In order to really master this historical dance, a closer look at history and origins of the dance is necessary. This lesson is designed as a general overview of the history of Lindy Hop!
Learn a historical piece of choreography performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers called the "Stops" routine, or First-Stops. As a new performer in Level 6, this routine has moves that will give you a great choreography start.
Learn this must-know choreography for every Lindy Hopper! Broken down into a "Simple," and "Fast" version, everyone can learn this routine. With at least 3 known versions of this routine on old films, any Lindy Hop performer must know the California Routine.
Made famous in the old movie "Keep Punchin'," learn Whitey's Lindy Hopper's choreography of The Big Apple Contest. Originally a "called" solo jazz routine where the caller would call out moves and everyone would follow in a circle, Whitey's troupe choreographed a specific arrangement of the routine for film. Still popular amongst Lindy Hoppers, you'll be able to do this solo routine around the world with other dancers! A must-know for your performance and historical training and learning.
A vintage solo Charleston routine choreographed by the great Pepsi Bethel, you will love learning this routine, and it will take your Charleston to new heights!
Shauna had the opportunity to hang with, dance with, and learn from the great Frankie Manning several times between 1995 and his passing. Learn some of his favorite moves that he regularly taught and led.
As you progress in your historical and performance training, learn these high-energy intense performance moves inspired by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
An easy way to embellish your dancing is to transform simple turns into double (or triple) turns.
Everyone loves a good Swing-Out. These are great for showing off on the dance floor, and for performance choreography.
A cultural element of Lindy Hop, jam circles are a great way to show off your stuff, and cheer on your peers. Learn the ins and outs of a great jam and a great jam circle!