Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Basingstoke, Monday 2nd April 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 = Teapot       Move 2 = Catapult       Move 3 = Comb


Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Catapult Reverse Sway = Beats 1 and 2 as per a normal Catapult. Men, step straight forward, as per a normal Catapult, as you offer your left hand down past your right hip. Men step back to the left as you pull and raise your right hand up and out to the right to make your lady step in underneath & she takes hold of your offered left hand with her left. Men pivot ½ turn to your right on the spot, as you push with your left hand around your lady at waist level to make her pivot ½ turn to her right too & men lower your right hand down in front of yourself at waist level so you both find yourselves in the mirror image of a Sway & sway backwards. Men raise your right hand to send your lady out anti-clockwise in front of you. Men lower your right hand to waist level to face as you step back with a crossed handhold ready for the next move.

Move 2 = Repeating Pushspin

Move 3 = 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.

Move 4 = Sling Wrap Step Across = Step back man’s left to lady’s right. Men step forward to the left, turning a quarter turn to your right, as you lead the lady forwards by pulling with your left hand to the right at waist level – Ladies step straight forward. Men keep hold with your left hand as you flick it round behind your lady at waist level, to wrap her 1 complete turn clockwise into the mirror image of a Basket - the lady should be to the man‘s left – men offer your right hand, ladies take hold. Men side step to your left round behind your lady, as you raise your right hand over her head. Men lower & let go with your right hand, as you raise your left hand & step forwards underneath, turning to your left like a Step Across. Just like a Step Across men continue turning to their left to face. Return. Step back.

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