Leader’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 3)

Author: kevinstlaurent

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

Here's a solid 3 variations to make leaders' Swing Outs look more stylish. The emphasize is on solo practice intitially so you learn how to control your body. Only after it feels successful solo should you then attempt these with a willing partner.

Creating Follower’s Variations (Level 3)

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Followers Variations with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Jo uses the Swing Out framework and some set styling options as a way to establish a base of movement so followers can eventually create their own variations. It's important to practice the movement solo initially before attempting with a partner. Once you have a willing Leader, ask them to lead short sequences of just Swing Outs so you can really burn into muscle memory each new variation.

Follower’s Swing Out Styling Challenge (Level 4)

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing Dance training with Kevin & Jo

Jo breaks down some sweet variations for followers to use during Swing Outs. It's important to practice the movement solo initially before attempting with a partner. Once you have a willing Leader, ask them to lead short sequences of just Swing Outs so you can really burn into muscle memory each variation.

Swivels

Author: kevinstlaurent

This follower's styling variation of the Swing Out is as beautiful as it is classic. The swivels are a fun, powerful and playful styling choice for followers.

Mini Dip

Author: kevinstlaurent

This move needs a hint of pattern recognition, a dash of rhythmical precision, and a handful of musicality! The Mini-Dip is a classic move commonly taught by the late Frankie Manning at his workshops. Thanks to Frankie, this move has become a standard anywhere that swing is danced a great phrase ender.

The Points

Author: kevinstlaurent

One of Lindy Hops beloved moves that combine visual leading and following techniques, as well as rhythmical precision and a lot of personality. This move is a must-know for getting silly on the social floor. 

Follower’s Slides Challenge (Level 2 – 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance training - Lindy Hop followers styling challenges with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Follow slide variations. You will need a slippery floor and slippery shoes to make these slides impressive. In general, these slides are independent from your partner so they are great for being musical and flashy even when your leader is boring and not leading interesting variations.

Leader’s Slides Challenge (Level 2 – 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Lindy Hop leaders styling with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Leader slide variations. You will need a slippery floor and slippery shoes to make these slides impressive. In general, these slides are independent from your partner so they are great for being musical and flashy even when your followerer is boring or not ready for fancy variations.