How to Do the Lindy Hop Tandem Charleston in Swing Dance

Learn how to do the tandem Charleston in lindy hop swing dance from dance champion Robert Royston in this Howcast dance video.

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The Tandem Charleston in Lindy Hop

From close position, just like we would start for the swing out, we're going to take the rock step and instead of doing a triple step, we're going to do our Charleston step. So we're going to go rock step, kick step, back, and a rock step, kick step, kick, kick back, and rock step. I start left, she starts right. We'll do that with our backs to you so you can follow along at home. The rock step is one two. One, two kick, three, step down four, five, pull up six, reach seven, come back to it eight, and then do the same rock step. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two.

And, at any point in time in those Tandem Charlestons, from the rock step you can go right into your swing out. So I have, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, go. One, two, three and four, five, six, seven and eight. One, two and a - and at any time I'm in closed, I can go back into Charlestons. So again, I can go, one, two, three and four, five, six, seven and eight. One, two, three and four, five, six, seven and eight, and back to the Charlestons. That's our Tandem Charlestons, and we're going to do it to music.

And there's your Charlestons.

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