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/

*Their full instructional video can be downloaded here for free:*
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Lindy Hop footwork exercise

Dax shows some Lindy footwork exercises.

In this video there are some triple step, rock step, kick ball change, and kick step exercises that are good to practice solo.

Teacher: Dax Hock
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Triple step exercise

Ali shows a triple step exercise.

In this video there are some triple step variations that are good to practice solo.

Teacher: Ali Taghavi
http://www.SwingStep.com

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Triple step variations

Ali Taghavi shows some triple step variations.

These are some triple step variations. It’s a good idea to practice these on your own when you do not have a partner around.

Teacher: Ali Taghavi http://www.swingstep.com

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Solo footwork exercise

Dax Hock shows some solo exercises for Lindy Hop.

In this video you can find different triple step variations that are good to train solo, as well as rock steps, kick-ball-change steps and swivels.

Teacher: Dax Hock
http://daxandsarah.com/

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Rhythm Change Exercises

Marcus and Janie show an exercise for leading and following different rhythms.

This is an important exercise in leading and following triple steps and rock steps.
With this exercise, you’ll develop a good connection with your partner (leader or follower).

Make sure that you are relaxed while doing these steps – avoid having too much tension in your arms.

Teachers: Marcus Coker and Janie Austin
http://www.itsaboutmomentum.com

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Basic 6-count moves with different rhythms

Peter Strom and Stacia teach the basic 6-count rhythms: first groove-walking it (also known as the “slow” rhythm), and then adding the triple step.

The video starts with the basic 6-count but without triple steps. The “rock-step, slow, slow” rhythm in side-by-side position. This is also called the “groove walk” rhythm. When you add the triple step instead of the slow, you have the basic 6-count Lindy Hop rhythm.

The moves are: basic 6-count rhythm pattern, Basic step, Open position, Closed position, Change places (Side Pass), and Tuck Turn (from closed).

At the end of the video we replace the slows with triple steps!

Leaders and followers, make sure that you keep a bounce (pulse) going through your whole body when you do the triple steps; don’t just do them with your feet and have nothing happening with your body. Dance the triple step with your whole body.

*Side note: You don’t always have to dance the triple step version: if a song is quite fast for example you can dance the groove walk version (rock step, slow, slow).

Teachers: Peter Strom and Stacia Martin http://www.uptownswing.net

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Fundamental 6-count rhythm and basic moves

Peter Strom and Stacia show the basic 6-count rhythm with a few basic moves.

The video starts with the basic 6-count but without triple steps: the “rock step, slow, slow” rhythm in side-by-side position. This rhythm is also called the “groove walk” rhythm. When you add the triple step instead of the slow you have the basic 6-count Lindy Hop rhythm.

The moves are: Tuck Turn, Inside Turn (a.k.a. Underarm Turn), Belt Slide (a.k.a. Belly Turn), Cross-hand Inside Turn (Underarm Turn with a right hand to right hand grip), Cross-hand Free Turn, Cuddle, a simple hip dip and the Mini-Dip.

The last move in this video is the classic “Mini-Dip” move: it is a break move which you do when there is a break in the music (for example on the end of a musical phrase). Make sure that you clap on count 4 and snap your fingers on count 6.

Followers make sure that you continue to travel through each movement so that you naturally go into the rock step of the next move.

Teachers: Peter Strom and Stacia Martin http://www.uptownswing.net

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Beginner basic movements and Lindy Circle

Peter and Stacia show basic Lindy Hop movements with triple steps, a few basic moves, as well as the Lindy Circle.

The video starts with the footwork of the basic 8-count rhythm and then adding the triple steps.
The moves in this video are: the nothing, Flip flop, She goes, He goes, Promenade w/pecks, Reverse promenade & the Lindy Circle.

Pecking is a very unique jazz step made famous by Frankie Manning, a legendary lindy hop dancer.

Teachers: Peter Strom and Stacia Martin http://www.uptownswing.net

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Fundamental posture & footwork

Kevin and Jo explain the technique for the basic Lindy Hop footwork, posture and general positioning.

Leaders start with your left foot; followers start with your right foot.
Footwork: the triple-step, the rock-step (also known as the back step)
Posture: closed position

Teachers: Kevin St. Laurent and Emily Jo Hoffberg
www.kevinstlaurent.com and www.emilyhoffberg.com

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