The Ground Flip is a move we made up. It is fun and is quite easy to learn because it is also broken up into two sections. Watch the Tutorial and practise each part until it's PERFECT :)
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!
Pop Around the Back is a great lift that can be incorporated into Lindy Hop. Follow the steps in the video tutorial and practise safely!
THE FERRISWHEEL!!! Lifts and THROWS are a great way to spark up a dance routine! Practise in a large open space and be safe!!!
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!
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!
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!
Lifts and throws are great fun and look amazing! This rollerblind lift looks fabulous with any style of dance. The clip below will walk you through the rollerblind lift step by step so you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!
The West Coast swing is a dance that derives from the Lindy Hop (which is itself based on the popular Charleston), and it's a fun dance that centers around two partners compressing together and then extending apart.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Head Over Heels demonstrates a couple 20's Charleston variations. First learn the crossover step, and then the 1-2 pass by. Do the Charleston with the crossover step, and then the basic crossover step back in the basic. Follow along with this couple as they guide you through the steps.
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.
Head Over Heels demonstrates a tuck turn variation for swing dance. This Tuck Turn Variation is the eight count version. Follow along as the dancers guide you through the steps. Swing dancing is fun to do, and great exercise.
Tracy and Kelley from Head Over Heels demonstrate the Jumping Jacks swingout variation. This is a basic step in swing dancing. This is good to transition into Jive dancing and other swing variation of partner dance.
Tina and Mike from Head Over Heels demonstrate the Tunnel jitterbug dance figure. This is a beginner move for Jitterbug dancing. The Jitterbug is a swing dance variation.
Head Over Heels demonstrates the Left-Right turn with a kick-ball-change variation for boogie woogie dancing. This is a basic dance move for swing dance variation boogie woogie. This is similar to jive dancing.
The Wurlitzer move starts off man's left hand to ladies right hand. This is another Modern Jive dance moves from DanceYourselfDizzy.com It is a beginner move in modern jive swing dancing.
Dance the Teapot Stir beginners modern jive move. First, start off man's left hand to ladies right hand. Learn Modern Jive dance moves from DanceYourselfDizzy.com
Learn the Hatchback First jive dancing steps in swing dance. Start off man's right hand to ladies right hand. This is a modern jive dance move from Dance Yourself Dizzy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This six part how to video teaches you the basic swing dance steps for the Lindy. Learn the swingout from closed position and open position as well as the Lindy circle with this tutorial. Watch this video and you will be swing dancing in no time.
This how to video teaches some intermediate swing dance moves. Learn how to do a Lindy circle, skip-up, tuck turn and underarm turn with this dance tutorial. These steps are a fun way to jazz up any swing dance. Watch this how to video and you will be swing dancing in no time.