How to do the lindy hop swing dance

Fundamentals – Lindy Hop Moves

We will guide you through an easy learning experience and in a few months you will be ready to join the Intermediate Lindy Hop program to refine your technique and learn more advanced stuff. Stick with the program and we promise you are going to have so much fun learning.

Here is a list of “all” the fundamental moves lists on the Lindy Hop Moves website. However, if you want to take part in the Fundamentals Course, we will be publishing the course recommendation list soon.

  • Basic positions and weight changes

    Basic positions and weight changes Basic positions for Lindy Hop and weight changes for leaders and followers with the basic footwork. Amy (follower) and Reuel (leader) teach the basic footwork of Lindy Hop: step, step, triple-step, step, step, triple-step. Plus ...

  • Fundamental posture & footwork

    Fundamental posture & footwork Kevin and Jo explain the technique for the basic Lindy Hop footwork, posture and general positioning. Leaders start with your left foot; followers start with your right foot.Footwork: the triple-step, the rock-step (also known as the ...

  • Basic footwork and simple patterns

    Basic footwork and simple patterns Beginner basic steps and footwork with a few patterns. Leaders make sure that you start your basic footwork with your left leg on count 1.Followers make sure that you start the basic with your right ...

  • Beginner basic movements and Lindy Circle

    Beginner basic movements and Lindy Circle Peter and Stacia show basic Lindy Hop movements with triple steps, a few basic moves, as well as the Lindy Circle. The video starts with the footwork of the basic 8-count rhythm and then ...

  • Basic Charleston

    Basic 30s Charleston and Kick Through Bobby and Crista show the basic of the Charleston side by side and how to do the Kick Through. The video starts with basic Charleston (groove walks), with the addition of the kicks to . ..

  • 30s Charleston, Skip Up and Kick Through

    30s Charleston, Skip up (a.k.a Kick the Dog) and Kick Through Peter and Liz show the basic Charleston as well as the Skip Up and Kick Through. The video starts with the basic (Groove Walk) starting with a Touch-Step. Then ...

  • Lindy Hop basic figures and technique

    Lindy Hop basic figures and technique Jean and Bromley show 8-count footwork moves. In this video you will find a basic 8-count figure in closed position, the Toss-Across (also known as the „kompis“), the Swingout from closed, the Promenade and ...

  • More Lindy Hop basic moves

    More Lindy Hop basic moves and technique Manu and Ann show the basic 6-count rhythm with triple steps and some basic figures: In this video you will find the basic 6-count in closed position, a Send-out, the basic 6-count in ...

  • Fundamental 6-count rhythm and basic moves

    Fundamental 6-count rhythm and basic moves Peter Strom and Stacia show the basic 6-count rhythm with a few basic moves. The video starts with the basic 6-count but without triple steps: the “rock step, slow, slow” rhythm in side-by-side position. ...

  • Basic 6-count moves

    Basic 6-count moves with different rhythms Peter Strom and Stacia teach the basic 6-count rhythms: first groove-walking it (also known as the “slow” rhythm), and then adding the triple step. The video starts with the basic 6-count but without triple ...

  • 6-count rhythm basics and more moves

    6-count rhythm basics and more moves Nicole and Kirk from The 920 Special show the basic 6-count rhythm with triple steps and a few moves. Review of the basic 6-count rhythm with triple steps. The moves in this video are: Basic ...

  • Send out from closed position

    Send out from closed Audun and Charlotte show the finer details of the “send-out” move. Follow the instructions in the video. Attention: in this variation of the “send out” the leader starts with a forward rock-step on count 1 instead of . ..

  • A few 6-count figures

    Lindy Hop 6-count figures Manu and Ann from The 920 Special show a few more 6-count figures with triple steps. The moves in this video are: Inside turn into closed, Underarm turn where the leader turns also (a.k.a. She Goes ...

  • Review of fundamental 8-count moves

    Review of fundamental 8-count moves Peter and Stacia show some basic 8-count Lindy Hop moves with triple steps. The moves in this video are: the Nothing, the Flip Flop, the She Goes (a.k.a. the Slingshot), the He Goes, the Lindy ...

