History Buffs, 'The Lanza Six Count Lindy' is NOT a dance; I have often stated it is a unique 'Teaching Method' I developed while coaching Tennis for 12 years. I will 'once again' explain how it works and give you a demonstration on how effective a teaching tool it is by describing my original move called the, 'Savoy Slide' at the end of this Commentary. When I used the word, Magic Pill' I was using a metaphor of sorts to indicate its potent effectiveness. I prefer to call my Magic Pill, 'The Lanza Six Count Lindy, a Teaching Method' because that is what it is, and if anyone thinks I was trying to invent a new dance, it is only because they have not bothered to read my Commentary on the thread, 'The Magic Pill Flyer' with due scrutiny, but merely perused the Commentary with a lack of comprehension. And if I attach my name to this teaching method, it is to differentiate it from anyone else's 'teaching method', so that its integrity is not corrupted by any adulterations which would diminish the effectiveness of the Method. Incidentally this exact teaching method is detailed in my Books, 'Strictly Swing' published in 1999 and 'Lindy by Lanza' published in 2000. When I use the count, '1 &2, 3 &4, 5-6. I do so as to designate every cipher to a specific Lindy move. Forgive me if I get too detailed, but perhaps it will dispel confusions caused by careless critics. The '1 &2' will always represent the 1st Triple, with the man always starting on his left foot; the '3 &4' will always stand for the 2nd Triple with the man starting on his right foot; and the 5-6 will always stand for the Rock Step with the man starting on his left foot. The Six Count method can be used to quickly and clearly analyze another dancer's complex moves at a glance because you can separate his moves into the segments, '1 &2, 3 &4, 5-6'. To further demonstrate how to use this method effectively, I will copy from my book a movement I originated called the 'Savoy Slide' which is described on page 133, and I describe it without any illustrations, but simply using my six counts. The move begins on the Rock Step (5-6) with the lady in the drag position, behind the man both facing forward: Both start on 5-6 with lady doing her Back Rock and she will continue as normally traveling forward toward the other end of the Slot while the Man does the following moves by the numbers which I call, 'The Savoy Slide': MAN: on 5 step forward on left foot with Lady still behind; do not pull Lady' on 6 kick forward with right foot, start pulling Lady forward;; on 1 pull right foot back and wide to his right side and behind lady, on &2 crosses left foot in front of right foot, on 3 slides both feet wide apart with weight on right foot, on & shift weight onto left foot, on 4 shift weight on right foot on 5 Man's left foot is free to Rock in any direction, on 6 steps on right foot in place. This is one of my most complicated Lindy moves and it is simplified by using, 'The Lanza Six Count Lindy', a teaching method'. And now you know why I call it Magic! ...The Magic Pill, that is! Incidentally, 'The Six Count Lindy' is described in detail on pages 130 to 132 in my book published in 2000, 'Lindy By Lanza'. Black Sheep, your friendly instructor.