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.

Shoot the Duck

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.

Partnered Jump Charleston

Taking inspiration from the solo jazz move 'Jump Charleston,' this partnered version has some key differences to make it lead and followable. 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 flashy.

Drags

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.

The Redirect

Arguably, this move feels better than it looks. When done with the correct partner connection, it can feel magical. So focus on the feeling more than the visuals. Social dance lindy hoppers learning quickly that feeling good and taking care of your partner has more merits than visual flash. We invite you to discover the internal magic of the Redirect.