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Winchester, Tuesday 10th April 2018

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 = Ladyspin

 

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 = First Move Unwind = Beats 1 and 2 as per a normal First Move. Men twist your lady out to the side as normal, but as you do so allow your right arm to slip behind your lady’s back towards her right hip and take hold of her right hand that you already have hold with, with your left hand – you should end up with both your hands round your lady at waist level. Men push with your right hand to twist your lady slightly to her left. Men let go with your left hand as you pull back gently with your right hand to start unwrapping her clockwise, when your lady comes round to face (and not before) raise your right hand to continue unwrapping her clockwise. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = 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.

Move 4 = Side to Side Latch Turn = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Side to Side. Both step back out to face as normal but men take hold of the lady’s right wrist with your right hand. Men take a small side step to the right & then start turning ½ turn to your left on the spot, pulling with your right hand at waist level to make the lady step forwards as you place her right hand on your right hip. Men keep the lady’s right hand on your right hip, as you keep turning another whole turn to your left on the spot, making your lady walk round you ½ turn in an anti-clockwise direction as you turn. Men let go with your right hand & step away from your lady sliding & catching man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 3rd April 2018

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 = First Move Back Catch = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal First Move. Men twist the ladies out to the side as normal, but as you do this pivot forward turning to your right on your right foot so you are facing your partner. Men raise your left hand and pull with your right hand on the lady’s hip to make the ladies step forward under your raised left arm. Men once you are back on the side you started from – lower your left hand to waist level, turn to your right, let go with your left hand from behind your back & catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Recurring Sway Step Across = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Sway. Men keep both your hands at waist level, and push forwards with your left hand, as you step forwards turning to your right – this turns your lady to her right in front of you, so you should be stood directly behind her facing her back. Keep both hands at waist level still, as men pull back with your right hand so you both continue to turn to your right – stepping back on the opposite side in the mirror image of a Sway with the ladies to the man’s left. Men pull across to the right at waist level & then let go with your right hand, to make your lady side step to her right, as you men – step to the left behind your lady, raise your left hand and step forward under your lady’s arm like a Step Across (men your left arm needs to be bent) turning to your left. Men continue to swap sides turning to your left like a Step Across & as you face sweep your left hand down to waist level & across to the left in preparation to spin the lady. Men throw your left hand across to the right at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch right to right.

Move 3 = Shoulder Slide Walkaround = Step back right to right. Men step in to the left, turning to your left & taking the lady’s hand onto your right shoulder – ladies step straight forwards – once the man is facing the same way as the lady, men sweep your left hand back in between both of you and around behind the lady & onto her left hip. Keeping this position side by side, both rotate clockwise together for 2 beats – men walking backwards, ladies walking forwards. Men push & let go with your left arm to keep your lady walking round you, as whilst being careful with your right elbow – you raise your right hand over your head and turn to your left on the spot. As the ladies walk round behind the men, men lower your right hand down to your right hip (with your right elbow over the top of the lady’s right arm) and then offer your left hand out in front of your lady at waist level – ladies take hold with your left – you should be side by side with the lady to the man’s left, both facing the same way – keeping this position, both rotate clockwise together for another 2 beats – men walking backwards, ladies walking forwards. Men let go with your right hand, as you step back raising your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise. Face with your left hand still raised, catching right to right at waist level. This move now finishes with a Cleaver – men raise both hands to turn your lady 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. Let go with both hands and step away from each other sliding and catching man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Pretzel & Back = Men step back signalling for a normal Pretzel - 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. Pass back to back, men lowering your left hand to waist level as you raise your right hand over the lady’s head. Men let go with your left hand as you keep your right hand raised to turn your lady 1 whole turn in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, step back, men offering your left hand behind your back in a half nelson position. Both step in, men raising your right hand over the lady’s head as the ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back. Pass back to back, men lowering your right hand to waist level as you raise your left hand over the lady’s head. Men let go with your right hand as you keep your left hand raised to turn your lady 1 whole turn in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 27th March 2018

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 = Armjive Sling Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per normal Armjive. Men let go with your right hand, step in to the left as you pivot a quarter turn to your right, whilst pulling with the left hand at waist level to make your lady step forwards to begin to swap sides. Men continue to swap sides as you pull back & let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Basket Lady’s Comb

