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Partnered Lindy Hop Edit

  • 6-count basic
  • 8-count basic
  • Around the World
  • Barrel Roll
  • Bring In
  • Change of places, Underarm pass
  • Circle, Lindy Circle
  • Drags
  • Flip-flops
  • Free spin, frisbee
  • Glide to the side, scoots
  • Jig Kicks (Mooche Style), Kick throughs: face to face kicks between the legs of your partner on every other beat
  • (Windmill) Jump Turn
  • Minnie Dip
  • Points
  • Pretzel, Octopus
  • Promenade
  • Sailor's, Sailor Knot
  • Send Out
  • Side Pass
  • Skater's (position), Reverse Skater's
  • Sugar Push
  • Swingout, Lindy turn: In the past, swingout sometimes referred to a swingout from closed whereas a lindy turn would refer to a swingout from open. Generally considered the iconic movement for lindy hop.
  • Swivels, Twists: predominantly a swingout styling
  • Tangos
  • Texas Tommy, Apache, Hammerlock
  • Tuck Turn
  • Wheel

External Resources Edit

  • Lindy Hop Moves: descriptions and videos of many lindy hop movements
  • Lindy Hop: by David Drysdale (text of unfinished book)

Aerials Edit

  • A-frame
  • Backpack
  • Chair
  • Coochie, Over the head, Popover
  • Frankie Throw, Lamp Post, Supergirl, Lindy Flip, Around the Back, Around the World
  • Frog Jump
  • Kip
  • Pancake, Roll-up
  • Snatch
  • Veloz Flip, (Lindy) Backflip
  • Waterfall

External Resources Edit

  • Swing Aerial Safety - Running a swing team part 11 on Home of the Happy Feet. Includes an Aerial Lexicon

Partnered Balboa Edit

  • Ad-lib steps
  • Down-hold basic
  • The Dream: Christian Thompson literally imagined it in a dream, and when he woke up he immediately worked it out with his partner and wife Thea Samuels.
  • Lollies, Lolly kicks
  • Hangman
  • Maxie Slide
  • Maxie Stop
  • Out and Ins
  • Paddles
  • Serpentine: Alternating paddles, 2 on one side, then two on the other, (repeat).
  • Swing Step
  • Swivels
  • Toss-out, throw-out
  • Up-hold basic, Gather basic: the most common step shown by the original balboa dancers when asked about the balboa basic.

Partnered St Louis Shag Edit

  • Sliding Doors

Charleston Edit

  • Basic Charleston, Dorothys
  • Face-to-face Charleston (partnered)
  • Jump Charleston
  • Squat Charleston

Solo Jazz Edit

  • Apple Jacks
  • Boogie Back
  • Boogie Forward
  • Breeze in the Knees
  • Camel Walks
  • Chugs
  • Fall off the Log
  • Heel Toe/Happy Feet/V-Step/James Brown Shuffle
  • James Brown: twisting one foot and moving laterally while dragging the other foot
  • Low-downs
  • Mooches
  • Over The Top
  • Pimp Walk
  • Rocks, Hallelujahs
  • Shorty George
  • Slip Slops
  • Suzy Qs
  • Tacky Annies
  • Tangos
  • Tick Tocks
  • Trenches
  • Truckin'