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Basingstoke, Monday 4th 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 = First Move       Move 2 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Shoulder Slide

 

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 = 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 for a spin when you do face each other. Men pull back with your right hand at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch right to right.

Move 3 = Catapult Half Nelson

Move 4 = Basket Back to Back = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Basket. Men cradle your lady forwards as normal, but as you do – raise your left hand (with the lady’s right) up onto her left shoulder. Men push with your left hand on the lady’s shoulder as you pull with your right hand at waist level to make your lady turn 1/2 turn to her right to face you. Keep hold with both hands as men raise your right hand out to the right and then over the lady’s head to turn her anti-clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, both step back with a crossed handhold. Both step in, both turning a quarter turn to your right as men raise both hands taking your right hand over your head and extending your left arm so that your left hand goes over the lady’s head, you should now pass back to back. Both take another step to your own left as you lower your hands to waist level behind your backs – Man’s left hand behind his back, man’s right hand behind the lady’s back – your partner should be to your right. Men let go with your right hand as you take a big side step to your right extending your left hand out at waist level. Men take another step back as you pull back with your left hand – letting go to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Both step back.

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Basingstoke, Monday 27th 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 = Octopus       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Hatchback

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = First Move Shoulder Pivot = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Both step in to the left as you look at your partner & men place their right hand onto the lady’s nearest (right) shoulder. Men let go with your left hand & step forwards to swap sides, turning to your right to face your lady, as whilst keeping your right hand on the lady’s right shoulder – you push with your right hand to make your lady pivot ½ turn to her right & step back to face on the opposite side. Men keeping your right hand on the lady’s right shoulder – you pull with your right hand to make your lady step forwards pivoting ½ turn anti-clockwise, as the man steps into the left – only just past the lady, whilst facing her the whole time– you should end up at a right angle to each other with the man’s right hand still on the lady’s right shoulder, with the man’s right arm across the lady’s shoulders, behind her neck – men also offer your left hand out in front of the lady at waist level & ladies take hold with your right hand. Men raise your left hand as you push and let go with your right arm to make the ladies step forward under the man’s left arm. Men lower your left hand to bring your lady clockwise round to face. Return. Step back to face, changing hands ready for the next move.

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 man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 3 = Mirrored Catapult Wrap = 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 offer your spare hand out behind you at waist level – ladies take hold (ladies should have a crossed handhold). Men let go with your left hand as you take a step back to your left, extending your right hand out to the right at waist level – to bring your lady into your right hand side. Men pull back at waist level and keep hold with your right hand to wrap your lady anti-clockwise into a Basket position – men offer your left hand to your lady in front of her – ladies take hold. Men raise your left hand to unwrap your lady. Face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = 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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Basingstoke, Monday 20th 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 = Side to Side       Move 3 = Step Across

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Side To Side Sling Spin = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Side to Side. Ladies step back out as normal, as men turn half a turn to your right so you end up with your left arm in a half nelson behind your back. Men take a side step to your right behind your lady as you pull and extend your left hand out to your left at waist level to make your lady step forwards behind you to swap sides. Men pull back letting 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.

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 Shoulder Block Spin = 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 around in front of your lady to make her turn half a turn to her right to face the same way as you, and place your hands on your lady’s shoulders – left on her left, right on her right. Men push with your right hand to gently twist your lady slightly to her left into your body. Men push and let go with your left hand, as you pull with your right hand to make your lady turn ½ turn to her right – blocking her from turning any further as you’ve kept your right hand on your lady’s right shoulder. Men pull & let go with your right hand to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Step back catching man’s right to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Secret Change Hands & Step Across = 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. As the lady comes round to face, men take your right hand over your head like a Comb – the lady’s left arm should be behind her back in a half nelson. Both wiggle on the spot as the man lets go with his right hand and takes hold of the lady’s left hand down by her hip. Both wiggle on the spot as the man lets go with his left hand and takes hold of the lady’s right hand on his shoulder. Men extend your left hand out to the left at shoulder level. 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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Basingstoke, Monday 13th 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 = Manspin       Move 3 = Yoyo Pushspin

 

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 = Catapult Combo = 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 lower your left hand to waist level, as you drop your right elbow to block your lady with your right arm like you would in a Yoyo. Men keep your left hand at waist level, as you push and raise your right hand to turn your lady clockwise in front of you. When your lady comes round to face this time, men take your right hand across to the left at waist level – ladies your left arm should be in a half nelson position behind your back. Men throw your right hand out to the right at waist level and let go to make the ladies turn to their left as you turn to your right, when your back is facing your lady offer your right hand out behind you like you would in a Catapult – ladies take hold. From here this move finishes in exactly the same way as a normal Catapult - bring the ladies into your side. Spin the ladies. Catch right to right. Return. Step back.

