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Winchester, Tuesday 5th December 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Yoyo       Move 2 = Side to Side       Move 3 = Wurlitzer

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Left Handed Duck Comb

Move 2 = Sway Basket = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Sway. Men let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise. As the ladies are turning, men turn clockwise too, half a turn on the spot and transfer the lady’s left hand from your left to your right hand behind your back and then men take your right hand across to the right at waist level behind you. Men keep turning to your right to face your lady & as you face, men keep hold with your right hand, but thrust it across to the right at waist level to make your lady wrap anti-clockwise into a Basket – men step in & take hold of the lady’s right hand with your left so you are now in a normal Basket position. Cradle backwards & forwards. Unwrap & then face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = First Move Wrap and Spin = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal First Move. Men step with your right foot behind your lady to begin to swap sides, turning to your right to face your lady as you push away with both hands to make your lady step back onto the other side. Men as you push away with both hands, keep hold with your left hand, but take your right hand off the lady’s hip & slightly raise your right hand so you slide and catch & have a double handhold as you step back to face. Men step in to the left of the ladies as you look at her, raising both your hands together over your head as you turn to your left underneath. Continue to swap sides, then as you face – briefly dip your hands in between your faces and then raise them both together again to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face – men keep your left hand raised as you throw your right hand down and out to the left – letting go to spin your lady 1 extra turn in a clockwise direction. Men lower your left hand to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Sling Wrap Step Across = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Men step forward to the left, turning a quarter turn to your right, as you lead the lady forwards by pulling with your left hand to the right at waist level – Ladies step straight forward. Men keep hold with your left hand as you flick it round behind your lady at waist level, to wrap her 1 complete turn clockwise into the mirror image of a Basket - the lady should be to the man‘s left – men offer your right hand, ladies take hold. Men side step to your left round behind your lady, as you raise your right hand over her head. Men lower & let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand & step forwards underneath, turning to your left like a Step Across. Just like a Step Across men continue turning to their left to face. Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 28th November 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Armjive       Move 2 = Ladyspin       Move 3 = Octopus

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Armjive Swizzle & Step =  Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Armjive. Men keep hold with both hands, and keep your right hand down at waist level, as you raise your left hand to turn your lady 1 whole turn in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, men extend your left hand out to the left at shoulder level – ladies your left arm should be behind your back in a half nelson position. Men pull and let go with your right hand on the lady’s hip to make her step forwards, as you also step forwards underneath your lady’s arm – turning to your left. Both continue to swap sides, men swinging your left arm down to waist level to bring your lady round to face as you continue to turn to your left to face. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Mirrored Catapult Sway = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Step in as the man pulls down and then raises his left hand out to the left, to make the ladies turn to their right underneath. Men take another step forward to swap sides, lowering your hand to waist level and pivoting a quarter turn to your right so you end up with your left arm in a half nelson behind your back & the lady is facing the man. Men pull & let go with your left hand behind your back to make your lady step forwards, as you place your right hand (with thumb pointing up) onto your lady’s right hip & turn to your right as you start to walk round behind your lady. Ladies keep facing the same way as men continue to walk round behind the lady, whilst keeping their right hand still on the lady’s right hip. Men step in to the left of your lady & collect her in a Sway position. Sway backwards. Forwards. Men raise your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise in front of you. Face, with your left hand raised. Return. Step back to face with a crossed handhold.

