Swing Discussion Boards > country swing lifts??

Discussion in 'Swing Discussion Boards' started by Anonymous, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous New Member

    Hey all,
    I'm an avid country swinger from Salt Lake County in Utah.. but I'm clueless about the lifts and I'd love to learn, which is why I've been lookin them up on the Internet (and stumbled on this site) Maybe do you have an idea of a good source that I could go to? Or a book to read or anything? I've learned the can opener, the candlestick (although I'm not too good at getting all the way up yet), and one I'm not sure on the name of the third.. you go around his back and come around to the front, lock your legs and he spins.. - if that made any sence..

    :) hugs,
  2. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

  3. shortyjul

    shortyjul New Member

    Look for Robert Royston's and Laureen Boldovi's videos. They are great WCS teachers with a country swing background.
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Swing lifts? Anybody?
  5. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    I also have the Steven Sister's video, as well as video's of Robert and Laureen, which by the way were some of my early instructors before they moved to NY.

    The lifts and aerials are the same, but could be extremely difficult to put into words . . . I wouldn't even attempt it! I don't want someone to get hurt . . . buy the videos.
  6. SwinginBoo

    SwinginBoo New Member

    Some aerials we do are cannonball, squat, and a bunch of ones that we have our own name for - butterfly kicks, back to back, through the legs, around the back, and some others that I can't think of.

    If you are going to venture into the world of aerials, please please have either someone there who can show you how, or someone to help spot you if you are using a video. Aerials can be very dangerous. One false move and your dancing days could be over. :(

    They can also be a heck of a lot of fun!!! :tongue:
  7. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    Thanks Boo for telling them that. I had it in the back of my mind, but forgot . . .
  8. SwinginBoo

    SwinginBoo New Member

    You're Welcome :wink:

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