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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Reverse Tandem

Frank and Ufuk show an interesting Tandem intro variation they call “The real world Tandem”.

This is a variation on the Chase into Tandem Charleston move where instead of the follower ending up in front of the leader the leader ends up on front.

They also show a nice transition back into “normal” Tandem as well as an exit from Tandem.

p.s. don’t mind the long handshake sequence in the middle.

Teacher: Frank Lutz and Ufuk Karatepe
www.SwingStep.com and www.swingtv.net

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Around the World Tandem Charleston

Patrick and Natasha show the Around the World tandem Charleston move.

This move is a variation of the classic tandem Charleston. On the first rock step back, the leader raises the left arm of the follower and they both start a turning motion… that you can check on the video.

First the move is explained then performed (1:06 you can see what it looks like).

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet
http://patrickandnatasha.com/en

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The Windshield Wiper from tandem

Daniel and Gabriella show a move called the Windshield Wiper from tandem.

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In this tandem Charleston variation, the leader leads the follow in a half-turn on count 3 and 4. Both the leader and the follower kick to the side on count 5 but then return to a basic tandem position on count 7.

Followers make sure that your arms are relaxed in the tandem so that you don’t block the leader from leading this move.

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

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Push out from tandem Charleston

Kenny and Jesse show a Push out from tandem Charleston which they call the Yoyo Tandem Charleston variation.

In this tandem Charleston variation, the leader places his left hand on the follower’s back and gently pushes her out on count 2 of a basic tandem, and gets her back in a basic tandem position on count 8.

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

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California routine part 8

Patrick & Natasha show the California routine part 8.

This is the eight section of the California routine.

  • stomp off
  • intro to the Tandem charleston

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt & Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
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The song this routine is often danced to is “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” by Count Basie.

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Charleston moves

Daniel and Gabriella show a bunch of Charleston variations, including side-by-side, tandem & hand-2-hand.

Make sure that during your Charleston you keep the bounce/rhythm going. When in different 30′ Charleston variations like tandem & hand-2-hand for example you always want to keep jumping on the balls of your feet. Think of it like you are always skip roping(jump roping) during every move.

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

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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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