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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: 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 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 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 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: Dance a single step Jitterbug

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 demonstrate the single-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 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: 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 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: Do the "Big Apple" swing dance routine

Though several versions of the Big Apple dance exist, this is the widely-known version codified by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers based on the vernacular swing dance traced to the Big Apple Club in Columbia, South Carolina. This two part dance tutorial will teach you how to do the Lindy routine the Big Apple. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this swing dance how to video and you will be doing the Big Apple lindy routine in no time,

How To: Do the Swing dance routine from "After Seben"

This dance tutorial teaches you how to do swing dance routines from great classic films. The moves in this tutorial are based on the 1929 film short "After Seben." Footage is of Shorty George Snowden and his partner, sometimes credited as Pauline Morse, at other times identified as Big Bea. The music is by Chick Webb and his orchestra.

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 "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: Dance the lindy hop "Push Break"

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 push break (aka Sugar Push) 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: 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 Heel-Toe Jitterbug 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 the Heel Toe 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: 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 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 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: 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

In this video series, our expert Spencer Weisbond will show you how to do an inside turn, outside turn, and quick stop in Lindy Hop swing dance. Spencer will also teach you how to do a Texas tommy, a run and point, a free spin, and a solo turn.

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: 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.

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 the "Springer" 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 "Springer" lindy hop 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: 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: 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: 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".