  • Double tuck turn from closed

    Double tuck turn from closed Audun and Charlotte show the double tuck turn from closed position. Follow the instructions in the video. The move in this video is the double tuck turn from closed position (a.k.a. the double spin). This is ...

  • Swing out footwork for leaders

    Swing out footwork for leaders Kenny shows the solo leaders footwork in the swingout. Follow the instructions in the video. – The swingout is the most famous move in Lindy Hop so make sure you practice your solo footwork alot. Teacher: Kenny ...

  • Swing out Technique

    Swing out Technique Marcus and Janie show the basic Swing Out. In this video you will find the basic footwork for the Swing Out move. The Swing Out is always an 8-count move. Attention: at 1min45sec in the video, the focus ...

  • Basic Swing Out review

    Basic swing out review David and Cátia show the basic swingout a fundamental move in Lindy Hop. Follow the instructions in the video. The swingout is the most famous figure in Lindy Hop but is also quiet complicated so take your ...

  • Swing Out from open position

    Swing Out from open position Patrick and Natasha show the Swing Out from open position leading the follower forward on count 1. The first part of the video focuses on doing underarm turns where the follower does not start with . ..

  • Lindy Circle

    Lindy Circle & Swing Out Kirk and Nicole review the Swing Out and the Lindy Circle. Lindy Circle from closed, Swing Out from closed, Lindy Circle from open. These are the classic all-important 8-count moves that every Lindy Hopper needs ...

  • 20s Charleston with Variation

    20s Charleston with Variation Daniel and Gabriella show the 20s Charleston basic front-to-front as well as variations. Leaders: in the basic front and back 20s Charleston face-to-face, make sure that when you touch back on count 1 with your left ...

  • Tandem Charleston basic

    Tandem Charleston basic Spencer and Jessi show getting into the Tandem basic and how to get out. In Tandem Charleston, both the leader & the follower start their basic 30s Charleston by rock stepping back on the left leg. So ...

  • Swingout

    Swing out from open position Kirk and Nicole show a swingout from open position. At this point you should start to mix these following moves together. The moves in this video are: – Lindy Circle from closed position. – Swingout from closed position. – ...

  • 6 count variations

    6 count variations Peter and Liza show some 6 count variations. The moves in this video are: – Crosshand Inside free turn. – Crosshand Inside turn. – Crosshand Inside turn to sneaky position. – 6-count to catch the hip bone. – Tuck turn out. Note for ...

  • Swingout with outside turn

    Swing out with Outside Turns and Swivels Audrey and Brian show a Swingout with an Outside Turn and Swivels for the follower. The moves in this video are: – Swingout with Outside turn free spin. – Swingout with Outside turn (regular). – Swingout ...

  • Triple steps and rock steps

    Triple step rock steps and turn drills Kenny and Abeth show some drills to practice your turns. The moves in this video are:– Rock-step triple-step rock-step triple-step (back and forth).– Rock-step triple-step rock-step triple-step (back and forth) with turns. – Rock-step ...

  • Swingout technique

    More important Swing out technique Ann and Kirk show some good technique points regarding the Swingout. The moves in this video are: – The Toss Across.– 6 count Side Pass.– Swingout from open position.– Lindy Circle from open position.– Lindy Circle ...

  • Swing Dance Partnering

    Swing Dance Partnering Ali and Katja show how to lead and follow direction changes in Charleston rhythm. Here Ali and Katja show how the leaders lead changes of directions in side by side position with basic Charleston footwork (also known ...

  • Left Side Pass

    Left Side Pass Ali and Katja show the left side pass. Important Notes:– Make sure that you keep the hand hold stable in the middle in between the leader and the follower.– Leaders lean in the direction you want your ...

  • Hand Hold in Swing dancing

    Hand Hold in Swing dancing Ali and Katja show a common and very comfortable hand hold that is used in Swing dancing. Notes:– Leaders make sure that you never crush your followers hand.– Followers make sure you never hold on ...

  • How to Lead Triple Steps

    How to Lead Triple Steps Ali and Katja show how to lead and follow triple steps in side by side position. Notes:– Leaders to lead a triple step in side by side position make sure that you lean slightly in ...

