Tranky doo

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Tranky doo

  1. 1. The Tranky Doo is Lindy Hop Jazz choreography. It first appeared at the SavoyBallroom in Harlem during the 1940s. It was choreographed by Pepsi Bethel.At that time, it was danced to Tuxedo Junction.It was common to Lindy Hoppers, like the Shim Sham.Step List:Fall off the Log: Kick R on 8, L on 4 - (1) 8 countShuffles: step R L R L on +8+1; side-press-lunges: step R on 2, press L on 3, step L on4 press R on 5, etc. - (1)8 countRepeatForward-press-lunges: Start facing R, step R on 8, press forward on 1, hold 2.3; step Lon 4, press forward on 5, clap 6.7 - (1) 8 countBoogie Forward - (1) 8 countRepeatApple Jacks - (2) 8 countsRocks facing R - (1) 8 countRocks facing forward - (1) 8 countBoogie Back - (1) 8 countShorty George - (1) 8 countBoogie Back - (1) 8 countBreak Step - (1) 8 countKnee Slap, ba-da-dum: Slap R knee on 8 hold for 1, step R L R on +.2.3; repeat to Land R once more. [ala Big Apple] - (1.5) 8 countsTransition: Cross L over R on 4, step R on 6, clap 7 - (.5) 8 countSuzie Q: start L on 8 - (1) 8 countReverse Break: Kick R across L on 8, rock step 2.3, lock turn 4.5.6.7 - (1) 8 count
  2. 2. Mess Around - (1) 8 countFall off the Log turning: Kick R on 8, perform 1/2 the Fall off the Log while turning tothe left; plant feet together 3, spread 5, together with weight L on 7. End facing forward.- (1) 8 countEagle Slide: Kick-ball-change step scoot step kick-ball-change lock turn. Timing is 8 +12345+678Drop Boogie: R 1.2.3.4; L 5.6.7 together 8 - (1) 8 countMambo Walks: Tap R on 2, cross over L on 3, tap L on 4, cross over R on 5, etc. - (1) 8countPush Turn: Keep weight on L 1.2.3.4 while pushing out with R on 1 and 3, step R on 5,step L on 6, down on 7, kick R on 8 (turns 360 degrees) - (1) 8 countFall off the Log turning: perform 1/2 the Fall off the Log while turning to the left; plantfeet together 3, float back on R 4.5.6.7.8 - (1) 8 countTruckin: Start L on 1 - (2) 8 countsFloat Back on R 1.2.3.4.5.6.7, step L on 8 - (1) 8 countLow Cake Walk - (1) 8 countWalk About - (2) 8 countsBox Step: Start crossing L over R on 1 - (3) 8 countsShouts: Pop hips Back 1.2, Forward 3.4, R 5.6, L 7.8 - (4) 8 countsClap and Point: Start with weight on L, point R leg out on 1, clap as the knee comes upon 2, etc. - (4) 8 counts

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