Friday, 19 of January of 2018

Minstead, Thursday 4th 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 = Sway       Move 2 = Comb       Move 3 = Teapot

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Armjive Sling Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per normal Armjive. Men let go with your right hand, step in to the left as you pivot a quarter turn to your right, whilst pulling with the left hand at waist level to make your lady step forwards to begin to swap sides. Men continue to swap sides as you pull back & let go with your left hand at waist level to spin your lady clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = First Move Penguin = Beats 1, 2 and 3 as per a normal First Move. Men, lead your ladies forwards so that you rock forwards onto your left foot, ladies right foot, facing each other in a ballroom dance style of hold. You then both rock your weight from foot to foot another 3 times (men = right, left, right – ladies = left, right, left ) At that point you have both rocked your weight from foot to foot a total of 4 times. Those 4 steps should be done on just 2 beats and as you rock from foot to foot you should both rotate clockwise. This means that the men are travelling forwards pulling their partner forwards as you both rotate. When you have completed the 4 steps, men, twist the ladies out to the right and you should be in the same First Move position that you were in on beat 3. Finish like a normal First Move Pushspin.

Move 3 = Catapult Secret Block Spin = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Catapult. Men step forwards and lean forwards as normal but offer your left hand underneath your right arm, past your right hip – do not turn at all to face the lady. Men step back to the left, as you pull with your right hand at waist level to make your lady step forwards into your right hand side – ladies take hold of the man’s offered left hand with your left (you should now both be side by side facing the same way). Men keeping hold with both hands (don’t do anything with the left), pull with the right hand at waist level to make your lady turn 1 complete turn anti-clockwise on the spot – as the lady is turning men quickly step round behind her & in beside her on the other side – men keep your right hand at waist level, but flip it over and open it so you are now palm to palm & blocking your lady (you should again both be side by side facing the same way, but with the lady now on the man’s left). Men pull back and let go with your right hand to spin your lady clockwise, as you step forwards swapping sides turning to your left to face (keep hold with your left hand for as long as possible, but you will have to let go eventually as the lady spins). Slide and catch man’s left to lady’s right. Travelling return. Step back.

Move 4 = Basket Spinning Top = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per normal Basket. Men step directly behind your lady so you are looking at her back. Then raise both hands above her head. Men let go with both hands, and slide your hands down the lady’s arms and body, to her hips, taking 2 beats. Men keep your hands on the lady’s hips as you push with your right hand and pull with the left to twist the ladies slightly to her left. Men pull and let go with your right hand as you push and let go with your left, to spin the ladies in a clockwise direction. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

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