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How To: Dance the Jitterbug Stroll

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. In this four part how to video, Mike and Tina of Head Over Heels demonstrate the Jitterbug stroll. There are four steps to the Jitterbug stroll, the Pada Pada, the Knee Slap, the Suzie Q, and the Tick Tock. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

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: Dance the Balboa swing dance

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: Do the Cuddle-Up Jitterbug dance step

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

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 Triple-Step Jitterbug

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

How To: Do swingout dance steps

This how to video teaches you the basics of swingouts in swing dancing. This dance move is often used when dancing the Lindy or the Charleston. Watch this tutorial and you will be dancing swingouts in no time.

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: Dance the Lindy Hop swingout

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 swingout. 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: Easily swing dance at home

Swing dance is an energetic and fast paced dance that's sure to get your blood flowing. When doing it, the leader will always start to the left. It's something that many can follow, but requires practice. So check out this tutorial from professional instructor Nina Ortega and see if you have what it takes to swing. Enjoy!

How To: Dance the lindy hop to a five beat swing

This how-to video provides a quick demonstration of some ways to use Lindy hop-like swing dance skills to dance to five-beat musical numbers, such as Dave Brubeck's "Take Five". Cat Foley, president of the Newcastle University Swing Dance Society helps demonstrate a few moves in a rather echoey room. Follow along with this swing dance tutorial and elarn how to dance the lindy hop to a five beat swing song.

How To: Do introductory swing dance moves

This 5 part how to video is an introduction to swing dance. Learn how do the basic step in open and closed position, the inside turn, a traveling basic step and the tuck turn as well as many other dance steps in this tutorial. Watch this lesson and you'll be swing dancing in no time.

How To: Do Lindy Hop swing dance moves

This how to video teaches you some advanced Lindy Hop swing dance moves. Learn how to do an inside turn, an inside turn with slingshot, and a whip to free spin, as well as some other moves. Watch this video and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Perform the Lindy Hop swing dance

Learn how to do performance style Lindy Hop swing dance with this 5 part dance tutorial. This dance is performed to the song "Long Gone from Bowling Green" by Willie Bryant. Watch this how to video and you will be doing this Lindy Hop dance routine in no time.

How To: Do swing dance aerials

This 3 part how to video teaches you swing dance aerials and jumps. Learn how to do an overhead "A" jump, the supported leader's somersault, an aerial vault, a kip, the neckbreaker and a hip slide. These moves can be very dangerous if you not an experienced swing dancer. Please practice these moves with caution and under the supervision of a professional.

How To: Dance different styles of the Lindy Hop

This four part how to video teaches you variations on the basic Lindy swing dance. Learn styles from the swingout family, sugar push family, the pass by or right side pass family, and the footwork family. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be dancing Lindy variations in no time.

How To: Become a better dance partner

Is there something missing from your dance relationship? This four part how to video teaches you how to communicate with your dance partner. Use these secret tips from Naomi Uyama and Andy Reid, and become a better dance partner.

How To: Dance basic Lindy Hop steps

This is a six part how to video on the basic steps of the Lindy Hop. Learn how to do the variations on he basic swingouts with inside and outside turns. Also learn the steps of the shim sham. These steps are fun and easy to do. Watch this dance tutorial series and learn how to do the Lindy Hop swing dance.

How To: Dance a J-Hook 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 demonstrates the J-hook lindy hop 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: 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: 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: Do a Jitterbug dance routine

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates a Jitterbug dance sequence. These steps are quick and easy to learn. The routine involves the Texas Tommy step, the left side under-arm turn, the left side waist turn, the tuck turn and the right side under arm turn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Dance the Balboa swing

In this video series, our expert Nathan Bugh will tell you about the history of Balboa swing dance, and explain the dance itself. Nathan will teach you how to lead and follow the basic Balboa swing step, how to hold your partner, and how to do a break. He will also show you how to do a Charleston step, a kick, and how to bounce.

How To: Connect with your partner in the Lindy hop

Learn this exciting swing dance from the 30s. Sosh and Gina will start at the very beginning, no experience necessary. Learn how to dance from our instructional dance video clips (it's like a virtual dance lesson). Each? week we will post a new video clip here on our video podcast. If you're interested in more check out our site www.iDance.net.

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: Dance the triple-step for Swing

When learning any new dance, it's important to take your time and constantly practice any new steps you learn in order to embed it into your very mind. As dance intructors always say, practice makes perfect. So when watching this tutorial, remember those words as you are attempting to dance the triple-step for swing. It usually consists of a side step, then a together step, followed by a side step again. It seems pretty easy to do, but you never know. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!