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.


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

Commit to your inner eagle and you will soar. It combines kick-ball-change and half-time rhythm.

Crawl Challenges - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

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) - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Routine with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

The Shim 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.


If you're going to do this, you have to fully commit yourself to this move. Take a wide stance with a lunge, rock your hips forward and back with your weight change, and frame it with your arms. Rockin'!

Gaze Afar

It's exactly as its name describes and uses full-time, a triple step, and 4-count rhythm. It's a little bit silly, and a whole lot of fun.