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 = Drop Kick

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Basingstoke, Monday 6th 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 = Ladyspin       Move 2 = Octopus       Move 3 = Wurlitzer

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Almost Pretzel

Move 2 = Accordion Flamenco

Move 3 = Sway First Move = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Sway. Men let go with your right hand but keep it in contact with your lady as you slide it round onto her left hip, whilst you step round in front of your lady – swapping sides and collecting her in a First Move position. Men push with your left hand and step forwards with your left foot – ladies back on your right. Men pull back with your left hand at waist level as you step back with your left foot – ladies step forwards with your right foot. Men push with your left hand and step forwards with your left foot – ladies back on your right. Men bring your left hand up to your left shoulder as you step back with your left foot behind your right so you have turned a quarter turn to your left – ladies step straight forwards on your right. Men raise your left hand, and push and let go with your right hand on the lady’s hip – to make the ladies step forwards under your arm to swap sides. Men turn to your left having swapped sides to face, as you pull down with your left hand to bring the ladies round clockwise to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Teapot Stir

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Basingstoke, Monday 30th 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       Move 2 = Step Across       Move 3 = Hatchback

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Wurlitzer Step Across = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men keep hold with your right hand as you flick it out to the right at waist level to make your lady wrap anti-clockwise into a Basket, as you do this men step forward turning to your right to begin to swap sides as you take hold of the lady’s spare hand with your left hand. Men let go with your right hand as you continue to swap sides turning to your right to stepping back to face. Men just like a Step Across now, raise your left hand & step underneath turning to your left as you both swap sides. Step back to face. 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. Just like a normal First Move now – Men twist the ladies out to the side – this is the start of the next move…

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 man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Side to Side Pretzel = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Side to Side. Both step back out to face as normal but men offer your spare hand – ladies take hold. Men let go with your left hand, then step in side to side facing the other way. Step back out to face, still just man’s right to lady’s left. Men like a Catapult - pull down and raise your right hand as you step forwards to the left – making your lady step in turning to her left underneath your arm. Men lower your right hand as you take another step forwards to swap sides, and turn 1/2 turn to your left, to face your partner, as you offer your flat left hand at shoulder height – ladies place your left hand on the man’s offered hand. Now like a Pretzel - 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 look at your partner as you drop your right elbow in between your faces and take your right hand over your head, whilst your lady steps behind you. Men turn to your left to face your lady, lower and let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand to turn your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back to face.

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


Basingstoke, Monday 23rd 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 = Sway       Move 2 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Pushspin

 

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 Chase = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal First Move. Men raise your left hand up and out to your left as you guide your partner across in front of you with your right hand, beginning to turn her clockwise out to your left hand side. Turn the ladies another turn clockwise as you both travel forwards. When the ladies have completed the second turn, men pivot ¼ turn to your left and pull your partner in so that you are facing each other in a ballroom dance style of hold. Men pivot the ladies out to the right as per beat 3 but you should now both be facing the opposite direction ready to repeat yourself going back the opposite way. Men bring your left hand back to your left shoulder as per beat 4. Men raise your left hand up and out to your left as you guide your partner across in front of you with your right hand, beginning to turn her clockwise out to your left hand side. Turn the ladies another turn clockwise as you both travel forwards. When the ladies have completed the second turn, men pivot ¼ turn to your left and pull your partner in so that you are facing each other in a ballroom dance style of hold. This move now finishes in exactly the same way as a normal First Move - Men twist the ladies out to the side. Men bring your left hand back up near your left shoulder. Turn the ladies clockwise. Face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Handcuffed Swizzle = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Armjive. Men raise your left hand to turn the ladies as normal – but keep hold with your right hand at waist level. As the ladies come round to face (the lady’s left arm is in a half nelson behind her back) – men throw & let go with the lady’s right hand (man’s left hand) down to the right of the man’s extended right arm – men immediately use your left hand to catch the lady’s right hand underneath the man’s extended right arm (you should now have crossed arms). Men step forwards to nearly swap sides, turning to your right to face, as you gently pull with both hands low at waist level to make your lady step forwards turning to her left to nearly face – the man’s arms should now be uncrossed, with the lady’s right arm now in a half nelson behind her back. Men raise your right hand out in front of your lady and then over her head to make her step forwards swapping sides turning clockwise, as the man steps to the right back onto the side he started from. Face with a normal double handhold. Men let go with your right as you return your lady anti-clockwise. Step back.

