Leading and Following Basic Transitions

In the beginning, transitioning between different rhythms and different moves can be difficult and intimidating. However, progress is impossible without failure. We like to think of it as "Fail Forward". With time and experience, these transitions will become easier. Practice, laugh, smile, and repeat!

Summary of Intro to Swing

Congratulations! You have a 6 count, 8 count, and Charleston vocabulary and are ready to get out and dance. Go find a local swing dance and have fun! If the art of Swing dance inspires you, there is so much more to learn on www.ilindy.com!

1920’s Style Front to Front Charleston

This is the Classic 1920's move that is a must-know for any Great Gatsby party. Also, style up your Lindy Hop repertoire with this snazzy rhythm change. Anyone who wants to be called a "vintage dancer" should have a handle on 1920s Charleston.

Charleston Texas Tommy

In addition to being a snazzy turn, the Texas Tommy is a great relaxation and connection test. Both the follower's and leader's arms need to be relaxed before creating the turn, otherwise, it won't work comfortably. 

1920’s Charleston Hacksaw Kicks

Hacksaw kicks are a fancy bridge between the basics and more intermediate 1920's Charleston moves. With these, you will be officially Cuttin' a Rug!