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Online Partner Charleston Dance Lesson Video: Partnered Charleston Skates

Lesson Info

In this lesson you will learn how to insert (and clearly communicate) jazz dance skates into your face-to-face Charleston. Breakdown includes a full walk-through of solo skate technique, crucial tips for properly preparing the movement, important good habits to cultivate, suggestions for leading and following direction changes, a bonus variation to give you more to play with, and everything you need to cleanly get in and out.

Price: $1.99
Level: 2
Duration: 4:29
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Jo Hoffberg Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Jo Hoffberg, Online Dance Teacher Profile
Dance Styles: Vintage Dances Partner Charleston Lindy Hop Jazz (vernacular)
Teaches with: Kevin St. Laurent Sharon Davis
Available Lessons: 169 Dance Lessons
Available Lessons Packs: 45 Dance Lesson Packs
Hailing From Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Although Jo Hoffberg calls California her home, she spends most of the year traveling with her dance partner Kevin St. Laurent. She holds 1st place titles from the US Open, Canadian Swing Championships, Camp Hollywood, American Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown and the International Lindy Hop Championships. Currently performing with The Killer Dillers, she is a passionate and avid dancer, instructor and competitor.

Kevin and Jo bring a fresh edge to Lindy Hop with inventive aerials, musical routines and high speed dancing. They began their partnership in 2007, and their professional careers have taken them to over 16 countries on five continents including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. With clear and humorous instruction, these two creative and versatile dancers will entertain, inspire and help you become the best dancer you can be.

Kevin St. Laurent Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Kevin St. Laurent, Online Dance Teacher Profile
Dance Styles: Vintage Dances Partner Charleston Lindy Hop Jazz (vernacular)
Teaches with: Jo Hoffberg
Available Lessons: 162 Dance Lessons
Available Lessons Packs: 41 Dance Lesson Packs
Hailing From Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Kevin St. Laurent is internationally recognized for his energy and innovation as a Lindy Hop dancer, instructor, performer and choreographer.. His creativity on the dance floor stems from a command of musicality and partner connection, features of his dance that make him such an engaging performer, and his priorities in both improvisation and choreography. As an instructor, he concentrates on the technique of these elements at all levels, teaching his students the ability to adapt the style of their dance to that of the music and to create a dynamic dance with their partner. Kevin's energy and focus on fun are a constant backdrop to all of his work.

Competition Awards:

  • 2008 National Jitterbug Championships - Showcase Division - 1st Place
  • 2008 Canadian Swing Championships - Fast Lindy Division - 1st Place
  • 2008 Canadian Swing Championships - Just Do It Division - 1st Place
  • 2008 Canadian Swing Championships - Cabaret Division - 1st Place
  • 2007 American Lindy Hop Champion - American Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2007 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown - Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2007 Virginia State Open
    • Lindy Hop Strictly Division - 1st Place
    • Lindy Hop Jack & Jill - 1st Place
    • Cross-Over Invitational Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2006 Swingin' New England - Invitational Lindy Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2006 Boston Tea Party - Invitational Lindy Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2006 Boston Tea Party - Team Battle - 1st Place
  • 2005 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Strictly Swing Team Battle - 1st Place
  • 2005 World Lindy Hop Championships - Freestyle Division - 1st Place
  • 2005 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown - Endurance Contest - 1st Place
  • 2005 Boston Tea Party - Invitational Crossover Strictly - 1st Place
  • 2004 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2004 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Strictly Lindy - 1st Place
  • 2004 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Strictly Swing Team Battle - 1st Place
  • 2004 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown - Team Division - 1st Place
  • 2004 Boogie by the Bay - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2004 National Jitterbug Championships - Pro Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2003 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Strictly Swing Challenge - 1st Place
  • 2003 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Strictly Lindy - 1st Place
  • 2003 National Jitterbug Championships - Pro Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2003 North Atlantic Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2002 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2002 American Lindy Hop Champion - American Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2002 North Atlantic Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2002 North Atlantic Dance Championships- Champion Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2001 US Open Swing Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2001 American Lindy Hop Champion - American Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2001 Virginia State Open
    • Open Showcase Lindy Hop - 1st Place
    • Open Showcase Hollywood - 1st Place
    • Open Showcase Jitterbug - 1st Place
    • Open Classic Lindy Hop - 1st Place
    • Open Classic Hollywood - 1st Place
    • Overall Showcase - 1st Place
    • Overall Classic - 1st Place
  • 2001 North Atlantic Dance Championships - Lindy Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2001 North Atlantic Dance Championships - Team Division - 1st Place
  • 2001 Jitterbug Jam III - Open Showcase - 1st Place
  • 2000 Swing By The Sea - Advanced Jack & Jill - 1st Place
  • 2000 World Lindy Hop Championships - 1st Place


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