  • Swingout Clinic

    Swingout Clinic Peter and Stacia go through some important points regarding the Swingout. The Swingout is one of the most important moves in Lindy Hop and all dancers from beginner to advanced continously work on making theirs better and better. Make ...

  • Swivels

    Swivels Michelle and Doug show the followers Swivels on a swingout. This is one common way of doing the Swivels also known as the twists. The Swivels are the most famous followers styling in Lindy Hop and there are many ...

  • Swing Summit 2013 Competition Demo

    Swing Summit 2013 Competition Demo Here is a short video to demonstrate how an instructional video could look like. To find out more about how to win a free couple pass to Swing Summit 2013. A Lindy Hop dance camp ...

  • Basic Swingout

    Basic Swingout David and Cátia show the basic swingout a fundamental move in Lindy Hop. Follow the instructions in the video. The swingout is the most famous figure in Lindy Hop but is also quite complicated so take your time going ...

  • Lindy Hop Basket

    Lindy Hop Basket Kenny and Delilah show a move called the Lindy Hop Basket. Follow the instructions in the video. – This lindy hop basic is a great progression pattern for leaders and followers. – Leaders make sure you don’t pull hard ...

  • Follower’s Swingout Footwork

    Follower’s Swingout Footwork Jesse shows the footwork for follower’s in a swingout. Follow the instructions in the video. – The swingout is the most famous move in Lindy Hop so make sure you practice your solo footwork alot. Teacher: Jesse Hanus Next Move Previous . ..

  • Basic Tandem Charleston

    Basic Tandem Charleston Kenny and Jesse show the basic Tandem Charleston. Follow the instructions in the video. – Tandem is often also known as Shadow Charleston, Back to Back Charleston, Back Charleston.– You will learn more about how to get into ...

  • The Basic Collegiate Charleston Footwork

    The Basic Collegiate Charleston Footwork Demonstrated by Hayley & Kibble The 1930’s Collegiate Charleston Footwork Basic taught in 5 minutes. Teachers: Hayley Anne Watson & Kibble If you are totally new to the swing scene you can check out the Comprehensive free ...

  • Six Count with Triples Basic Step

    Six Count with Triples Basic Step Demonstrated by Hayley & Kibble Six Count with Triple Steps – Footwork Basic taught less than 4 minutes. Teachers: Hayley Anne Watson & Kibble If you are totally new to the swing scene you can check .. .

  • Eight Count with Triples Basic Step

    Eight Count with Triples Basic Step  Demonstrated by Hayley & Kibble Eight Count with Triple Steps – Footwork Basic taught less than 5 minutes. Teachers: Hayley Anne Watson & Kibble If you are totally new to the swing scene you can check out ...

  • If you feel like you already know this material you can jump to the intermediate lindy hop course.

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    Lindy Hop is by far the best dance style. To be here, you are probably like us and you are really passionate about Lindy. You are probably taking classes and going to workshops, local and international. Lindy hop is addictive and a big part of your life. When you find it you can’t live without it anymore. This is why you also love to spend hours to look for lindy videos on youtube. And if you are like us, you are always trying to find interesting new moves to practice.

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    Youtube is full of clips, thousands of lindy hop clips. Do you have the time to scan all of them? We realized that a lot of time is wasted to search for the right clip to watch, the right move to practice. And while it’s fun to look at any clip about lindy hop, sometimes all you want is to have one specific clip, one specific move you can study, practice and learn, to be able to use it on the social floor, impress your partner and your friends and why not, share the new move with your community.

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    FULL JAZZ # 31-32-2006 Swing as a way of life

    Swing as a way of life
    (no, it's not what you think...)

