Boogie Forward

As a concept, it's a very straight forward jazz step, but making it look good requires attitude, hips, arms, hands and a sense of style. Play with styling variations by watching yourself in the mirror.

Tabby the Cat

Jump onto two feet, split that weight, and then work that booty using a 4-count rhythm. The footwork is not complicated, so you gotta sell it! Get sassy and silly with this one.

Box Step

Almost every dance uses some variation of this movement. It's clean, simple, classic and ripe for variations.

Boogie Drops

Using full-time and half-time rhythm, boogie drops can be subtle but sexy. Weight shift control is imperative.

Fishtail

Hips hips hips! Rotate those hips while sitting into your movement to really accentuate this step. Both feet will be on the ground so be sure to commit to your weight-changes to make this move look great!

Eagle Slide

Using full-time and half-time rhythm, boogie drops can be subtle but sexy. Weight shift control is imperative.

Crawl Challenges

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Crawls are simultaneously basic and really complex. So many elements of solo and partner dancing rely on these skills. So jump in and go for it. Depending on your previous movement training/practice these steps might seem easy and fun or difficult and frustrating.

Jig Walks

A super mellow move that looks and feels great. It is easy to build variations with and fun to do.

Fall off the Log

Fall Off the Log uses full-time and half-time rhythms. It originates from tap dancing but is used as a soft shoe step for Lindy Hoppers.

Shim Sham (Level 1 – 3)

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The Sham Sham has become a global Lindy Hop phenomenon. When in doubt....Shim Sham! We have 3 versions for you to learn based on your current skill level or if you need inspiration in deciding what to teach your students. Originating in the tap dance community in the 1920s from Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant, Lindy Hoppers have since modified it to work for "soft shoe" dancing. The primary version used in the global Lindy Hop community was introduced by Frankie Manning to NYC in the 1980s.