Online Partner Charleston Dance Lesson Video: Charleston Open-ups (side-by-side)
This unavoidably classic pattern is often used as the jumping off point for countless other Charleston improvisations, all of which owe their framework to this common and immediately useful step. Breakdown includes styling tips, suggestions for making clean handhold transitions, plus must-know details about making this pattern feel right to experienced dancers.
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Along with her husband Michael Gamble, Jaya has devoted herself to the growth of the Lindy Hop community. In addition to organizing Lindy Focus, Sugar Foot Stomp, Southern Belle Swing Bash and Enter the Blues, she has taught workshops in over 25 US cities, and has sought relentlessly to spread awareness of Lindy Hop and to cultivate its tradition and technique. She has helped to facilitate and judge a variety of contests of every style associated with the Lindy Hop world.