    People and things living in the past can be described by various definitions. And most of these words are derogatory. Judge for yourself: anachronistic, archaic, Old Testament, antediluvian, old-fashioned, obsolete. But relatively recently, this synonymous series has replenished two elegant antonyms: "retro" and "vintage".
    The fashion for clothes from a grandmother's chest arose in the 70s of the twentieth century and is still going on. The very word "vintage" refers to the past as a legacy, and to an old thing as a time-tested jewelry. After all, literally "vintage" is an expensive aged wine. Word "retro" is no longer associated with a one-root retrograde. "Retro" is style, and style is a positive category.
    There is such a phenomenon - "historical reenactors": they try to recreate a particular historical epoch. They play ancient Slavs medieval knights, Turgenev girls or Don Cossacks. In fact "retro" - the same historical reconstruction as interest in the past the twentieth century (or its individual decades), despite the fact that for many of us, he has not yet managed to become history.
    Of course, the reconstruction of an era does not consist only in the acquisition or making the right costume is just the tip of the iceberg. A real reenactor wants to understand the essence of a historical period. He immerses himself in the culture of the time he is interested in. Therefore, the one who suddenly decided for himself to comprehend, say, the forties in the USA, can read books and magazine publications of those years, look films, learn about the political and economic situation of that time…
    But to feel the forties, you just have to dance them!
    The first half of the twentieth century in America is an unconditional triumph of jazz in its various manifestations. thirties and forties in the United States accepted call the era of swing or the era of big bands - big jazz orchestras. The very word "swing" in English has many meanings and applies not only to the musical direction, but also to life as such. "It doesn't make sense if it doesn't have swing" - one of key slogans of the big band era.
    Perhaps it is the Lindy Hop pair dance that best reflects the feeling swing era. After all, it has both the rhythm of that time and jazz music. improvisation, and just the joy of life.
    The Lindy Hop was the first swing dance from which almost everything came the rest is in American dance culture: jive, rock and roll, hustle. These are the so-called social dances (public), that is, dances are not for performances on stage, and for personal and public use. It is not known for certain when the Lindy Hop began to dance, but no there is no doubt about when exactly the dance got its name. This happened at 1927 years after the famous first transatlantic flight Charles Lindbergh. Newspapers were full of headlines: "Lindy hops the Atlantic!" ("Lindy jumped the Atlantic"), everywhere and everywhere they talked about it. It is not surprising that when the famous dancer George Shouden, nicknamed Shorty George - "shorty" - was asked about the name of the style in which he dancing, he answered without hesitation: "Lindy hop!" Beyond Meanings "jump", "jump", hop has colloquial meanings "dance party" and - in aviation jargon - "flight". "Shorty" George joked, and the name of the dance was firmly fixed.
    At the age of 30-40 there was a craze for swing dances. All over America, young people - both black and white - with indomitable energy youth kneeled in the ballrooms to the accompaniment of a live orchestra. It was entertainment on the verge of protest against the boredom of everyday life. Perhaps it is precisely for such a bright cheerfulness that Lindihoppers often disliked. Sometimes on the doors of "decent" dance establishments you can was to see a stern sign: "No lindyhoppers allowed!" ("Lindichoperam entry denied").
    Lindy Hop and big bands reigned on US dance floors before fifties. And after ... The culture of swing began to gradually die out, giving way to the new in music and plastic. Jazz took the path of complication and intellectualization. The dance niche was occupied by rock and roll. It's come new post-war period and a new generation has come. "The patient is faster dead than alive," some culturologist might say in regarding swing. But sometimes death is confused with lethargy.
    In America, interest in swing was revived in the late 80's - early 90's. In 1989 The first concert of the Royal Crown Revue was held in Los Angeles. It was thanks to her that the States rediscovered the music of the middle centuries. Soon there were real reenactors of the swing era. Many dressed in the fashion of the forties, many threw away their furniture to bring home from the junkyard "vintage" sofas, armchairs and all sorts of Houseware. But it wasn't difficult. It turned out to be more difficult to recreate the dance. At first, the reenactors simply tried to copy what they saw in films of those years. True swing dancers re-emerged only after the opening of the Los Angeles club "Derby" at 1993 This was the first an institution for many years, where swing parties were constantly held and concerts. In 1997, the film "Swing Kids" was released - cult for modern swing dancers - and revived among few culture of the 30-40s went to the people, and not only in American.
    Before Russia, a wave of passion for Lindy Hop and other jazz dances (Charleston, boogie-woogie, balboa, shim-sham, etc.) rolled at the turn centuries. Pioneers in this business was the school "Tantsklass". At 1994 her students demonstrated a rock and roll program with elements Boogie Woogie. Now swing is taught not only in Moscow, but also in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Pushkin, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl and Nizhny Novgorod.
