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Lindy Hop Steps Made Easy: Wiggles Routine (solo jazz dance moves)

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Published on Feb 14, 2012

All the solo lindy hop steps in this series in one routine! Read below for more instructions. The song is Wallingford Wiggles on the "Harlem Mad" album by Glen Crytzer and his Syncopators. Get the song: http://syncopators.bandcamp.com/album...

Step-by-Step Instructions:
0:10 - Demo
1:51 - #1 List of All Moves
2:03 - #2 Choreography Learning Strategy: memory & transitions
2:31 - #3 Shorty George to Apple Jacks
3:24 - #4 Apple Jacks to Boogie Drops
3:51 - #5 Boogie Drops to Suzie Q left
4:31 - #6 Suzie Q left to Suzie Q right
4:57 - #7 Suzie Q right to Lock Turn
5:53 - #8 New Move OMG!
6:50 - #9 New Move to Swivels forward
8:02 - #10 Swivels forward to scooting back

Tips:
- Many (but not all) these steps start on 8. Practice your counting, and watch the demo to make sure you've got it.
- Memorize the order of the moves. Practice them over and over in your head.
- Practice each transition separately.
- Don't rush. You're gonna want to, but resist. The slow tempo leaves "empty spaces" for you to fill out with juicy movement.
- We purposely did not demo this routine showing the back view. That doesn't train your memory. I'm serious about learning, not giving you a crutch. It may be frustrating, but think of it as tough love. Heavier on the love than the toughness.
- Practice, practice, practice. This is the PERFECT sort of routine to work on these moves I've been teaching.
- Have fun! But you already knew that.

Written Choreography
(Begins 30 seconds into song; 3 phrases long or about 1 min.):

8- Shorty George forward
8- Apple Jacks backward (or stay in place)
8- Shorty George forward
8- Apple Jacks backward (or stay in place)

8- Boogie drops L, Boogie Drops R
8- Suzie Q to L (small steps if possible)
8- Suzie Q to R (small steps if possible)
8- Lock turn (double kick 1, 2; rock step 3, 4; lock on 5, turn 6, 7, 8)

8- New Move to R
8- New Move to L
8- Swivels forward (or stay in place) starting on R
8- Scoot back 1-4, bounce 5- 8

What did you think of the routine? What was the hardest transition? Let me know in the comments! I'll also answer questions if you've got any.

Cheers,
- Rebecca

http://rebeccabrightly.com/hellyes

Wallingford Wiggles
by Glenn Crytzer
Copyright ©2010 All Rights Reserved
Recorded 2011 by Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators on "Harlem Mad" http://syncopators.net

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