Move 3 = Straight Jacket = Step back right to right, men signalling by offering his left hand by his right hip. Both step in, men taking your right hand across your chest up by your left shoulder, whilst ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand down by his hip. Men pivot a quarter turn to your right, as you extend your right hand out at shoulder level to turn the ladies half a turn to their right. Men keep hold with your left hand at waist level as your bring your right hand back and up into an ‘L’ shape like you would in a Yoyo. Men still keep hold with your left hand, as you push and raise your right hand to turn your lady 1 complete turn clockwise on the spot. Once your lady completes her turn (ladies your left arm should be in a half nelson behind your back) men take your right hand over your lady’s head and lower it behind her neck like a Comb as you Sway backwards in this position. Sway forwards in this position. Men let go with your left hand, as you gently pull back and raise your right hand to unwrap your lady 1 and 1/2 times in a clockwise direction. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Sway Lean = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Sway. Men keep hold with your left hand, but let go with your right hand, as you step forward to swap sides turning to your right to face your lady – you should now be left to left. Men step in raising your left hand out to the left to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. As the ladies come round to face, men turn a quarter turn to your left and take the lady’s hand over your head (like a Comb – but the mirror image) and lower her hand onto your left shoulder, at the same time – men take your right hand behind the lady’s back and onto her right hip – you should now be side by side facing the same way, with the lady on the man’s right hand side. Men keep the right hand side of your body straight as you lunge to your left with your left foot – leaning the ladies down your right hand side. Stand back up to your previous position. Men let go with your left hand and step away from your partner sliding and catching man’s right to lady’s left and taking your right hand out to the left at waist level in preparation to spin the ladies – all on the same beat. Men throw your right hand out to the right at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch.

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Winchester, Tuesday 20th March 2018

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 = First Move Pivot = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal First Move. Men you’re going to bring your left hand back up near your left shoulder just like you would in a normal First Move, but as you do so take a large step back with your left foot behind your right (or you may find it easier to take 2 or 3 small steps back – left, right, left) so you pivot an extra ¼ or ½ turn to your left than normal, pivoting your lady with you – ladies pivot on their left foot with the man stepping backwards around them. Men raise your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise – now on the opposite way round. Face. Return. Step back changing hands ready for the next move.

Move 2 = Catapult Reverse Sway = Beats 1 and 2 as per a normal Catapult. Men, step straight forward, as per a normal Catapult, as you offer your left hand down past your right hip. Men step back to the left as you pull and raise your right hand up and out to the right to make your lady step in underneath & she takes hold of your offered left hand with her left. Men pivot ½ turn to your right on the spot, as you push with your left hand around your lady at waist level to make her pivot ½ turn to her right too & men lower your right hand down in front of yourself at waist level so you both find yourselves in the mirror image of a Sway & sway backwards. Men raise your right hand to send your lady out anti-clockwise in front of you. Men lower your right hand to waist level to face as you step back letting go with your left hand.

Move 3 = Yoyo Shoulder Drop = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Yoyo. Men take a step to your right, as you take your right hand over your head and lower the lady’s hand onto your left shoulder. Men step forwards offering your left hand behind you so that you back catch man’s left to lady’s right. Casinoplex is the a part of Playtech network and this shows that players might get millions of dollars price of modern jackpots. Wall membrane St . Fever, Beach Existence slots and Gold Move are among the list of renowned developing games. Men step back as you raise your left hand up and out to the left (careful with your elbow), so the ladies step in underneath your raised left arm starting to turn to their left. Men take another step back as you lower your hands to bring the ladies round to face in an anti-clockwise direction.

Move 4 = Octopus Swizzle, Wrap & Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Octopus casino plex. 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 lower your right hand to waist playtech casinos level, as you keep your left hand raised to turn the ladies another whole turn in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face again – men take your left hand out to the left at shoulder level for the swizzle, the lady’s left arm should be behind her back in a half nelson. Men take your left hand back in between you & your lady, then over her head to turn her in an anti-clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, men lower you left & raise your right & step in to the left (under your right hand) turning to your left as you start to swap sides (men let go with the left hand at waist level). As you come round to face having swapped sides, men take your right hand through in between you both & then over your lady’s head to turn her in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, men take your right hand across to the left at waist level. Men pull back & let go with your right hand at waist level to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

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Winchester, Tuesday 13th March 2018

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 = Manspin       Move 3 = Yoyo Pushspin

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = First Move Manspin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal First Move. Men take your right hand off your lady’s hip and step forwards turning to your left, latching the lady’s right hand onto your right hip like you would in a normal Manspin. Men continue to turn to your left to face as you swap sides, sliding and catching right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Catapult Cleaver = 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. Let go with both hands and step away from each other sliding and catching man’s left to lady’s right. Travelling return. Step back.

