Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 3rd 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 = First Move Pushspin       Move 2 = Half Windmill       Move 3 = Shoulder Slide

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = First Move Back Catch = Beats 1 & 2 as per a normal First Move. Men twist the ladies out to the side as normal, but as you do this pivot forward turning to your right on your right foot so you are facing your partner. Men raise your left hand and pull with your right hand on the lady’s hip to make the ladies step forward under your raised left arm. Men once you are back on the side you started from – lower your left hand to waist level, turn to your right, let go with your left hand from behind your back & catch right to right. Return. Step back.

Move 2 = Recurring Sway Step Across = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Sway. Men keep both your hands at waist level, and push forwards with your left hand, as you step forwards turning to your right – this turns your lady to her right in front of you, so you should be stood directly behind her facing her back. Keep both hands at waist level still, as men pull back with your right hand so you both continue to turn to your right – stepping back on the opposite side in the mirror image of a Sway with the ladies to the man’s left. Men pull across to the right at waist level & then let go with your right hand, to make your lady side step to her right, as you men – step to the left behind your lady, raise your left hand and step forward under your lady’s arm like a Step Across (men your left arm needs to be bent) turning to your left. Men continue to swap sides turning to your left like a Step Across & as you face sweep your left hand down to waist level & across to the left in preparation to spin the lady. Men throw your left hand across to the right at waist level – letting go to spin your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. Catch right to right.

Move 3 = Shoulder Slide Walkaround = Step back right to right. Men step in to the left, turning to your left & taking the lady’s hand onto your right shoulder – ladies step straight forwards – once the man is facing the same way as the lady, men sweep your left hand back in between both of you and around behind the lady & onto her left hip. Keeping this position side by side, both rotate clockwise together for 2 beats – men walking backwards, ladies walking forwards. Men push & let go with your left arm to keep your lady walking round you, as whilst being careful with your right elbow – you raise your right hand over your head and turn to your left on the spot. As the ladies walk round behind the men, men lower your right hand down to your right hip (with your right elbow over the top of the lady’s right arm) and then offer your left hand out in front of your lady at waist level – ladies take hold with your left – you should be side by side with the lady to the man’s left, both facing the same way – keeping this position, both rotate clockwise together for another 2 beats – men walking backwards, ladies walking forwards. Men let go with your right hand, as you step back raising your left hand to turn your lady out clockwise. Face with your left hand still raised, catching right to right at waist level. This move now finishes with a Cleaver – men raise both hands to turn your lady in an anti-clockwise direction. When your lady comes round to face, men turn slightly to your right and take your right hand over behind your head – as you take your left hand over behind your lady’s head. Let go with both hands and step away from each other sliding and catching man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Pretzel & Back = Men step back signalling for a normal Pretzel - man’s left to lady’s right, with man’s right hand offered behind his back in a half nelson. Both step in, men raising your left hand over the lady’s head as the ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back. Pass back to back, men lowering your left hand to waist level as you raise your right hand over the lady’s head. Men let go with your left hand as you keep your right hand raised to turn your lady 1 whole turn in a clockwise direction. When the ladies come round to face, step back, men offering your left hand behind your back in a half nelson position. Both step in, men raising your right hand over the lady’s head as the ladies take hold of the man’s offered hand behind his back. Pass back to back, men lowering your right hand to waist level as you raise your left hand over the lady’s head. Men let go with your right hand as you keep your left hand raised to turn your lady 1 whole turn in an anti-clockwise direction. Step back.

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