Move 3 = Secret Catapult = Step back right to right, men signalling by offering your left hand in front of you by your right hip. Both step in so your partner is on your right hand side, men take your right hand up near your left shoulder, ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand down by his hip. Men take a small step behind your lady with your right foot as you extend your right hand out to the right, ladies, you turn half a turn to your right. Men place your weight on your right foot and pivot around to your right to face your lady as you bring your right hand up into an ‘L’ shape. Men keep your left hand at waist level as you push and raise your right hand to turn the lady in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face – men take your right hand across to the left at waist level (ladies your left arm should be behind your back in a half nelson). Men keep hold with your left hand as you throw your right hand out to the right – this should make the ladies turn to her left, at the same time men turn to your right so that your back is facing your lady. Men offer your right hand out behind you, ladies take hold and both lean away from each other in a normal Catapult position. From here this move finishes like a normal Catapult, men step back to the right bringing your lady into your left hand side. Men let go with your right hand as you step back spinning the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Pretzel Comb = Men step back signalling – man’s left to lady’s right, with man’s right hand offered behind his back in a half nelson. Both step in, men raising your left hand over the lady’s head as the ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back. Both step to your left so you pass back to back, men lowering your left hand to waist level behind your back as you raise your right hand over the lady’s head. Men lower your right hand down to meet your other hand at waist level in front of your lady & collect both the lady’s hands in your right hand (let go with your left hand men). Men raise your right hand out to the right and over the lady’s head to turn her one complete turn anti-clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, men take your right hand over behind your head like a Comb, lowering the lady’s arms either side of your head. Men let go with your right hand as you both wiggle on the spot for 2 beats with the lady’s hands on the man’s shoulders & the man’s hand on the lady’s hips. Push away and both step back catching with a double handhold.

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Winchester, Tuesday 21st November 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Pushspin       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Manspin

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Outside Turn & Spin = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Men step forward to the left, turning a quarter turn to your right, as you lead the lady forwards by pulling with your left hand to the right at waist level – Ladies step straight forward. Men continue to swap sides as you pull back and raise your left hand to turn your lady clockwise. Lower your hands to face. Men step in taking your left hand across to the right at waist level. Men pull back & let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back to face.

Move 2 = Neckbreak First Move (2) = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Neckbreak. Men once you have swayed your lady forwards in the Neckbreak position, Men push forwards you’re your left hand at waist level & both step forwards turning to your right. Both keep turning to your right until you end up with the lady to the man’s left, his left arm behind the lady’s back with his left hand by the lady’s left hip, and men raise your right hand to take the lady’s right arm over and behind your head. Men let go with your right hand, push and let go with your left hand behind your lady’s back to make her step forwards turning to her right to face you, as you step forward turning to your left to face her. Men take hold of your lady’s right hand with your left & twist your lady out to the side like a First Move. This move now finishes like a First Move – Men bring your left hand back up to your shoulder. Turn the ladies clockwise. Face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Cross Wrap & Basket = Both step back with a double handhold. Men, pull and raise both hands up and to your left to begin to turn your ladies clockwise past your left hand side. Continue to swap sides and step back to face with a crossed handhold. Men step in to the left as you look at your lady whilst sliding your right hand up the lady’s right arm & on to her shoulder, as you raise your left hand out to the right to wrap the lady into a shoulder Basket. Cradle backwards & then forwards. Men let go with your left hand as you pull back and raise your right hand to unwrap your lady 1 & ½ turns clockwise. Face and prepare like a Wurlitzer. Men spin your lady anti-clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

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Winchester, Tuesday 14th November 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Wurlitzer       Move 2 = Yoyo       Move 3 = Half Windmill

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Wurlitzer Basket Spinners = Step back with a double handhold. Step in like a Wurlitzer and men raise and flatten your left hand at shoulder height, but as you step in – step in to the left, so your partner is to your right. Men step forward to swap sides, turning to your right to face your lady as you push down and let go with your left hand to turn your lady out ¾ of a turn clockwise – so you should’ve prepared your lady just like a normal Wurlitzer – just swapped sides at the same time too. Men keep hold with your right hand as you flick it across to the right at waist level to wrap your lady anti-clockwise into a Basket – men take hold of the lady’s offered right hand with your left. Just like a normal Basket – cradle backwards & then forwards. Men raise your left hand to unwrap your lady. As your lady comes round to face, men keep your left hand raised & throw your right hand across to the left at waist level – letting go to spin your lady clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, men keep your left hand raised and catch man’s right to lady’s left at waist level. Men keep your left hand raised as you now prepare your lady for a second spin by taking both hands across to the right just a few inches (left hand raised – right hand at waist level). Men keep your left hand raised & throw your right hand across to the left at waist level – letting go to spin your lady clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, men lower your left hand to waist level. Return. Step back to face.

