Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

Minstead, Thursday 9th 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 = Wurlitzer       Move 3 = Manspin

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = First Move Eight

Move 2 = Hatchcheek = Step back right to right, and as you do so, men signal by offering their left hand behind their back in a half nelson. Both step in so that 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 behind his back with your left hand. Men extend your right hand out to the right at shoulder level to turn the ladies out to the right, so that she is now looking over your shoulder. Men keep your back facing your partner and keep hold with both hands, as you look over your right shoulder, taking your right hand in between you and your lady, then over her head, and then down to waist level – ladies you should have turned to your left, and you should both now be back to back with the lady’s arms crossed in front of her with all hands by your sides. Both wiggle on the spot for 2 beats. Men let go with both hands & gently nudge your lady out with your bum. Both turn either way to face & catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = 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 4 = West Manhattan = 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. Step back to your previous position. Men take your left foot and step in between you and your partner diagonally forwards to the right, ladies step back with your right foot diagonally to your left. On the half beat step back to your previous position. On the next half beat – men take your right foot and step in between you and your partner diagonally forwards to your left, ladies step back with your left foot diagonally to your right. Half beat – men take another step forwards with your left foot in the same direction, ladies take another step back with your right foot. Half beat – men rock your weight back over your right foot, ladies your left. On the next half beat – men step back with your left foot diagonally to the right, ladies step forwards with your right foot. Half beat – men step back with your right foot, ladies step forwards with your left foot back into your original position. Men twist your lady out to the side just as you would in a First Move. This move is now the start of the routine again.

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