Jump Rope

Author: kevinstlaurent

This hilarious move will be sure to please everyone around. Its ridiculousness fits its name and the silly nature of lindy hop. It's low risk physically and visually looks terrifying. Have fun with it and own it when you do it.

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. 

Basket Arms Exit

Author: kevinstlaurent

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.

Quick Stop

Author: kevinstlaurent

Quick Stop

This southern California staple has its highs and lows. In the beginning, every outside turn seems to become a quick stop. Therefore we challenge you to use it sparingly, but with great musical accuracy. Overuse may cause creative stagnation, but a well timed quick step is akin to nirvana.

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.

Savoy Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

This version is a suggestable side by side Charleston variation. We learned it by watching various southern Californian dancers both old and new. We love the flash and rhythmic variety it brings to the dance.

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.

Shoot the Duck

Author: kevinstlaurent

The concept and name comes from Kevin's childhood roller skating days. It's a teamwork move that is fun when executed correctly and hilarious when it crashes and burns. It's all about the commitment.

Twisting Sugar Push Lunge

Author: kevinstlaurent

The mythical magic of the sugar push. When the connection feels correct, variations feel like butter. Leaders need to be open and receptive to their follows movement and creativity. If someone brings the push, the other can bring the sugar.