Move 2 = Throw Away Step Across = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Step Across. Continue to swap sides, men pull down with your left elbow as you turn to your left to face your lady and throw your left hand out to the left at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Sway Flip Flop First = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Sway. Men nudge the ladies across to the left in front of you as you step to your right behind her. Men pull with your right hand at waist level to make your lady side step to her right back into a Sway position – on the halfbeat as the men step to the left into a Sway position, men place your left hand underneath the lady’s left forearm & flick the lady’s left arm up into the air. Men immediately let go with your right hand, but allow it to slide round the lady’s back, as you quickly step underneath the lady’s arm you’ve thrown in the air and quickly walk round in front of her and collect her in a First Move position by taking hold of her right hand with your left by your left shoulder and placing your right hand on the lady’s left hip. This is now the start of the next move…

Move 4 = First Move Jump = Step back man’s left to lady’s right with men signaling by tapping their right hand on their right shoulder. Step in like a normal First Move. Men twist the ladies out to the side as you would do normally, but as you do so you must prepare for the lady’s jump, men face your left palm to the ceiling and take your right hand around behind the lady’s waist and onto her right hip, ladies place your left hand onto the man’s right shoulder; both bend your knees & make sure you have enough space to do the move safely. Ladies push down with both your hands using your man as support as you jump forwards turning 1/2 turn to your left turning to face your man, men guide the ladies with your right arm while supporting her and keep hold with your left hand. Ladies land to face the men, and both step back man’s left hand to lady’s right hand. Travelling Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 7th November 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Basket       Move 2 = Step Across       Move 3 = Side to Side

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Basket Caress & Slide = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Basket. Men cradle the ladies backwards as normal, but as you do so take your left hand over the lady’s head like a Comb and then let go with your left hand so that the lady’s right hand is left behind her neck. Ladies let their right hand drop seductively down to their side, as men place their left hand onto the lady’s left shoulder & then push with both hands to make the lady step straight forwards, as the man steps to the side so he’s directly behind the lady. Men pull & let go with both hands to make your lady step backwards, as the man steps forwards past the lady’s right hand side, men pivoting a quarter turn to your left as his left hand slides across the lady’s shoulders & down the lady’s right arm, sliding and catching man’s left to lady’s right. Men pull with your left hand at waist level to lead your lady forwards, as men step back to the left. Men continue to swaps sides as you pull & let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady clockwise. Catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Mirrored Catapult First Move = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Step in as the man pulls down and then raises his left hand out to the left, to make the ladies turn to their right underneath. Men take another step forward and keep facing away from your lady as you transfer the lady’s hand from your left to your right behind your back. Men step back to the left as you pull with your right hand at waist level to make your lady step forward into your right hand side. Men with your right hand draw a horizontal anti-clockwise circle with your right hand at waist level – letting go to spin your lady anti-clockwise in front of you. As the lady spins, men step around & in to the right of your lady, men pivoting ½ turn to your left & collecting your lady in a First Move position (man’s right hand on the lady’s left hip & catching man’s left hand to lady’s right hand by the man’s left shoulder) as the lady finishes her spin. Men twist your lady out to the side like a normal First move – this is the start of the next move…

Move 3 = First Move Barrier Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal First Move. Men, bring your left hand to your left hip, pivoting your partner around to face you. Men most of the lead is now with your right hand – pull and let go with your right hand at waist level & push and let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady out clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Archiespin

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Winchester, Tuesday 31st October 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Manspin       Move 2 = Armjive Pushspin       Move 3 = Octopus

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Yoyo Overhead Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Yoyo. Men point your left foot to your left as you shift your weight over it as you take your right hand over your head. Men keep your torso straight as you bend your knees & pivot to your left on the balls of your feet to face your lady and throw your right hand from over your head – down and to the right at waist level – letting go to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Men uncross your legs by sweeping your right foot around the floor as you stand up & step back to face, catching man’s left to lady’s right. Step in & men offer their right hand – ladies take hold with your left. Step back out with a double handhold.

Move 2 = Static Basket Spin Out = Step back with a double handhold. Men pull with your left hand at waist level to make your lady step straight forwards without turning, as you step in to the right of your lady whilst raising your right hand out to the left across in front of your lady & over her head. Men walk round behind your lady to the other side as you lower your right hand down to waist level in front of her – you should end up in the mirror image of a normal Basket, both facing the same way with the ladies to the man’s left. Men let go with your right hand as you step forwards onto the side you started from, turning to your left to face your lady, as your pull with your left hand at waist level to unwrap your lady 1 complete turn anti-clockwise on the spot. Step back to face.

