Lindy Ladder (Free Academy)

Lindy Ladder is an online curriculum site for learning Lindy Hop created by Shauna Marble.

Who Uses Lindy Ladder
All over the world instructors and students are using lindy ladder to jump start their Lindy Hop learning. From Germany to Turkey, Russia to Spain, Argentina to China and more! Check out some of testimonials below!Learn
Whether you’re new to Lindy Hop, or a seasoned dancer, there’s something here for everyone to learn. Start from Level 1 with the basics, or jump in at the level that you desire. Also check out the Aerials page!

It’s not always easy to see that you’re making progress in a partner dance, so use Shauna’s segmented curriculum so you can officially say that yes, you’ve made improvement, passed a level, or mastered a lesson! Shauna makes it easy to reach your goals!

Test each level so you can be sure that you’ve mastered the content.

Lindy Ladder is free! If you like Lindy Ladder lessons, they’re even better in person. Bring Shauna to your event!
Visit Shauna Marble and Shauna & Joe for more information.

It’s beautiful to train a dancer from the ground up using this curriculum. They will immediately adopt a style after getting through just the first few levels because the ladder encourages them to dance freely from head to toe in their own body. Lindy Ladder leaves room for the uniqueness of individual movement. Each dancer can use the Ladder, but maintain their own style and look. LL is not about learning a right or wrong method, but about a proven method to give dancers a huge jump start.
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Hi Shauna! I’m Andrés, a beginner lindy hopper from Medellín, Colombia. The lindy hop scene has just started here and it’s getting bigger. We are all hooked here to your instructional videos in the Lindy Ladder. So much content with quality. Just wanted to thank you. It has helped us develop what will hopefully be a big scene here in the near future. Hope to see you dancing live someday. All the best! –Andrés

I just want to thank you for creating the lindy ladder and spreading all the moves with your excellent explanations. I live in a small city in Germany which only has a tiny lindy scene. There aren’t any teachers here, so I drive to festivals to take lessons. It’s hard to improve without teachers in the city, but your lessons help me to keep practicing this great dance. You really do an amazing job! I always look forward to the new videos. –Paolo Krischak

Hi Shauna. My name is Francesc and I’m from the island of Mallorca (Spain). I hated dancing before my girlfriend “forced” me to start a lindy hop course with her. It was the best decision for me because it increased my daily good mood, opened my mind and we met a lot of friends. Now we have created a lindy hop swing scene and we dance almost every week in this little island, but we cannot access quality lindy hop courses. That’s the reason of writing: THANKS for this BRILLIANT page that you created that teaches high level moves that I could not learn any other way. I would pay for it: so if someday you delete it… NOOO!!! I’m going to afford hosting expenses. And of course, if someday you’re bored and want to meet our precious mediterranean island, you’re welcome to have crazy dances here. Kind regards and hugs. –Francesc Matas/Lindy Hop Mallorca

I am lindy hop dancer from one of the most lovely city in Turkey. I am writing you from İzmir. We have small community here named “İzmir Lindy Hoppers” and we are trying to learn lindy hop dance and also trying to teach some other lindy hop lovers. We also found an association. we are about 50 persons. We follow your website regularly, and to tell the truth your website or method is most unlike the others. And we like so much you and your project. We can find all we need with their names, video links etc. Also we are thankful for you because you didn’t forget the other important things such as social dance,popular routines, Frankie Mannings favorites, circle jam, etc. –Yasin Akay/Izmir Lindy Hoppers

I’m living in Shanghai. Your videos are greatly appreciated here as well! –Luc
CaliforniaI feel as if I know you two now from learning and watching. Thanks to you both my partner and I are now teaching lindy and swing at a local studio in So. Cal! Xoxo –Cat Korn

I wanted to take a minute to say thank you! I’ve been a member of the Denver Swing Dance community for well over a decade, and your contributions are invaluable to me! Several times over the years, I tried to learn the Tranky Doo, and every time declared it the winner. I accepted the fact that some Tranky Doo, and I Tranky Don’t! I suffered a closed head trauma, that makes getting things into my short term memory very difficult. Recently I decided once and for all, to learn the Tranky Doo!!! Using your instructional video as my main teaching tool, I am well on my way to winning my Tranky Doo battle! That instructional video is the BEST!  It’s really important that you know how far reaching your efforts are. You’ve touched many dancers here locally, and across the globe. The selfless way you post your instructional videos making them available to the world, not only promotes and perpetuates our treasured vintage Swing Dance genre, but touches people in very personal ways too. I can’t thank you enough for your efforts. As Jimmie Lunceford said way back in 1939, “T’aint What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It).” Thank you!!! Swingingly Yours, –Rich DeVito

I am a huge admirer of your online classes. Please, come visit our small country. Please come. Would be happy to see you! –Oконечников Владимир

Just wanted to tell you that Lindy Ladder is my favorite online resource. In the past year, I’ve used it extensively for the Tranky Doo, working on my swingout, and filling in some gaps in local instruction. –Ho Lum Cheung

United Kingdom
Hi Shauna just wanted to say thank you for posting lessons online as I have just got back into dancing at a beginner level and have always loved swing lindy jive. Have just finished following a Frankie Manning lesson then came across you guys and liked your instruction just as much. Sorry cant make a class with you as writing from Wales in the UK! Once again thanks for the clear concise step in the right direction back on the dancefloor. –Warren King

Your Shim Sham video is so clearly taught, oh and fun. thank you. –Andy from Otley, England

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