Follower’s Spin Reverse

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.

Extreme Drags

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.