    One of the leading Moscow swing dance schools - MSDK (Moscow swing dance club) - conducts classes mainly in lindy hop, but also trying to actively introduce a lesser known dance to the masses balboa, in which partners are especially close to each other. Perhaps soon the school will begin teaching and has already become quite popular in Russia, due to the appearance of a large number musicals, tap (aka tap, aka tap dance). Many teachers of MSDC raised within its own walls. Evgeny Demchenko (22 years old) and Valeria Orlova (24 years old) dance and teach in pairs. Both by the nature of their professional activities are related to the technologies of the XXI century - the Internet, Web programming. Both are mostly busy in their free time. twentieth century. They do Lindy Hop (and dancing in general) only two and a half years old, but already winning in dance competitions and share skills with swing neophytes.
    "One day I was just walking down the street, looked into the Hermitage garden and saw how people dance in the open air. Made a big impression even wrote about it in his LiveJournal. And then in the comments people said me what it was and where you can learn it," says Eugene about his first acquaintance with swing. Before Lindy Hop, he never he didn't dance, and he didn't particularly like jazz. Valeria the situation was somewhat different: "Since childhood, I loved Louis Armstrong very much and swing in general. When I found out that Lindy Hop is a swing dance, I I was amazed: it turns out you can also dance to it! "
    In principle, you can dance Lindy Hop without swing music. Evgeniy claims that many try to do it to funk or even hip-hop, but dance looks completely different from this. "Authenticity gives a special color, - says Valeria, - besides, what's the point of dancing to other music if you already have swing? It is so versatile that never get bored. Unfortunately, in Russia Lindy Hop is not so popular both in America and Europe. But more and more people are interested in him, and want to share my knowledge with them. It's not just a dance it's a lifetime!"
    One of the main problems of dance life is the lack of male dancers gender. In the classroom, they try to cope with this in the following way: firstly, partners from the group of continuing (and their role is played not only by boys, but also by girls), and secondly, there is a constant change of partners - thus, none of them stays alone for more than 5 minutes. "It seems to me that young men they just think that dance is not a man's business, - Valeria reflects. - Perhaps they immediately get bored at the mere thought of dancing, they think that it is necessary to learn choreography by heart and do serious face like in ballet. But here it's the other way around: it's just good pastime, dance, where the main thing is freedom, improvisation, music. There are no strict rules here." "In general, a dancing man is always more girls like it, "adds Eugene.
    Classes at the school are held in an American democratic way. Age of students ranges from 20 to 50 years. Teachers never comment on about unsportsmanlike clothing and the lack of removable shoes for the wards. The only thing that, according to Evgeny, can be a little annoying, because these are the conversations of the students during the explanation of the dance steps. Also not the formation of permanent couples during classes is very welcome - then there is a greater number of periodically idle partners. But most importantly, it violates the basic principle of social dance - the ability to dance with with any partner, even with the one you see for the first time in your life. How whatever it was, "we have not had occasion to raise our voice to students," says Valeria.
    Teachers believe that absolutely everyone can learn to dance, there would be a desire. "There are several examples of people in our community who which could not be associated with dancing, - says Evgeniy. - Now one of them is already teaching, the other took first place in balboa tournament ... Oddly enough, after the swing, other dances are given easy enough. It's kind of a paradox. Because people often come from ballroom dancing, with good dancing skills, but swing is given to them as difficult as the rest - those who have not done anything before generally. And after the Lindy Hop, there are no problems with learning, for example, Latin American dances. Maybe this is because swing dancing is not bound by rigid rules."
    In summer, Moscow Lindyhoppers can be seen on the streets of the city. in clear Weather swing fans organize dance walks. One of popular places for street dancers to practice - an observation deck at embankment of the Moskva River in Neskuchny Garden. Those who have enough money and free time, go to the Swedish town of Herrang, where every summer a swing dance camp is open for a month. "People they practically only dance there, - says Valeria. - all day long - classes, then parties. All with breaks only for food and sleep. Even for one week there you can raise your dancing level as for half a year of ordinary classes, because this is an immersion in the environment. Imagine to yourself: 500 people in one small town - and all swing dancers! And all talking about dancing. People are dancing everywhere: on the paths, on the grass, in halls, saunas. It's a crazy camp!"
    In winter, lovers of the forties live at swing club parties, their the same forces and organized. By the way, this year the first Moscow Lindy Exchange Festival. Foreigners come to such meetings. dancers, and for the domestic lindihopper, this is a great chance to improve the level of his plastic art. For three days there were swing parties, including live music. Organizers Lindy Exchange says you don't have to be a high-class dancer, you can even be a beginner. Finally, Swingers don't aim to out-dance each other, they just enjoy dancing. Yes, and the swing itself is not a result, but process.
    Fans of the forties in Russia are, of course, a subculture. But she doesn't closed. For the most part, Lindihoppers are open, cheerful people. After all, when a good person feels good, he dances. And if it improvisation dance, which means that a good person is free.

