Saturday, 21 of April of 2018

Winchester, Tuesday 10th 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 = Manspin       Move 2 = Armjive Pushspin       Move 3 = Ladyspin

 

Intermediate Moves

Move 1 = Basket Parcel (Travelling) = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Basket. Men turn a quarter turn to your right slightly as you raise your left hand to unwrap the lady. Men turn another quarter turn to your right as you lower your left hand while you raise your right to wrap the ladies clockwise into a Basket position on your left hand side – hopefully now you are facing the opposite direction. Men lower your right hand in front of your lady to cradle her backwards. No cradle forwards – men raise your right hand to unwrap the lady. As the lady comes round to face lower and let go with your right hand as you raise your left hand to return the lady. Step back to face.

Move 2 = First Move Unwind = Beats 1 and 2 as per a normal First Move. Men twist your lady out to the side as normal, but as you do so allow your right arm to slip behind your lady’s back towards her right hip and take hold of her right hand that you already have hold with, with your left hand – you should end up with both your hands round your lady at waist level. Men push with your right hand to twist your lady slightly to her left. Men let go with your left hand as you pull back gently with your right hand to start unwrapping her clockwise, when your lady comes round to face (and not before) raise your right hand to continue unwrapping her clockwise. Step back to face. Return. Step back.

Move 3 = Yoyo Overhead Spin = Beats 1, 2 & 3 as per a normal Yoyo. Men point your left foot to your left as you shift your weight over it as you take your right hand over your head. Men keep your torso straight as you bend your knees & pivot to your left on the balls of your feet to face your lady and throw your right hand from over your head – down and to the right at waist level – letting go to spin your lady anti-clockwise. Men uncross your legs by sweeping your right foot around the floor as you stand up & step back to face, catching man’s left to lady’s right.

Move 4 = Side to Side Latch Turn = Beats 1, 2, 3 & 4 as per a normal Side to Side. Both step back out to face as normal but men take hold of the lady’s right wrist with your right hand. Men take a small side step to the right & then start turning ½ turn to your left on the spot, pulling with your right hand at waist level to make the lady step forwards as you place her right hand on your right hip. Men keep the lady’s right hand on your right hip, as you keep turning another whole turn to your left on the spot, making your lady walk round you ½ turn in an anti-clockwise direction as you turn. Men let go with your right hand & step away from your lady sliding & catching man’s left to lady’s right. Return. Step back.

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