Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

Winchester, Tuesday 28th 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 = Ladyspin       Move 3 = Octopus

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Armjive Swizzle & Step =  Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Armjive. Men keep hold with both hands, and keep your right hand down at waist level, as you raise your left hand to turn your lady 1 whole turn in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, men extend your left hand out to the left at shoulder level – ladies your left arm should be behind your back in a half nelson position. Men pull and let go with your right hand on the lady’s hip to make her step forwards, as you also step forwards underneath your lady’s arm – turning to your left. Both continue to swap sides, men swinging your left arm down to waist level to bring your lady round to face as you continue to turn to your left to face. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Mirrored Catapult Sway = 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 to swap sides, lowering your hand to waist level and pivoting a quarter turn to your right so you end up with your left arm in a half nelson behind your back & the lady is facing the man. Men pull & let go with your left hand behind your back to make your lady step forwards, as you place your right hand (with thumb pointing up) onto your lady’s right hip & turn to your right as you start to walk round behind your lady. Ladies keep facing the same way as men continue to walk round behind the lady, whilst keeping their right hand still on the lady’s right hip. Men step in to the left of your lady & collect her in a Sway position. Sway backwards. Forwards. Men raise your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise in front of you. Face, with your left hand raised. Return. Step back to face with a crossed handhold.

Move 3 = Secret Catapult = 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. When the ladies come round to face – men take your right hand across to the left at waist level (ladies your left arm should be behind your back in a half nelson). Men keep hold with your left hand as you throw your right hand out to the right – this should make the ladies turn to her left, at the same time men turn to your right so that your back is facing your lady. Men offer your right hand out behind you, ladies take hold and both lean away from each other in a normal Catapult position. From here this move finishes like a normal Catapult, men step back to the right bringing your lady into your left hand side. Men let go with your right hand as you step back spinning the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Pretzel Comb = Men step back signalling – 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. Both step to your left so you pass back to back, men lowering your left hand to waist level behind your back as you raise your right hand over the lady’s head. Men lower your right hand down to meet your other hand at waist level in front of your lady & collect both the lady’s hands in your right hand (let go with your left hand men). Men raise your right hand out to the right and over the lady’s head to turn her one complete turn anti-clockwise. When the ladies come round to face, men take your right hand over behind your head like a Comb, lowering the lady’s arms either side of your head. Men let go with your right hand as you both wiggle on the spot for 2 beats with the lady’s hands on the man’s shoulders & the man’s hand on the lady’s hips. Push away and both step back catching with a double handhold.

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