Solo Warm Up

These warm-up exercises simultaneously prepare your body for a more rigor workout while teaching you fundamental muscle isolations that every dancer can benefit from. Don't worry about being perfect. These drills require repetition to master. Just follow along and do the best you can. The critical concept is repetition. We suggest beginning all your training sessions with at least one of these videos.

Day 5

Triple steps and two foot turns.

Forward Solo One Foot Turns

Turning is both fun and challenging. The best way to have fun on the dance floor is to increase your technical skills. Use these forward one-foot turning drills to build a base technique. When applied to partner dancing details change, but the core concepts are the same. Mastering personal body control is crucial to being a supportive and effective dance partner.

Backward Solo One Foot Turns

Turning well in one direction on one foot doesn't mean you can be successful on the other foot or in the opposite direction. You need to practice on both feet, in both directions. Don't worry if you have a stronger side - through regular training, you can be equally awesome in turning in both directions!

Day 7

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

Swivels training, Shim Sham and Slip Slop Shim Sham!

Solo All-Triple Training

Here's a way to train your partner dancing when you don't have access to a partner. Having the skill to triple step in multiple directions with multiple variations will set you up for success when it comes time to improvise while partner dancing. With this skill set, you'll be able to handle almost any situation while social dancing!

Day 6

Charleston Drills, forward spins, and the Crawl Challenge!

Solo Triple Steps 6 vs 8 count Training

The two dominate footwork patterns used in Lindy Hop are the 6 & 8-count triple step patterns. These training videos will give you the ability to comfortably handle the majority of moves and figures executed in Lindy Hop. Feel free to do these exercises to different songs and tempos beyond what we demonstrate here.

Day 10

Two-foot turns, metronome and improvisation training.