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!

Partner Charleston Transitions

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

It's all in the transitions! Spending time to thoroughly know the entrances and exits to each move can make all the difference when you get to the social dance floor. Naturally you need to know the basic partnered Charleston figures before you worry about transitions.

Tandem to Cross Hand Transitions

Transitions are the glue of Lindy Hop. They might not be flashy, but they are essential for keeping the dance together. Never underestimate the power of a smooth and musical transition.

6 ct, 8 ct, & Charleston 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!

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!