Leader’s Pass By Spin

Author: kevinstlaurent

Seemingly simply, but the internal dynamics are key to making this spin feel good. Follows need to make sure they don't pull the leader off balance. Ideally leaders will be centered and ready to spin for as long as the musical phrase suggests.

Side Lunge

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's simple yet flashy. The side lunge is a staple figure that any level of dancer can use to express the music and impress their parents. "Hey mom, check out this cool move I learned on iLindy!"

The Scorpion

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's easy to 'sort of' do this move but do yourself a favor and take the time to make the scorpion fly. It flows beautifully out of a lunge/drag move and then continues to a high arching switch kick for the flyer. It demands a resilient flyer and a stable base.

Loopdeloo

Author: kevinstlaurent

Always surprising and oddly functional. This move can be done pathetically or spectacularly. When done poorly, it's because the partners aren't working together. To achieve the magic, everyone needs to do their job correctly. So focus on the technique and then film yourselves to know if you've really achieved the 'look' of the move.

Sugar Foot

Author: kevinstlaurent

A longtime personal favorite of Kevin's, this leadable footwork variation can be found in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Carolina Shag, West Coast Swing and many more. It's one part flash, one part technical and has lots of potential for creative musicality.

Slide Through the Legs

Author: kevinstlaurent

This "floorial" captures the magical essence of Lindy Hop. It's 3 parts fun, 2 parts dynamic and one part silly. We dare you to try not smiling while you do it.

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.

Frog Jump

Author: kevinstlaurent

Ever since childhood we’ve wanted to jump like frogs. If you don’t feel a little ridiculous at times, you’re probably not doing Lindy Hop correctly. Get over yourself, find a partner and channel your inner amphibious creature to reach new heights and make all your friends green with envy.