Lindy Charleston

(Charleston Kicks)


Lindy Charleston is a family of variations in Lindy Hop based on Charleston Kicks.


» Charleston Kicks
» Charleston Kicks (Twisting Style)
» Flip Flops

Skip Up
» Skip Up
» Skip Up (with Flare)
» Long Skip Up
» Skip Up Flip Flops

Cross Kicks
» Cross Kicks
» Hand-to-Hand Cross Kicks

Fancy Footwork
» Lift and Slide
» Cross and Lunge
» Lift and Slide to Cross and Lunge

Variations from the Shim Sham
» Stomp Off
» Push and Cross Over

Related Dances

Lindy Hop

Lindy Charleston variations are usually performed as variations of Lindy Hop.

If you or your community is interested in learning Lindy Charleston, .

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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