Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

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

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