Hot Swing How-Tos

How To: Do a basic Jitterbug dance routine

In this how to video, Gary and Bonnie present an overview of some basic Jitterbug patterns. Learn how to do the cuddle back, the helicopter, the handshake and many other Jitterbug steps with this dance tutorial. Follow the steps in this lesson and you will be dancing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Do the Shim Sham dance

The Shim Sham or the Shim Sham Shammy is a line dance with many different variations in choreography. This version may be different from the one you may have already learned. This version is credited to Leonard Reed and Willy Bryant of the Apollo Theater. Learn how to do the Shim Sham dance steps with this video tutorial. Though this video was shot with music in the background from another room, the tunes normally accompanying this dance include Chick Webb or Benny Goodman's version of "Stomp...

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!

How To: Do a basic Jitterbug step

In this how to video, Mary Pinizzotto, one of the great dance teachers in Southern California, teaches the basic steps to the Jitterbug. These steps are fun and easy to master. Watch this tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Perform the Standstill Backflip Swing Lift

Lifts and throws are great fun and look amazing! The standstill backflip swing lift looks fabulous with just about any style of dance. The clip below will walk you through the standstill back flip lift step by step, so that you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!

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: Do beginner Lindy Hop dance moves

Check out this how to video that teaches the basic steps of the Lindy Hop swing dance. Learn how to do outside turns, walkthroughs, the Lindy circle and much more with this six part tutorial. Watch these videos and you will be doing the Lindy in no time.

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: 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: Do beginner swing dance moves

This five part how to video teaches you the basic steps for swing dancing. These steps are the basis for other more advanced styles of swing dance such as the Lindy Hop and the Charleston. Watch this tutorial and you'll be swing dancing in no time.

How To: Do the "Pretzel" 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 Jitterbug dance steps

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates a series of 6-count Jitterbug steps. 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 modern jive

Here's a weekly on-line Modern Jive dance lesson from Dance Yourself Dizzy. This is a two part step by step from the man's perspective showing the steps in lead during basic modern jive dancing. Jive is a style of swing.

How To: Do the "Tuck Turns" swing dance moves

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 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: Easily do Jitterbug dance steps

Jitterbug dance steps are quite easy because they're always on the beat of the music. Practice the jitterbug dance steps with guidance from a professional dance instructor and performer in this free video on dance steps.

How To: Do swing dance aerial jumps

Want to learn how to do all those cool swing dance flips and jumps? This three part dance tutorial teaches you how to do swing dance style aerials. Learn how to do the Frog Jump, the Knickerbocker, the Pancake and the Hat Trick. Aerials should not be done on a social dance floor and only with partner consent. Be careful when doing these moves.

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: Dance the Charleston swing dance move

Watch this dance how to video and learn the basic charleston dance step. Don't miss part 2! 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 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 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: Dance the Texas Tommy 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 Texas Tommy lindy hop 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: Do swing dance moves

If you're looking for a dance that is very energetic and fast, then look no further than swing dance. They can be very fast and goes along with the music and is pretty easy to learn. If you're interested in learning the basics, this tutorial is perfect for you. You'll be taught by professional Nina Ortega as she takes you through the steps when it comes to swing dance. So good luck, practice, and enjoy!

How To: Dance the swing routine from "A Day at the Races"

This dance tutorial teaches you how to do swing dance routines from great classic films. The moves are based on the 1937 film "A Day At The Races." Footage is of Leon James and Norma Miller. Watch this how to video and you will be swinging to the moves from "A Day at the Races" in no time.

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 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 the swing dance "Jig Kicks"

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 lindy hop Lolly Kick moves

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 version of Lolly Kicks. These kicks 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 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 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: Dance the West Coast Swing

In this video series, get an introduction to West Coast swing dancing from a renowned competitive dancer and instructor. Learn the basic swing steps and moves, including the sugar push, the left and right side pass, the locked and open whip, syncopation, and the ronde, with an added hip circle.

How To: Do beginning Lindy Hop swing dance moves

This how to video teaches you the beginning steps of the most popular, basic swing dance, the Lindy Hop. Learn how to do the 6 count basic step, a send out, the basic step in open position, a tuck turn, send in and an inside turn, as well as many other moves, with this dance tutorial. Follow the steps in this lesson and you'll be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Do the "Basket Whip with Push-Out" 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.

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