Essential Solo Jazz Moves 1 (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

A combination of classic solo jazz moves commonly used in lindy hop. These can be found in line dances and with a little creatively, can be adapted as styling options to enhance your partner dancing.

Essential Solo Jazz Moves 2 (Level 2)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Another set of classic solo jazz moves commonly used in lindy hop. These can be found in line dances and with a little creatively, can be adapted as styling options to enhance your partner dancing.

Advanced Solo Jazz Moves 1 (Level 4)

Author: Aldo

Advanced Solo Jazz moves with Kevin St Laurent

Anyone can jump in and learn theses jazz steps even if you haven't learned all the simpler ones. However, primarily use these videos as a reference point in learning these steps. It's important that eventually they become your own, but at the core the timing and general principles will be timeless.

Advanced Solo Jazz Moves 2 (Level 5)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Authentic Solo Jazz classes with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Anyone can jump in and learn theses jazz steps even if you haven't learned all the simpler ones. However, primarily use these videos as a reference point in learning these steps. It's important that eventually they become your own, but at the core the timing and general principles will be timeless.

Crawl Challenges (Level 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - 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.

Shim Sham (Level 1 – 3)

Author: Aldo

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

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.

Al & Leon Shim Sham (Level 5)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Al & Leon Shim Sham with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

A variation of the Shim Sham as performed by Al Minns and Leon James, two famous original Lindy Hoppers who were part of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. No prior knowledge of the original Shim Sham is necessary. It's great for expanding your personal jazz movement and very versatile for incorporating into larger lindy routines.

Slip Slop Shim Sham (Level 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Slip Slop Shim Sham with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Originally choreographed by Dax Orion and Kevin St. Laurent in 2007 at Herrang Dance Camp, the Slip Slop Shim Sham is a fun way to push your sliding skills. It uses the same structure as the Shim Sham, but involves tricky slide moves. Proper shoes and a proper floor can make all the difference with this short routine. It's also great to dance simultaneously while the rest of the room is dancing the traditional Shim Sham.