Lessons

Hold on for some sliding fun. It's a tad risky, but worth the effort when the conditions are right. Check the weather, check the floor and especially check with your partner. Not everyone likes to slide across a dirty, wet and sticky bar floor so maybe leave it for high quality dance floors and known partners.

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The traveling madness of tornado swing outs brings all the crazy fun of Lindy Hop to the social, competitive and performance floor. Definitely work on your visuals to make this move more spectacular. Nobody likes weak tornado swing outs, so give the name it's due justice and channel your inner TORNADO!

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The name says it all. Not for the faint of heart. Follows need to be strong and resilient. Leaders need to be stable bases not afraid to apply intense energy at the correct moments. It's fine line between failure and success, but worth the effort when the move is achieved.

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It's a classic move. There's an event named after it. It's an often quoted Lindy move in many a routine. It has a ton of variations. Learn it once and then spend the rest of your Lindy life chasing it's seemingly endless variations.

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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.

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Is this a west coast swing move? Perhaps it's originally a Lindy Hop move? Maybe the dances are related? Most likely it doesn't matter. Find a partner and have fun.

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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!"

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It's a classic move. There's an event named after it. It's an often quoted Lindy move in many a routine. It has a ton of variations. Learn it once and then spend the rest of your Lindy life chasing it's seemingly endless variations.

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Tricky and satisfying, this difficult spin move requires serious one foot balance skills from the follow, familiarity with their partner and a willingness to go for it. Leaders need to be open and responsive. Team work makes the dream work.

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High risk, but great payoff. The leader has to fully commit to the shape and rotation and then hope their follow will respond quickly and smoothly. Falling over is to be expected. Jump up and try again.

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