Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 5th 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 = Yoyo       Move 2 = Side to Side       Move 3 = Wurlitzer


Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Left Handed Duck Comb

Move 2 = Sway Basket = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Sway. Men let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise. As the ladies are turning, men turn clockwise too, half a turn on the spot and transfer the lady’s left hand from your left to your right hand behind your back and then men take your right hand across to the right at waist level behind you. Men keep turning to your right to face your lady & as you face, men keep hold with your right hand, but thrust it across to the right at waist level to make your lady wrap anti-clockwise into a Basket – men step in & take hold of the lady’s right hand with your left so you are now in a normal Basket position. Cradle backwards & forwards. Unwrap & then face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = First Move Wrap and Spin = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal First Move. Men step with your right foot behind your lady to begin to swap sides, turning to your right to face your lady as you push away with both hands to make your lady step back onto the other side. Men as you push away with both hands, keep hold with your left hand, but take your right hand off the lady’s hip & slightly raise your right hand so you slide and catch & have a double handhold as you step back to face. Men step in to the left of the ladies as you look at her, raising both your hands together over your head as you turn to your left underneath. Continue to swap sides, then as you face – briefly dip your hands in between your faces and then raise them both together again to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face – men keep your left hand raised as you throw your right hand down and out to the left – letting go to spin your lady 1 extra turn in a clockwise direction. Men lower your left hand to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Sling Wrap Step Across = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Men step forward to the left, turning a quarter turn to your right, as you lead the lady forwards by pulling with your left hand to the right at waist level – Ladies step straight forward. Men keep hold with your left hand as you flick it round behind your lady at waist level, to wrap her 1 complete turn clockwise into the mirror image of a Basket - the lady should be to the man‘s left – men offer your right hand, ladies take hold. Men side step to your left round behind your lady, as you raise your right hand over her head. Men lower & let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand & step forwards underneath, turning to your left like a Step Across. Just like a Step Across men continue turning to their left to face. Return. Step back.

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