Who's Johnnie? We can't answer that, but we can teach you how he rocked. We learned this early on in our lindy lives and have enjoyed it ever since. I'm sure someone knows the history of it, and perhaps we should, but we don't. So please send us an email and educate us. We're so busy dancing we don't always read up on our history (hanging heads in shame).
The move speaks for itself when done properly. It really requires the follower to bring it. Jo makes it look good because she knows how to do a powerful jumping barrel roll. The leader's job is important, but not really the difference maker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A fantastic variation that can be done both independently and in synchronization your partner. It's rhythmic, stylish and flashy. What more can a dancer ask for?
It's time to get down and dirty. We don't care where your shoes have been. Dig in, feel the music and let the DJ know how much you're diggin' the song they are playing.