Level 2 Lesson 1 - Lindy Hop

You've completed Level 1, and now it's time to learn some additional moves and patterns as you begin to transition toward becoming an Intermediate dancer. The Beg+ Level is a great transition level. Enjoy learning some of these bread and butter moves of our Lindy Hop and Charleston curriculum.

Moves
  • Tuck Turn (8-ct Lindy Hop)
  • Inside Turn (8-ct/end of Swing-Out)
  • Outside Turn (8-ct/end of Swing-Out)
  • Level 2 Lesson 1 Pattern

Level 2 Lesson 2 - Lindy Hop

Let's add some moves that positions that really get you and your partner moving. Feel and master the Triple Steps within each of these moves and patterns.

Moves
  • Cuddle (8-ct Lindy Hop)
  • Lindy Hop Hand Passes
  • Pancake Hand Passes (with Triples)
  • Level 2 Lesson 2 Pattern

Level 2 Lesson 3 - Triple Swing Additions

These "Triple Swing" moves and patterns are important additions to your Level 2 improvement, and easy to implement into your current knowledge.

Moves
  • Belt Turn (6-ct with Triples)
  • Tuck Turn (6-ct with Triples)
  • Triple Swing Cuddle (with 6-ct Basics)
  • Level 2 Lesson 3 Pattern

Level 2 Lesson 4 - Charleston Additions for Lindy Hop

Let's take some Lindy Hop moves and adapt them for Charleston footwork. These are great for fast music, and for music that has more of a Charleston style!

Moves
  • Charleston Underarm Pass (8-ct)
  • Charleston Underarm Pass (6-ct)
  • Charleston Cuddle (8-ct)
  • Charleston Cuddle (6-ct)
  • Level 2 Lesson 4 Pattern

Level 2 Lesson 5 - Charleston Additions for Lindy Hop

Add a few more common Charleston moves that can be paired with your Lindy Hop moves, or done on their own in a fast Charleston song.

Moves
  • Pancake Charleston
  • Kick Away Charleston ("Kick Aways")
  • Level 2 Lesson 5 Pattern

2shoes

1. Demonstrate the Lesson Tests for each Level 2 Lesson, with details of each move/pattern found in the Lesson:

LESSON 1 TEST
Complete this Pattern:
Swing-Out
Lindy Circle
Lindy Tuck Turn (8-ct)
Inside Turn (end of Swing-Out)
Swing-Out
Outside Turn (end of Swing-Out)
REPEAT

LESSON 2 TEST
Complete this Pattern:
Swing-Out
(catch 2 hands)
8-ct Cuddle x2
(release hand)
Swing-Out
Lindy Circle
Front-to-Back
Lind Hop Hand Passes
"Pancake" Hand Passes
Hand Passes
Front-to-Back
REPEAT
(to repeat do Swing-Out from Closed)

LESSON 3 TEST
Complete this Pattern:
Triple Swing in Closed x3 (6-ct Basic)
Tuck Turn (6-ct)
Belt Turn x2
(grab 2nd hand on the 2nd Turn)
Triple Swing in Open x2 (6-ct Basic)
Triple Swing Cuddle
(6-ct in, 6-ct in cuddle, 6-ct out)
REPEAT
(to repeat, do 2 Triple Basics in Open
then transition back to Closed)

LESSON 4 TEST
Complete this Pattern:
8-ct Charleston Underarm Pass x2
6-ct Charleston Underarm Pass x3
(catch 2nd hand)
6-ct Charleston Cuddle x2
8-ct Charleston Cuddle x2
(release 2nd hand)
REPEAT

LESSON 5 TEST
Complete this Pattern:
Charleston Basic in SBS x2
Transition to Kick Aways
Kick Away Charleston x4
Transition to Pancake Charleston
Pancake Charleston x4
Transition Back to Kick Aways
Transition Back to SBS Charleston
REPEAT

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2. Complete these Level 2 Test Patterns:

TEST PATTERN 1:
Swing-Out
Lindy Outside Turn
Lindy Circle
Charleston Basic x2
Charleston Kick Aways x4
Charleston Basic x2
6-ct Lindy Tuck Turn
(Make sure to switch from Lindy to Charleston footwork)

TEST PATTERN 2:
6-ct Triple Swing Cuddle
(let go of one hand)
Swing-Out
Lindy Circle
Triple Swing Basics x2
6-ct Lindy Tuck Turn
Lindy Inside Turn
(grab 2nd hand)
REPEAT

TEST PATTERN 3:
Triple Swing in Closed x2
Send-Out
6-ct Lindy Underarm Pass x2
Lindy Circle
Triple Swing x2
He-Goes Lindy
She-Goes Lindy
6-ct Lindy Tuck Turn
6-ct Lindy Underarm Pass
Lindy Circle
REPEAT

TEST PATTERN 4:
8-ct Lindy Underarm Pass
(grab 2nd hand)
8-ct Lindy Cuddle
(drop a hand)
Swing-Out
Belt Turn x2
8-ct Lindy Underarm Pass
Lindy Circle
Front-to-Back
Lindy Hop Hand Passes
(start these when you do a front step, and end them when you go back to that same foot)
Front-to-Back
8-ct Lindy Tuck Turn
REPEAT

TEST PATTERN 5:
Front-to-Back x2
Lindy Promenade x2
He-Goes Charleston
She-Goes Charleston
Swing-Out from Closed
(switch back to triple steps)
Lindy Hop Hand Passes
(make sure to turn your body on last triple of previous move so you can front step)
Swing-Out
6-ct Lindy Cuddle
(just the first 6-cts of it to get to SBS, then release hand hold to regular SBS hold)
REPEAT

TEST PATTERN 6 - Challenge!
8-ct Charleston Underarm Pass x2
(guys do a kick-and on beats 7-8 instead of a kick-step so they can use the R foot first on the first Pancake kick. Will end up feeling like 5kick-6and-7kick-8and-1kick)
Pancake Charleston
(guys do a kick another kick-and on beats 7-8 instead of a kick-step to switch feet)
8-ct Charleston Underarm Pass x2
(grab 2nd hand)
6-ct Charleston Cuddle x2
8-ct Charleston Cuddle
(let go of one hand)
REPEAT

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Earn your Lindy Ladder Laces!