Toe Drag Crank Turns

If your technique for a crank turn is on point, then this move is a shoe in! Followers, here's one way to style this move so that you can be more musical with your shapes. Leaders, your contribution is super important, so don't miss the technical breakdown.

Lindy Circle Statue for Followers

A spectacular move that provides contrast, momentum and an opportunity for musicality. Requiring follower initiation and a receptive leader, this figure is both visually interesting and really fun to dance. Both partners need to work together to really make it work.

Follower’s Crank Spin

A serious challenge of one foot spins and partner connection. Follows need to have solid solo spin skills and leaders need to be flexible and responsive to the follows needs through out the move.

Partnered Fall off the logs

Taking inspiration from the solo jazz move 'fall of the log,' this partnered version has some key differences to make it lead and follow. Naturally partners can just do the solo version while holding hands, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to expand what you think is possible with partner dancing. It's technical and fun and can be flashy with the right attitude.

Lindy Circle with a Slip Out

All though it's semi-independent flash, no one can deny that everyone can look good in this move. Leaders get low and sharp with their lines while follows get to enjoy a sweep or even high kick of fluid movement. It's critical to know this for the classic lindy hopper's dance anthem....the California Routine.

Counter Balance Switches

This lindy staple can be done on weight, but it's spectacular when it's done in counter-balance. It's worth learning both techniques before you make a judgment. The leader's role is less visually important as the power of this move comes from the follow shine, but the technique requires that both partners know the technique for it to work. It might be fair to say, that every lindy routine and social dance doesn't quite feel complete unless switches have been done.

Basket Arms Exit

A slick way to exit basket arms, but it must be set up correctly. The turn can be fast and tricky for the follow so leaders need to pay extra attention to weight shifts before asking the follow to turn quickly.

Follower’s Toe Drag

Want to cover up the stumble? That's where the Toe Drag comes from! Here's fun Swing Out variation that you can put just about anywhere in your Lindy Hop.

Sweeps (Scissor kick variation in a SO)

Top dancers know how to sweep their competition off the floor. Learning this move will provide you with the literal and metaphorical ability to sweep the competition away. It’s also versatile for independent styling and synchronized coordination.

Breakaway with Boogies

As the urban legend goes, two dancers lost connection while dancer, but quickly covered it up by feigning intentionality. Now it's a classic. There are no mistakes, just new moves.