    Svetlana Vorontsova-Pavlova

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    For those who are categorically not satisfied with virtual communication, who crave real interaction with real people, offers an alternative to social networks: also social ... dances.

    Social dances, they are also social dancing or simply "social" - these are dances of different styles and tempos, which are united by the absence of clear patterns and rehearsed movements. The main thing in social dances is communication and interaction, friendly atmosphere, improvisation. This is dancing for fun. Tango and salsa, bachata and swing - all these styles were born many years ago, when people got together, listened to music and moved to it, completely surrendering to the power of the melody.

    Many want to move more freely, become more liberated and not walk, but fly, and in this sense, social dancing is a way out cooler and more interesting than acting or public speaking courses.

    One of the most cheerful social dances appeared in the jazz era in the USA in the 20s and 30s. Like jazz itself, it was an African-American dance, although some of its subspecies were also popular among the white population, such as the foxtrot or balboa.

    Swing is a general concept: inside it is Lindy Hop and Charleston, blues, boogie-woogie and west coast swing, even rock and roll came from swing. Having mastered the basic figures, it is easy to learn how to dance and other types of swing.

    Swing can be danced by people of any age, any physique and physical fitness. The beauty of swing is that there are no “wrong” movements, precise technique or clichés, the main thing is to feel the music and your partner, enjoy the dance and improvise, and in about a month you will start to dance, and in six months you will have the courage to dance at a party.

    Main problem: tightness and stiffness of movements. Everyone dances well, sooner or later everyone comes to a good tempo, plasticity, rhythm, their own ideas and improvisation, but most of the time is spent on relaxing, and there is no way to dance without freedom of movement.

    Looking for a couple. One of the basic principles of swing is to dance with different people all the time, so you can come to class alone. And for a couple, this is an excellent interaction training: the leader must confidently lead the partner, and the follower must be sensitive and succumb to the leader. If one of the couple is uncomfortable, the dance will not work. Swing is the most friendly social dance in terms of mood, in contrast to the passionate and sensual tango, for example. Here you can fool around and have fun.

    Social dancing, and in particular swing, is just beginning in the dance class - all the most interesting happens outside of it, there are also incredible spaces for development: parties, open-airs and competitions are regularly held, dance camps gather all over the world. At such events, thousands of people come together to communicate and dance. There are huge opportunities for learning and improving your level. In addition, such camps are an amazing sight: beautifully dressed couples dance real swing to the live music of an entire orchestra, here the feeling of time disappears, as if it had stopped almost a hundred years ago.

    You can dance swing in anything: the only thing you need is shoes with a flat slippery sole, for example, T-shirts or sneakers, and it is desirable that the clothes do not hinder movement too much. For themed parties and camps, it is worth considering a couple of retro outfits: ankle boots with heels, dresses and hairstyles for ladies and boots, vests with butterflies for gentlemen.

    Igor Ben , swing and lindy hop teacher at dance schools " Casa Latina " and "Plastica" :

    “Many people simply don’t think that you can dance to jazz.

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