Move 3 = First Move Mirror Spin = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Step in like a First Move, but square on, rather than side by side. Men step with your left foot out to the right behind your right foot, as you twist the lady out like a First Move – but only making her pivot a quarter turn to her right, rather than the normal ½ turn – ladies step back with your right foot behind your left – you should both be in the mirror image of each other. Men bring your left hand back near your left shoulder as you both step in with your outside foot again turning in to face, so you are back in your previous position. Men step with your right foot out to the left behind your left foot, as you push with your right hand on the lady’s hip to twist the lady to her left, making her step back with her left foot behind her right – you should again both be in the mirror image of each other. Both turn in to face again & men raise your left hand to turn the lady clockwise. As the lady turns, men start turning on the spot clockwise too & as the lady comes round to face, men transfer the lady’s right hand from his left to his right hand, & with his back facing the lady, men take your right hand across to right at waist level behind himself. Men turn to your right to face your lady as you throw your right hand across to the right at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Neckbreak Pretzel = Step back man’s left to lady’s right – men signalling with your right arm in an ‘L’ shape at shoulder height. Both step in so that your partner is on your right hand side, men taking your left hand up near your left shoulder while you take your right hand over the lady’s left shoulder with your palm facing the floor so that you can see your fingertips as you look behind the lady’s head – your right hand/arm should not be in contact with the ladies at this point. Men stay on the spot as you take your left hand down towards the lady’s hip & across in front of her at waist level to make her twist out to the side like a First Move Lady’s step back on your right) – and as the lady now faces the same way, men with your right hand tap your lady on her right shoulder – ladies take hold with your left hand. Men push with your right arm to twist your lady forwards slightly to her left (a shallow twist). Men keep hold with both hands as you step forwards pivoting ½ turn clockwise – pushing with your left hand and pulling with your right hand to make your lady step forwards like you pivoting clockwise – you should end up both facing the same way, with the lady to the man’s left. Men side step behind your lady as you raise your right hand to turn your lady anti-clockwise. As the lady comes round to face, men lower & keep hold with your right hand, as you raise your left hand & men pivot ¾ turn anticlockwise underneath your left hand. Men once you have finished turning to your left, your lady should be to your left, as you sweep your left hand down in between you, then out in front of your lady, before raising your left hand over your lady’s head. Like a Pretzel now, both side step to your left behind each other, passing back to back, men lowering your left hand to waist level as you raise your right hand over the lady’s head. Men look at your partner as you drop your right elbow in between your faces and take your right hand over your head to lead the lady behind you as the man side steps to the right. Men lower and let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to unwrap the ladies in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 24th October 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = First Move Pushspin       Move 2 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Shoulder Slide

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Armjive Spin Out

Move 2 = Cleaver Unwind

Move 3 = Snappy Octopus = Step back with a double handhold. Men raise your left hand over your right to turn your lady like you would in a normal Octopus, but men keep facing the same way. Once the lady has turned to her left, men let go with your right hand from behind her and immediately take hold of her left hand with your right hand again – but in front of her, then as you continue to swap sides, men immediately raise your right hand over your head as you turn to your left (men will have to let go with their left hand at waist level as they turn). Step back to face catching with a double handhold. Repeat – Men raise your left hand over your right to turn your lady like you would in a normal Octopus, but men keep facing the same way. Once the lady has turned to her left, men let go with your right hand from behind her and immediately take hold of her left hand with your right hand again – but in front of her, then as you continue to swap sides, men immediately raise your right hand over your head as you turn to your left (men will have to let go with their left hand at waist level as they turn). As you come round to face this time, men take your right hand across to the left at waist level in preparation for a spin. Men pull back with your right hand at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Manhattan Tango Pivot = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Step in Square on to your partner changing your handhold to a ballroom grip, the man’s right hand can go onto the lady’s left hip and the lady’s left hand can go onto the man’s right shoulder. Men push forwards with your left hand to make the ladies step back with her right foot as you step forwards with your left. Men pull back with your left hand to make the ladies step forwards on their right foot as you step back with your left. Men push forwards with your left hand to make the ladies step back with her right foot as you step forwards with your left. Men pull back with your left hand to make the ladies step forwards on their right foot as you step back with your left. Men step back with your right foot and pivot ¼ turn to your right as you twist your lady out to the side like a First Move – both of you rocking your weight over your right foot. Men pull with your left hand slightly at waist level to make your lady (without turning) rock her weight over her left foot, as men place your weight over your left foot too. Ladies should now have all of their weight over the ball of their left foot, as men whilst keeping your lady steady with a firm left hand palm to palm at waist level & with your right hand around the lady’s waist – men now walk backwards around your lady for 3 beats whilst the lady just pivots slowly anti-clockwise on the ball of her left foot. Men remove your right arm from round your lady’s waist and both step back to face. Travelling Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 10th October 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Octopus       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Hatchback