Move 3 = Neckbreak Scorpion = 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 place your right hand on the lady’s upper left arm. Men stay on the spot, as whilst allowing your right hand to slip around the lady’s arm as she turns, men raise your left hand out over the lady’s head to turn her clockwise 1 complete turn on the spot & men then take your left over & behind your head – you should end up stood side by side, facing opposite directions with the man’s right arm across behind the lady’s back, with the man’s right hand hooked around the lady’s left bicep. Men raise your left hand back out over the lady’s head to turn her anti-clockwise, as you step forwards turning to your right to face, gently pulling with your right hand to help the lady turn. Men let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand to turn your lady a second time in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back to face.

Move 4 = Wurlitzer Manhattan = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men sweep your right hand up out to the right and then over the lady’s head to turn her in an anti-clockwise direction. As the lady comes round to face, men lower you hand to waist level and then pivot 1 whole turn anti-clockwise to face your lady again & offer your flat left palm to your lady – ladies place your right palm on the man’s – you should be facing each other parallel, but with your partner to the left on a diagonal, the man’s right arm is behind his back. Men push forwards with your left hand to make your lady step back on her right foot, as you step forwards on your left. Men step back to your previous position with your left foot – the tension in the man’s right arm should make the lady step forwards on her right. Men let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to turn the lady clockwise. As the lady comes round to face, men lower you hand to waist level and then pivot 1 whole turn clockwise to face your lady again & offer your flat right palm to your lady – ladies place your left palm on the man’s – you should be facing each other parallel, but with your partner to the right on a diagonal, the man’s left arm is now behind his back. Men push forwards with your right hand to make your lady step back on her right foot, as you step forwards on your left. Men step back to your previous position with your left foot – the tension in the man’s left arm should make the lady step forwards on her right. Men let go with your left hand as you raise your right hand to turn the lady anti-clockwise. Face, men lowering your right hand out to the right at waist level. Men step in & prepare your lady for a Wurlitzer type spin by taking your right hand across to the left at Waist level. Spin the ladies anti-clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

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Winchester, Tuesday 6th March 2018

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 = Ladyspin       Move 2 = Octopus       Move 3 = Wurlitzer

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Yoyo Lasso Pushspin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Yoyo. Men step back to the left as normal, but as you do so – raise your right hand and draw an anti-clockwise circle over the lady’s head – ‘lassooing’ her so she turns one and a half turns in an anti-clockwise direction underneath. When the ladies come round to face, men drop your right elbow, blocking the lady form turning any further – you should now be palms to palms – elbows to elbows. Men push down and away with your right hand – letting go to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Catapult into First Move = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Catapult. Men lean forward as normal but do not offer your spare hand out behind you. Men step back turning to your right wrapping your lady anti-clockwise into a Sway position. Sway backwards, and then forwards. Men nudge the ladies across to the left in front of you as you step to your right behind her. Men keep hold with both hands as you raise your right hand and take a small step forward under your lady’s right arm – lowering your right hand to your right shoulder so the lady’s arm is behind your neck. Both stay on the spot as men let go with both hands and pivot half a turn to your left and collect your lady in a First Move position – left hand by your left shoulder, right hand on the lady’s far hip. This move now finishes in exactly the same way as a normal First Move Pushspin - Men twist the ladies out to the side. Up to your shoulder. Spin the ladies clockwise. Face catching right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Double 8 = Step back right to right. Men step forward and slightly to your left as you raise your right hand, stepping under your ladies raised right arm and pivoting to your left – ladies step straight forward. Men as you continue to swap sides and turn to your left to face your lady, dip your right hand in between you on the halfbeat before raising it over the lady’s head to turn her in a clockwise direction. When she comes round to face lower your hands to waist level & men perform a quick clockwise Manspin on the spot – letting go with your right hand as you turn & as you face catch man’s left to lady’s right. Men now perform a normal Step Across so you both swap sides again. Face. Return, Step back.

Move 4 = Delayed Wurlitzer = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men keep hold with your right hand as you take it out to the right and then over the lady’s head to turn (not spin) her anti-clockwise in front of you. As the ladies come round to face, men keep hold and lower your right hand to waist level as you turn a quick 3/4 turn to your left (your right arm is now in a half nelson behind your back) and offer your left hand to your lady over the top of her left arm – ladies take hold with their right. Men turn to your right on the spot to face away from your lady as you take your left hand over your head. Men take a small step back to the left, as you lower and let go with your left hand whilst you pull & raise your right hand in front of your lady (careful with your elbow) & then over her head – to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, men take your right hand out to the left at waist level. Men throw your right hand out to the right at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch right to right and step back to face.

