choreographed by Hep Jen, Ken Watanabe, and Nathan Dias, April 2006
In February 2006, we started something new at Lindy in the Park in which we dance a fun little routine in a swingout line. Our goal was to create a simple, fun routine in which everyone could join and experience the excitement of dancing in a group. Each week, we have added more steps to the routine, and we have now completed the full choreography. Woo-hoo!!!
We dance the routine every Sunday at the park at a moderate tempo to give people a chance to learn and review the sequence, and sometimes we also do the routine a second time a little later at a smokin’ fast tempo, just for the thrill of it! Everyone is welcome to join in!
Ready? Here’s the choreography:
3 Swingouts (first one from closed position)
3 Side-by-Side Charlestons
3 Swingouts (starting from open position)
Texas Tommy (quick stop on 7, ending with R-R hand grip)
3 Hand-to-Hand Charlestons (starting with R-foot kicks and R-R hand
8-ct Kick-Around (counterclockwise) into Tandem Charleston position
3 Tandem Charlestons
3 Tandem Crossover Charlestons (starting to the Right)
4-ct Push Out exit (ending with L-R hand grip)
4-ct “Crazy Jumps” (jump on 5-6-7-8)
(Repeat from the top!)
[NOTE: This routine is designed to fit music with a regular 32-bar