Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Minstead, Thursday 22nd March 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       Move 2 = Pushspin       Move 3 = Sway


Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Wurlitzer Block = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Wurlitzer. Men sweep your right hand up out to the right and then over the lady’s head to turn her in an anti-clockwise direction. As the lady comes round to face, men lower you hand to waist level and then pivot 1 whole turn anti-clockwise to face your lady again & offer your flat left palm to your lady – ladies place your right palm on the man’s – the man’s right arm is behind his back. Men let go of your right hand behind your back, as you push and raise your left hand to turn your lady clockwise. Face.

Move 2 = Left Handed Duck Comb

Move 3 = Step Across Hip Swizzle = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Step Across. Men as you pull down with your left elbow to bring the ladies around to face – keep moving your left hand up and out to the left to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. Just before the lady comes round to face, men place your right hand onto the lady’s nearest (right) hip & step back to face having swapped sides, men extending your left hand out to the left at shoulder level. Men, pull and let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand back in between you and over the lady’s head to turn her in an anti-clockwise direction as you both step back on to the side you each started from. As the ladies come round to face, men take your left hand across to the right at waist level. Men pull back and let go with your left hand at waist level – letting go to spin your lady clockwise. Catch man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Basket About Turn = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Basket. Men keep your hands on the lady’s hips as you take a step back directly behind your lady. Men pull with your hands on the lady’s hips to make her step back into your left hand side as you step in – you should now be side by side with the ladies on the left. Men step around in front of your partner to stand on her opposite side as you both pivot a further 180 degrees to your left. This should result in you both turning a total of 360 degrees and the lady should now be on the mans right hand side as per a normal Basket. Men raise your left hand to unwrap your lady. Face. Return. Step back.

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