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Winchester, Tuesday 27th February 2018

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       Move 2 = Step Across       Move 3 = Hatchback

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Basket Pull Under = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Basket. Men raise your left hand to unwrap your lady as normal. Men keep your left hand raised, as you now throw your right hand away underneath your raised left arm past your left hip – letting go to make your lady turn an extra half turn to her right, as you step forwards to the right beginning to swap sides. Men continue to swap sides as you turn to your left to face your lady, pulling your left hand down to bring your lady round to face. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Hip Swizzle Walkaround = Both step back man’s left to lady’s right, men offering your right hand in a half nelson position behind your back. Both step in, men, raise your left arm to make the ladies step underneath and start turning to their right, as you take your offered right hand away before your lady has a chance to grab it, then turn to your left and place your right hand onto the lady’s nearest (right) hip. Step back to face having swapped sides, men extending your left hand out to the left at shoulder level. Men, keep your right hand in contact with your lady behind her back, as you raise your left hand back in between you and your lady to return her in an anti-clockwise direction as you step back onto the side that you started from – collecting her in a First Move position. Both walk round in a clockwise direction for 2 beats. Men walk round for 1 more beat as you pull and let go with your right hand on your lady’s hip, whilst raising your left hand to turn her out clockwise. Face. Return. Step back to face.

Move 3 = Neckbreak Unwind = 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. Men let go with your left hand, as you now pull back and raise your right hand to unwrap your lady 1 & ½ turns clockwise to face – men taking your right hand across to the left at waist level in preparation to wrap your lady. Men flick your right hand across to the right at waist level to wrap the lady anti-clockwise into a Basket – men take hold of the lady’s right hand with your left. Men let go with your right hand and step forwards, swapping sides, turning to your right to face , and sliding and catching with your right hand so you step back to face with a double handhold ready for the next move.

Move 4 = Wurlipult Hip Pull = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men step in to the left as you look at your lady, while you pull down and raise with your right hand as you would in a Catapult to make the ladies step forwards turning to their left under your arm. Men take another step forward, lowering your right hand to waist level & pivot ¼ turn to your left so your right arm is in a half nelson behind your back & touch the fingertips of your left hand (with thumb up) against the lady’s left hip. Men pull and let go with your right hand behind your back to make your lady step straight forwards without turning, as men turn to their left and walk round behind the lady placing both their hands on both the lady’s hips (left on left, right on right) – the man should be stood directly behind the lady now. Men step in to the right of your lady as you pull back with both hands to make the lady step straight back. As the man passes past the lady’s right hand side, slide and catch man’s left to lady’s right. Travelling return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 20th February 2018

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 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Pushspin

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Sway Backpass Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Sway. Men nudge the ladies out. Men turn to your left one whole turn on the spot – as you are doing this change hands behind your back. Step back to face man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Manspin Back Catch

Move 3 = Hatchback Elbow Spin = Both step back right to right, men signalling with your left hand behind your back. Both step in so that your partner is on your right hand side, men take your right hand to your left shoulder, ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back with your left hand. Men keep hold with both hands as you step behind your partner with your right foot and extend your right arm out to the right at shoulder level, ladies turn half a turn to your right. Men raise your right hand and take a side step to your right underneath – your lady should now be on your left and slightly behind you. Men take a step back under your arm and lower your right hand to waist level in front of you, as you let go with your left hand and then take hold of the lady’s right arm with your left hand (palm facing up, at her elbow). Men let go with your right hand as you pull back with your left hand at waist level to make your lady turn to her right to face – as the lady turns, the man’s left hand slips round the lady’s elbow so it is now over the outside of the lady’s elbow rather than underneath). Men throw your left hand across to the right at waist level – letting go, to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Step back to face catching right to right.

Move 4 = Shoulder Slide Combo = Step back right to right. As you both step in, men, pull your partner across in front of you placing your right hand on to her right shoulder. Men, let go with your right hand, as you continue to swap sides, catching hold of the ladies left hand so that you are now man’s right to ladies left. Men pull and raise your right hand across in front of you to make your lady turn ½ turn clockwise as you both swap sides (like the mirror image of a travelling return). Men take your left hand over the lady’s left arm and do a clockwise Manspin on the spot (letting go with your right hand as you turn). As the man comes round to face, catch man’s left to lady’s right. Men raise your left arm and perform a Step Across – both swapping sides. Men lower your left hand to face. Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 13th February 2018

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 = Shoulder Slide       Move 2 = Octopus       Move 3 = Armjive

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Almost Pretzel Let Go & Windmill Spin = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Almost Pretzel - Step back man’s left to lady’s right with the men signalling by offering his right hand behind his back in a half nelson. Men step in raising your left hand – ladies step in under the man’s arm, turning slightly to your right as you try to take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back. Men take your right hand away from behind your back before your lady can take hold and continue to swap sides lowering your left arm behind your back into a half nelson – as you do this offer your right hand out to the right at waist level, let go with your left hand behind your back and slide and catch right to right. Men step in to begin to swap sides like you would in a Half Windmill, pulling down and then raising your right hand. Men as you turn to your left, throw your right hand away behind your back to spin the ladies in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back having changed sides catching man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 2 = Return Close Hold

