Online Lindy Hop Dance Lesson Video: Texas Hold'em (1 Of 10): Texas Tommy 8 Count Basic

Lesson Info

This lesson teaches the most classic 8-beat Texas Tommy (sometimes called an Apache), a useful swingout variation with a fun hand toss and turn for the follow, that conveniently ends in a handshake position. Breakdown includes instruction on a dynamic frame to use relaxed arms rather than brute force to complete the turn, tips on safe and efficient placement of your arms, and clean timing to make it clear and comfortable for the follow.

Price: $1.99
Genre: Lindy Hop
Level: 1
Duration: 6:20

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