"LET'S LINDY HOP!"   with Simon Selmon & Rusty Frank
Rusty's Lindy Hop

"LET'S LINDY HOP!" with Simon Selmon & Rusty Frank

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Let's Lindy Hop with Simon Selmon & Rusty Frank, 1998

A classic!

For Beginners on up

Learn twenty classic swing moves from this jazzy 1940's social dance!


What's on this video?

Section 1: 

  • Six-Beat Basic in Open Hold

  • Six-Beat Basic Close Hold

  • Return Changing Places

  • Turn The Lady Under

Section 2:

  • American or Push Spin

  • Free Spin From a Close Hold

  • Changing Places From Shaking Hands Position

Section 3:

  • The Wrap (Eight-Count)

  • Spanish Arms

  • Shoulder Slide

Section 4:

  • Jig Walks

  • Changing Places with Jig Walk Kicks

  • The Double Comb

  • Man's Comb

  • Lady's Comb

Section 5:

  • Texas Tommy or Arm Breaker

  • Lindy Turn (Eight-Count)

  • Lindy Turn with Styling

Section 6:

  • The Drop

  • Transfer Jump

  • Straddle with Pecks


SIMON SELMON (London, UK) began Lindy Hopping in 1986 and is one of the hardest working and most influential Swing dancers, teachers, choreographers and performers in the world of Lindy Hop. Former dance Champ and Judge, he has numerous film, television and media appearances to his credit. Simon is the master of making difficult things easy and has taught 10,000's to dance.

RUSTY FRANK (Hollywood, California) has been Lindy Hopping since 1996. She began Tap dancing at age six and went on to study and perform with many of Tap's luminaries. She has appeared in numerous shows, taught and Lindy around the world, is the author of "TAP!" The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories". She owns and operates On Tap! And runs some of the longest running Lindy programs in Los Angeles today: Lindy by the Sea and Rusty's Rhythm Club.

Special thanks to BILL ELLIOTT for allowing us the use of his wonderful original orchestrations and recordings featuring The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.

LET'S LINDY HOP  was first released in 1998, during the peak of the Lindy Hop resurgence.  It was originally two instructional VHS tapes that have since been transferred to DVD and now digitised for a modern audience.  (You may notice the language used in teaching, i.e. Ladies & Gents, He and She etc., was the language used in classes back in '98, which would be different from today where we use the terms Leaders and Followers.) 

What's most important is these lessons will teach you everything you need to know to start you on your swing dance journey.  We have had lots of good feedback about the video from dance novices who haven't had many opportunities to take live lessons through to dance teachers who have found the techniques and teaching tips useful for their own classes.

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