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Encyclopedia > Lindy Basic

The basic dance move is the simplest of all Lindy hop moves. Essentially, the guy (lead) and girl (follow) remain in the same place for 2, 4, 6, or 8 counts. The basic dance move is common to all Swing dance forms. ... Lindy Hop is a street dance that evolved in Harlem, Manhattan, New York in the late 1920s through the early 1940s, that emerged with swing jazz. ... Swing is a group of related street dances that evolved from Lindy Hop. ...


There are many variations to the basic. This page also include freezes. The basic is closely related to the sugar push.


There are many stylizations and variations.

Contents


Open Position

In open position, partners stand facing each other at an arm's length apart. They may hold one or two hands. They may have parallel or crossed arms.


Basic: basic rhythm is 1-2 3&4 5-6 7&8. Lead begins on left foot, follow begins on right foot. Therefore the lead's footwork is L, R, L-R-L, R, L, R-L-R. The follow's footwork is the opposite. Although often used synonymously with "West Coast Swing", Lindy is in fact a different dance characterized by the swing out, often termed the "sugar push" and many times taught as the Lindy basic. West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. ...


Spins

Follow Spin: Girl spins. Overhead: Spin left or right. Push-down spin. (push shoulders down). Straight arm spin, multiple times. Rock-step-spin, with hip reverse and free-spin. To lead an inside spin, the lead will raise his left hand across his body to just above the follow's forehead. An outside turn is led by raising the left hand up and to the left allowing enough space for the follow to turn under the arm.


Spins with the girl's left hand, overhead, free, pull to cuddle.


Lead Spins: The lead can spin into the follow's arm, so it ends up on his shoulder.


Both Spin: She goes, he goes. Both do inner turns.


Barrel Roll: She does inner turn, he does outer turn. Or they both go the other way.


Both Free Spin:


Alternating Spins: This has crossed hands grip. They alternate spinning, often the girl goes first. Spins may end when the guy looks at the girl and turns back, or when the girl looks at the guy and turns back.


Double-handed Spins: Double-handed spins, each goes as far as possible (shoulder lock).


Arm

Kick: Kick over arm, release arm, grab arm


Duck Under Arm: The follow's right arm (or left arm) rests on the lead's shoulder. The lead ducks under her arm to move it to the other shoulder.


Pushing and Pulling (Retitle)

Leans: The follow leans away from lead who counterbalances (4 counts), follow leans toward lead who counterbalances (4 counts).


Arm Arcs: The arm leads up an over left (4 counts), then up and over right (4 counts).


Arm Loops: Arm loops may move toward lead or follow. Arm loops bring the follow from open position to closed position. When lead puts his left arm over head, his right arm can go to back.


Arm Stuff: Spin with arm stuff. These are complex are, like Todd and Emily or Steve and Rebecca.


Girl Push: Girl push guy's chest.


Girl Pull: Girl pull guy's shirt or tie.


Freeze

This means simply hold a pose. (Rethink)


Basic Pose: Hold shape in whatever position you are in.


Body Rolls: Body rolls. See hip hop for more details. Hip hop is a dance from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s that fits with Rap music. ...


Shimmy: Shake shoulders.


Hips: Shake hips.


Run: Run in place.


Foot Swivels: Either 6-count (toe, heel, cross, toe, heel, cross) or 8-count (toe, heel, cross, hold, toe, heel, cross, hold).


Body Swivels: Body swivels are slight leans toward the partnar that altenate slightly toward the left and right. Different rates include fast, fast, fast, fast; slow, slow, slow, slow; or fast, fast, slow, slow; or combinations of these.


Tacky Annies: By pushing the partner away, the lead can make tacky annies tap.


Closed Position

in closed position, the lead and follow stand together, with the lead's right arm on the follow's back.


Basic: Hold in closed position, and do footwork.


Messing Around: Move hips in a big circle, which usually takes 4 to 8 counts.


Wiggle Down: Rock hips left and right, while sinking lower and lower, legs between each other, then stand up.


Spin: Girl spin in arms. (Left, right, apache (to open), overhead, push down, free, single, double, many). Lead with follow's right or left hand.


Kicks:


Side Lean with Kicks: Step on left and lean left, kick with right foot, step on right foot and lean right, kick with left foot.


Body Rolls:


Break: To open


Cuddle to Arm Lock: Double arm grip, with a tuck turn, but don't let go.


Cuddle and Promenade Positions

The cuddle position is double hand hold with the follower next to the lead in closed. The promenade position is the lead with his right arm on follow's right shoulder, standing side by side. Often the lead holds the follow's hand, but not always. Both are side-by-side positions. The follow's hands are crossed in cuddle position and straight in promenade position. (Right hand to left hand, on shoulder or hip)


Peek-a-Boos:


Spin: Cuddle to arm lock.


