Wednesday, 21 of March of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 20th February 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 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Pushspin


Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Sway Backpass Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Sway. Men nudge the ladies out. Men turn to your left one whole turn on the spot – as you are doing this change hands behind your back. Step back to face man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Manspin Back Catch

Move 3 = Hatchback Elbow Spin = Both step back right to right, men signalling with your left hand behind your back. Both step in so that your partner is on your right hand side, men take your right hand to your left shoulder, ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back with your left hand. Men keep hold with both hands as you step behind your partner with your right foot and extend your right arm out to the right at shoulder level, ladies turn half a turn to your right. Men raise your right hand and take a side step to your right underneath – your lady should now be on your left and slightly behind you. Men take a step back under your arm and lower your right hand to waist level in front of you, as you let go with your left hand and then take hold of the lady’s right arm with your left hand (palm facing up, at her elbow). Men let go with your right hand as you pull back with your left hand at waist level to make your lady turn to her right to face – as the lady turns, the man’s left hand slips round the lady’s elbow so it is now over the outside of the lady’s elbow rather than underneath). Men throw your left hand across to the right at waist level – letting go, to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Step back to face catching right to right.

Move 4 = Shoulder Slide Combo = Step back right to right. As you both step in, men, pull your partner across in front of you placing your right hand on to her right shoulder. Men, let go with your right hand, as you continue to swap sides, catching hold of the ladies left hand so that you are now man’s right to ladies left. Men pull and raise your right hand across in front of you to make your lady turn ½ turn clockwise as you both swap sides (like the mirror image of a travelling return). Men take your left hand over the lady’s left arm and do a clockwise Manspin on the spot (letting go with your right hand as you turn). As the man comes round to face, catch man’s left to lady’s right. Men raise your left arm and perform a Step Across – both swapping sides. Men lower your left hand to face. Return. Step back.

Full step by step video to all underlined dance moves are available  from