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.
Tic Toc and you don't stop. Once you catch on to the concept, you'll become unstoppable with the countless variations and musical adaptations you can create with the tic toc technique.
This move get's its name from the logo of the annual event in Budapest, Hungary called Lindy Shock. The move is definitely older, but we love the event and we love this simple, but flashy lift.
The Texas Tommy lunge is simultaneously spectacular and dangerous. Start slowly and learn the shapes and technique before fully committing to this move. When energy is applied intensively at the proper moments, the power of lindy hop can shine through, but it's a fine line to disaster so proceed gently at first.
Super fun connection with a flashy spin exit. Hip catch spins can be applied to lots of situations. This is a solid foundation of the technique. We encourage you to then expand into your own cool variations.
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.
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.
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.
A spectacular move that provides contrast, momentum and an opportunity for musicality. Requiring follower initiation and a receptive leader, this figure is both visually interesting and really fun to dance. Both partners need to work together to really make it work.
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.