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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This is a low aerial for partners only. It's not excessively dangerous, but many a folks have crashed and burned on this seemingly easy aerial. Depending on your weight differential, choose the role of 'base' or 'flyer' to effectively get this move to work. We then challenge you to use it sparingly and to hit the musical break when you do.

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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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This is not limited to 3 walls, but please keep it under double digits. It's fun to lead and really useful to change orientation when performing or competing. Caught on the 'closed' side of the dance, rest easy, 3 wall your way to open goodness.

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Taking inspiration from the solo jazz move 'Jump Charleston,' this partnered version has some key differences to make it lead and followable. Naturally partners can just do the solo version while holding hands, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to expand what you think is possible with partner dancing. It's technical and fun and flashy.

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Want to cover up the stumble? That's where the Toe Drag comes from! Here's fun variation that you can put just about anywhere in your Lindy Hop.

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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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This southern California staple has it's 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 step is akin to nirvana.

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