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The Streets: A Complete Bboy

The Streets: A Complete Bboy

B-boying is a form of hip hop dancing which is popularly known as breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves (power moves), and freeze. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term "B-boy" or "B-boying" was created by Kool Herc who was...

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Modern Jive: Cerocspin (aka Ladiespin)

Modern Jive: Cerocspin (aka Ladiespin)

Modern Jive: Cerocspin (aka Ladiespin) Lady Spin (4 counts ; 8 musical beats) Jive, brought over from America has been initially developed from a dance called "Jitterburg" by eliminating all its acrobatic elements and polishing the technique. The first...

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Modern Jive: Manspin

Modern Jive: Manspin

Modern Jive: Manspin (3 counts ; 6 musical beats) Modern Jive, is a generic term sometimes called French Jive. It is a dance style that derives from Swing, Lindy Hop and Rock and Roll and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork. The...

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Modern Jive: Wurlitzer

Modern Jive: Wurlitzer

Modern Jive: Wurlitzer (5 counts ; 10 musical beats) The Wurlitzer move starts off man's left hand to ladies right hand. This is another Modern Jive dance moves. It is a beginner move in modern jive swing dancing. 1: (Step back) The man leads the lady...

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Modern Jive: Hatchback

Modern Jive: Hatchback

Modern Jive: Hatchback (4 counts ; 8 musical beats) Brief Description The man brings the right hands across to his left shoulder (as if his right arm were in a sling) and releases hold, so that his right palm faces his shoulder and with the lady's right...

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Modern Jive: Half Windmill

Modern Jive: Half Windmill

Modern Jive: Half Windmill In semi-closed position facing LOD, rock bk L (W bk R), rec, sd/cl, sd she turns RF under his lead hand. She dances sd/cl, sd, spinning on the third step of that triple. We end with a fwd/cl, fwd (W bk/cl, bk) to left open facing...

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Modern Jive: First Move, Push Spin

Modern Jive: First Move, Push Spin

Modern Jive: First Move, Push Spin (6 counts ; 12 musical beats) 1–4 5: The First Move, Push Spin starts like steps 1–4 of the First Move. The man leads the lady to spin 360o clockwise (with weight on her right leg) — by releasing her right palm after...

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Modern Jive: Columbian

Modern Jive: Columbian

Modern Jive: Columbian First move, ballroom grip, verbal "Columbian" into splay position (4 beats). The move now travels only forwards down a straight line, but presents its front in the backwards direction. Then step forward and turn to face each other...

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Modern Jive: Arm Bar

Modern Jive: Arm Bar

Modern Jive: Arm Bar This move looked to have two different alternative forms for the man's footwork. First the simple version. The man walks forward and brings the lady's R arm to his L shoulder with his R elbow below her arm (unlike for the Aerial Yoyo)...

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Modern Jive: Putting the Steps Together

Modern Jive: Putting the Steps Together

Modern Jive: Putting the Steps Together The term Modern Jive was originally coined in 1990 by Christine Keeble on a programme called 'How To Jive', designed to promulgate this new style of jive. At that time the dance was known variously as Ceroc, LeRoc...

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