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.
*If you are totally new to the swing scene you can check out the Comprehensive free instructional video offered by www.SwingStep.com. One of them is a basic Charleston video the other is a basic Lindy Hop video.