Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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 = First Move Pushspin       Move 2 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Step Across

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Wurlitzer Step Across = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men keep hold with your right hand as you flick it out to the right at waist level to make your lady wrap anti-clockwise into a Basket, as you do this men step forward turning to your right to begin to swap sides as you take hold of the lady’s spare hand with your left hand. Men let go with your right hand as you continue to swap sides turning to your right to stepping back to face. Men just like a Step Across now, raise your left hand & step underneath turning to your left as you both swap sides. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Left Handed Catapult

Move 3 = Catapult Shoulder Pull Unwind = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Catapult. As the ladies swap sides turning ½ turn to their left under the man’s Catapult arm, men step forwards turning to your right and place your left hand onto the lady’s left shoulder. Men leave your left hand on the lady’s left shoulder, as men continue to turn another ½ turn to their right around their lady, men lowering their right hand on their left shoulder – you should end up both facing the same way, with the lady to the left and slightly behind the man. Men step back to the right as you pull and let go with your left hand, whilst raising your right hand to make the lady step forwards unwrapping 1 & ½ turns clockwise. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Ladyspin Manhattan & Shoulder Slide = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Ladyspin. As the ladies come round to face, men catch your lady by placing your right hand on her right shoulder & men also step forwards to the left of your lady with your left foot – ladies step back on your right. Men gently pull with your right hand on the lady’s shoulder to make her step forwards on her right foot without her turning – men go with your lady by stepping back on your left foot. Men gently push with your right hand to make your lady step back on her right foot without her turning – men go with your lady by stepping forwards on your left foot. Men pull with your right hand as you pivot ¼ turn to your left and step back around across in front of your lady – ladies step forwards pivoting ¾ turn to your left until your back is facing your man. Men place your left hand on your lady’s left shoulder (you should be facing her back) and push with both hands (but more so push with your right) to make your lady continue pivoting an extra ¼ turn to her left and step forward in that direction – men follow her pivot so you’re still facing her back with both your hands still on her shoulders but now at arms length away. Men step in to the right of your lady, as you pull with both hands to make the lady step backwards into your left hand side. Men let go with your left hand as you step forwards turning to your left in front of your lady to face, allowing your left hand to slide down the lady’s right arm and catch man’s left to lady’s right. Travelling return. Step back to face.

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