Charleston variation

Ali and Katja show a fun charleston variation.

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Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
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How to Lead Triple Steps

Ali and Katja show how to lead and follow triple steps in side by side position.

Notes:
- Leaders to lead a triple step in side by side position make sure that you lean slightly in the direction you want to go as well as showing your follower with your whole body the tension release.
- Leaders you can help your follower feel the triple steps by angling your body slightly towards her and away from her depending on which leg your are starting the triple step on.
- Followers make sure that you respond to your leaders tension release with your whole body.

Attention:
- A lot of times in swing dancing you will be performing figure that the leader and the follower already know. In this case however it’s up to the leader to decide how many triple steps he does at a time and for the follower to feel those changes.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
http://www.aliandkatja.com/

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Hand Hold in Swing dancing

Ali and Katja show a common and very comfortable hand hold that is used in Swing dancing.

Notes:
- Leaders make sure that you never crush your followers hand.
- Followers make sure you never hold on to tightly to your leader.

Attention:
- There are several different hand holds used in swing dancing this is just one of them.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
http://www.aliandkatja.com/

*Their full instructional video can be downloaded here for free:*
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Left Side Pass

Ali and Katja show the left side pass.

Important Notes:
- Make sure that you keep the hand hold stable in the middle in between the leader and the follower.
- Leaders lean in the direction you want your follower to go.
- Leaders use lean tension release in your triple step to show her when you want her to triple step.
- Followers respond and match with your body when your leader does the lean tension release.

Note: In this video the left side pass move is completed in 8 counts but this move is also commonly done in a 6 count pattern where the footwork is Rock-step, Triple-step, Triple-step.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
http://www.aliandkatja.com/

*Their full instructional video can be downloaded here for free:*
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Swing Dance Partnering

Ali and Katja show how to lead and follow direction changes in Charleston rhythm.

Here Ali and Katja show how the leaders lead changes of directions in side by side position with basic Charleston footwork (also known as Groove walk footwork).

Key points for leaders:
- Make sure that you lean slightly in the direction you want to go with your follow. This way you show your follower with your body where she is supposed to go. This is called putting yourself in a leading position.
- Make sure that when you are walking you are very relaxed this way you can tense your body when you want to change direction and the contrast between your relaxed state on tensed state tells the follower that a new direction is coming up.

Key points for followers:
- Make sure that you do not lean when yours leader leans to change direction. The best way for you to feel his lean is to stay upright.
- But you should always respond to your leaders tension release by tensing up and releasing when your leader does it.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
http://www.aliandkatja.com/

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Series of lindy dance moves

Ali & Katja show a series of moves put into a routine.

Routine with the moves

Follow the instructions in the video.

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Super Fast Swingouts

Ali and Katja show how to do super fast swingouts.

The moves in this video are:
- The fast swingout.
- Savoy version where the leader sends the follower out on count 4 facing away from him.

Follow the instructions in the video.

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Musicality

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Musicality

Ali and Katja show some aspects of lyrical vs. rhythmical dancing.

The moves in this video are:
- Moves that play around with slowing down your momentum.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
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Swing out variation

Ali and Katja show a swingout variation.

The move in this video is the “Ninja” swingout variation.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
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It’s all about stretch

Ali and Katja show how to get powerful and crazy in your dancing but still keep it compfortable using stretch.

The moves in this video are:
- Using stretch in your dancing.
- Keeping a still point to stretch from (middle molecule).
- Giving the follow and option to go deep into her swivels.
- Bending time, delying the 4 in a siwng out and speeding up on 5 & 6.
- Dynamic swingout with spin and jump turn.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Ali Taghavi and Katja Uckermann
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