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Solo Charleston Basic


Charleston is a swing dance with lots of Kicks, Turns, and Footwork Variations. This exciting dance is commonly done both with and without a partner. In this video we will be focusing on how to do the very basic of the dance in a step by step sequence solo. Worried Charleston by be a bit too physically demanding? We got you covered. In the last few chapters we have an alternate way to do Charleston the balance friendly.

Taught by Brett Granstrom from Spark Up Dance LLC.

00:10 Introduction and Music Demo
00:43 What are we doing?
01:52 Feet Tapping
05:11 Arm Swinging
09:40 Rockstep
14:49 How to Kick (Kicking Door Method)
16:01 Hip Swing
17:43 Knee Collection
20:29 Leg Extension
22:21 Foot Flexing
22:45 Putting it Together Step by Step
28:12 Balance Drill
29:33 Pitch
32:34 Bounce
34:40 Head Position
36:49 Timing
41:17 Metronome Demo
41:58 Balance Friendly Charleston
42:54 Soccer Kicks
43:25 Putting Balance Friendly Ver. Together

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