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Lindy Hop 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

Beginning to Intermediate Lindy Hop


xx. Author's Introduction to Lindy Hop - "...the Dean Collins' style of lindy."

xx. Glossary of Lindy Hop Terms

Chapter One -

1. Basic Six Count Footwork

1(a). Ladies' 6-count footwork close-up

1(b). Men's 6-count footwork close-up

2. Six count basic in closed position

3. The send out **

4. Send out to two hand open position

5. One hand open position to closed position

6. Starter Step

7. Sugar Push **

8. Pass by on leaders right side

9. The Basic Whip **

10. Whip with shoulder slide to two hand open position

11. Whip Shoulder Turn Release

12. Lindy Circle

** = repeated in Level 2

Chapter Two - Demonstration Video - Click Here
This demonstration video shows many of the above figures of Lindy Hop 1. Unlike the videos above which are from 5 to 15 seconds, this movie is 44 seconds in length and takes proportionately longer to download (over a dial-up 56k modem connection about 13 minutes). With high speed connections, the video will begin to play in seconds.

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Preview: Lindy 2 Videos

P1. The Quick Stop

P2. Right hand pull through from open position to whip

The next level:
Lindy Hop 2
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