20s Charleston with Variation

Daniel and Gabriella show the 20s Charleston basic front-to-front as well as variations.

Leaders: in the basic front and back 20s Charleston face-to-face, make sure that when you touch back on count 1 with your left foot that you do not step down on the foot. It is only a touch step and there should not be a complete weight transfer at this point. The majority of your weight should still be on the right foot.

Followers: make sure that when you touch front with your right leg on count 1 that you do not commit your full weight to that leg at that time. It is only a touch step and the majority of your weight should still be on your standing left foot.

This same thing applies on count 5: leaders, when you are touching front with your right leg the majority of your weight should be resting on your standing left foot.

Followers, on count 5 when you are touching back with your left leg, you should not step down on it but keep the majority of your weight firmly on your standing right leg.


Teachers: Daniel Newsome and Gabriella Cook
http://www.freeswingdancelessons.com

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Aeroplane charleston a.k.a skater Charleston

Kenny and Delilah show the Skater Charleston also known as Aeroplane Charleston.

In this video you will find the Skater Charleston step, also known as Aeroplane Charleston.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Kenny Nelson and Delilah Williams
http://www.madverve.com

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Basic 30s Charleston and Kick Through

Bobby and Crista show the basic of the Charleston side by side and how to do the Kick Through.

The video starts with basic Charleston (groove walks), with the addition of the kicks to the basic it becomes 30s Charleston.

Leaders: make sure that you start by rock stepping back on your left leg, and finish the basic by stepping down on your right leg on count 8 so that you are ready and able to start again by stepping back on your left leg on count 1.

Followers: start by stepping back on your right leg, and make sure to step down on your left leg on count 8 so that you are ready to start again with your right leg stepping backwards on count 1.

Teachers: Bobby White and Crista Seipp http://www.thejamcellar.com

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The Sailor Step

Kenny and Jesse show the Sailor Step, a classic Charleston move.

Leaders, drop down on count 7 and then hold count 8 before start kicking out with your outside leg (left leg) on count 1.
Followers, you start kicking with your outside leg (left leg) on count 1 after the leaders drop down on count 7.

Teachers: Kenny Nelson and Jesse Hanus
www.madverve.com and www.jessehanus.com

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30s Charleston basic side-by-side, Kick-through and hand-to-hand Charleston

Ann and Manu review the 30s Charleston basic and show the Kick-through and the hand-2-hand Charleston.

Leaders, start stepping (“rock stepping”) back on your left foot and followers on your right foot.

Do a small kick back on count 7, and for the leaders step down with your right foot on count 8 so that you are ready to start with your left foot on count 1 again. Followers, for you it’s just the opposite.

A common mistake is to forget to swing the arms. Make sure that when you are stepping back on your left leg your right arm is swinging forward, and that when you are kicking forward with your left leg your right arm is swinging back — the same as you do when you walk.

Leaders rock step away from your partner when you are leading the peel away move (1min09sec in the video).

Hand to Hand

Leaders, to get into hand to hand, when you are kicking in opposition to your follower you need to kick three times on the same leg: one time forward, the other time backwards, and the last time forward again. Alternatively you could do a rock step instead of one kick backwards: it is easier to stay balanced that way.

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

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