Hot Swing How-Tos

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 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 20's Charleston

This how to video teaches you the 20's style of the Charleston. This is a fun variation of the basic Charleston that is often incorporated into the Lindy Hop. Follow the steps in this dance tutorial and you'll be doing the Charleston 20's style 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: 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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!