In this style of dance, each partner move can be broken down into a solo move, with specific movements for your entire body. As you discover this concept, you will be well equipped to be a better Leader or Follower on the dance floor. In this Lesson, Shauna will break-down some of the basic moves you already know from Levels 1-3, and show you how to refine the move without a partner, by turning into a solo move.
Moves In This Lesson:
– Front-to-Back (Solo)
– Charleston Basic (Solo)
– Yo-Yo (Solo)
– Charleston 180 (Solo)
– Charleston 360 (Solo)
– Charleston Kick Steps (Solo)
– Charleston Kick Aways (Solo)
– Lindy Hop Hand Passes
– Round Rock into Triple (Solo)
The use of pronouns “he” and “she” across Lindy Ladder are used in a context of lead and follow, respectively, and not an inference of human gender. Lindy Ladder is a proud supporter of LGBQT rights, and most of our dancers learn both roles in the dance. Remove gender bias from the interpretation, and simply focus on the role you play in the vocabulary. Enjoy dancing!
The Lindy Hop is taught in many ways, because it’s what is commonly referred to as a “street dance.” When it was created, there was no curriculum, or set way of doing anything really. Frankie Manning himself once commented “what’s a triple step?” after being asked about the “basic step.” Lindy Hop has been around in this generation longer than it was after its initial inception and subsequent obscurity. This dance now grows, learns from itself, changes itself. As instructors we always want to stay true to its roots, dancers will find that there are many ways instructors go about teaching how to do this historical dance. Here is one that has worked for many thousands of dancers, and we recommend as a student that you learn from as many others as you can to get the full “street dance” influence, and join the conversation!
Taught by Award Winning Instructor – Shauna Marble
Lindy Hopping since 1995, for many years with Frankie Manning himself!
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