How to Do Lindy Swivels in Swing Dance

Learn how to do Lindy swivels in swing dance from dance champion Robert Royston in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

The Swivels, or Lindy Swivels. Coming off of the swing out looks like this. One, two, three and four, five, six, seven, and eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three and four, five, six, seven and eight.

So what we're doing with the Lindy Swivels off of a swing out. We have our rock step, triple step. She goes forward. Walk, walk, does her triple step. She's naturally going to swivel back towards me anyways, but what we're going to do is have the ladies do a little point, ball, change. So she's going to do a point, ball, change as I go walk, walk. Point, ball, change. Point, ball, change.

Now if you'll notice Nicola right there, she points her right foot as her weight is on her left. That's the point. Now she's going to close that foot to the ball and then push off to the next foot. So she swivels, point, ball, change, point, ball, change. Yes? I'm continuing to just walk. Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, until I'm ready to pick up a rock step and I pull her forward. This is a swivel, swivel. Swivel, swivel, triple step, walk, walk, triple step.

So that looks like - rock step, triple step, walk, walk, triple step, walk, point ball change, point ball change, point ball change, point ball change, swivel, swivel, triple step, walk, walk, triple step. And there's your swivels. We're going to do it to music.

And there you have your swivels.

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