Jump Rope

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.

Swing Out with a Double Outside Turn

It's easy to fumble through a double outside turn, but can you do it with precision? Follows must be on point with their turning skills. Leaders need to be clear, but not forceful. It's a challenging balance, but accessible with practice.

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 stop is akin to nirvana.

Saucy Kicks

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

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.

Twisting Sugar Push Lunge

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.

Follower Circle-Circle Slide

Circle up, my friends, because it’s time to add some flash to a basic! Impress your friends and look slick on the dance floor by using momentum to our advantage and adding a circle slide to our circle. If you are comfortable with the solo movement, you’ll easily be able to slide your way to glory!

Swing Out Behind the Back

A simple flashy move that can easily look terrible. Focus on the contrast between the leader and follower in this move. Leaders, please learn how to stop moving so your follow can shine, which in turn makes you shine. It's this contrast that makes it work. It's all about the contrast.