Jig Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

Jig Kicks are incredibly versatile for expressing the music in a low key, but stylish way. They can be lead or followed both physically or visually. Do them in open position, closed position or even separated. If we were given one drink for every jig kick we've already done on the dance floor, then we'd have enough to buy the world a round of drinks.

A-frame

Author: kevinstlaurent

This classic move defines Lindy Hop. Life magazine published a photo of Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James doing this move on August 23, 1943. It's difficult to call yourself a Lindy hopper unless you can bust out this move without a second thought. Now get to work!

Lounge Chair

Author: kevinstlaurent

Everyone wants a lounge chair and we all deserve a break in the middle of a dance every now and then. Leaders, be sure to provide a nice comfy seat for your follow. Followers, be sure to relax, but don't get too comfortable, the dance must go on before too long.

Saucy Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

We consider this a southern Californian classic. The name says it all. This move must be executed with full commitment to get the full effort. It's saucy and delicious!g.

Drags

Author: kevinstlaurent

Contrary to the name, this move can be really fun, but if you use bad technique it can be a real drag to everybody involved. This social version will make everyone's life pain-free if you take the time to discover the key details that make it look bizarre while feeling quite comfortable. Remember, bad technique is not a style.

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.

Arm Hook Tuck Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's a sneaky fun but in a good way. It doesn't always work because the follow might be doing some cool styling with their free arm, but when it does it adds a technical spiciness to the dance. This one is not about flashy, it's about playfulness and creativity.

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.

Reverse Swing Out Arm Hook Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

Requiring precision, this technical move is fun for both the leader and the follower. It's less about flash and more about complex partner connection dynamics. This is the sort of move a fellow lindy geek will see and go, "Whoa, what just happened? Do it again!"

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.