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Basingstoke, Monday 16th 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 = Teapot       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Comb

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Reversed Manspin = Step back right to right. Men pull with your right hand at waist level to make your lady step forward, as you step in to the left as look at your lady. Men take your left arm over your lady’s right arm, as you pull and let go with your right hand and turn clockwise. Continue to swap sides & as you both finish turning to face, catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Recurring Sway (Variation) = 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 nudge the ladies across to the right in front of you as you step to your left behind her, the ladies should now be back in a normal Sway position. Men Sway your lady backwards as normal as per beat 3. 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 side you started in the mirror image of a Sway with the ladies to the man’s left. Men nudge the ladies across to the right in front of you as you step to your left behind her, the ladies should now be back in a normal Sway position. Men Sway your lady backwards as normal as per beat 3. Men raise your left hand to turn your lady clockwise. Face with your left hand raised and your right hand low. 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. Travelling return. Step back.

Move 3 = Pretzel Cloak

Move 4 = 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.

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


Basingstoke, Monday 9th 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 = Shoulder Slide       Move 2 = Octopus       Move 3 = Armjive

 

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 man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Left Handed Catapult

Move 3 = 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.

Move 4 = Accordion Wrap Spin = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Step in square on as men raise and flatten your left hand at shoulder height so you are blocking your lady palm to palm. Men push and raise your left hand to turn your lady clockwise on the spot. As the ladies come round to face men lower your left hand & turn on the spot to your right, changing hands behind your back & as you come round to face, men offer your left hand to your lady over the top of your right & ladies take hold with your left – so you should now have a crossed handhold right to right & left to left over the top. Men keep hold with both hands as you raise your right hand to turn your lady anti-clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, men keep hold with both hands, lower the left to waist level & raise your right hand again to turn your lady an extra half a turn anti-clockwise & when her back is facing you, lower your right hand down by her left hip – the lady’s arms should be crossed in front of her & the man’s arms should be crossed behind her back. Men let go with your right hand, as you pull with your left hand at waist level to make your lady pivot ½ turn clockwise round to face & as she faces, men take your left hand across to the left at waist level and prepare her for a spin by rolling her hand into a fist with your left hand cupping it. 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 man’s left to lady’s right.

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Basingstoke, Monday 2nd 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       Move 2 = Basket       Move 3 = Side to Side

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Double Backhand Comb

Move 2 = First Move Hip Pull = Beats 1 and 2 as per a normal First Move. Men step forwards to swap sides, turning to your right to face your lady as you pull and let go with your right hand on the lady’s hip to spin her clockwise. Catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Neckbreak Catapult = 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 around in front of the ladies and transfer her right hand from your left to your right – you should end up both facing the same way with your right hand near the lady’s right shoulder. Men offer your left hand to your lady at waist level in front of you – ladies take hold with your left, as men pull your right hand round gently to twist the ladies slightly to her left into your body. Men raise your left hand to turn your lady clockwise round to face, and take your left hand (with the lady’s left hand) to your right shoulder. Men turn half a turn to your left so your back is facing your lady, as you raise your right hand up over your head and onto your left shoulder – men both your hands should now be on your shoulders with your arms crossed, and the lady’s arm should be crossed behind your neck. Men let go with both hands and step forwards, leaning forwards, offering both hands out behind you like a Catapult. Men step back to your right bringing your lady into your left hand side. Men go as if to spin your lady, but do not let go with your left hand – ladies turn clockwise. As the ladies come round to face, catch right to right, but your also still have hold left to left, with the lady’s left arm in a half nelson behind her back – this is the start of the next move…

Move 4 = Catapult Comb Change Hand & Walkaround = Beat 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Catapult. Men step back to your right bringing your lady into your left hand side. Men go as if to spin your lady, but do not let go with your left hand – ladies turn clockwise. As the ladies come round to face, catch right to right, but your also still have hold left to left, with the lady’s left arm in a half nelson behind her back (this is the end of the previous move). Men take your right hand up and over behind your head like a Comb. Both wiggle on the spot as the man lets go with his right hand and takes hold of the lady’s left hand down by her hip. Both wiggle on the spot as the man lets go with his left hand and takes hold of the lady’s right hand on his shoulder. Men extend your left hand out to the left at shoulder level. 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) past your lady and then side step to your right across in front of your lady & lower your right hand to waist level in front of you – you should now be stood side by side with the lady to the man’s left, the man’s left hand by his right hip with the lady’s right arm behind his back at waist level. Both walk clockwise for 2 beats (men walking backwards, ladies walking forwards) Men let go with your left hand at waist level, as you step back raising your right hand to turn the ladies clockwise. As the ladies come around to face, men lower 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 your lady anti-clockwise. Catch with a double handhold.

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