Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

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

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