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How To: Dance a "swingout" variation lindy hop move

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates a lindy swingout variation. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance the lindy hop

In this video series, watch as dance instructors Spencer Weisbond and Jessi Spatz teach how to dance the Lindy Hop. Get all the fancy footwork and learn how to do different forms of the Charleston kick in this beautiful and fun partner dance made in 1920's.

How To: Do the "Basket Whip" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Perform the Crocodile Roll Swing Lift

Lifts and throws are great fun and look amazing! And this crocodile roll lift looks fabulous with any style of dance, not just swing. The clip below will walk you through the entire crocodile roll lift, step by step, so that you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!

How To: Do an outside turn with a spin break swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Do a "Swivel Break" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Dance the "Lasso" lindy hop move

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates the "Lasso" lindy hop dance step. This step is fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Swing dance (for beginners)

Learn the basics of the big-band era, and get ready for a jazzy night on the town! You will need a dance partner, a sense of humor and endurance. Swing dancing tip: Open position means standing and facing your partner, maintaining some space between the two of you, and holding one or both hands. Did you know? The swing dance known as the Lindy Hop derived its name from Charles Lindbergh's famed solo flight (or "hop") across the Atlantic.

How To: Do a swingout from closed position in swing dance

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Do a Charleston dance variation Savoy Kicks

Watch this dance how to video and learn the Charleston Variation: Savoy Kicks. The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. The Charleston soon became one of the most popular hits of the time period.

How To: Dance a "Lindy Circle" lindy hop move

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates the lindy circle. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance the double outside Jitterbug turn

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates a double outside turn jitterbug step.. These steps are quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Do Tuck Turn into Fishtails Jitterbug dance move

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. In this how to video, Mike and Tina of Head Over Heels demonstrates a jitterbug sequence involving a tuck turn and fishtails. These steps are quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How to Dance a basic Jitterbug: Jig Kicks with a Cross-Over

Head Over Heels demonstrates a jig kicks sequence with a cross-over step. This Jig Kicks with a Cross-Over enables you to do the basic jitterbug. Do one full basic and then get your footwork on the same as your partner (her rock step). Follow along with all the instructions as the dancers guide you through the steps. Swing dancing is fun to do, and great exercise.

How To: Dance the open-position Jitterbug

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates the open position Jitterbug. These steps are quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Dance the West Coast Swing and Samba

West Coast Swing is a partner dance which incorporates Blues, Rock, and Country Music. Learn the dance steps for ladies and gentleman in West Coast Swing, and moves such as the Sugar Push, Under Arm Turn of West Coast Swing, and the right and left side passes.

How To: Dance a Texas Tommy lindy hop variation

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates a Texas Tommy variation lindy dance step. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance the pivoting Charleston

The Charleston was a dance invented in the 1920's in Charleston, North Carolina. Although the Lindy Hop developed from this popular swing dance, today the Charleston is an important dance in Lindy Hop dance culture.

How To: Dance the 20's style Charleston

The Charleston was a dance invented in the 1920's in Charleston, North Carolina. Although the Lindy Hop developed from this popular swing dance, today the Charleston is an important dance in Lindy Hop dance culture.

How To: Do swing dance moves for beginners

This tutorial teaches you how to do basic swing dance moves for beginners. These moves are the building blocks for more advanced swing dance routines. Learn how to do a basic step in closed position, a tuck turn, send-ins and send-outs as well as many other moves with this how to video. Watch this how to video and you will be swing dancing in no time.

How To: Do the "Push Break" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Dance introductory Balboa swing dance steps

Balboa is a form of swing dance is danced in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The Balboa is the subtle communication between the leader and follower and because of that the Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance".

How To: Dance basic Lindy swing dance steps

This 6 part how to video series teaches you some basic Lindy swing dance steps. Learn outside and inside turns and other baisc moves for the Lindy Hop. These steps are fun and easy to do. Watch this how to video and you will be dancing the Lindy swing in no time.

How To: Dance the "California" lindy hop routine

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This 4 part how to video demonstrates of the California lindy routine. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance basic Lindy Hop moves

This dance tutorial teaches you the basic dance steps for the Lindy. Learn how to do the Texas Tommy, Shim Sham, Full Break, Outside turn and many other moves with this dance lesson. Watch this how to video and you'll be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance a push break with tuck turn lindy hop step

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates demonstrates the push break (aka sugar push) with tuck turn variation lindy dance step. This step is fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Do a backflip in swing or Lindy hop

Need some help with your swing dancing skills? Can't quite impress the crowd with your moves? Well, check out this quick video tutorial to learn how to do a backflip in swing or Lindy hop. This will also show you how to lead into the backflip from the jitterbug basic.

How To: Do the lindy hop swing dance to ska music

A clod-hopping presenter demonstrates in this how-to video that Lindy hop skills can be used to dance to ska music. The trick, as explained in the video, is to master the art of putting the emphasis on the UP and not the DOWN. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to dance the lindy hop swing dance to ska music.

How To: Dance the "Big Apple" lindy hop routine

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates the 24 bars of the Big Apple lindy routine. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Do a JIVE FLIP-the Backafll

The Backfall is heaps of fun. It is separated into two parts so when learning try to break those 2 sections up. In the second section it is always fun to get a little height, however know your boundaries and be safe. Use a mattress if necessary!

How To: Perform the Pop Around the Back Swing Lift

Lifts and throws look amazing and are great fun! Especially the pop around the back lift, which looks fabulous with any style of dance, not just swing dance. The clip below will walk you through the pop around the back lift, step by step, so you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!

How To: Do advanced lindy hop dancing

This four part dance tutorial teaches you how to do some more advanced Lindy Hop swing dance moves. Learn how to do the peel out , kick out, swoop, kick ball change and many other stylized dance moves with this how to video. Watch this dance lesson and you will be swinging the Lindy on the dance floor in no time.