Spin: Overhead, let go lead's right. Free spin.


Tuck Turn:


Side-to-Side: (footwork?)


Skip Ups: Walk forward, backward, kicks, skips.


Alternate Step in Front:


Messing Around:


Armlock Position

In armlock position, the follow's left arm is behind her back and her right arm is in front of her. The partners face each other and the lead has a crossed arm lead.


Duck Out: From hammerlock, guy ducks out.


Swivels:


Arm lock to Cuddle: Pull to cuddle with a single 1/2 turn, but don't let go.


Tandem Position

In tandem position, one partner stands right behind the other, with one or two hand hold. Often the guy is in front and leads with visual cues. The lead may hold her hand or put her hand on his shoulder.


Something: Pull forward from open tandem to closed tandem, when the follow is behind. He may put up his hand to stop her from running into him.


Imitation: They often do Shorty George, but any footwork will do or alternate the imitation. Also see Charleston for more about tandem position. Steps from the Charleston dance are fused into Lindy Hop and many other forms of swing, as well as into Quickstep and Modern Jive. ...


Back-to-Back Position

In back-to-back, the dance partners face away from each other, usually not holding hands.


Butt Fight: Stand facing in opposite directions, with butts touching. Shake them.


Butt Bump: When the partners are back to back, the guy sticks his butt back, pushing both apart.


Back-to-Back Charleston: This is not lead.


Style

Point to audience.


Arm blocks and reverses (in spins) (arm, shoulder, hip)


Other Variations

Position: Move forward or back.


Direction: Rotate 1/4 turn in either direction.


Mirror Image: Flip the move left-to-right.


Speed: Move at a different speed, for example, half speed or double speed.


Start Count: Start on any count.


Roles: The girl may lead and the guy may follow.


Combinations

Spin: Armlock to promenade or cuddle and back.


Cuddles: Move follow back and forth from one side to the other. Exit by ducking under the arm (either side).


Pretzel: Duck under arm, around back, duck under arm.


See Also

Dance move - Basic - Sugar push - Side pass - Swing out - Circle - Groucho - Skip up - Aerial - Charleston - Jazz - Dips ... The basic dance move is the simplest of all Lindy hop moves. ... The sugar push is one of the basic moves of lindy hop and all swing dances. ... The side pass is an essential move for lindy hop and all swing dances. ... The Swingout, Lindy Turn, or Whip is the defining dance move of Lindy hop and West coast swing. ... Circles are traditional Lindy hop dance moves where partners circle around each other. ... Grouchos are traditional Lindy hop moves that cannot quite be categorized as either basic, side pass, swing out, or aerial dance moves. ... Skip ups are traditional Lindy hop dance moves that cannot quite be categorized as either basic, side pass, swing out, or aerial dance moves. ... An aerial (or air step) is a dance move where someones feet leave the floor. ... Steps from the Charleston dance are fused into Lindy Hop and many other forms of swing, as well as into Quickstep and Modern Jive. ... Jazz moves are a key part of Lindy hop. ... Dips are common to many dance forms (Tango, Lindy hop, Salsa, Ballroom dances). ...


Dance - Swing - Lindy hop - East coast swing - West coast swing A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance (from Old French dance, further history unknown) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression (see also body language) or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Swing is a group of related street dances that evolved from Lindy Hop. ... Lindy Hop is a street dance that evolved in Harlem, Manhattan, New York in the late 1920s through the early 1940s, that emerged with swing jazz. ... East Coast Swing is a dance, derived from the Lindy Hop by literally removing a couple of steps. ... West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. ...


Lead and follow - Connection - Musicality In partner dancing, the two partners are labelled as the leader and the follower, or lead and follow. ... Connection is essential to all partner dancing. ... Musicality means making the dance fit the music. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Dance History--The Lindy Hop (361 words)
In Hollywood Style the follow is led backwards out of the "basic" on 5, 6, 7 and 8, maintaining a solid connection and continuing to face the lead.
In Savoy Style, the follow is led through facing foward (away from the lead) on 5, 6, 7 and 8 which allows her to turn on her own to face the lead once more ready for the 1.
The first 4 counts of this move are the same as the basic, but on count 5 the lead has moved his arm around the follows waist and leads her backwards in a circular motion on an imaginary pivot point.
Lindyfest 2007 - Levels (406 words)
Lindy 1a and Lindy 1b at HSDS) and have previously been introduced to basic Lindy Hop steps: Swing Out, Lindy Circle, inside turns and under-arm turns.
For those who feel very comfortable with complex 8-count Lindy patterns and have the ability to integrate several complex 8-count and 6-count patterns fluidly and with style.
You should be comfortable with learning individual jazz footwork, high tempo lindy, advanced balboa and various partner patterns at a quick pace and accept honest teacher critique.
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