Jazzin’ up your Lindy Hop

Mandi and Krister show you how to jazz it up from some nice positions.

The moves in this video are:
– Boogie back.
– Boogie front.
– Suzy Q.
– Sway.
– Shorty George (a Frankie sequence).
– Jig walk.
– Ride the pony.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Mandi Gould and Krister Shalm
http://www.beeskneesdance.com/

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Jazz up your Lindy Hop 6

Jesse and Mike show how to jazz up your Lindy hop part 6.

The moves in this video are:
– The Hangman.
– Shorty George.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Jesse Hanus and Mike Thibault

http://www.groovejuiceswing.com

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Shorty George

Mandi show a jazz step called the Shorty George

The moves in this video are:
– the Shorty George

While performing the shorty George keep your knees close together and step forward in a straight narrow line stepping down on the balls of your feet. Avoid rotating your hips.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Mandi Gould
http://www.beeskneesdance.com

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Trankie Do

in Tranky Doo, by eiki

Trankie Do full routine

Daniel and Tiffany show the full Tranky Doo routine with counts.

The steps in this video are:
– Fall off the log
– Shuffles (aka Scoots)
– Fall off the log
– Shuffles
– Shoe shine (aka the Horse)
– Boogie forward (aka Boogie fronts)
– Shoe shine
– Boogie forward
– Apple jack
– Apple jack
– Rocks (aka Hallelujahs)
– Rocks forward
– Boogie back
– Shorty George
– Boogie back
– Break step
– Knee slaps
– Suzie Q
– Reverse break
– Mess around
– Fall off the log jumping backward
– Eagle slide
– Boogie drops
– Mambo steps
– Push turn (paddle turn)
– Fall off the log going backward
– Truckin’ (3x)
– Float Back
– The Josephine Baker (aka Crazy legs)
– Walk about
– Box step
– Shouts (hip forward, back & side to side )
– Knee slaps

This is the full Tranky Doo routine. After these steps are completed you start again from the beginning of the routine untill the song ends.

Teachers: Daniel Newsome and Tiffany Wine
http://www.FreeSwingDanceLessons.com

This routine is often danced to the song “The Dipsy Doodle”

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Tranky Doo fourth part

the fourth part of the Tranky Doo routine.

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The steps in this video are:
– Shorty George [8 beats]
– Boogie Backs [8 beats]
– Shorty George [8 beats]
– Break [8 beats]

When this routine is danced, it is common that leaders and followers will alternate: the leaders do Shorty George while the followers do the Boogie Backs and vice versa.

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Shim Sham – full routine

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine danced to the music (part 9 of the teaching sequence.).

The full Shim Sham routine danced to music. The moves are:

  • shim sham step
  • full break step
  • pushes and cross overs
  • tackey annie
  • full break
  • half break
  • Then the whole routine is reapeted with freezes instead of the full breaks
  • Shim Sham ends with boogie back, boogie forward and shorty george
  • At the end usually people will start dancing socially with each other until the end of the song

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

The song this routine is often danced to is either “Tain’t What You Do” by Billy May or “The Shim Sham Song” by The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra

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Boogie Back, Boogie Forward and Shorty George

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 7. In this sequence they explain how to perform boogie back, boogie forward and shorty george.

Boogie Back, Boogie Forward and Shorty George: an easy and fun part to perform but it’s good to know the sequence correctly so you don’t end up going on the wrong side of the dance floor.

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
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The song this routine is often danced to is either “T’ain’t What You Do” by Billy May or “The Shim Sham Song” by The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra

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Boogie Back and Shorty George

Patrick & Natasha from PatrickAndNatasha.com show the Big Apple routine part 12

In this section of the Big Apple routine the steps are: Boogie Backs in place(1x8count) and Shorty George(3x8count).

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt & Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
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The music the routine is useually danced to The Big Apple Contest by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet

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Jazz up your Lindy with breakaways

Mike and Nina show some interesting Jazz steps you can put in your partner dancing by breaking away from your partner.

Breakaways are a nice way to spice up your partner dancing and giving your follower space to do her own thing for a while.

The moves in this video are:
– a swingout with and outside turn free spin for the follower into a break away.
– boogie backs
– boogie fronts
– break away to the side (side by side position)
– knee slaps
– susie Q
– shorty geroge
– twists

Teachers: Mike Faltesek and Nina Gilkenson http://www.falty.com/Old%20Site/Home.html & http://www.andyandnina.com/

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Different Jazz steps to use in the Sailor step

Jean and Bromley show some Jazz steps that can be used in the Sailor step.

The moves in this video are:
– Shorty Geroge and Shorty George variations
– Trucking variation
– a variation of the sailor step
– as well as adding the shorty geroges and the trucking variation to the sailor step

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Jean Ma and Bromley Palamountain from http://www.920special.com & http://www.jeanandbromley.com/

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