One Swing Out One World (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

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

The global phenomenon of Lindy Hop means that there are lots of style and technique variations of the Swing Out. Our experiences of dancing and teaching in over 30 countries we have helped us understand the major variations and how to make them compatible with each other. We believe that lindy hop is one dance that can be shared by everyone regarless of your style choices or regional variations. Let's all dance together because we all live in the same world.

Over-rotated Swing Outs (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

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

These are super fun. Once you've mastered each variation you can mix and match them fluidly. In modern times Swing Outs are usually taught as a 360 degree rotation, but traditionally a Swing Out could be underrotated or over rotated depending on the tempo, space on the dance flloor or dynamics with your partner. If you plan to perform or compete, mastering these techniques can be super helpful.

Swing Out Challenge (Level 4)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Lindy Hop Swing out training with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This is were we push the boundries of a traditional Swing Out. We use the basic shape of a Swing Out, but then vary the counts and the rythms to create new variations. We hope you will take these concepts and create your own.

Side by Side Cross-overs Challenge (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

This Challenge expands on the simple concept of a cross over step, but goes into the details on how to actually lead and follow it with your partner. Take your time and understand the connection principles before you race ahead and just mimic the shape. The goal is control and connection with your partner that will make social dancing more exciting and your musicality more robust.

Creating Follower’s Variations (Level 3)

Author: Aldo

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: Aldo

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.

Partner Charleston Transitions

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Follower’s Sugar Push Variations

Author: kevinstlaurent

An excellent variety of options for followers to shine while in the sugar push. Leaders need to be attentive and flexible while maintaining the general flow and ready to continue into the next move. 

Mixing 6, 8 & Charleston Rhythms (Level 1)

Author: Aldo

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.

Laura & Jeremy

Author: kevinstlaurent

Shout out to Laura Keat & Jeremy Oth for taking this classic move to the next level. So much so, we can’t teach this variation without giving them credit. It’s not how cheesy the move is, it’s how well you sell it. Any move can be cool… if you dare to own it.

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