Glossary of Lindy Terms
clockwise Turn: Looking down from overhead, the turn would be in the same direction as a clock's movement. Also called a right turn.

compression: connection where leader and follower are exerting pressure or generating energy toward one another

connection: the contact between leader and follower which allows both of them to feel each others' weight changes as they step.

counterbalance: connection where leader and follower are exerting pressure or generating energy by pulling away from one another.

counterclockwise Turn: Looking down from overhead, the turn would be in a direction opposite that of a clock's movement. Also called a left turn.

triple step: three steps on two counts of music. The steps are usually quick in the triple step. The triple push, triple touch and triple sit (all below) are types of triple steps.

"TRIPLE PUSH"

On 1st triple step
of the 6-count sequence
both lean forward
on counts 1&2
as if pushing something

triple push: this is a triple step where, on the third step of the triple, there is a slight forward leaning angle created by having your body directly over the weight bearing foot while the other foot is extended slightly back.


triple touch: this is an incomplete triple step where there is no weight change on the third step of the triple, but only a touching forward with the last foot.

"TRIPLE SIT"

On 2nd triple step,
both step back on
counts 3&4 as if
sitting on a stool

triple sit: this is a triple step where, on the third step of the triple, there is a slight sitting back posture as your body is over your weight bearing foot and your other foot is extended slightly forward


triple step: three steps on two counts of music. The steps are usually quick in the triple step. The triple push, triple touch and triple sit (all above) are types of triple steps.

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