The tuck turn explained, with some notes on how to lead and follow turns in partnered dance.
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The Lindy hop is a 1930s swing dance, often called the 'jitterbug'.
Some people will be amazed, even annoyed, that I devote such little effort to teaching the footwork. This being a video, you can of course copy it simply by watching what we do, and then doing the same. Importantly, though, you should understand that it isn't terribly important what you do with your feet with this sort of move. I give my partner direction and timing, and she dances in that direction her way, using whatever footworks she likes.
When exactly do you start the push the lead the turn? Usually about the start of the fourth beat - F of 'four', if you like. An alternative timing is 'whenever you like'.
This video was shot with the help of Laura Halttunen of The Jazz Factory, Helsinki's primary dance studio for the swing dances.
I built a sound-baffle around the camera, which blocked out most of the echo from the large room, but blocking it all out was impossible.
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