Move 3 = Octopus Wrap and Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Octopus. 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 = Lady’s Wrap & Duck Spin = Step back right to right, men signaling by offering their left hand by their right hip. Both step in so that your partner is on your right hand side, men take your right hand up near your left shoulder, ladies with your left hand take hold of the man’s offered hand by his hip. Men extend your right hand out to the right so the ladies turn half a turn to her right on the spot. Men pivot to your right to face your lady as you take your right hand in between you, then over the lady’s head, to turn the ladies half a turn to her left – once the lady’s back is facing you, men lower your right hand down near your lady’s left hip – the man’s arms should be crossed behind the lady’s back and the lady’s arms crossed in front of herself. Men apply a little pressure with your right forearm on the lady’s back to make the ladies bend forwards. Men pull gently with your left hand as you push gently with your right hand to make the ladies start to turn to her right in a clockwise direction underneath your arms whilst she is bent over. Ladies, once you have completed 1 whole turn, stand up – your back should be facing the men. Men let go with your left hand as you pull back with your right hand – taking it out to the right at waist level in preparation for a spin. Men throw your right hand across to the left at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch. Return. Step back.

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Winchester, Tuesday 6th February 2018

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 = Teapot       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Comb

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Armjive Man’s Turn = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Armjive. Both pull back with your left hand again, but men take your left hand over your head, let go with your right hand & turn ¾ turn to your left on the spot underneath your raised left hand. Men lower you hand to face and step back – you should be side on to your lady. Men take a large side step to your left past your lady as you pull with your left hand across in front of you at waist level to make the lady step forwards in front of you to begin to swap sides. Men pull back and let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady clockwise. Catch man’s right to lady’s right having swapped sides.

Move 2 = Comb Hook & Spin = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Comb. Men take your right hand over & behind your head like a normal Comb, as you take your straight left arm out to the right and then roll it over to the left above the lady’s arm & then immediately offer it underneath your lady’s right arm – ladies take hold with your left – men let go with your right hand from behind your head. Men change hands at waist level & prepare for a spin like a Wurlitzer. Spin the ladies anti-clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 3 = Columbian First Move and Slide = Beats 1, 2 and 3 as per a normal First Move. Men, extend your left hand in front of you changing it to a palm to palm grip with your partner and step forward with your left foot. Ladies, from here on your footwork mirrors the man’s so step forward with your right foot so that you end up facing each other square on and your shoulders parallel. Men cross your right foot behind your left leg ( Ladies left behind right) and then uncross your legs. This should mean that you have both walked sideways, to the man’s left. Men cross your right foot in front of your left leg (Ladies left in front of right) and then uncross your legs so that you have taken another step to the man’s left. Men, take a large step to your right, with your right foot, Ladies your footwork should still be mirroring the men’s, and then slide your feet together. From here the move finishes in the same way as a normal First Move. Twist out to the side, back to the shoulder then turn and return & finish by changing hands ready for the next move.

Move 4 = Catapult Change Hands & Double Lean = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Catapult. Men go to spin the ladies as you would normally, but as the ladies come round to face (where you would normally let go to spin her) change hands so you are now man’s right to lady’s left – then, men take your right hand out to the left and raise it as you turn to your left and the ladies turn to the right underneath – rolling shoulder to shoulder, back to back, shoulder to shoulder. Face each other, men taking your right hand out to the left at waist level. Men pull back with your right hand – keeping hold at waist level to make your lady wrap one complete turn anti-clockwise (lady’s take your right arm over your left as you wrap in) into a Basket position – men take hold of the lady’s right hand with your left. Men keeping your torso in line with your straight right leg, lunge to your left on your left leg, bending your left knee, to lean your lady down your right hand side. Both stand back up. Men pull with their right hand at waist level and push with their left hand at waist level to turn the lady ½ turn clockwise on the spot, as men pivot ½ turn clockwise on the spot too – ladies should now be to the man’s left. Men keeping your torso in line with your straight left leg, lunge to your right on your right leg, bending your right knee, to lean your lady down your left hand side. Both stand back up. Men let go with your left hand, as you turn to face your lady and pull slightly with your right hand so your lady turns ¼ turn to her right to face – men then offer their left hand to their lady – ladies take hold with their right. Men let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand to return your lady anti-clockwise. Step back to face.

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