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Basket Cog Turn

Move 2 = Crossed Armjive = Step back man’s right to lady’s right, men offering their left hand underneath. Both step in as the men pull back with their left elbow and push with their right – this should make the men turn to their left and the ladies turn to their right. Men pull back with your right elbow, making both of you pivot to face the opposite direction. Men pull back with your left elbow again, making both of you pivot to face the opposite direction again. Men take both hands out to the right at waist level in preparation to spin the ladies. Men throw both hands together out to the left at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Yoyo Counter Lean = Step back right to right. Step in like a normal Yoyo, men taking your right hand across your chest and up near your left shoulder, but change your grip here so yours & your lady’s right thumbs are interlocked like an arm wrestlers grip, with your fingers wrapped round the back of your partners hand. Keeping this grip, men take a small step behind your lady with your right foot, as you extend your right hand out to the right to make your lady pivot half a turn clockwise like a normal Yoyo. Men put your weight over your right foot and pivot ¾ turn clockwise, as you pull with your right hand at chest height to make your lady pivot a ¼ turn anti-clockwise & as you both face the same way – men deftly slide your left foot alongside & up against your lady’s right foot & place your left hand (thumb to the floor) on the lady’s right hip – you should both be side by side facing the same way, with the lady to the man’s left, right hand to right hand still with the arm wrestlers grip & the outside of the man’s left foot alongside & up against the outside of the lady’s right foot. Next – the lean – Men leave your left foot where it is as you side step to the right with your right foot, leaning to your right (counterbalancing your lady), as you gently push and let go with your left hand on the lady’s hip, whilst extending your right hand across towards your lady – Ladies – You can either keep your right foot where it is & mirror your man by side stepping to the left with your left foot (supporting yourself as you lean to the left), or ladies keep their feet together, keep a strong core and try and keep your body straight from head to toe and lean to the left only supported by the man – which ever lean the lady chooses, it takes two beats to slowly and in a controlled way lean away. Then men pull with your right hand to both stand up vertical again, men take your left foot away from your lady’s foot & out of her way as you bring your right hand up into a Yoyo type ‘L’ shape as the man begins to step to the left behind the lady to begin to swap sides. Men continue to swap sides as you push and raise your right hand to turn your lady clockwise. Face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Catapult Cleaver Duck Twist = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Catapult. Men step forwards and lean forwards as normal but offer your left hand over your right shoulder. Men step back to the left, pulling with your right hand at waist level to bring your lady into your right hand side – ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand by his shoulder. Men take another step back as you pull with your right hand at waist level to start turning your lady anti-clockwise in front of you, as she comes round to face men raise your right hand to meet your left to turn your lady another whole turn in an anti-clockwise direction. When your lady comes round to face, men turn slightly to your right and take your right hand over behind your head – as you take your left hand over behind your lady’s head. Men keep your feet roughly where they are (still facing the same way) as you let go with both hands, Men raise your left elbow to allow it to slide along the lady’s outstretched right arm (ladies keep your right arm outstretched as the man does his duck) as men twist their torso to the left and duck their head underneath the lady’s right arm. Men once your head has gone underneath your lady’s arm, your left arm should have slid off the lady’s right arm as you twisted, enabling you to now twist back to the right to face the same way as your lady again as you stand up – standing up should knock the lady’s right arm off your chest & you should catch man’s left to lady’s right at waist level in front of the man as he takes a small side step to the right. Travelling return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Armjive       Move 2 = Side to Side       Move 3 = Step Across

