Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 27th 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 = Octopus       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Hatchback

 

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 = Basket Lady’s Comb

Move 3 = Straight Jacket = Step back right to right, men signalling by offering his left hand by his right hip. Both step in, men taking your right hand across your chest up by your left shoulder, whilst ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand down by his hip. Men pivot a quarter turn to your right, as you extend your right hand out at shoulder level to turn the ladies half a turn to their right. Men keep hold with your left hand at waist level as your bring your right hand back and up into an ‘L’ shape like you would in a Yoyo. Men still keep hold with your left hand, as you push and raise your right hand to turn your lady 1 complete turn clockwise on the spot. Once your lady completes her turn (ladies your left arm should be in a half nelson behind your back) men take your right hand over your lady’s head and lower it behind her neck like a Comb as you Sway backwards in this position. Sway forwards in this position. Men let go with your left hand, as you gently pull back and raise your right hand to unwrap your lady 1 and 1/2 times in a clockwise direction. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 4 = Sway Lean = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal Sway. Men keep hold with your left hand, but let go with your right hand, as you step forward to swap sides turning to your right to face your lady – you should now be left to left. Men step in raising your left hand out to the left to turn the ladies in a clockwise direction. As the ladies come round to face, men turn a quarter turn to your left and take the lady’s hand over your head (like a Comb – but the mirror image) and lower her hand onto your left shoulder, at the same time – men take your right hand behind the lady’s back and onto her right hip – you should now be side by side facing the same way, with the lady on the man’s right hand side. Men keep the right hand side of your body straight as you lunge to your left with your left foot – leaning the ladies down your right hand side. Stand back up to your previous position. Men let go with your left hand and step away from your partner sliding and catching man’s right to lady’s left and taking your right hand out to the left at waist level in preparation to spin the ladies – all on the same beat. Men throw your right hand out to the right at waist level – letting go to spin the ladies in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch.

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