Basic Tandem Charleston

Kenny and Jesse show the basic Tandem Charleston.

Follow the instructions in the video.

- Tandem is often also known as Shadow Charleston, Back to Back Charleston, Back Charleston.
- You will learn more about how to get into and out off Tandem in the Intermediate section.
- When in Tandem make sure that you swing your arms in a relaxed manner

Teachers: Kenny Nelson and Jesse Hanus
www.swingindenver.com and http://www.jessehanus.com

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30s Charleston moves including Tandem

Peter and Liz show some Charleston variations including Tandem.

The moves are:
- Basic side by side 30s Charleston;
- Tuck turn with a leader spin into right-to-right hand catch to Kick Through;
- The Chase (a.k.a. “S” Turn) into Tandem Charleston;
- Basic Tandem;
- throw out exit from Tandem into right to right hand catch to Kick Through.

Breakdown of leader’s footwork for a basic 30s Charleston.

count 1. – Rock (Left foot)
count 2. – Step (Right foot)
count 3. – Kick forward (Left foot)
count 4. – Step (Left foot)
count 5. – Kick forward (Right foot)
count 6. – Collect (Right foot)
count 7. – Kick backward (Right foot)
count 8. – Step (Right foot)
[followers replace the left foot with your right and vice versa for your footwork!]

Teachers: Peter Strom and Liz
http://www.uptownswing.net

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Tandem Charleston basic

Spencer and Jessi show getting into the Tandem basic and how to get out.

In Tandem Charleston, both the leader & the follower start their basic 30s Charleston by rock stepping back on the left leg. So instead of starting with the right leg which the follower usually does, the follower does the exact same footwork as the leader.

The footwork for the leader to get into Tandem from the right-to-right hand position starts with the left leg as usual on count 1; Rock step, kick step, and then immediately rock step back with the left foot into the Tandem on count 5.

The footwork for the follower getting into the Tandem in this figure starts with her right leg on count 1. Rock-step, kick step, and then immediatly rock stepping back with her left foot into the Tandem on what would be count 5.

Tandem Charleston is also known as Front-to-Back Charleston, Back Charleston or Shadow Charleston.

Teachers: Spencer Weisbond and Jessi Patz http://www.hopswingjump.com
and http://www.youtube.com/user/expertvillage

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Tandem Charleston variations and push away exit

Iris and Manu show a Tandem Charleston review with some variations and a push away exit.

In this video, Iris and Manu cover some aspects of the Tandem Charleston as well as showing these tandem variations:

* Windshield wiper
* Follower’s turn in Tandem
* Push away exit out of Tandem

Teachers: Iris Tarou and Manu Smith http://www.920special.com

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Tandem Charleston and the Chase into Tandem

Ann and Manu show the basics of the Tandem Charleston, also known as Back Charleston or Shadow Charleston with a common intro for it called the Chase into Tandem.

In this move, the follower switches from doing her basic 30s Charleston starting on her right foot to starting on her left foot to match the leader’s footwork. Leaders, make sure that you are not too close to your follower in the Tandem, but not too far away from her either; also make sure that you are not holding on too tightly to your follower’s hands in the Tandem – don’t crush her hands.

Leaders: in the Chase into Tandem, make sure on count 7 and 8 that you kick away and land away from the follower before you come together for the first rock step of the actual tandem together.

Teachers: Ann Mony and Manu Smith from http://www.920special.com

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