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Basket Parcel (Travelling) = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Basket. Men turn a quarter turn to your right slightly as you raise your left hand to unwrap the lady. Men turn another quarter turn to your right as you lower your left hand while you raise your right to wrap the ladies clockwise into a Basket position on your left hand side – hopefully now you are facing the opposite direction. Men lower your right hand in front of your lady to cradle her backwards. No cradle forwards – men raise your right hand to unwrap the lady. As the lady comes round to face lower and let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to return the lady. Step back to face.

Move 2 = Armjive Block Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Armjive. Both pull back with your left hand again, but men do not take your left hand up near your left shoulder – keep both hands at waist level, so your left hand should be by your left hip. Men push forwards and down with your left hand at waist level, as you throw your right hand to the left over the top – letting go, to make your lady turn to her right about a 1/4 turn wrapping in to your extended left arm which is still at waist level. Men pull back and let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 3 = First Move Back Slide Spin Out = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal First Move. Men bring your left up near your left shoulder to bring the ladies back round as normal, but keep you hand moving – raise your left hand over your head and pivot half a turn to your left so your back is facing your lady. Men lower your left hand down to your left at waist level & then whilst being careful with your elbows – transfer the lady’s hand from your left to your right hand behind your back & extend your right hand out to the right at waist level behind you. Men turn to your right to face your lady as you take your right hand across to the right at waist level and change hands again, so you are now man’s left to lady’s right. Men pull back with your left hand at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in a clockwise direction. Catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Yo Yo Walkaround (1) = Step back right to right. Step in like a normal Yoyo, men taking your right hand across your chest to your left shoulder and change hands. Men take a step behind your lady with your right foot, place your weight over that foot and pivot to your right to face your lady as you take your left hand in a big arc over her head turning her clockwise. As the ladies come round to face, men lower your left hand to waist level and pivot quickly 3/4 turn to your right (your left arm should be in a half nelson behind your back) and as you look at your lady offer your right hand over the top of her right arm – ladies take hold with your left (you should now be side by side facing opposite directions with the man’s right arm across in front of the lady). Both walk round in a clockwise direction for 2 beats. Men let go with your left hand, as you pull and let go with your right hand at waist level to spin your lady clockwise, as you spin to your left. Face catching man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 26th September 2017

Please note that these Modern Jive move descriptions are intended to be used as a memory jogger for those who attended the dance class rather than a training aid for learning the moves from scratch. Much more in-depth move descriptions and videos are available in the Dance Yourself Dizzy Members Area.

Beginner Moves

Move 1 = Sway       Move 2 = Comb       Move 3 = Teapot

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Neckbreak

Move 2 = Yoyo Lasso Sway = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Yoyo. Men step back as you take your right hand first between you and your partner then drawing an anti-clockwise circle over the lady’s head so she turns in an anti-clockwise direction. As the ladies come round to face men start to lower your right hand down and out to the right to wrap the ladies into a Sway. Sway the Ladies backwards. Sway the ladies forwards. Men nudge the ladies out with your right shoulder. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Catapult Turns

Move 4 = Wurlitzer Hip Swizzle = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men push down & away letting go with your left hand like normal, as you step to right of your lady on your right foot, pivoting half a turn to your left, sweeping your left foot around the floor behind you & prepare your lady by taking your right hand forward in between you at waist level – you should end up side by side, roughly facing the same way, with the man’s right hand (& lady’s left) extended out at waist level in front of both of you. Men pull back & raise your right hand to turn your lady anti-clockwise. Just before the ladies come round to face, men place your left hand (with thumb pointing to the floor) onto the lady’s left hip & then men lower your right hand out to the right at waist level to make the lady finish her turn to face you. Men take your right hand back in between you & over the lady’s head, as you gently pull and let go with your left hand on the lady’s hip, to turn her clockwise. Face & men offer their left hand – ladies take hold with your right. Men let go with your right hand as you raise your left to return your lady anti-clockwise. Step back to face.

Full step by step video to all underlined dance moves are available  from www.danceyourselfdizzy.co.uk