Online Jazz (vernacular) Dance Lesson Video: Kick Hop Drag
This lesson teaches a lesser known variation of the more common Jump Charleston figure. Breakdown includes footwork and timing details, plus styling tips to give this step its classic look and feel.
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Since their marriage and move to San Diego, CA in mid-2002; Joel and Alison Plys have made quite a name for themselves. They have a high quality, energetic approach to the dance which makes every lesson with them a blast!
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They have taught all over the US (22 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Scotland and Sweden. They are one of few couples that can truly offer instruction in all areas of authentic Swing and are recognized as two of the best Charleston, Balboa, Lindy & Shag instructors in the world.